Cinco de Mayo Best Taco 2nd Annual Taco Crawl in Downtown Salem

Salem Magazine: Taco Crawl 2016
Salem Magazine: Taco Crawl 2016

Freddy Ruiz Jr is excited to bring the second annual Taco Crawl to Downtown Salem. Starting on Cinco de Mayo, there will be a three day culinary experience of Downtown Salem restaurants. Collectively showcasing the quality and creativity of participating downtown restaurants in a fun competition for Hottest, Most Creative, Veggie, Overall Best Taco, and the Jose Quervo Honorable Mention. “Last year was so much fun! I saw so many of my friends out running around eating downtown.” said Soraida Cross from Bentley's Grill.

"The 2015 taco crawl was such a fun an exciting experience for everyone involved. Everyone made new friends and brought a great energy to downtown. I really looking forward to this year's taco crawl happening over three days. This will give us all a fighting chance to eat all the tacos. It's going to be a lot of fun. said Jim Vu from Kitchen on Court.

Similar to last year, there will be free event shirts handed out with the schedule on the back and the Taco Luchador on the front (Luchador illustration by Rick Winward). During the three day taco showcase and competition, diners will be able to vote online at Some restaurants will be continuing their taco specials for the three day event, lunch and dinner, and some will be only serving the specials during their scheduled time. To continue the tradition, free raffle prizes will be given away at the end of each crawl, courtesy of Huggin’s Insurance. Tossed in with the variety of prizes will be some unusual bar swag from Jose Cuervo.

Lastly Freddy Ruiz Jr, organizer of the Taco Crawl says, “Since last year was such a success, I was hoping that Salem would enjoy some friendly competition.” “The next steps for the Taco Crawl or the “Better Food Downtown” might be organizing events that raise lots of money for Marion County Food Share.”

Thank you Downtown 365. Prize Sponsor: Huggin's Insurance Voters go to TACOCRAWLSALEM.COM to participate and cast your vote.