MEXICAN tacos, Spanish paella and Thai noodles were just some of the tempting treats enjoyed by thousands at the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival over the weekend.

Traders enjoyed a boost in sales as the crowds came out to enjoy the sunshine during the three-day world food market.

Tiffany Miramon, who was serving up Mexican food with her husband José Raul from a 1962 Routemaster Bus, said the atmosphere was fantastic.

“We think the sun has brought everyone out,” she said.

“They have all been enjoying the tacos. It’s good Mexican food cooked by a real Mexican.”

Arthur Sidorczyk, manager at T3 Events, was serving up traditional German sausages to queues of hungry customers on Saturday.

“We come here every year and we always have a good time,” he said.

He added: “This year the weather has been beautiful. There are lots of people.”

The Echo-backed festival, now in its fourth year, is a 10-day event.

This weekend saw foods from around the globe take centre stage at The Square during the world foods market.

Next weekend, the festival finishes with a farmers and prod-ucers’ market, from Friday to Sunday.

The street food market continues throughout the week and will feature cooking displays, cocktail-making demonstrations and performances from singers and dancers.

Mother and daughter Tanya and Lana Sukhova travelled form their home in Wiltshire to visit the festival.

Lana, 23, said: “It’s fantastic.”

She added: “We love the world food market. We’ve been going around trying everything. We just want to eat it all.”

Tanya said: “It’s all delicious. My favourite dish so far has been the sushi but there’s still lots for us to try.”