At Thrillist, we’re lovers, not fighters. Lovers of tacos, that is. But when it comes to battling, we prefer a head-to-head matchup of tortilla-wrapped delectables over actual combat. Luckily, there’s Taco Knockout, our annual battle royale of LA’s biggest heavyweights in the taco game. This year’s celebration featured 13 different tacos competing for the championship belt, with local restaurants serving up options ranging from mushroom mole to hibiscus-glazed pork and everything in between. Guests enjoyed ice-cold cervezas, a michelada bar, and tons more. But at the end of the day, there could only be one winner. Take a look at this year’s recap:
First, the tacos:
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Plus, our friends from Clamato hosted a michelada bar with endless crazy toppings:
There was plenty of ice-cold cerveza, courtesy of Estrella Jalisco:
Guests visited the Dine + Do Good station, sponsored by Citi:
We got in on that giving feeling with Citi & No Kid Hungry by enrolling our Citi® credit cards in the Dine + Do Good program, where a meal out could help provide 10 meals to kids in need. Our visitors enrolled their cards or made donations of their own. Plus, Citi hosted a photo booth to capture all the memories.
There was plenty to do in between bites:
The competition went beyond just tacos, as our guests faced off in heated games of cornhole and Connect Four. Plus, a face painter provided festive looks for our taco fans.