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 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
Oct 23
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 23
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 23
1pm | 12c
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
Nov 6
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 4

Las Vegas

Chef Aaron Sanchez 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 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
Nov 6
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Nov 6
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Tuesday
Nov 20
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Nov 20
1pm | 12c
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
Nov 20
1:30pm | 12:30c
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 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.

Tuesday
Dec 4
12pm | 11c
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
Dec 4
12:30pm | 11:30c
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
Dec 4
1pm | 12c
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
Dec 4
1:30pm | 12:30c
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
Dec 18
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 18
1pm | 12c
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
Dec 18
1:30pm | 12:30c

Take Your Own Taco Trip

About the Host

Aarón Sánchez

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