The three-day fiesta, hosted by TasteToronto, kicked off in 2016 and saw about 10,000 patrons join in on the festivities. Since then, it has really blown up and averages about 40,000 attendees per iteration, giving the hype around the festival solid statistical backing.
Even though six years have passed since its formation and a lot has changed, the core tenets of Taco Fest remain the same: eat, drink, and have fun. It's a simple recipe, but one that has worked seamlessly throughout the years.
With the increase in patrons, the festival has also seen the number of vendors pitching up at the venue increase from about 20 at the start to almost 50 as the years passed. And with the rise of vendors comes a rise in the variety of dishes served.