Since 1998, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Taste of Mexico has become one of the leading Mexican-inspired culinary events of the year. This culturally conscious and historical celebration of Cinco de Mayo invites guests to generously sample creative cuisines from over 50 of Austin’s most eclectic and exciting restaurants, food trucks, and beverage purveyors providing fine tequilas and mezcales. This year’s Taste of Mexico will be held on Wednesday, May 1st and will explore the influence of Puebla iin Mexican cuisine.

Proceeds from Taste of Mexico benefit Mexic-Arte Museum’s art education programs, including the nationally recognized Screen It! Program, which introduces youth to basic screen printing techniques and careers in the art field. Screen It! received the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, a project of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities presented by Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama.

Taste of Mexico Committee

Committee Chair

Neil Diaz

Committee Members

Nick Barreiro, Tamra Jones, Jose Manuel Murillo Valencia, Danielle Rodriguez, Elvira Sarmiento, Vicky Sepulveda, and Jill Smith


Mexic-Arte Museum is dedicated to cultural enrichment and education through the collection, preservation and presentation of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture to promote dialogue and develop understanding for visitors of all ages. Since 1984, the Museum has produced and presented exceptional cultural programming and nationally recognized educational programs for communities in Texas. Mexic-Arte Museum is one of the first museums in the United States to present Mexican and Mexican American art. Recognizing the Museum’s uniqueness and significant cultural role, on 2003, the 78th Legislature of the State of Texas designated Mexic-Arte Museum as the “Official Mexican and Mexican American Art Museum of Texas.”