After the success of both Chicken Sandwich Snackdown and Burger Battle Royale, we HAD to continue the fun competition amongst our Downtown neighbors. 16 Downtown restaurants will compete for the ultimate title: TACO TAKEDOWN CHAMPION.

This exciting month-long food fight is a fundraiser for Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, with $1 per every taco sold going to our non-profit organization. Check out our Facebook and Instagram feeds to see who’s ready to knock-out the competition. Public voting begins August 15.

“Downtown Lafayette is proud to be home to a large concentration of locally-owned and operated, one-of-a-kind restaurants that provide something for everyone.”


Jamie Hebert

Director of Programming and Engagement, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited

What Taco Takedown means to the Downtown District

Downtown’s Taco Takedown competition will promote Downtown restaurants, drive additional sales to boost our local economy, and encourage friendly competition as restaurants display their best taco dishes.

Our community has the opportunity to help support Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, who is responsible for providing marketing, promotional, and business support for the central business district of Lafayette.

Taco Tasting Happening on Every Corner

Downtown restaurants, familiar and new, will come together to introduce their take on the best taco. From the classic fish taco to smoked brisket, Vietnamese-inspired bao buns, and a healthy bowl alternative, this competition will showcase various flavors for all Downtown guests to enjoy. Check out our gallery to see all these amazing additions to our Downtown restaurants!

Participating restaurants in the Downtown competition will include Agave Downtown, Black Cafe, CENTRAL Pizza & Bar, Grocery Tavern & Delicatessen, Handy Stop Market & Cafe, Hideaway on Lee, Johnson’s Boucanière, La Carreta Lafayette, Luna Bar & Grill, Pamplona Tapas Bar, Pat’s Downtown Lafayette, Pop’s Poboys, Rêve Coffee Roasters, Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant, Tsunami Sushi Lafayette, and TULA Tacos + Amigos. 

A third “Downtown Snackdown” competition would not be possible without the support of sponsors, including Designs by Robin, Discover Cajun, Fox Pest Control, and Freetown Flat.


Our Tasty Contestants

Click through to see all of our delicious submissions from our Downtown restaurant participants.

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