Port Isabel’s 3rd Annual Pachanga in the Park on Sept 14th

SAM_0278Mayor Joe E. Vega & the Port Isabel City Commissioners are proud to invite you to the 3rd Annual “Pachanga in the Park” celebration scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 4 to 11 p.m. in Washington Park.

Check it out at http://portisabel-texas.com/phplist/lt.php?id=ZkQHVgoBB1ZTSAANDEUEXlIP

“Pachanga in the Park” has evolved into a celebration of the rich

culinary history and culture of Port Isabel which represents its

unique bi-cultural and maritime past. Dozens of vendors prepare a wide

variety of foods from recipes handed down and perfected from

generation to generation. Vendors are asked to present their unique

interpretations of Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican dishes from local

favorites to influences from several Mexican states including Durango,

Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas and Coahuila. Delicious and authentic dishes

such as caldillo, mole, menudo, tortas, abongidas and other

specialties made with ingredients from Mexico have found their way to

Port Isabel over generations and have come to represent the culinary

culture that is uniquely Port Isabel. Tex-Mex, certainly a south Texas

staple also represents the local taste of Port Isabel. The Pachanga

offers a selection of fajita preparations and other beef, chicken and

shrimp dishes, tacos and chalupas to serve up the Tex-Mex experience.

One of the highlights of the festival is the Chulupa contest. Port

Isabel vendors participate in creating the most unique, most

authentic, flavorful and visually appealing dish. This contest is

taken seriously and held to a strict standard of individuality giving

the foodie festival-goer an opportunity to try an array of


In addition, there will be a traditional Mexican Costume Contest, a

Grito Contest, a Dance Contest and a Jalapeno Eating Contest. Music

will be provided by DJ Jeffery Martinez followed by a live performance

of Port Isabel’s own “Los Dominantes”, a crowd favorite. Also

presented are an array of games and activities for children of all

ages including train rides, slides and a Ferris wheel. Food, vendor’s

products and kiddie rides are all priced as posted.

“Pachanga in the Park” is a free admission, family friendly event

sponsored by the City of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic

Development Corporation.

Vendor Information: Jeannie Flores (956) 943-7602

Event Coordinator: Robert Salinas (956) 943-0705

Vendor Application:



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