NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Between the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, it’s going to be a busy weekend on the New York City food & drink circuit.
If you want to spend Cinco de Mayo with 15 of NYC’s best food trucks, we have the event for you.
Mex Fest takes place at Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport on Saturday, May 5th from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Food trucks will be pay as you go, and each food truck will showcase their skills by infusing Mexican flavor into one of their regular menu items.
Trucks scheduled to attend are Luke’s Lobster, Treats Truck, Kimchi Taco, Coolhaus, Frites’n’Meats, Gorilla Cheese, Schnitzel & Things, Wafels & Dinges, Taim Mobile, Milk Truck, Kelvin Slush, Souvlaki GR, Mexico Blvd, Eddie’s Pizza and Big D’s Grub Truck.
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There will also be a jalapeño eating contest, a real, live burro and other assorted Mexican festivities.
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There are two choices for advance tickets, and they both include drinks and sombreros.
A regular ticket for gets you a sombrero and a ticket voucher that can be redeemed for 1 Beer, 1 Margarita, 1 Shot of Tequila, 1 Michelada or 2 Tacos.
A VIP ticket for gets you a sombrero, 5 ticket vouchers that can be redeemed for the items mentioned above, and a pubcrawls.com Cinco de Mayo All-Access Pass.
So what do we recommend at Mex Fest? First, a Kelvin Slush Margarita. Sounds perfect for right after the jalapeño eating contest.
You can’t really go wrong with any of these food trucks, but if you want something authentic, the father & son team of Mexico Blvd are actually from Mexico. They spent time traveling around the different regions of Mexico learning the cuisine before emigrating to the US.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.