The Tourism and Conventions Committee of Tijuana (Cotuco) announced the holding of the "9th Taco and Salsa Festival", on April 16 and 17, on the esplanade of the Tijuana Cultural Center (Cecut).
At a press conference, Dr. Karim Chalita Rodríguez, Secretary of Cotuco, welcomed the reactivation of events that attract tourism to the city, especially when it comes to gastronomy that has Tijuana as the spearhead at the national level.
"We celebrate that traditional events such as this festival are being reactivated, within the framework of the new normality, in accordance with the new protocols, which we must continue to apply," he said.
He announced that just over 30% visit this city to try the variety of dishes that are offered as part of urban gastronomy and in restaurants that handle Mexican, Italian, Oriental food and food from different regions of the world.
For his part, Carlos Zúñiga, head of Public Relations for the festival, indicated that after just over two years of health contingency due to Covid-19, the Taco and Salsa Festival returns, with more than 90 exhibitors.
"For two days, the best taquerias in the region will be concentrated, as well as some of Playas de Rosarito, leaving the north of the Mexican Republic on high with the traditional taco that both national and foreign tourists who visit our border city like so much," highlighted.
He said that of the total number of stands, more than 20 will be taquerias; in addition to other options of food and drinks for the visitor to access a broader offer, coupled with the presence of handicrafts.
Likewise, Zúñiga said, there will be a stage where different local bands and musical groups will parade, who will enliven the event from 12:00 noon to 10:00 at night, on both dates, thus projecting a family event It will have all the security measures.
The head of Public Relations of the festival said that during the two days of activity, an influx of between 5,000 and 7,000 attendees is expected, mainly Mexican-Americans, who like Mexican cuisine.
For this ninth edition, he added, the host of the event will have the participation of the announcer Kimberly Luquin, who during the press conference expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to appear at an event that has nine years of continuous experience.
Finally, Carlos Zúñiga highlighted the support in graphic advertising for Zona Mx, a local media outlet that contributed to the production of small documentaries focused on tacos, under the production of Lordan García, in addition to the fact that Cotuco Tijuana, Ciudad Woods and TransCorp.
Magdalena Esparza representative of Ciudad Maderas and Odaliz Daniela Zavala Rodríguez of Trans Corp were also present at the press conference.