Tacotopia is one of the premier annual events in San Diego, brought to you by the San Diego Reader. The Reader is the largest alternative weekly newspaper in town and a local institution, providing residents with news, events, and opinions for over 45 years. Over time, the San Diego Reader has evolved from its humble origins as an alternative weekly newspaper into a digital marketing agency, social media presence, and event coordinating organization, collaborating with the community to provide fun celebrations of San Diego culture.


The San Diego Reader is currently located in Golden Hill, an up and coming neighborhood just east of downtown San Diego. The Reader office moved to Golden Hill in 2012 from Little Italy and was immediately smitten with the historic neighborhood. That is why when the idea for Tacotopia first started to develop, hosting it in Golden Hill Park and actively working to give back to the community was a prerequisite.


Since the first Tacotopia in 2015, the San Diego Reader has been in direct collaboration with The Greater Golden Hill Community Development Corporation (GGHCDC), working to help our neighborhood continue to grow and thrive. Tacotopia is a fun event to eat tacos and drink beer, but it is also a celebration of San Diego that directly gives back to the community and the people that make our town so special.

Festival FAQs

You can purchase your ticket to taco heaven here.

There are two different type of tickets, General Admission and VIP. Both tickets include tacos from all vendors, one beer tasting from participating breweries (while supplies last), and two drink tickets for the cash bar.  The difference between General Admission and VIP is a VIP tickets allows entry at 12:00pm, 1 hour before General Admission is allowed entrance at 1:00pm.

Tacotopia does not allow any pets, including but not limited to dogs, cats, parrots, Komodo dragons, aardvarks, and snakes.

No. Tacotopia is a 21+ event in which we will be checking ID at the door. All guests must have a valid, government-issued photo ID showing they are over 21 in order to enter the event.

No, Tacotopia is a 21+ event. Get the babysitter on the phone ASAP!

All sales are final. We feel for you, we really do, but unfortunately no refunds will be issued.

We expect Tacotopia to sell out, so just make life easy on yourself and purchase your tickets today! Check back for ticket updates.

At beautiful Golden Hill Park, located at 2590 Golden Hill Drive, San Diego, CA 92102.

Contact the customer service number is (888) 377-4510.

You can login to BoldTypeTickets.com, or contact their customer support line at (888) 377-4510

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor at Tacotopia, contact Alyssa Prestidge. You can reach her by emailing her at aprestidge@sandiegoreader.com or giving her a call at 6contact Alyssa Prestidge. You can reach her by emailing her at aprestidge@sandiegoreader.com or giving her a call at 619-800-7009.