The Critics Agree

Taco Jesus Hot Sauce:Creatinve Loafing Best of the BayCritics agree … On the 8th day He created Taco Jesus Hot Sauce and it was good.  We’ve been chosen Best of the Bay by Creative Loafing Tampa.  If you want to get your hands on some of our award winning sauces, here are the Pinellas County locations where you can find our terrific sauces.

Cooter’s Restaurant & Bar on Clearwater Beach is our newest retailer.  Check them out for a great selection of our hottest sauces including Mango Habanero, Garlic Habanero, Hellfire Habanero and our Holy Ghost Pepper sauces.

Cooter’s also affers a great selection of seafood and more on beautiful Clearwater Beach.

If you can’t make it to the beach you can visit our original retailer Bauser’s Full Liquor Bar in historic Dunedin,Bauser's Dunedin FL.  Bauser’s carries our full line of products including limited edition products you won’t find anywhere else.

A terrific local bar Bauser’s offers live music, and drink specials all week long.  Stop in and tell Janet and the gang Taco Jesus sent you and ask for one of our great hot sauces while you are there.  Who knows, you may even run into Taco Jesus himself turning water into wine.

And if you find yourself in beautiful Belleair or Belleair Bluffs be sure to stop into the Belleair Market to pick up some Taco Jesus Hot Sauce, a terrific cigar, great bottle of wine or some awesome craft beers.  They offer daily lunch specials and a down home neighborly feel.  Stop in to say hi to Chris and the staff anytime for terrific service.

Of course you can always find Taco Jesus Hot Sauces online at our web store tacojesus.bigcartel.com or you can find us at awesome local events like Creative Loafing’s Crafts & Drafts, St. Pete Indie Market and many other great events.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up on where you can find us next and to get news about limited edition and seasonal sauces.

If you are interested in becoming a retailer or having Taco Jesus participate in an upcoming event you may contact us here.

April Events

We always have a great time at events in St. Petersburg, FL and this month you’ve got two chances to catch us in St. Pete.

Saturday, April the 1st we’ll be at the St. Pete Indie Market at Green Bench Brewing from 11 am to 4 pm, and then, On Sunday April 23rd we will be participating In the Creative Loafing Veg Out event as part of the St. Petersburg Earth Day celebrations at Williams Park.

St. Patrick’s Day Limited Edition

Our award winning Salsa Verde hot sauce, winner of Best Savory and Best Mild sauce at the 9th Annual Hot Pepper Awards,  will be available with a limited edition St. Patrick’s Day label coming soon.

We will have a small number of bottles available online for sale however the majority of the bottles will only be available for purchase in person at one of our local Florida events.  The first chance to purchase one of these limited edition bottles will be Saturday, March 4th at St. Pete Indie Market in St. Petersburg, FL at Green Bench Brewing.   These will be available on a first-come-first served basis, so we cannot guarantee any will be available at subsequentTaco Jesus St. Patrick's Day Hot Sauce events.

Each limited edition bottle will feature a unique green label, and our Irish counterpart Tac O’Jesus.  Each label will also be hand numbered to only a 72 bottle run.  If any bottles remain after the event we will post follow up locations online for your chance to pick up one of your own.  Be sure to act quickly though because our last limited edition label, our Taco Jesus Scotch Bonnet Habaner HoHoHo Christmas edition sauce, sold out on the first day.

Trucker Hats Are Here!

Taco Jesus Trucker HatsWho wouldn’t want one of these awesome new Taco Jesus Hot Sauce truck hats?

Come see us Saturday, March 11th at Pierce Street Market in Coachman for you chance to be one of the first folks to sport one of these killer fashion statements.

We sold a ton of them last weekend at the Indie Market in St. Petersburg so only a few remain. Hurry to get yours while they last.

 

Naked Chicken Chalupa

Taco Jesus & Taco Bell's Naked Chicken ChalupaWhile we don’t normally frequent Taco Bell for our taco fixes, there are certain times when even Taco Jesus is compelled to make a run for the border.  This past Sunday was one of those times.

We had plans to go out for breakfast, but then we saw a commercial advertising Taco Bell’s new Naked Chicken Chalupa which basically looks like a taco with a “shell” made out of fried chicken.  We’ve been intrigued by this new item since we first saw the ads so we decided to take a road trip to our neighborhood Taco Bell and give this bad boy a try.

We were not disappointed.  The chicken “shell” was wrapped around the toppings of lettuce, tomato, and some sort of very tasty avocado ranch sauce, and this delight earns two thumbs up from Taco Jesus himself.  Think outside the bun and get your fanny over to Taco Bell to pick up one of these taste delights, and tell them Taco Jesus sent you.

Pierce Street Market: This Weekend

Pierce Street Market - Valentine's Market

Come out and see us this weekend at the Pierce Street Market on the waterfront in downtown Clearwater, FL for your chance to sample all of our sauces and pick up some great deals for the spicy food lover in your life.

There will be a ton of great local vendors and food trucks at this beautiful venue.  If you have never been out to the market you owe it to yourself to get out this weekend and take advantage of our awesome Florida weather to help support local small business owners.

Continue reading

No Cold Tacos!

Look, we get it.  Nobody likes a cold taco, but there is such a thing as taking it too far.  In this news report out of Houston, TX (the boyhood home of the founders of Taco Jesus Hot Sauce) we find out that some Houstonians take their taco really seriously, maybe a bit too seriously.

Houston taught us our love of tacos, and all things hot and spicy, but one thing we can promise is that we won’t shoot you if we get a cold taco.  Provided of course some lame taco truck server doesn’t make us angry at 2:00 in the morning.

Tacos Everyday! Our Dream Job.

Don’t get me wrong, here at Taco Jesus Hot Sauces we love what we do.  There is nothing better than creating awesome sauces and sharing them with the world, or is there?  A reporter in San Antonio, TX is bringing the news of the San Antonio taco world to his readers this year with his “365 Days of Tacos” feature where he gets to sample and review tacos from some of San Antonio’s best restaurants.

As someone who grew up in TX where I learned my love of tacos, Tex-Mex and all things spicy, San Antonio is the heart of Tex-Mex culture and a taco lovers’ haven.  I try to visit San Antonio at least once per year when I return to my Texas roots and always make it my mission to search out a new tasty taco joint or two along the way.

There are some great Texas based restaurant chains that serve up good Tex-Mex staples, but the best place to find a good taco is always at some off-the-beaten-path mom and pop taco stand or Mexican grocery store.

Be sure to follow writer Mike Sutter as he goes on a quest to bring the heart of the Tex-Mex world the ultimate taco adventure on his 365 Day of Tacos journey.