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Pilsen Taco Fest Raises Money For Juarez Dreamers This Weekend

Los Comales, Don Pedro Carnitas, Yvolina's Tamales and more Pilsen eateries will be serving up their best at the fest this weekend.

Pilsen Taco Fest this weekend at a bigger location. [Pilsen Taco Fest/Facebook]

PILSEN — Taco lovers, rejoice — Pilsen Taco Fest will bring some of the neighborhood’s best tacos to the streets this weekend.

The outdoor fest will bring together many of Pilsen’s popular eateries and will feature live music, local art, kids activities and raffles. This year’s festival has moved to a larger location at 1000 W. Cermak Road, between Racine and Morgan, and runs from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Los Comales, La Cebollita Grill, Don Pedro Carnitas, and Yvolina’s Tamales are among the dozen local restaurants participating at this year’s fest. Admission is free.

DJ Tony Touch and El Dusty are headlining the festival. Twenty other performers including Gabe Ramirez, Juan Karate, Demo, and Decept will light up the Pilsen Taco Fest stage.

Check out the full line up of performers and restaurants at this weekend’s festival.

Taco Fest aims to create a space that “celebrates the importance of diversity and rich culture in our community,” organizers said on their website.

Organized by Pilsen natives Mateo Zapata and Fernando Nieto, a portion of the proceeds from the fest with benefit Benito Juarez Community Academy’s Las Monarcas Student Club DREAMers Scholarship Fund.

The Pilsen Taco Fest comes one week after a Chicago Tribune report that exposed an alleged scam where promoters were selling tickets to a fake Taco Fest in the West Loop.