The Sixth Annual Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Eating Contest is going down at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Friday, July 29. Gringo Bandito, the hot sauce created by Dexter Holland, and Chronic Tacos, the California-inspired Mexican Grill, have partnered once again to host the record-breaking event taking place this year at Ditch Fridays, the popular bash, at Palms Pool & Dayclub.
The event brings a mix of music, lively patrons, and, yes, lots of taco eating. There are two competition categories: amateur and professional.
The amateurs will battle against each other as well as against Jason Acuña, Jackass’s Wee Man, to win amateur bragging rights and cash prizes. The professional tier draws competitive eaters from around the world, including two-time champion Takeru Kobayashi. Last year the world famous Kobayashi won the contest and set a new world record by eating more than 140 tacos in under 10 minutes.
“Our annual taco eating contest has drawn competitive eaters from all over the world and we’re excited to bring this year’s event to the Palms in Las Vegas where we have had a location for over three years,” says Chronic Tacos CEO Michael Mohammed. “Each year this event has grown, it is such a fun and unique experience to be a part of for both us and Gringo Bandito.”
“It’s great for Gringo Bandito to be partnering again with Chronic Tacos to bring on the biggest taco eating contest in the world,” says Dexter Holland, founder of Gringo Bandito.
The world taco eating record-breaking event is open to the public, and runs from 1 until 3 p.m. at Ditch Fridays on July 29 at Palms Pool & Dayclub.