For Chef Aaron Sanchez, Mexican food is love. And tacos? Well, they're his favorite. In this one hour special, Chef Aaron is hosting the biggest and the best taco party ever! From Miami to L.A. Aaron is cranking up the mariachi and visiting the hottest tacos joints the United States has to offer. Along the way Aaron will be on the lookout for inspiration for his own recipes, and he might end up doing some cooking himself. After all, to Aaron, spreading the love means making tacos, not just eating them.
Season 2, Episode 1

Denver

Celebrity Chef Aaron Sanchez soaks up the sun, innovations and traditions of the Mile High taco scene in Denver. With his Tio Mario and cousin Javier as guides, Aaron crushes beer-braised Stella's Pork Carnitas taco topped with a rich gouda mash at Comida, the legendary Chile Relleno inside-a-Burrito at El Taco De Mexico, and a Native American treat featuring braised bison on Fry Bread at Tacobe. And for dinner with his relatives, it's the flavors of Southern Mexico when Adelita's Cocina and Cantina chef Silvia Ayala infuses the flavors of her home town of Michoacán into her Carne Asada tacos.

Friday
Jan 20
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Baltimore

While Baltimore may seem like an unlikely place to find quality Mexican fare, its proximity to the Chesapeake Bay brings with it access to world-class seafood and other quality ingredients. Chef Aarón Sánchez digs in to Gypsy Queen Food Truck's soft shell crab taco, has cow tongue at La Tolteca, the highly technical chilaquiles at Papi's Tacos and finishes off a great trip with a Caribbean-influenced taco at Woody's Rum Bar.

Friday
Jan 20
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Philadelphia

Celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez is hitting the streets of Philadelphia on his latest search for the best Mexican food in America. No culinary tour of Philadelphia would be complete without cheese steak and at Union Taco, you get the best of both worlds in their Philly Cheese Steak Taco! Then savor a true Pennsylvania Dutch staple served up as a "scrapple taco" at Sancho Pistola's. Next up, a Philly original from Tuk Tuk Real dishing up a Thai fusion treat in a delicious duck taco. Last stop, La Calaca Feliz features a cauliflower taco so good it makes meat-craving carnivores rethink their menu choices.

Tuesday
Apr 11
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Taco Trip

Celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez is heading to Nash-Vegas to get down on some very Southern takes on his beloved taco. At Mas Tacos Por Favor, we'll get a 2-for-1 with their Deep-fried Avocado Taco and their Sweet Potato taco. At Smoke Et Al, their House-Smoked Pork Belly and BLT Taco will have you reaching for a sweet tea. Delta Bound is throwing down Deep Fried Catfish Tacos with Creole flavors straight from the Mississipi Delta. And finally Taco Mamacita is throwing down Peruvian Chicken Chorizo tacos - and we'll be washing 'em down with Black Cadillac Bourbon margaritas!

Tuesday
Apr 11
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 8

Portland, Maine

Maine is America's biggest lobster producer, so Chef Aaron Sanchez is rewarded when he shows up hungry for fresh lobster tacos from Zapoteca. From there it's off to Taco Escobarr where Chef Meg Stanley shows off a taco with braised beef in a deep-fried flour tortilla. Aaron finishes off his trip with a stop into the traditional Taco Trio for their famous goat barbecue and a less traditional, but delicious, hot dog from the El Corazon food truck.

Tuesday
Apr 11
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 0, Episode 1

Taco Trip

For Chef Aaron Sanchez, Mexican food is love. And tacos? Well, they're his favorite. In this one hour special, Chef Aaron is hosting the biggest and the best taco party ever! From Miami to L.A., Aaron is cranking up the mariachi and visiting the hottest tacos joints the United States has to offer. Along the way Aaron will be on the lookout for inspiration for his own recipes, and he might end up doing some cooking himself. After all, to Aaron, spreading the love means making tacos, not just eating them.

