(Closed) What are your suggestions for a Mexican food buffet?

posted 8 years ago in Latino
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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 # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Chile rellenos in a delicious crispy batter (not the gooey nasty kind that is all too common at cheap restaurants). Yummy!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

ceviche, guacamole, taquitos, taco salad, grilled marinated skirt steak

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

When I first read your title of the thread, my thoughts were the same as everyone elses’s

 

Build your own _________

 

-fajitas

-taco salad

-tacos

-nachos

 

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 # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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

Vegetable Quesadillas

Mexican Rice

Refried and Black Beans

Grilled mixed vegetables with plantains

Tropical Fruit in sangria marinade

roasted corn and pepper salad

mixed green salad

Chirros–extra dessert

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!

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Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

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 # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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.

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