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 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.

Tuesday
Jun 21
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 4

Las Vegas

Chef Aaron Sanchez is in Las Vegas, Nevada, searching for the tastiest tacos Sin City has to offer. Las Vegas is a hub for exquisite crossover Mexican food and Aaron 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.

Tuesday
Jun 21
8:30am | 7:30c
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, Aaron checks out Tremont 647 for their famous tequila scallop tacos created by chef Ymaris Matias.

Tuesday
Jun 28
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 Bartaco and chorizo at Alma Cocina before he rounds out his trip at Taqueria Del Sol, where Aaron makes tamales from scratch with owner Eddie Hernandez.

Tuesday
Jun 28
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 5
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!

Tuesday
Jul 5
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Jul 12
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.

Tuesday
Jul 12
8:30am | 7:30c
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 Aaron Sanchez surfs in to taste everything from age-old, authentic Mexican recipes to tacos with a twist.

Tuesday
Jul 19
8am | 7c
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 Aaron Sanchez has his work cut out for him as he eats his way through this world-class culinary destination.

Tuesday
Jul 19
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Jul 26
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.

Tuesday
Jul 26
8:30am | 7:30c
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 tries everything from pork carnitas to chile relleno inside a burrito.

Tuesday
Aug 2
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 2
8:30am | 7:30c
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 Cafe and the legendary Chico's Tacos before heading back to his family home where Aaron cooks up a Chile Colorado for a family reunion.

Tuesday
Aug 9
8am | 7c
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, Aaron checks out Tremont 647 for their famous tequila scallop tacos created by chef Ymaris Matias.

Tuesday
Aug 9
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Aug 16
8am | 7c

Take Your Own Taco Trip

About the Host

Aarón Sánchez

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