Tickets are going fast for the annual Tastes of Mexico event. Don’t miss this truly one-of-a-kind culinary experience featuring Santa Maria’s finest Mexican cuisine, beverages and entertainment on Friday, September 9th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Community Center, 313 West Tunnell Street.

Enjoy an evening of fun festivities including games, strolling mariachis, ballet folklorico, Mexican beer and margarita sampling, and of course, savory authentic Mexican food tastings prepared by the best local restaurants. Travel to the heart of Mexico without leaving the Central Coast.

Tickets are $30 per person, or $25 each for four or more, and may be purchased at the Recreation and Parks Department at 615 South McClelland Street or online at A complete list of the participating restaurants can be found on that website as well. Get your tickets now before it’s too late.

All proceeds benefit People for Leisure And Youth, Inc. (PLAY, Inc.) which funds recreational, cultural, social, and art programs throughout the Santa Maria Valley.

Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department, 925-0951 ext. 2260.

Department:                             Recreation and Parks

Contact Person:                      Cindy Hoskins, Recreation Supervisor

Telephone Number:                  (805) 925-0951 ext. 2349

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