$17.50 – $35

Taco Libre Truck Showdown VIII

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South Lake Union Discovery Center

101 Westlake Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98109

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Sink your teeth into Seattle's favorite Taco Truck Challenge returning curbside on Saturday, May 18th to South Lake Union Discovery Center for our 8th season for our biggest festival celebration with the best food trucks in the city serving curbside. Each truck will be serving a taco-themed dish for under $5, so get your grub on all day long, plus tons of other delcious drinks and cuisine


Join the Mobile Food Rodeo kick off their festival season with an authentic, outrageously fun food and beverage experience that is sure to wowe the senses and satisfy your taco craving with over 25 food trucks curbside.

This year also welcomes the return of Lucha Libre Volcanica, is an action-packed, all-out war between rudos and técnios whom fly into battle via daring, acrobatic attacks of epic proportions! Lucha Libre translates literally as "free fight", and is a traditional form of Mexican wrestling that has its roots in the early 1900s.

This year's event remains open to all, while the luchador wrestling, live music and beer tasting garden require a ticket for admission and must be 21+ to enter.


It's similar to most beer tasting festivals your ticket comes with tasting tokens that allow you to sample and discover delicious, but you can always opt in for a full pour beverage anytime you want.

Grab a pint or opt in to taste your way through the impressive craft beer line-up featuring over 25 local and regional breweries and maragritas on the grass at the beautiful, historic SLU Discovery Center with live music and over 50 food trucks and craft booths inside and out with street food to enjoy at no cost.


  • 1 TOKEN = 4 Ounce Pour

  • 2 TOKENS = 8 Ounce Pour

  • 3 TOKENS = 12 Ounce Pour


Most of the food trucks and booths will be outside the beer garden fence area and open to the public, so bring the family for the food and drop by a pint of your favorite beverage. Limited food options will be available inside the gated beer tasting area.


  • Saturday, May 18th | 3-10:00PM


  • Designated Driver Ticket | $5 Entry (Available at Door Only) Cash Only Bar Full Serve

  • Entry and Festival Beer Glass | $10 (Available at the Door Only)

  • General Admission | $25 - 8 Beer Tokens and Glass / Tickets will be $35 at the Door


There are areas of the festival that are open to the public, which allows for attendees to access the food trucks and Night Market. However the music stage, luchador wrestling and bee rfestival all are inside the fencline of the South Lake Union Discovery Center.

This portion is not free and entrance is a minimum of $5.00 per person, unless you have purchased the Tasting experience online or on-site. If you do not want to purchase the Tasting ticket, you'll be able to purchase alcohol onsite with a festival glass for $10.

Bar is cash only, but ATM's are onsite. Please make sure to read carefully as there is no refunds once tickets are purchased. Tickets will be higher at the door, so buy early and save money.

HOW DOES IT WORK? In the tradition of most festivals, we love making these events as accessible to the public to support our fellow food trucks and booths. So this event is split into two main areas:

1) FOOD TRUCK & NIGHT MARKET which allows for "All Ages" access to the food trucks and shopping area on in and around the SLU Discovery Center at NO ADMISSION FEE. The Taco Libre Showdown beer tasting experience is held (21+ only) and requries an entry fee of $5, $10 or $25.00. So if you love food trucks and don't want the booze, then you can enjoy yourself at no cost.

2) BEER TASTING HALL & MUSIC - If you love beer and margaritas and want to enjoy a selection of craft beverages with some music and luchador wrestling, then you will need to purchase a $25 ticket online to be allowed in. Love a full pour? Any beverage on tap is available for a full pour option for only 3 beer tokens or $6 for a full pour so taste your way through or stick with one all day long.

Tickets will increase to $35 (cash only) for the tasting General Admission day-of, so buy online to save money at all times prior ot the event.

We will have a smaller selection of food booths and trucks inside the gates for the sake of convenience to reduce the need to walk out of the 21+ area, so you can enjoy your beverage and food at the same time.

Designated Driver tickets are available at the front door for purchase day-of only for $5. Cash only as door and you can opt in for a full pour pint for $6 from any beer or beverage featured on tap. So it's up to you, but you can enjoy either way.


Is this event two days?

No, it happens only on Saturday, May 18th from 3-10pm and runs along the same hours as the Night Market at the and requires a ticket to be admitted. There is no sessions, so come one come all, but tickets are limited to ensure we can accommodate all ticket holders with a great tasting experience

Is the tasting indoors or outdoors?

This event is outdoors at the SLU Discovery Center and rain or shine. In the case of rain in the forecast, there will be adequate cover, but we do live in the PNW and it may rain, so please be prepared.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You MUST be 21+ to enter inside the outdoor beer and margarita tasting hall experience. If you want to simply eat at the trucks, there is no age restriction

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We want all attendees to drink responsibly, so we prefer ride share like Uber or Lyft or public transportation. Public transportation is a great option with the event in South Lake Union.

What can I bring into the event?

Outside food and non-alcoholic beverage is allowed inside the beer festival area, so , given that we are in conjunction with the Night Market where a large part of food trucks and booths will be outside the gates.

What's the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds once tickets are purchased, so you can always award your tickets to another person or sell them. So please read carefully before purchasing.

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South Lake Union Discovery Center

101 Westlake Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98109

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