Seattle Fish Company & Lombardi Brothers Meats Presents

A special event for vip ticket holders


Warm up your palate with fresh tracks through the festival Grand Tasting, enjoying the line-less calm before the gates open and the party gets pulsing. From there, VIP passholders will step at their leisure through an exclusive entry to Mar y Tierra – an exquisite taste of land and sea designed as a private event within the event. Inside, eight of the region’s most creative and well-known chef personalities will be competing for your vote for the Best Surf and Turf Taco in Denver. The title is up for grabs and up to you! 

Of course, these VIP-only culinary creations will be paired with wildly innovative cocktails from Patron and Diageo Spirits, ice-cold Estrella Jalisco beer, a bottomless array of Pepsi products, and surprises in every corner. You’ll also experience cooking demos from the masters themselves in an intimate setting and escape from the crowds in unique and comfortable lounge seating and cocktail areas.

It’s no wonder that Top Taco VIP is one of the most sought-after tickets of the summer, and with the introduction of Mar y Tierra, space will fill up quickly. Don’t miss out, secure your spot soon!



VIP tickets are highly limited! They’re sure to sell out fast, so click here to purchase now and secure your VIP status at Top Taco 2023!

Top Taco will be held Thursday evening, July 13th at Westminster City Park

VIP Entry begins at 6:00pm.

Meet the 2023 Competitors


The “Sultan of Swine” and “Maestro of Meat,” Jason Ganahal of GQue is a decorated barbecue champion who knows how to bring the heat. GQue BBQ lays claim to Denver’s barbecue scene, offering meticulously crafted signature sandwiches for dine-in and fresh meats by the pound for take-away. Bragging the “finest quality meats, best seasonings, and freshest ingredients,” GQue has won dozens of competitions and awards, most recently taking first place at Denver’s Chicken Fight Festival.

Gaucho Parrilla

Gaucho Parrilla is an Argentinean-influenced concept from chef Oscar Padilla, featuring locally sourced ingredients prepared with love and cooked over a wood-fired grill. In February 2023, Chef Oscar showcased his cooking skills on national television by winning an episode of the Food Network’s popular show “Chopped.” His Freedom Street Social spot Gaucho Parrilla serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Visit their restaurant in Arvada to try this award winning food.


The owner and Chef of Terra wanted to create a restaurant where they cook their culture and highlight products from their backyard. A place where they could find themselves, their community, and their Terra. They exist to amplify the Terra of the American West.

Denver Poke Co

Anh Nguyen, the owner of Denver Poke Company, began his sushi journey at Kenichi in Aspen Colorado under Executive Master Sushi Chef, Kiyomi Sano.  He then moved to Denver and began apprenticing under Toshi Kazaki of Sushi Den for 7 years.  After traveling to Hawaii, Nguyen began developing his concept for Denver Poke Company.

Denver Poke Company provides the freshest sushi-grade fish available every morning. Their fish is brought in whole each day and never frozen, and their poke is prepared fresh daily. Also their menu is 100% gluten-free.

Mister Oso

Mister Oso opened in Denver’s RiNo Arts District in the fall of 2019 and immediately received recognition as one of the Thrillist’s places to “Find the Best Mexican in Denver” two years in a row. The vibrant energetic atmosphere lends itself perfectly to a night out with friends or a casual date night. With their second location in Wash Park, it is a must to find yourself there for great food and drink.

Barbed Wire Reef

One of a kind modern Mexican with an American twist. A restaurant design inspired by Mexico City architecture with oversized tiles, and lush vegetation growing inside the restaurant reminding guests of a modern resort stay in Tulum. Located in Denver, a must try restaurant for great food and an atmosphere you can’t beat.

Ta-Co Mucho Bueno

Welcome to our cocina, where we will delight your senses with our flavors, smells and colorful authentic Mexican cuisine. Chef Edgar Drago and his wife Karla invite you to feel the warmth of their culture in each dish!

OMNI Interlocken Resort & Golf Club

With the Rocky Mountains as your backdrop, Omni Interlocken Hotel is the perfect choice for a Colorado getaway. Within easy reach of Denver, Boulder and Estes Park, it’s a place for relaxation or exploring the great outdoors. Tee off on the 27-hole championship golf courses, take a dip in sparkling resort pools or relax with a treatment at their rejuvenating spa. Start your stay with breakfast at Meritage, dine overlooking the 9th green at Fairways Restaurant or gather with friends at The Tap Room to catch a game over craft beers.

Prefare Dessert

Delicious pre-made meals when your daily life gets in the way of cooking. Sourced from local farms and pushing the envelope regarding environment stewardship at every turn. With Prefare, you can spend more time around the dinner table, with people you love.