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About Matt Basile:

Fidel Gastro's, owned by Matt Basile, is the self proclaimed el presidente of the popup and leader of sandwich revolucion. Matt is a  creator of food experiences he believes that food should be fun, accessible to all, and believes that anything can be made into a sandwich. He pops up all over Toronto collaborating with different brands, venues and chefs. Food might be his life but he's not a chef; he's a rebel without a kitchen.

Taco Takedown Featured Chef: Matt Basile


Find yourself at the intersection of food, music and culture in this fun-filled spicy celebration.

Help us kick off Hot & Spicy's 15th anniversary with a bang as we crown the best tacos in the city! This Mexican dish has officially invaded Toronto, but we need your help to determine which taco reigns supreme!

Top chefs from across the city will share their own spin on this tasty snack. Purchase a sampler platter of these creations and you’ll get to determine the winner!

Take in the ambience of our pop-up taqueria – savour tacos, music and other delicious treats. It’s a perfect kick-off to a weekend full of celebrations!

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