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Top Taco Crowns the Best Tacos and Margaritas in New Orleans

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More than 40 restaurants competed for the title

The first annual Top Taco went down at Spanish Plaza last night with over 40 New Orleans restaurants competing for the Top Taco crown. Los Poboycitos, Afro-Cuban jazz and groove band Otra, and Mariachi Jalisco US provided the musical entertainment for the evening. The Ultimate Top Taco Award went to Taqueria Chilangos, the Mexican hot spot in Kenner. Two categories in which the judges and the people agreed on the best were Top Traditional Taco (both groups chose Taqueria Chilangos) and Top Traditional Margarita (both groups put Mizado and Johnny Sanchez in the top two slots). Here’s the rundown on the other winners:

Top Creative Taco

Judges’ Choice

  1. Blue Oak BBQ
  2. Kingfish
  3. La Casita

People’s Choice

  1. Johnny Sanchez
  2. Rum House
  3. Velvet cactus

Top Traditional Taco

Judges’ Choice

  1. Taqueria Chilangos
  2. Canal St. Bistro
  3. Felipe’s Taqueria

People’s Choice

  1. Taqueria Chilangos
  2. Tequila House
  3. Felipe’s Taqueria

Top Traditional Margarita

Judges’ Choice

  1. Mizado Latin Kitchen
  2. Johnny Sanchez
  3. Carreta’s Grill

People’s Choice

  1. Johnny Sanchez
  2. Mizado Latin Kitchen
  3. Nacho Mama’s

Top Creative Tequila Cocktail

Judges’ Choice

  1. Mizado Latin Kitchen
  2. Del Fuego
  3. Cochon Butcher

People’s Choice

  1. Tequila House
  2. Masquerade
  3. Barcadia

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