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Pechanga Resort Casino Throws End of Summer Fiesta with First Ever Taco and Tequila Festival

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:00 PM

Gourmet tacos, chips, salsas and more will be available at the Tacos and Tequila Festival


Looking to avoid the end of Summer blues? Keep the heat up with the perfect Summer send-off at Pechanga Resort Casino’s Tacos and Tequila Festival. Pechanga’s first ever Tacos and Tequila food festival will kick off on Saturday, September 16 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The one-day event is filled with an afternoon of sampling gourmet tacos crafted by Pechanga’s acclaimed chefs, sipping on some of the best names in tequila and mezcal, a silent auction, and live entertainment. Tickets are on sale and may be purchased at the Pechanga Box Office, by calling (877) 711-2946 or online at Proceeds from the event benefit Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley.

Four Ticket Levels are available:

  • VIP – $150 and includes early entry at 11 a.m., a souvenir glass, unlimited sampling of gourmet tacos, assorted desserts, countless variety of tequila and mezcals, and a chance to speak with distillers, chefs, and bid on silent auction items before general admission attendees, plus live music.
  • Designated Driver VIP – $125 and allows early entry at 11 a.m., sampling of freshly made tacos and other bites, desserts, and bidding on silent auction items before general admission attendees, and enjoyment of live music
  • General Admission – $100 includes entry at 1 p.m., unlimited samplings of gourmet tacos, assorted desserts, a veritable variety of tequilas and other spirits, a chance to speak with distillers, chefs, and bit on silent auction items, as well as enjoy live music.
  • Designated Driver – $75 includes sampling of the best tacos that Pechanga’s AAA Four Diamond chefs can craft, delectable dessert items, live music and bidding on silent auction items such as designer handbags, vacation packages and more.


Tequila lovers can enjoy responsibly poured sips of countless premium tequilas from around Southern California and Mexico. Ticket holders also can enjoy limitless bites of gourmet tacos, grilled up by Pechanga’s award-winning chefs. Whether you prefer el pastor, chicken, carne asada, or even veggie tacos, there is something savory wrapped in a tortilla for every guest. Festival goers will also enjoy a decedent dessert bar with chocolate fountains, mouth watering cakes and cookies, and more.

Within the last decade, small-batch specialty tequila distilleries have been growing like agave in the U.S. Pechanga’s Tacos and Tequila Festival makes it easy for tequila and mezcal enthusiasts and those new to the scene to experience a multitude of distillers in a single day. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated blanco, a matured oak barrel reposado, or a smoky mezcal, you’ll find it at the Tacos and Tequila Festival.

Proceeds support Habitat For Humanity Inland Valley’s programs that provide housing to deserving individuals and families, and home repairs to senior citizens and those no longer able to do such work themselves. All of Pechanga’s food and spirits festival benefit Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley. This year alone, Pechanga festival goers have contributed over $50,000 in proceeds to the charitable organization. The funding came from the Pechanga Wine & Chocolate Festival, the Pechanga Sushi & Sake Festival, and the Pechanga Microbrew & Chili Cook-Off Festival.

The Pechanga Tacos and Tequila tasting menu and spirits selection with be released soon.