By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jun 14, 2021 at 5:01 PM

We all know about Taco Tuesday – but get your stomachs ready for a Taco Sunday later this season as Milwaukee Taco Fest will return to the great Milwaukee summer's menu on Sunday, Aug. 1. 

Hosted on the Summerfest grounds, this seventh annual tasty tribute to tacos will serve up plates upon plates of the beloved Mexican dish from several local restaurants and vendors – this year including the likes of Vagabond, Taco Mike's, Mexi-Cali Grill, Pig Tailz, 5 de Mayo, Juana Taco Co., Lumberjack's Taco Shack, Chilango Express, Romero's Taco Truck and many more – along with margaritas and cervezas to help wash down the event's tortilla-wrapped wonders. 

Your taste buds will also be tasked with helping select the most terrific taco at the festival, as taco-crushing attendees will also vote throughout the day on their favorites of the bunch, with the top vote-getter earning the tantalizing title of Milwaukee's best taco. 

Tacos may be the titular star of the show, but the foodie festival will serve up plenty to enjoy beyond your plate as well. In addition to a taco eating contest, the festival will feature live musical performances and a chihuahua beauty pageant. And because your taste buds shouldn't be the only things doing joyous flips and kicks, Taco Fest will also showcase the colorful combat of lucha libre wrestling courtesy of Mondo Lucha. 

Milwaukee Taco Fest is split into two sessions – a lunchtime section hosted from noon until 3 p.m. as well as a dinner section hosted from 4-7 p.m. – along with an early VIP session offering early entrance and bonus all-you-can-eat taco time from 11 a.m. until noon. For more on buying tickets, updated vendor lists and general info, click here or check out Taco Fest's Facebook page. And for more Milwaukee summer festival season info, check out our festivals guide here.

And get ready to trounce a whole lot of tacos this August. In the last Milwaukee Taco Fest in 2019, more than 15,000 tacos were eaten – and considering we've had two years to build up our appetites, I think we can beat that number in 2021.  

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.