Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival Announces Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge

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Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival is pleased to welcome the Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge competition to Dana Point, CA for the 4th annual festival on Saturday, April 8. The highly acclaimed professional taco eating contest consists of 10 professional eaters from around the world, competing for cash prizes and the highly-coveted title of Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Eating Champion!

Takeru Kobayashi

The Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge brings together top professional eaters from around the world to test their skills and speed at taco eating. Among the 10 professional eaters is well-known world-champion eater Takeru Kobayashi, from Nagano, Japan. Kobayashi holds eight Guinness Records for competitive eating and will be defending his record from 2015, when he succeeded in devouring 144 tacos in 10 minutes.

Jesse Pynnönen

The 7th annual Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge also welcomes defending European taco challenge champion Jesse Pynnönen, from Heinola, Finland. Pynnönen, who is said to look like a Viking and eat like a polar bear (a vicious combination), is thrilled to have the opportunity to defend his title internationally. “I’m very competitive,” comments Pynnönen. “I will train for over 2 months for this competition and will push my body to its furthest limit.”

sabrosabannerPictured above, are Takeru Kobayashi, Jesse Pynnönen, among others

Additional eaters & information

Additional professional eaters include Molly Schuyller, Naader Reda, Kevin Ross, Erik Lampkin, Dave Brunelli, among others. Also for those who wish to test and hone their taco eating abilities, an amateur competition will be open to 8 lucky contestants. Bring a napkin, and bring your game.

In addition to eating contests, gourmet taco sampling, and unlimited craft beer sampling, event-goers are sure to enjoy spirited games, engaging attractions and the crowd favorite luchalibrestyle wrestling matches. Attendees are also invited to sample all flavors of The Offspring lead singer Dexter Holland’s top rated hot sauce – Gringo Bandito!

Ticket information & Stay Tuned!

Festival General Admission Tickets start at $60, and VIP Lounge + Early Entry Tickets are $99. Day-of Festival General Admission Tickets (if available) will be $75 per person.

For the most up-to-date information on Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, please visit their website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and throw out the hashtag #sabrosotacofest, on your favorite socials.


Eric- FestPop Staff Writer

Eric- FestPop Staff Writer

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