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El Palacio of Chandler placed in a total of eight categories across two food festivals in one weekend! Fresh off a fun filled two days of taco frenzy at the Arizona Taco Festival where owner and head chef, Anthony Serrano, placed in seven categories and claimed the Reserve Grand Champion title on day two, he said, “We worked hard, presented our best tacos and it paid off.”
When asked what makes his food so irresistible, Serrano replied, “It’s all in the movimiento, our family recipes and special blend of spices.”
While Serrano was busy presenting tacos galore, his sous chefs, Bianca and Carlos, were impressing festival goers at TASTE. Chandler’s Culinary Festival on Saturday, October 19. The event was all abuzz over El Palacio’s handmade carnitas tacos with all the fixings.
To date, El Palacio of Chandler has claimed 31 awards in the last three years in categories including salsa, guacamole, tacos, booth décor and best Mexican restaurant.
“We love to compete; it’s a lot of fun and very rewarding to know that the community enjoys our food so much. My team is already looking forward to the next competition,” said Serrano.
When Anthony Serrano isn’t busy presenting at food festivals, he can be found at El Palacio of Chandler serving customers, mixing drinks, planning beer dinners, teaching cooking classes and looking for new ways to support the community through fundraisers and cross collaborations. El Palacio is so much more than your average Mexican restaurant.