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 Aarón Sánchez soaks up the sun, innovations and traditions of the Mile High taco scene in Denver. With his Tio Mario and cousin Javier as guides, Aarón 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 2

El Paso

Chef Aarón Sánchez 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. Aarón pops in to Tacoholics, Lucy's Café and the legendary Chico's Tacos before heading back to his family home where Aarón cooks up a Chile Colorado for a family reunion.

Friday
Jan 20
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 3

San Diego

San Diego is brimming with amazingly authentic Mexican food. From the layers of fish and shrimp ceviche on the Tostada Loca at Mariscos German Beyer, to traditional lamb head barbecue at Aqui Es Texcoco, Pork Carnitas Tacos at Carnitas Snack Shack, and Smoked Fish Tacos at Oscar's Mexican Seafood, Chef Aarón Sánchez has his work cut out for him as he eats his way through this world-class culinary destination.

Friday
Jan 20
11:30am | 10:30c
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 Aarón Sánchez 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 5

Philadelphia

Celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez 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 Aarón Sánchez 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 10

Santa Barbara

In California, two hours north of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, lies the picturesque beach town of Santa Barbara. Offering up more than just good views, Santa Barbara's thriving farmers' markets provide fresh food to some of the delicious restaurants around the city. Due to its close proximity to Mexico, there's a strong Latin influence in the food scene. Chef Aarón Sánchez surfs in to taste everything from age-old, authentic Mexican recipes to tacos with a twist.

Tuesday
Apr 11
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Las Vegas

Chef Aarón Sánchez is in Las Vegas searching for the tastiest tacos Sin City has to offer. Las Vegas is a hub for exquisite crossover Mexican food and Aarón goes after some unique Korean and Hawaiian Mexican fusions from KoMex and Braddah's Island Style, before stopping off for some more traditional dishes from Los Antojos and El Dorado Cantina.

Friday
May 5
10pm | 9c
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 4

San Francisco

Roam the winding streets of San Francisco with celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez 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 Aarón's at one of her favorite dining hot spots.

Friday
Jun 30
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Philadelphia

Celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez 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

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