I grew up watching soap operas, I love athleticism, my boyfriend is a wrestling fanatic and we both love tacos, so it’s not surprising that I’m hoping to check out this weekend’s Taco Libre, an outdoor event in the parking lot of the Austin American-Statesman that combines tacos, live music and lucha libre. (The Statesman is not involved with this event; it’s just taking place in the parking lot next to the Congress Avenue bridge.)
Taco Libre is a first-time, family-friendly event that launched in Dallas in late April and will come to Austin from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at 305 S. Congress Ave.
My Twitter buddy José Ralat was in charge of curating the 16 participating taquerias, which include Trompo in Dallas, Tacodeli, Cool Beans Eatery, Papalote Taco House, Kesos Taco House, Vaquero Taquero, Chi’Lantro, Taconmaye, Taco Flats and Rosarito.
While enjoying tacos, you can check out live music from Piñata Protest, Nina Diaz and The Vandoliers and watch lucha libre matches between Fuego Del Sol and Kyle Hawk, Angel Blue and Paige Turner, and in the main event at 3:45 p.m., a tag team match between Aski the Mayan Warrior and Michael Faith versus Hijo Del Espectro Jr. and Mr. B.
If you buy your tickets online this week at prekindle.com/TacoLibreAustin, they cost $16 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 12. Prices go up at the door. VIP tickets cost $60 and include early entry at 11 a.m.