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Fiesta Grilldown IconAbout Fiesta Grilldown

Do you and a friend have what it takes to win this year's Fiesta Grilldown competition? We are seeking 10 teams of 2 to compete in the fifth annual #FiestaGrilldown Carne Asada Contest. #FiestaGrilldown began in 2014. The competition is free to enter and open to the public. Contestants from all over San Antonio and surrounding areas have grilled and competed for a chance to become #FiestaGrilldown champions!

In the end, only one team will be crowned champions of the 5th Annual Fiesta Grilldown Carne Asada Contest. The winning team will receive a special grand prize. May the best asada win!

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Fiesta Grilldown Icon When & Where

Thursday, April 26, 2018
4:30—6 p.m.
Palo Alto College in the Central Courtyard
1400 W. Villaret Blvd, San Antonio, Texas 78224

Fiesta Grilldown Icon How to Enter

The entry deadline has passed. Be sure to check out Fiesta Grilldown during PACfest 2018, and look for entry details next year!


Fiesta Grilldown Icon Contest Rules

  1. Each team must have two contestants
  2. Each team will be allowed one hour to prepare, grill and create their version of the best carne asada
  3. Teams must prepare a plate for the judges using a presentation plate that will be provided
  4. Only judges will sample the final product. Points will be assessed for presentation, taste, originality, and Fiesta spirit
  5. Alcohol is prohibited
  6. All contestants are invited to bring their own marinade, and seasonings, which they will be allowed to use
  7. Contestants are not allowed to provide food to the general public
  8. Teams will be provided with:
    • One Smokey Joe grill
    • One bag of instant light charcoal
    • 1 lb. of unseasoned fajita meat
    • Two pairs of grilling gloves
    • Grilling kit (2 cutting boards, 2 knives, tongs)
    • Two aprons
    • One mixing bowl
    • One presentation plate
    • One community produce table containing: onions, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, limes, garlic, avocado

Fiesta Grilldown Icon Schedule

4 p.m.: Contestants check-in
4:30 p.m.: Mandatory meeting with contestants to review contest rules and answer questions
5 p.m.: Contest begins
6 p.m.: Contest ends
8 p.m.: Winners announced on main stage

Fiesta Grilldown Icon Prizes