The fifteenth annual Expo Tequila will be held on Tijuana’s famous Avenida Revolución from October 14th through the 18th.
Since its inception, this event has been used by the industry to introduce new brands and to test the U.S. market, so there’s always something new and rare to find.
This year promises to be the largest Expo Tequila ever, with about one hundred distillers of tequila, mezcal, bacanora, and sotol in attendance as well as a wide variety of traditional musicians and dancers scheduled to perform throughout the five days of the event.
The wet blanket on these festivities has always been the U.S. Customs limit of bringing only one liter back home. To get around that, a Tijuana hotel will also store its guests’ purchases so that they might be brought home at a later date. Its guests may buy as many bottles as they wish – make good use of the Expo Tequila – and bring their booty across the border at their leisure.
The hotel La Villa de Zaragoza is offering a special package for either of the two busiest days of the event. For $49.95 per person, double occupancy, that hotel’s guests can receive a night’s lodging with Sunday brunch (Saturday October 17th) or a full American breakfast (Friday the 16th), complimentary storage for their bottles, and a lunch at the hot new “urban cuisine” food court Colectivo Nueve.
During the economic downturn at the beginning of this century, most of the low-end souvenir shops went out of business, leaving the commercial passageways of Avenida Revolución unoccupied. A group of young graduates of Tijuana’s cooking schools banded together to revive one of those “pasajes” by creating a food-court collective offering the cuisines of their grandparents, who settled Tijuana during the twentieth century. Visitors may choose among Lebanese, Italian, Japanese, and Argentinean offerings as well as artisan cheeses, burgers, beers and wines, and Mexican seafood and Mexican “auteur” dishes.
You can take advantage of the Expo Tequila package by reserving on-line through Facebook here.
Date(s) of Event: October 16-17, 2015
Time of Event: 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Avenida Revolucion, Tijuana BC
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