Post # 1
I don’t know if I should be putting this in FOOD or latino, but oh well. I was curious if any of you latina bees knew what type of Mexi food is good for a buffet. I was thinking
2 main courses and about 3 sides with chips and salsa
1.) Chicken Fajitas
2.) Barbacoa or birria or carnitas?????????
3.) Ceaser salad
Any better ideas????????
I kinda wanted italian and mexi but I don’t know how to tie those together since the sides are two different…..
Post # 3
We went to a wedding last summer in Chicago that had Indian and Mexican. It was AWESOME minus trying to figure out what Mr. KM could and couldn’t eat (he can’t eat meat). What about a “build your own taco” station?
Post # 4
@Kmsull Hmmm… build you’re own taco station? Well, I was told that tacos aren’t really a part of a wedding cuisine. They’re more for birthday parties and back yard bbq’s. Although Fiance does love carne asada.
Post # 5
Chile rellenos in a delicious crispy batter (not the gooey nasty kind that is all too common at cheap restaurants). Yummy!
Post # 6
@ejs4y5 My uncle knows how to make chile rellenos but Idk if he has the time to make like 150.. Maybe if he can make like 50-75 ? Would that be hard work? And if you’re in line waiting for the buffet and we run out of chile rellenos will guests get bummed out?
Post # 7
ceviche, guacamole, taquitos, taco salad, grilled marinated skirt steak
Post # 8
Guacamole for the chips sounds good. You’re suggestions make my tummy rumble thank you I will look into those options.
Post # 9
When I first read your title of the thread, my thoughts were the same as everyone elses’s
Build your own _________
and then have your side items like your rice, maybe have two diff types of beans, diff salsas…ooooh this sounds so yummy! Can i be invited??? lol
Post # 10
Lol. I haven’t even ate b-fast this thread is making me hungry. Gotta go get ready for church.. please comment your ideas..
Post # 11
I am also having a tex-mex buffet. We are not hispanic but our first date was at a mexican restaurant and we wanted something different.
Here is ours:
Fajita Station: Chick, Steak, Shrimp, Peppers & onions
Refried and Black Beans
Grilled mixed vegetables with plantains
Tropical Fruit in sangria marinade
roasted corn and pepper salad
mixed green salad
Tostadas and something that starts with a g–passed hors-dorves
Tortilla chips with salsa, guacamole and queso
Signature Drink: Sangria
Here are some pics from our food tasting. Sooo yummy!
Post # 12
Thanks for the menu suggestions.. when I have time I will look into each of the suggestions carefully.
I really like the idea of a fajitas station, chicken, beef, and shrimp.. Good menu!
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I wouldn’t recommend Caesar salad. I mean, I love it, but it doesn’t fit in with the Mexican theme. It’s Italian.
If you want a Mexican themed salad, you could do a simple green salad with tomatoes, red onion, corn, black beans and avocado dressing. YUM.
Post # 14
Great ideas Miss.Skinner – and the plates all look so colorful! Love them!
I was just going to suggest that you could serve mexican wedding cakes. They are little cookies and so yummy. My mom is mexican and she makes them every year. THought they might be a little festive touch to your menu 🙂
Post # 15
What are mexican wedding cakes? I must research that it sounds like a good desert…
Post # 16
If you have fajitas, definitely add beef since not everyone likes chicken, and have a veggie fajita option as well with no meat added. Chile rellenos are a good vegetarian option as well.
A build your own taco bar sounds great. Give your guests a choice of either hard or soft shells. Honestly, who cares if it’s not considered “wedding appropriate”? Fajitas and the rest of the options aren’t considered “wedding appropriate” either but they’re still popular options that nearly everyone loves. Base your menu on what you and your guests enjoy and will eat rather than what some mass of people deems acceptable or not, all of whom have no say in your wedding choices.
As far as beverages, I’d go for the frozen fruity drinks. Margaritas, daiquiris, coladas, all of which can be made as virgin drinks for the kids and non-drinking adults. Horchata is good too, as is Mexican hot cocoa.