The Orange County Register reports that the Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos eating contest will be held at the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival in Dana Point on April 7. Takeru Kobayashi is expected to defend his title. update March 30 Molly Schuyler, Bob Shoudt, Dave Brunelli, Naader Reda, Kevin Ross and Jesse Pynnönen from Finland are other expected entrants.


  1. Anonymous said

    March 29, 2018 @ 12:19 am

    If Erik’s competing, then you might want to call him out for his debris if you care about the prize money. Just check out Erik’s own video if you don’t believe me There’s easily 10 to 20 tacos worth of debris and ZERO deductions because the judges only care about Kobi.

  2. Anonymous said

    March 29, 2018 @ 2:51 am

    Seems pretty silly to bring up contests that are over 3 years old (and if I recall That was one was of erik’s First contests). I competed along side him last year at gringo bandits and he got through 80+ tacos with pretty minimal debris (considering the fact that we were eating.. tacos? Lol). Sounds like someone is butthurt.

  3. USA vs UK said

    March 29, 2018 @ 7:11 am

    Erik & Beard need to do a collaboration video.

    I want to see who the better eater is.

  4. Anonymous said

    March 29, 2018 @ 7:41 pm

    That’s the best footage I could find. I can’t tell how much debris Erik had from last year’s video, but I doubt he was neater than before considering he was equally as messy at the poutine contest a few years later.

  5. Anonymous said

    March 30, 2018 @ 1:51 am

    Lol yeah, because if he wanted to cheat he’d put a camera in front of his face and publicize it to thousands of people. #logic

  6. Anonymous said

    March 30, 2018 @ 10:33 pm

    Why not post the video? He’s losing money if he doesn’t, and from the angle of last year’s video, you can’t tell even if there is a lot of debris.

  7. Anonymous said

    March 31, 2018 @ 1:25 am

    Losing money? lol. Not really sure if you know what you’re talking about when it comes to YouTube. Have you seen how many views contest videos actually get vs. challenge videos on YouTube? I doubt Erik, Stonie, Pete, Santel, etc give a shit about contest videos and making money from them. Again, I’ve competed alongside him (and many others) and he’s not the greatest eater at the table, but he can put down food.

    Go cry elsewhere.

  8. YT sucks shit said

    March 31, 2018 @ 8:58 am

    Youtube is a bunch of fuckin bullshit and a scam. Speaking from a personal standpoint when you reach a certain amt of views your supposed earnings per month are calculated via the partnership program monetized ads etc. You are supposed to receive a pin number via US mail to draw your funds via mail or direct deposit I never received SHIT Still waiting over a year and no pin number When you try to contact YT under adsense they give you some long and winding song and dance about how video monetization works blah blah avoiding the actual matter in hand which is HOW AND WHEN THE FUCK DO I GET PAID ? Now they implemented a new policy which makes it impossible for the small YT accounts to make money 1000 subscribers and 400k hits per year They are the worst and its pointless to make videos anymore unless you have a million views per video or you want to entertain viewers for the fun of it

  9. Anonymous said

    March 31, 2018 @ 2:28 pm

    Some views is still money and you never know if the video will do better than expected.

    Maybe you’re defending Erik since whether he’s messy won’t affect your results. But for those who are at a similar level as Erik or a bit better, 10 to 20 tacos worth of debris will make a huge difference.

  10. anonymous said

    March 31, 2018 @ 6:05 pm

    I agree that sometimes the least expected money making video you post might surprise you and the next thing you know after a year or so 500k hits. My situation is about getting paid . YT claims there is more than $500 waiting for me to cash over the last few yrs from past video hits yet they still havent delivered . Its like a long never ending tease Maybe others got paid who knows

  11. anonymous said

    March 31, 2018 @ 6:06 pm

    Erik is done with competing He found his soulmate and its not a female

  12. Anonymous said

    April 6, 2018 @ 3:51 pm

    Is Bob referring to Erik when he talks about debris at the Gringo bandito?

  13. Anonymous said

    April 6, 2018 @ 5:39 pm

    Technically you could ask wayne, since he spends the majority of his time publicly shit talking Erik even though he was the one that was beat fair in square in NYC. It’s quite sad really..

  14. anonymous said

    April 6, 2018 @ 6:08 pm

    Who the fuck cares?

  15. Anonymous said

    April 6, 2018 @ 9:54 pm

    Ask 12:19 (the first comment in this thread)

  16. Anonymous said

    April 6, 2018 @ 11:26 pm

    Wayne didn’t steer the conversation in the video or mention Erik in the slightest, so your hostility is unwarranted.

    Bob thought that someone at the taco contest made a mess. I’d wager it’s Erik.

  17. anonymous said

    April 7, 2018 @ 8:53 am

    Bob always claims someone is making a mess at the table then takes pics and posts them but never mentions the culprits name He did that constantly with Conti and Sonya

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