What is Tacotopia?

The Land of Unlimited Tacos
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.

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: Valid from 1pm–4pm. Includes tacos from all vendors from 1pm-4pm only. Enjoy live music, Lucha Libre Wrestling, live art demonstrations and margaritas from the bar. Discounted pre-sale tickets available for a limited time. These tickets are likely to sell out. Does not include drink tickets!

VIP TICKET: Valid from 12pm–4pm (early admittance). VIP hour from 12pm–1pm! Includes 1 drink ticket and tacos from all vendors from 12pm–4pm. Enjoy live music, Lucha Libre Wresting, live art demonstrations and margaritas from the bar. Discounted pre-sale tickets available for a limited time. These tickets are likely to sell out.

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.

You absolutely will not get into Tacotopia without your valid ID. Remember your ID, printed ticket, cash for the bar and an empty stomach.

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

There is no smoking allowed at all in Golden Hill Park.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor at Tacotopia, please fill out the following form and we will contact you as soon as possible.