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The 2nd annual Top Taco Festival Presented by Corona Extra and Paddlewheeler Creole Queen promises a festive evening of tacos, tequila and entertainment benefitting One Heart NOLA; a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the city’s foster children. The event will showcase over 50 New Orleans’ acclaimed restaurants including SoBou, Sac-a-Lait and Atchafalaya and 40 spirits and beverages including smokin’ hot Ghost Tequila, Tequila Ocho and Cazadores. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment by Muevelo and Afro-Cuban jazz and groove band Otra; a silent auction; and the chance to crown winners in five categories: Top Creative TacoTop Traditional TacoTop Creative Tequila CocktailTop Margarita, and the Ultimate Top Taco Award in memory of Chilango’s owner David Montes de Oca.  A VIP Lounge aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen will offer culinary creations from eight exclusive VIP restaurants, private extra anejo tequila tastings, a premium open bar, live music by The Iguanas and more. All ticketholders will receive complimentary access to the Official Top Taco Afterparty at Masquerade at Harrah’s.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
 – General Admission
6PM – VIP and First Tasting


  • General Admission passes are $69 per person (7PM)
  • First Tasting tickets are $89 and include early entry (6PM)
  • VIP discounted tickets are $125 per person which includes early entry plus the VIP Lounge experience on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen

To purchase tickets, please visit

Woldenberg Park
, 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA (view on google maps)

Photo and interview opportunities are available.

About One Heart NOLA
The vision for One Heart NOLA began in 2008 by two foster families who recognized that the needs of foster children, birth families and foster families were greater than the State was able to provide. With a grass roots effort, we began spreading the word about the various needs to family, friends, neighbors and church members as well as going to garage sales asking for the children’s items that didn’t sell. People were so happy to give knowing that local children would be the recipients. It didn’t take long for an empty bedroom to become a resource center benefitting children and families in need. In October 2015, One Heart was granted its 501c3non-profit status. Run by volunteers, One Heart NOLA remains a grass roots operation believing that people best help people. 100% of the money donated to the organization goes to the children.