Tucson 23 Brings Diverse Line-Up of the City's Best Mexican Food and Drink

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Fill up on 23 miles of Tucson's top Mexican eats at the Tucson 23 festival. - COURTESY OF SAACA
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  • Fill up on 23 miles of Tucson's top Mexican eats at the Tucson 23 festival.

Whether it's upscale tacos with unexpected ingredients or a good ol' fashioned red chile burro done right, Tucson certainly has some fantastic Mexican eats. To showcase a little of everything the Old Pueblo has to offer, SAACA is back to present another year of the Tucson 23: Mexican Food Festival.

Celebrating the 23 miles of mariscos, raspados, chiles rellenos and more that make up the Tucson and South Tucson, the event seeks to serve up all of the sweet, spicy, savory and satisfying dishes and drinks that make the region so special. Participants for the 2016 festival include 23 different restaurants in town including:

Blanco Tacos & Tequila
Boca Tacos y Tequila
Calle Tepa
Crossroads Cafe
Dish for Dosha
El Charro Cafe
El Cisne
Gringo Grill + Cantina
La Estrella Bakery
La Indita
La Fresita
La Parilla Suiza
Leo's Mexican Food
Marisco's Chihuahua
Molina's Midway Restaurant
Pasco Kitchen & Lounge
Penca
Rigos Restaurant
Reforma Cocina y Cantina
Seis Kitchen and Catering
Taco Giro
Sonoran Sno Cones
Tequila Factory at the Casino del Sol Resort

Drinks will be provided by Dos Equis, Bohemia and more with entertainment slotted from Mariachi Mexteca and Ballet Folklorico La Paloma.

The Tucson 23 will take over the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa (3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.) on Saturday, June 18. The event begins at 6 p.m. with special events like cooking classes, tequila infusion demonstrations and a celebrity chef dinner happening throughout the weekend. Tickets for the Tucson 23 are $45 and can be found online in advance, along with more information on the full weekend of scheduled events, on the event's website.

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