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Photos: Taco Madness Hits L.A., Makes Our Mouths Water

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Saturday brought delectable carnitas, carne asada and delicious salsas to Grand Park in Downtown L.A. for the annual Taco Madness fest.

The fest brought scores of taco purveyors, who competed in an online bracket-style tournament. The winner of that competition was mariscos taco specialists El Coraloense.

Meanwhile a panel of judges picked Acosta’s Carnitas el Momo for their best in show, according to the Los Angeles Times. Carnitas el Momo has a stand in South L.A. as well as a truck at Melrose and Vermont on weekends.

Other tantalizing contributors to the fest sponsored by Groupon included Guerilla Tacos’ wild boar, pork shoulder, fried golden beet and sweet potato tacos, and Mexicali Taco & Co.’s blue corn tortillas with pork, guacamole, salsa, parsley and super-spicy ghost chile hot sauce.

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Bt dubs, this map shows you where all of the taco providers at the fest usually reside, in case you didn’t get to go try them yourself.