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Love, Peace, and Taco Grease: Watch L.A.’s Top Two Taquerías Try Each Other’s Tacos (Video)

11:18 AM PDT on May 10, 2022

As fierce as our 2022 Taco Madness tournament was, it was all for the love of tacos. L.A.'s Taco Life witnessed Villa's Tacos win for their second year and celebrate by popping bottles and live corridos on York Boulevard on Sunday night, but last Thursday, before we crowned a new champion, we took part in a new tradition called "The L.A. TACO Peace Exchange."

We invited the final two competitors in the tournament to meet in person and take part in a peaceful exchange of their prized tacos. We hosted the live event on our Tiktok account and Youtube Live accounts and L.A.'s Taco Life witnessed as both Jennifer Feltham of Sonoratown and Victor Villa of Villa's Tacos took the biggest bites of each other's tacos.

Naturally, when you place two of the most brilliant and hardest-working taquerxs, taco wisdom comes flowing along with it. Would you believe us if we told you that we almost cried after a comment that Villa's made about why certain taqueros in L.A. are successful and some are not? Hint: It has to do with a humble rabano (radish) and a taquería's treatment of it.

Catch the deep interview—recorded in our brand-new studio! Woo!—below.

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