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#SaveTheTacos and Vote for Arlington’s Favorite Taco!

Earlier this year, the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau started a rallying cry to #SaveTheTacos.

You may be asking yourself, “What does saving tacos have to do with visiting Arlington?” 

According to the Arlington CVB, 798,000,000 vacation days are wasted in a year. That’s almost a billion bands unheard, sights unseen, memories never made, and tacos that are never savored! So the ACVB decided to challenge locals and visitors alike to do something about it. They asked us to PROMISE to use our personal time off to hear every band and see every sight.

And about those tacos... 

#SaveTheTacos Contest

Arlington restaurants have created specialty tacos that will compete for the title of Arlington’s Favorite Taco. The contest runs from from August 20 – September 30. And guess who'll be the judge?

YOU, with your out-of-the-box-unconventional-taco connoisseur tastebuds, will decide who the title should be bestowed upon. Are you up for the challenge? (Of course you are.)

While the competition is fierce throughout Arlington, we in Downtown Arlington are partial to four particularly delicious varietals, invented and presented right here in Downtown:

The Eclipse – Hershey’s Palace Pizza Wangs and Thangs
513 E. Abram St. Arlington, TX 76010
Cripsy taco shell, rib tips, special coleslaw, cheese sticks, kosher pickle slices, avocado, onions, jalapeños and a side of spicy salsa and sour cream:


Banana Pudding Taco – Hayter’s Bar and Lounge
213 E Front St. Arlington, TX 76011

Lightly fried flour tortilla with banana pudding, brûléed bananas and cinnamon sugar ice cream:


Cartel Southwest Taco – The Cartel Taco Bar
506 East Division St. Arlington, TX 76011

Mexican rice, fajita chicken, sauteed corn, red pepper, black beans, pepper jack cheese, onion strings and a chipotle creame inside of a lightly crisped flour tortilla:


J. Gill’s Real Deal Taco – J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill
400 E. Abram St. Arlington, TX 76010

Tortilla de Maiz with refried beans, chorizo, potatoes, salsa verde and queso fresco:

Is your mouth watering yet? 

Vote for your favorite taco, and win prizes, too!

Click here to learn how to VOTE for your favorite taco! You may vote once per day. 

Besides enjoying delicious, one-of-a-kind tacos, you can also win prizes when you #SaveTheTacos by checking in to the participating restaurants.

While you’re out there saving those tacos, be sure to snap and post a pic, use @visitarlington to tag the ACVB, and use hashtags #AWorldOfWonderful #SaveTheTacos (and @DowntownArlingtonTexas of course).

The Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau will be announcing the #SaveTheTacos winner on October 4 which is -- what else? -- NATIONAL TACO DAY! Not only will the winning restaurant receive bragging rights and glory, but the ACVB will buy a taco for the first 50 customers.

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