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


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.

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.

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.

Jan 20
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Jan 20
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 5


Austin is known for its barbecue, and Chef Aarón Sánchez is finding out how they cram all those big Texas flavors into a taco. Aarón 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 Aarón visits Paco's Tacos for their breakfast taco before heading off to the Peached Tortilla for an Asian fusion favorite. Aarón rounds out his trip at La Condesa where he experiences the delicacy of sweetbreads.

Jan 20
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 6


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 Aarón Sánchez's first stop is at The Original El Taco where he gets down on a fusion of Mexican and Southern cooking. From there, Aarón gets some wild boar at Bar Taco and chorizo at Alma Cocina, before he rounds out his trip at Taqueria Del Sol where Aarón makes tamales from scratch with Chef/owner Eddie Hernandez.

Jan 20
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 7


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.

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


Celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez 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, Aarón 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!

Jan 27
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 2

New Orleans

Swing down south with celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez 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 asavory squash blossom quesadilla at Aarón's new eatery, Johnny Sánchez 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."

Jan 27
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 3


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.

Jan 27
8am | 7c
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.

Jan 27
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 5


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.

Jan 27
9am | 8c
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!

Jan 27
9:30am | 8:30c

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