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The Winners and Scenes from the Outrageous Top Taco

Hundreds of taco lovers gathered on Thursday to eat, drink, and be merry

In its third year, Top Taco is certainly a contender for the best event of the summer. More than 40 restaurants and a lot of booze-dealers participated in the event that took place yesterday on the CU Denver campus. Chefs competed for the titles of the Top Traditional Taco, Top Creative Taco, plus Top Margarita. Guests and professional judges ate, voted, danced, and drank. Here are the winners:

The Judges' Choice

Creative: 1. Dos Santos; 2. Pinche; 3. Kachina Southwestern Grill

Traditional: 1. Los Chingones; 2. Comida; 3. Machete

Veggie: 1. Biju Little Curry Shop; 2. Pinche; 3. Sol Cocina

Cocktail: 1. Los Chingones; 2. Lena; 3. Solera

People's Choice:

Creative: 1. Pinche Tacos; 2. Kachina Southwestern Grill; 3. Machete

Traditional: 1. Dos Santos; 2. Pinche Tacos; 3. Machete

Veggie: 1. Biju Little Curry Shop; 2. Comida; 3. El Camino

Cocktail: 1. Dos Santos; 2. Pinche Tacos; 3. Tie between Machete and Kachina

Eater photographer Rachel Greiman captured the event.

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