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Taco Fights return to The Blind Burro for round 5

Event will pair chefs together in a head-to-head taco cook-off where the crowd will vote for the winner.

The crowd at The Blind Burro downtown eagerly awaits Taco Fights. (Courtesy photo)

 

The competing tacos in Round 1 of the 2017 Taco Fights at The Blind Burro were between Chef Miguel Arreguin of Coasterra (taco on left) and Chef Julian Peres of Knotty Barrel. (Courtesy photo)

It’s time once again to name the champion of San Diego tacos. Starting Feb. 2 and continuing every Thursday in February chefs will go head-to-head in a cooking challenge where guests in attendance get to taste the tacos and help crown the winner.

 

Taco Fights will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays downtown at The Blind Burro. There will be three different taco packages available ranging from $9-28. The basic Taco Fight Taco Plate ($9) includes just the tacos of the night. The Caballero Package ($16) includes Taco Fight tacos, plus ceviche or small guacamole and salsa flight. The Gran Jefe Package ($28) includes Taco Fight tacos, small nachos and a Ring of Fire cocktail.

Drink specials during the Thursday events include $15 Ring of Fire, $7 Espolón Cadillac margaritas, $7 red or white sangria, $5 El Silencio mezcal shots and $4 La Buena Cervezas.

Taco Fight chef lineup

Feb.  2: Chef Miguel Arreguin of Coasterra (WINNER and a last minute chef swap for Simon Dolinky) vs. Chef Julian Peres of Knotty Barrel

The competing tacos in Round 2 of the 2017 Taco Fights at The Blind Burro were between Chef Kevin Templeton of Barleymash (foreground) vs. Chef Arnold Brown of Harvest. (Courtesy photo)

Feb. 9: Chef Kevin Templeton of Barleymash (WINNER) vs. Chef Arnold Brown of Harvest

Feb. 16: Chef Lety Gonzalez of Uptown Tavern vs. Chef Chris Gerwig of Searsucker

Feb. 23 finale: The final championship round will be between the winning chef from each week.

639 J St., downtown. theblindburro.com

The competing chefs in Round 2 of the 2017 Taco Fights at The Blind Burro were Chef Kevin Templeton of Barleymash (right, and eventual winner) and Chef Arnold Brown of Harvest. (Courtesy photo)

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