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 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
Jan 27
7am | 6c
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
Jan 27
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."

Tuesday
Apr 11
2pm | 1c
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 2, Episode 6

Atlanta

Since 2000, the city of Atlanta has seen an explosion in their Hispanic population, resulting in some amazing things happening in the food scene. Chef Aaron Sanchez's first stop is at The Original El Taco where he gets down on a fusion of Mexican and Southern cooking. From there, Aaron gets some wild boar at Bar Taco and chorizo at Alma Cocina, before he rounds out his trip at Taqueria Del Sol where Aaron makes tamales from scratch with Chef/owner Eddie Hernandez.

Saturday
May 6
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Thursday
May 18
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 6

Atlanta

Since 2000, the city of Atlanta has seen an explosion in their Hispanic population, resulting in some amazing things happening in the food scene. Chef Aaron Sanchez's first stop is at The Original El Taco where he gets down on a fusion of Mexican and Southern cooking. From there, Aaron gets some wild boar at Bar Taco and chorizo at Alma Cocina, before he rounds out his trip at Taqueria Del Sol where Aaron makes tamales from scratch with Chef/owner Eddie Hernandez.

Thursday
May 18
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Friday
Jun 30
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 3

Portland

Catch up with celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez in Portland, Ore., as he highlights the most popular Hispanic flavors in a city known for its farm-fresh ingredients and Pacific Northwestern delights. Partake in the pulpo "octopus" tacos at Uno Mas. Then congregate in the "green kitchen" at Verde Cocina for an amazing quinoa stuffed chili relleno. Visit a Mexican Mercado famous for its crazy-good carnitas with fresh cactus salad. And finally, settle into an evening on Division Street at Mi Mero Mole with a Mexico City classic -- Guisado of Rojas Con Crema -- right in the epicenter of Portland's exploding food scene.

Friday
Jun 30
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 4

San Francisco

Roam the winding streets of San Francisco with celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez as he seeks out Mexican favorites crafted for the northern Californian palate. Go big with a famed Mission-style burrito at Papalote that's bulging with carne asada, chicken and prawns. Soak in the ambience of Lolo-Cevicheria with a Mezcal Mule and their panko-crusted shrimp in a jicama tortilla. Head to Tacolicous for a raw tuna tostada washed down with a habanero-infused tequila cocktail, and meet a special guest of Aaron's at one of her favorite dining hot spots.

Friday
Jun 30
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Austin

Austin is known for its barbecue, and Chef Aaron Sanchez is finding out how they cram all those big Texas flavors into a taco. Aaron starts off at Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ food truck where he dives into some mesquite smoked brisket in a hand made tortilla. The party continues as Aaron visits Paco's Tacos for their breakfast taco before heading off to the Peached Tortilla for an Asian fusion favorite. Aaron rounds out his trip at La Condesa where he experiences the delicacy of sweetbreads.

Friday
Jul 7
8am | 7c
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 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
Sep 1
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 3

Portland

Catch up with celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez in Portland, Ore., as he highlights the most popular Hispanic flavors in a city known for its farm-fresh ingredients and Pacific Northwestern delights. Partake in the pulpo "octopus" tacos at Uno Mas. Then congregate in the "green kitchen" at Verde Cocina for an amazing quinoa stuffed chili relleno. Visit a Mexican Mercado famous for its crazy-good carnitas with fresh cactus salad. And finally, settle into an evening on Division Street at Mi Mero Mole with a Mexico City classic -- Guisado of Rojas Con Crema -- right in the epicenter of Portland's exploding food scene.

Thursday
Dec 21
7am | 6c
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.

Thursday
Dec 21
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Thursday
Dec 21
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 6

Atlanta

Since 2000, the city of Atlanta has seen an explosion in their Hispanic population, resulting in some amazing things happening in the food scene. Chef Aaron Sanchez's first stop is at The Original El Taco where he gets down on a fusion of Mexican and Southern cooking. From there, Aaron gets some wild boar at Bar Taco and chorizo at Alma Cocina, before he rounds out his trip at Taqueria Del Sol where Aaron makes tamales from scratch with Chef/owner Eddie Hernandez.

Thursday
Dec 21
8:30am | 7:30c

Take Your Own Taco Trip

About the Host

Aarón Sánchez

Find out more about the host of Cooking Channel's Taco Trip.