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I need to subcontract out a taco service for an event. Does anyone know of a good company that will come with all the equipment, waiters, etc?

There are tons of companies that advertise, but I need to make sure that they serve very 'high end' tacos. Quality meats, homemade salsas, etc. I want amazing, but simple tacos .

Please write if you have hired a company like this in Mexico City and can recommend them.

Cheers!

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  1. El Fogoncito, in Colonia Nueva Anzures at the back of the Camino Real Hotel . . . a thriving restaurant operation which has a very popular 'we bring it to you' catering service where the grills and fresh food is brought to your event and prepared before your eyes. This is a very popular company, for this type of thing. I've never personally hired the company, but in addition to eating in the restaurant on Calle Leibnitz (at Victor Hugo) I've tasted the products at a couple of private parties. Follow the web link below and have a look at the company's website, which has a tab for catering services - and there's contact information.

    El Fogoncito
    http://www.fogoncito.com/

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    1. re: gomexico

      El Farolito has fantastic carne asada tacos , they make other types too my favorite is costilla . There are many locations in the city I usualy go to the one on Newton in Polanco, I have hired them in the past for private parties and it worked great ! If you want a clasic El Villamelon next to the bullring they do catering too , although it's not your clasic taco.

      1. re: bigotes

        Cool - Thanks guys.
        I am definately going to get quotes from your two suggestions. I eat at El Farolito in Condesa almost weekly, and they are good. Haven't tried El Fogoncito, but I've seen it, so I'll stop by next week.

        For anyone who is interested, I received this one from Bancheff. It seems the going rate is around $90-$100 pesos a person. Basic cooking staff included, additional waiters extra.

        For those whom don't speak Spanish, basically they are offering me to choose 7 of the 54 items listed at the end, plus tacos al pastor, beans, nopales, garnishes, salsas, tortillas, Tlacoyos (fried masa stuffed with fava bean or regular beans), little quesadillas of cheese or chicharon, sodas, disposables, cooking equipment and cooks. Oh, and they are throwing in a dessert as well.

        If you guys want, I can post the other proposals I receive. Let me know and I will, (you never know when you are going to need a taquiza-fix!)

        Thanks!
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        Por Medio del presente enviamos a su consideración el siguiente presupuesto para 100 personas .

        TAQUIZA COMBINADA
        INCLUYE:
        Tlacoyos de haba y de frijol, Quesadillitas de queso y chicharon.
        Variedad de guisados de exquisito y sabroso sazón, con ingredientes de primera calidad de las cuales usted eligiera 7 de una varieda de 54. (lista anexa)
        1 Trompo de Carne al pastor
        Guarnicion tipo alambre ( piña,champiñones y pimiento)
        Frijoles Refritos
        Nopalitos Rancheros
        Cebolla, cilantro y limones picados
        Tortillas calientes, salsa verde de guacamole y roja.
        Puesto tipo kermes .
        Cocineta móvil con gas.
        Platos, vasos , servilletas desechables
        Refresco de cola toronja y hielo para los alimentos
        Taqueros, galopines, y ayudantes.

        CORTECIA: Dulce regional por persona (COCADA, PALANQUETA, DULCE LECHE).

