Downtown Manchester is holding the



Thursday, May 1
5–9 p.m.

Join the Hippo and 40+ eateries for the third annual Hippo de Mayo
Taco Challenge.

Each restaurant will be creating its own taco—and these aren't all your typical tacos. How does a Transylvanian taco sound? And you get to vote
for your favorites.

$2,000 will go to charity

There will be a Most intersting man look-a-like contest at The Strange Brew, 9:30pm!

All tacos $2


World’s biggest taco tour planned for downtown Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire, will be home to the
world's largest—and perhaps only—taco tour
Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. This Cinco de Mayo celebration will feature more than 40 different kinds of tacos all sold for $2 each at restaurants throughout Manchester's downtown area.

Taco tourists will navigate their way through the Manchester's downtown tasting a variety of reinventions
of the taco. Restaurants are planning interesting takes on the taco—from traditional Mexican-style tacos to a Transylvanian dessert taco and a Greek taco made with
flat bread and tzatziki. The taco is the perfect canvas
for Manchester's creative eateries to display their
culinary skills.

Taco tourists will be able to vote for their favorite take on the taco by cell phone. The most popular taco will win a local charity $2,000. Maps will be available online, in the Hippo, in local restaurants and on facebook. Keep in mind, there are no tickets to purchase. Just head to downtown Manchester on May 1 with money for tacos and room in your stomach.

If taco tourists still have room after tasting all those tacos, participating restaurants also will feature special
Cinco de Mayo menus that night. Updated information will be found on our website hippodemayo.com or on our Facebook page.

HippoPress, New Hampshire's largest weekly, is
organizing the event.



  • 900 Degrees
    Brick oven blackened chicken on a soft taco with red onion, lettuce diced tomato and topped with homemade cilantro cream sauce.
    Breathe New Hampshire

  • B & B Cafe and Grill
    Pulled BBQ Chicken taco topped with onions, tomato, romaine lettuce and Tzatziki sauce (Cucumber yogurt sauce).
    Animal Rescue League of NH

  • Baked
    Baked Cake Taco
    Autism Speaks

  • Ben & Jerry's
    TBA
    TBA

  • Cafe La Reine
    A Buffalo chicken Taco topped with lettuce,tomato and a drizzle of Ranch dressing.
    Manchester Animal Hospital

  • Chateau Restaurant
    Indian style chicken grilled and julianed with cilantro sauce topped with lettuce an cucumbers.
    Kiwanis Club Of Manch

  • Consuelo's Taqueria
    A Meat Lovers delight of beef, pork, chorizo and even hot dog in a corn tortilla.
    Greater Manchester Aids Project

  • Cotton
    TBA
    Kid's Cafe

  • Currier Art Museum
    TBA
    TBA

  • Doogie's Bar & Grill
    TBA
    Greater Manchester Aids Project

  • Dos Amigos Barbeque
    TBA
    City Year New Hampshire

  • Drynk
    TBA
    Paul and Harleegrace Journey for a Cure

  • El Rincon Zacatecano Taqueria
    Mixed meats W/Chorizo popular in Northern Mexico.
    Catholic Charities of Nashua

  • The Farm Bar and Grille
    Pulled pork with coleslaw.
    Manchester Animal Shelter

  • Finesse Pastries
    A cigarette cookie shell layered with a chocolate hazelnut cake soaked in Kahula, orange mascarpone cream, white chocolate "cheese" and buttercream lettuce and tomato.
    New Horizons Soup Kitchen

  • Firefly American Bistro & Bar
    TBA
    Granite United Way

  • Fratellos
    Pulled Pork Taco w/ Pico, lettuce, tomato & sour cream.
    TBA

  • Gauchos Brazilian Steakhouse
    TBA
    American Cancer Society Relay For Life

  • Granite State Candy Shoppe
    TBA
    Salvation Army

  • Greg's Place
    TBA
    Manchester Animal Shelter

  • Gyro Spot
    Rotisserie chicken or pork with spicy tzatziki, tomato, onion and hand cut french fries.
    Alzheimer's Association

  • Hanover Street Chophouse
    El Chopo Taco ~ Soft corn tortilla filled with spicy dry-rubbed USDA sirloin, tomatillo-serrano chile salsa and topped with queso fresco.
    Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation

  • Hooked Seafood
    Fish Taco with a spring mix of greens, pico de gallo and a cayenne lime aioli.
    New Horizons

  • Ignite Bar & Grille
    TBA
    New Horizons

  • Jade Dragon
    Soft shell taco filled with Beef Teriyaki, rice, shredded lettuce, tomato, and cilantro sour cream.
    American Cancer Society

  • JD's Tavern @ The Radisson
    TBA
    St. Jude's Hospital

  • J.W. Hills
    TBA
    Kristen's Gift

  • Lala's Hungarian Restaurant
    A shell made of a crepe filled with your choice of Cherry or Blueberry.
    Wounded Warriors

  • Margaritas
    Slow roasted shredded pork simmered in a spicy citrus marinade and served with corn salsa and sweet avacado cream sauce, topped with crunchy corn chips.
    American Cancer Society

  • Midtown Cafe
    Shortribs and Coleslaw.
    Serenity Place

  • Milly's Tavern
    Pulled Pork with BBQ sauce, shredded cabbage, tomato,red onion in a soft taco shell.
    New Horizons

  • Mint Bistro
    Roasted Pork Shoulder, Jicama-Jalapeno slaw, smoked cheddar, Avacado Crema Mole oaxaca.
    Make A Wish

  • N'awlins Grille
    A Cajun Chicken Taco with a dash of hot swamp sauce, lettuce tomato, and mixed cheeses.
    Make A Wish

  • Pavilion Restaurant (Hilton Garden Inn)
    Barbeque pork, Carolina Slaw, roasted corn salsa, Cheddar jack Cheese.
    YMCA Greater Manchester

  • Portland Pie
    TBA
    TBA

  • Red Arrow Diner
    Maryland Crabcakes, Shrimp, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, sriracha aioli.
    The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

  • Republic
    TBA
    Manchester Animal Shelter

  • Strange Brew Tavern
    TBA
    TBA

  • Suddenly Susan's Gourmet Deli
    TBA
    TBA

  • Wild Rover
    TBA
    TBA

  • World Sports Grille
    TBA
    CHAD

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