Take those taste buds for a trip south of the border as by embarking on a culinary journey at this year’s Tastes of Mexico. Enjoy an evening of Santa Maria’s finest Mexican cuisine, beverages, and entertainment on Friday, August 25th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Community Center, located at 313 West Tunnell Street.

Live entertainment will include music and dancing of Mexico and will create a festive atmosphere as attendees dine on samples of various Mexican dishes provided by the best local restaurants as well as sample a wide variety of Mexican beers and margaritas.

Enjoy this truly one-of-a-kind dining experience while supporting a local non-profit organization. All proceeds benefit People for Leisure And Youth, Inc. (PLAY, Inc.) which funds recreational, cultural, social, and art programs throughout the Santa Maria Valley.

Tickets are $30 per person or $25 each for an order of four or more, and may be purchased at the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department administrative office at 615 South McClelland Street, or online at www.smtastesofmexico.com.

Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department, (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.