July 21, 2012 23:38 ET

TACO DEL MAR® Pop-Up Beach Heats Up Downtown Seattle and Serves Up Fun

Beach Volleyball, Sand Castle Building and More in the Heart of Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jul 21, 2012) - Hundreds of people gathered smack in the middle of downtown Seattle this afternoon to enjoy a day at the beach! How? It was all made possible thanks to TACO DEL MAR®'s pop-up beach, which prominently took over Westlake Park and offered Seattleites an afternoon of beach volleyball, sandcastle building, live DJ action and a chance to catch some welcomed rays with their toes in the sand.

The event by TACO DEL MAR® was organized as a thank you to the company's many local fans and to celebrate the sun that's finally arriving in Seattle. All attendees received TACO DEL MAR® swag and coupons to try the restaurant's latest summer sensation, a refreshing Shrimp Tostada.

"We had several hundred people stop by to enjoy the beach today, including a lot of volleyball players and teams who provided great entertainment for the crowds," said Jennifer Nier, Area Development Manager with TACO DEL MAR®. "While TACO DEL MAR® has locations all over the U.S., we were founded here in Seattle. We were glad to be able to give back and bring a fun and unique afternoon to the city and our customers." 

With palm trees waving in the breeze, the volleyball court transformed Westlake Park into an urban beach. More than 150 people took part in pick-up four-on-four volleyball matches. Even the pros got into the action, with participants from local sport leagues and club teams.

The Seattle based quick-service restaurant chain TACO DEL MAR® offers a full menu of delicious Baja-inspired food including Mondo Burritos, Rippin' Tacos, Taco Salads, Enchiladas, Quesadillas and more. A healthy, fresh Mexican food option, TACO DEL MAR®'s menu is completely trans-fat-free; ingredients include long-grain rice, beans, tortillas, baked taco shells, and salsas and guacamole that are made fresh daily. In addition, every menu item is created by hand, right in front of the customer, allowing dishes to be perfectly tailored to individual taste.

For more information about TACO DEL MAR® restaurants visit

Founded in Seattle in 1992, TACO DEL MAR® is a quick-service casual restaurant chain inspired by southern Baja, Mexico and coastal beach shacks known for serving some of the tastiest burritos and tacos. As a fresh, fast alternative to traditional Mexican food, TACO DEL MAR®'s ingredients balance taste and nutrition. The completely trans-fat-free menu features long-grain rice, beans, and tortillas. Taco shells are baked, not fried, and salsas and guacamole are made with fresh ingredients daily. TACO DEL MAR® can be found in nearly 170 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, nutritional facts and a list of locations visit

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Kristen Hamilton
    Duo PR for TACO DEL MAR®