(Closed) Mexican food buffet options

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

cheese enchiladas is a great choice…can you do something like fajitas for the other?  or maybe chicken tamales?

Post # 4
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

ohhhh could you do like a trio…. cheese, chicken, meat enchaladas… and then hrmmm….. maybe a bean burrito for the veggie option?

Post # 5
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Cheese enchiladas is a great option. Personally, one of my faves, and would be a “crowd pleaser”. I would also go with a chicken enchilada verde or some type of burrito with meat inside. This post is making me hungry thinking about it! Mexican food is a great plan!

Post # 6
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

MMMMM love me some Mexican food! I think the enchiladas are good and fajita is safe too. I  LOVE tamales but I know that a lot of people hate the texture.

Post # 7
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We’re doing a mexican buffet… mm! We’re having: 

fajitas (steak and chicken with peppers and onions + fixins)

enchiladas (half chicken half cheese and onion)

rice and beans

chips and various salsas


yay for mexican food 🙂 

Post # 9
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@peasantsong: NO ONE doesn’t like mexican food. and if they don’t? well they really shouldn’t be my friend. heh (also, 7/pp? freakin awesome!!)

Post # 10
1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re doing taco & nacho bars, beans & rice. We’re thinking of switching out the nachos for something else, but that’s our plan for now. I agree enchiladas are always a crowd pleaser!

Post # 11
1254 posts
Bumble bee

Yey! I’m so excited that others on here are also doing a Mexican buffet for their wedding. When I told family and the wedding party about my plans, they enjoyed the idea but thought it wasn’t “wedding” enough. I happen to love Mexican food and there are so many options here in San Diego.

I wanted a Taco Bar for dinner, and because there are so many options down here, it has been difficult for me to narrow down the list. So far, I’ve seen costs range from $7-$22/person. And to be frank, the lower cost versions taste better because they are authentic. The higher cost ones have better presentation.

I am very close to completing a deal with a caterer. And after much research about Taco bars, I might end up without one…haha! Below is the menu we came up with:

Mexican Buffet 


Hand Rolled Taquitos

Crunchy hand rolled shredded chicken taquitos, served with fresh salsa

Southwest Egg Rolls

 Crispy flour tortilla filled with chicken, black beans, corn, cheese, peppers & spinach, served with avocado ranch dip

Jalapeno Dutch Potatoes

Baked potatoes filled with creamy jalapeno mashed potatoes & broiled for a golden crisp top

Fresh Homemade Tortilla Chips and Dip

Salsa, Guacamole, and Chili Con Queso


Southwest Caesar Salad

Romaine lettuce, black olives, corn tortilla strips, and fresh parmesan cheese with Chipotle Caesar dressing


Hand Rolled Cheese Enchiladas

Enchiladas stuffed with cheese in our roasted red sauce topped with shredded queso fresco

Tequila Chicken

A unique creamy sauce of cilantro, jalapeños, garlic, lime & tequila tossed with chicken

 Carne Asada

Spicy grilled marinated chopped steak. Served with fire roasted jalapenos & garlic

 Chile Verde

Tender pork slowly simmered in roasted green chile sauce


 Refried Beans

Spanish Rice

Corn and Flour Tortillas

Post # 13
1254 posts
Bumble bee

@peasantsong: As long as people can eat the food (considering religious and diet restrictions), I think most people will eat what is presented to them. Even if there are few choices, as long as there is enough in quantity to feed the guests, you should be okay.

I think Cheese enchiladas will work for vegetarians, unless you have vegans. If so, bean burritos will be another option. Or you can do a fajita bar, and depending on the type of veggies that accompany the meat, it may work well for the vegetarians too. I’ve seen vegetarians order fajitas without the meat, and instead they get an extra serving of the veggies (bell pepper, zucchini, onions, etc.). This way, you can actually have 2 meat options.  Good luck!!

Post # 14
4485 posts
Honey bee

What are your menu choices? Every Mexican restaurant is different in what they offer. Cheese enchiladas appeal to most people, even if they are not vegetarians. You can’t go wrong with fajitas or tacos. Fajitas are available as just veggies too.

Definitely serve flan or tres leche cake for dessert and frozen drinks (including virgin for nondrinkers and kids) such as strawberry margaritas, and horchata for the nondrinkers.

Post # 15
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I like the cheese enchilada idea, and then maybe something less cheesy/heavy like fajitas?

I know several of my friends are lactose intolerant or have issues with lots of lactose especially when combined with beans and booze, so a less “cheesy” option might be good. Those that want the dairy can load up on sour cream and cheese on their fajitas.

Post # 16
1221 posts
Bumble bee

mmmm enchiladas are my FAV!!! but fajitas are always good too.

If i were to do a mexican buffet it would def be Fajitas and enchiladas

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