Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the Taco Way

The World's Largest Taco Tour is happening in Downtown Manchester on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4-9 p.m. This tasty 9th annual event, Hippo de Mayo Taco Challenge, is your chance to experience the creativity and uniqueness that 50 downtown Manchester eateries have to offer. An estimated 30,000 people attended this tasting event in 2017.

For the most part, these aren't your standard cheese, tomato and beef tacos though; restaurants are vying for people and judges' choice so there tends to be some pretty creative combinations like dessert tacos with chocolate, Korean tacos with kimchi, and Greek tacos with tzatziki sauce and French fries. If you're curious about this year's concoctions, you can see the full taco list here.

Tacos will be sold at $2 each until they run out and this is not a ticket event – just show up at the restaurant ready to eat and have some fun! Taco tourists will be able to vote for their favorite take on the taco and the two winning restaurants will each win $1,000 for their charity of choice.

This year, there will be a special Hippo de Mayo after party at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (aka where the NH Fisher Cats play) from 9-11 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music, drink specials and, yes, tacos.

The 2018 participating taco locations include:

  • 900 Degrees
  • A&E Roastery
  • Backyard Brewery/ Gentle Dental
  • Baked
  • Bark City
  • Ben & Jerry's
  • Birch on Elm
  • Boards and Brews
  • Bonfire Country Bar
  • Cafe la Reine
  • Campo Enoteca
  • Central Ale House 
  • Club Manchvegas Bar & Grill
  • Consuelo's Taqueria
  • Currier Museum of Art
  • Doogies Bar and Grille
  • Edible Arrangements
  • El Rincon
  • Firefly Bistro and Bar
  • Food Trucks for CASA
  • Fratello's Italian Grille
  • Gabi's Smoke Shack
  • Golden Bowl
  • Granite State Candy Shoppe
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Ignite/ Hooked
  • LaBelle Winery
  • Lala's Hungarian Restaurant
  • Live Juice
  • Madear's
  • Manchester Fire Department
  • Matbah Mediterranean Cuisine
  • Midtown Cafe
  • Mint Bistro
  • Moe's Italian Sandwiches
  • New England Tap House Grille
  • NH Fisher Cats Stadium
  • NH Job Corps
  • Noodle Bar
  • Penuches Music Hall
  • Piccola Ristorante Italia
  • Portland Pie Company
  • Red Arrow Diner
  • Republic
  • Restoration Cafe
  • Stark Brewing Company
  • Strange Brew Tavern
  • Taj India 
  • The Farm Bar and Grille 
  • The Foundry
  • The Gyro Spot
  • The Pint Publik House
  • The Thirsty Moose Taphouse
  • Thousand Crane
  • USA Chicken and Biscuit
  • XO on Elm Bistro