The city of Ensenada is preparing for a popular festival on April 15, 2012, featuring a wide range of exquisite Mexican cuisine including the main star, the taco. This important port city in Baja California is getting ready for the visit of Mexican and international visitors, who will be able to savor delicious Mexican specialty dishes and enjoy a fun-filled Sunday. The entertainment will include marimba, mariachis, music from the north of Mexico, and there will also be a diverse array of dances. The festival is going to be held in the Civic Square at noon, and entrance is free.
This display of different flavors has become a tradition over the last four years, and has been hosted by CANIRAC (the Restaurant and Food Industry Chamber of Commerce) in conjunction with 17 restaurants, bakers, and winemaking companies, all of whom are participants at the festival.
On April 15, you will be able to savor a delicious variety of tacos such as the classic "pastor with pineapple" and a wonderful range of toppings including beef, pork chops, arrachera, carnitas, and more. You can accompany all of them with spicy salsas, which make the ideal complement to this worthy representative of Mexican cuisine.
While we're on the subject of Mexican cuisine, you have to try other tempting national dishes served here, such as pozole, pancita, enchiladas, or lovely fish and seafood dishes, the standouts being lobster specialties. At the festival you can also sample a great selection of Baja Californian wines, and to top it all off, mouthwatering desserts. Without a doubt, at this festival even the most demanding diner will find something to excite their taste buds!
Enjoy the local hospitality of Ensenada as you explore this beautiful city and discover the tempting taste of the wine offered by the Baja Californian wineries nearby on the Ruta del Vino (Wine Route), in Tijuana. Another fantastic option for your visit to the region would be to take a trip to the stunning beaches of Rosarito.
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Mexican Cuisine and the Taco Festival
- Tere Leetch