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With tacos, lucha and live music, Taco Libre returns to Austin on May 12

Addie Broyles
abroyles@statesman.com

Tacos, live music and lucha libre wrestling will return to Austin on Saturday, May 12, when the second Taco Libre takes place in Republic Square park downtown.

From 3 to 10 p.m., 15 taco vendors will be selling $2 tacos while guests enjoy wrestling matches between top lucha libre wrestlers and listen to live music from Jenny and the Mexicats, Los Skarnales,  Superfónicos and Gina Chavez. (For those of you wrestling fans out there, the card features matches between Aski the Mayan Warrior and Thunder Rosa versus Kyra Maya and Doctor Muerte, Orquidia Negra versus Astro Latino, Mogambo and Michael Faith versus Gran Tiger and Poder Nocturno, and Titan versus Joe DeMaro.)

All taquerias will have a $2 taco option, while supplies last, event organizers said in a release. Children 5 and under are free, and tickets for ages 6-12 are $10. Participating taco restaurants and food trucks include El Dorado Cafe, Mr. Meximum, Kesos Taco House, Rosarito, Taco Sweets, Tacodeli, Taconmaye, Pakal Autochthonous Mexican Cookery, Vaquero Taquero, Juana Taco, Mr. Fish, Austin Taco Project, El Cruz Ranch, Saint City, Casa Linda, Johnny Joe’s, Compadres and La Fantabulous.

You can buy tickets ($16 for general admission, $70 for early VIP entry at 2 p.m.) here. For more info, go to tacolibrefest.com.