Question about taco/nacho/burrito buffets

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would definitely have sides!

Like corn bread or corn on the cob or veggies.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

@allyfally:  Definitely include limes as well, people like to squeeze them on top of Mexican food! What about a fish option for people who don’t like/want to eat meat? Something light like tilapia would be great. And for the vegetarians and vegans, what about seitan and some vegan cheese? And grilled bell peppers with onions. I think that a nice green salad would be a great side since this food can be pretty heavy. Yeah there’s lettuce, but there’s not too much for an appetizing salad, you know? I think  that having black beans would be great too. Some people don’t like pinto, especially since it’s frequently cooked in lard. And brown rice can be polarizing; I really think you should also add white and/or Spanish rice. And some queso fresco/different types of cheese would really make things fun. You could do Mexican corn and/or bread (the yummy Mexican sweet kind) for sides too. This sounds like an AMAZING start, I’d love to attend this wedding! 

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@allyfally:  Sounds delicious! I’d add grilled peppers and onions, roasted, seasoned sweet potato, or grilled portabello mushrooms for the vegetarians/health conscious, but that might not be an issue for your crowd! Honestly, we found that variety wasn’t as important as QUANTITY for our wedding! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I would add some fajita veggies for sure and mushrooms (like PP said) are a great meat substitute. Shrimp could be a great option as well if you want a seafood option.

As for sides maybe a salad of some sort and some veggies? If you are trying to go with the whole Mexican theme maybe roasted corn on the cobb? That’s really good with queso fresco! 

EDITed for typos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think that sounds delicious, and personally I think you have plenty of options for both the average guest and the vegetarian crowd. The only thing I would add would be something refreshing and light. Maybe some fresh fruit?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I would also add black beans (great source of protein for vegetarians!), grilled peppers and onions, tomatos, and pico de gallo. Those are all staples at our house for taco/fajita night.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@allyfally:  maybe some grilled peppers and onions.  can’t forget the jalepenos.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@allyfally:  I agree with PP some lighter/more neutral sides would be good in addition to what you listed! Corn goes well with Mexican food and maybe a potato dish just for people who arent big on mexican to get a more filling starch in? 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

In that case… can I come? 😉

But for real. I just texted DH that tomorrow night is now taco night. He will be making home made pico de gallo and I will be in heaven. I can’t wait. MMMM.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@allyfally: 

In addition to what you said (for the taco bar):

chopped up tomatoes

Taco Sauce

Maybe ground turkey (I don’t eat ground beef, and a lot of people may like it)

cilantro lime rice

limes

grilled peppers

onions (raw and grilled)

charred corn

perhaps a fish option or grilled shrimp (omg yum!)

corn tortillas (for the gluten free crowd)

refried beans

 

Side dish ideas:

a soup (perhaps a gazpacho or a tortilla soup)

fruit salad

7 layer dip

jalepeno poppers

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oops I was typing while you posted about the no seafood!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

“This is a taco + burrito conversation… Nachos!”

sorry just had to say that when I saw your title. Anways grilled or fresh onions, fresh and/or pickled jalapenos, I like refried beans, but you have the beans covered. Maybe a corn salsa or a nice corn dish. and lots and lots of margaritas!

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