Tuesday
Apr 11
6pm | 5c
Season 0, Episode 2

Top 20 Hot and Spicy Countdown with Aarón Sánchez

On Top 20 Hot and Spicy Countdown, Aaron Sanchez is doing the impossible. From traditional Mexican cuisine to street vendor tacos to the hottest dishes of every variety, Aaron is taking his favorite restaurants, chefs and meals and compiling the ultimate list from his travels around the U.S. From top to bottom, the top 20 list is filled with surprises, as Aaron digs in to discover how each dish is made, and how delicious each restaurant truly is.

Saturday
May 6
12am | 11c
Season 0, Episode 1

Taco Trip

For Chef Aaron Sanchez, Mexican food is love. And tacos? Well, they're his favorite. In this one hour special, Chef Aaron is hosting the biggest and the best taco party ever! From Miami to L.A., Aaron is cranking up the mariachi and visiting the hottest tacos joints the United States has to offer. Along the way Aaron will be on the lookout for inspiration for his own recipes, and he might end up doing some cooking himself. After all, to Aaron, spreading the love means making tacos, not just eating them.

Thursday
May 18
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 5

Philadelphia

Celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez is hitting the streets of Philadelphia on his latest search for the best Mexican food in America. No culinary tour of Philadelphia would be complete without cheese steak and at Union Taco, you get the best of both worlds in their Philly Cheese Steak Taco! Then savor a true Pennsylvania Dutch staple served up as a "scrapple taco" at Sancho Pistola's. Next up, a Philly original from Tuk Tuk Real dishing up a Thai fusion treat in a delicious duck taco. Last stop, La Calaca Feliz features a cauliflower taco so good it makes meat-craving carnivores rethink their menu choices.

Friday
Jun 30
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 2

El Paso

Chef Aaron Sanchez returns to his hometown of El Paso, Texas, to check out what's new and delicious in the food scene, while also stopping off for some legendary local classics. Aaron pops in to Tacoholics, Lucy's Café and the legendary Chico's Tacos before heading back to his family home where Aaron cooks up a Chile Colorado for a family reunion.

Friday
Jul 7
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 1

Chicago

Celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez hits the Windy City and samples the best traditional and twisted tacos in town. First stop is the Pilsen Neighborhood - a hub for Hispanic culture that's home to Carnitas Uruapan, a place locals love for their succulent carnitas and crunchy chicharrones. Next up, Aaron hits Antique Taco for a Midwest twist on the nacho - poutine-style cheddar cheese curds in pork chorizo chili! Then it's on to Big Star in Wicker Park for a fabulous fish taco. And finally, get some authentically-prepared - and very tasty - goat tacos from Birrieria Zaragoza. Their closely guarded 150 year-old recipe from the Mexican State of Jalisco will have your mouth watering!

Friday
Jul 7
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 2

New Orleans

Swing down south with celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez to New Orleans for a sampling the best of "The Big Easy" wrapped in a taco. You'll go loco for Taceaux Loceaux and their mouth-watering "Nola Mex" brisket tacos. Then get a taste of the Caribbean with a Venezuelan chef and his Arepas - Venezuelan flatbread tacos made to order from his mobile kitchen at La Cocinita. Be one of the first to feast on a savory squash blossom quesadilla at Aaron's new eatery, Johnny Sanchez that recently opened with his buddy, NOLA's acclaimed local chef legend, John Besh. Wrap it all up with an Asian fusion sensation that serves up traditional Vietnamese pork in a steamed bao bun for a taco twist called "the Baco."

Friday
Jul 7
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

Boston

Aaron Sanchez tours Boston's booming Mexican food scene, first stopping at El Pelon, where Chef Jim Hoben cooks up his famous spicy salsa paired with a burrito containing fried plantains. Then, Aaron heads to The Rattlesnake Bar and Grill where Chef Brian Poe cooks up spicy Cubano tacos before heading over to The Painted Burro for chorizo breakfast tacos. To round out this East Coast taco trip, Aarón checks out Tremont 647 for their famous tequila scallop tacos created by chef Ymaris Matias.

Friday
Sep 1
7:30am | 6:30c

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Aarón Sánchez

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