        SERVICIO DE 4 HORAS

        ADOBO DE CARNE DE RES O CERDO LONGANIZA EN PASILLA
        ARROZ POBLANO MOLE POBLANO DE POLLO O DE CERDO
        ARROZ ALA JARDINERA MACHACA NORTEÑA
        BARBACOA DE RES MOLE VERDE CON POLLO O CERDO
        BISTECK ALA MEXICANA MORONGA
        BISTECK EN PASILLA AL CHEFF NOPALES ALA MEXICANA
        BISTECK ENCEBOLLADO NOPALITOS RANCHEROS AL CHEFF
        CALABAZA CON CERDO PAPAS CON CHORIZO
        CARNE AL PASTOR PIPIAN DE RES O DE CERDO
        CECINA ADOBADA DE CERDO PICADILLO DE RES AL CHEFF
        CERDO CON VERDOLAGAS POLLO ZACATECANO
        CERDO EN PASILLA POLLO ENCACAHUATADO
        COCHINITA PIBIL PESCADO ALA VISCAINA
        COCHINITA ALA VERACRUZANA PUNTAS DE RES O CERDO EN MORITA
        CARNITAS ESTILO MICHOACAN PUNTAS DE RES AL ALBAÑIL
        CHICHARRÓN EN SALSA VERDE RAJAS POBLANAS CON POLLO O CERDO
        CHICHARRÓN PRENSADO EN GUAJILLO RAJAS POBLANAS CON CREMA
        CHAMPINOÑES ALA MEXICANA RAJAS CON CAMPIÑONES O PAPAS
        CHAMPIÑONES AL CHIPOTLE RIÑONES ALA MEXICANA
        FRIJOLES REFRITOS ROMERITOS EN TEMPORADA
        ENTOMATADO DE POLLO ROPA VIEJA DE RES
        EJOTE CON HUEVO SALPICÓN DE RES O DE POLLO
        LENGUA ALA VISCAINA TORTAS DE RES EN SALSA VERDE
        LENGUA DE TERNERA EN ADOBO TINGA DE POLLO
        LENGUA ALA VERACRUZANA TINGA DE RES O CERDO
        LONGANIZA EN SALSA VERDE ESPECIALIDAD CHEFF (CAMPECHANO)

        COSTO POR PERSONA $ 90.00

        Alquiller Extra:

        Mesero por 5 horas $ 350.00 cada uno

        1. re: JulietInDF

          Juliet, this is really really interesting. I'm giving a large party this month in Morelia and decided to have a catered taquiza rather than cook for a huge crowd.

          Just for comparison's sake, here's the list of choices the caterer offered me:

          BOTANA (Choose two)
          QUESO FRESCO
          CHICHARRÓN CON GUACAMOLE
          VERDURA EN VINAGRE
          PAPITAS CAMBRAY AL CILANTRO
          PAPITAS CAMBRAY CON RAJAS DE CUARESMEÑO
          PAPITAS CAMBRAY AL AJILLO
          TOSTADAS DE REQUESÓN
          TOSTADITAS DE CHILE RELLENO
          TACOS DORADOS CON CREMA Y QUESO
          MINIQUESADILLAS DE SESOS GUISADOS

          CARNES (Choose three)
          POLLO DESHEBRADO CON MOLE
          COCHINITA PIBIL
          TERNERA EN PASILLA
          CHORIZO DE POLLO GUISADO
          POLLO DESHEBRADO EN PIPIAN VERDE
          CARNE DE RES DESHEBRADA A LA VINAGRETA
          POLLO EN POBLANO
          PIERNA DE PUERCO CON VERDOLAGAS
          CARNITAS MICHOACANAS
          PUNTAS DE FILETE EN CHILE CAPONE

          GUARNICIONES (Choose two)
          RAJAS DE POBLANO CON CEBOLLA, CREMA Y ELOTE
          UCHEPOS DE MANTEQUILLA DE IRATZIO
          CORUNDAS RELLENAS CON CREMA Y QUESO
          FRIJOLES REFRITOS CON CHILES TOREADOS, QUESO Y TOTOPOS
          NOPALITOS A LA MEXICANA
          NOPALITOS EN MOLE
          NOPALITOS EN PASILLA
          CHICHARRÓN EN SALSA DE 5 CHILES
          ARROZ A LA MEXICANA

          POSTRES (Choose one)
          PASTEL DE ZANAHORIA
          ATE CON QUESO
          PLATONES DE DULCES REGIONALES SURTIDO
          NIEVE DE PÁTZCUARO
          CHONGOS ZAMORANOS EN SALSA DE VINO TINTO
          PASTEL DE TRES LECHES

          SIEMPRE INCLUIMOS
          SALSA DE MOLCAJETE
          CHILES TOREADOS
          TORTILLAS DE COMAL HECHAS A MANO (EN EL LUGAR DEL EVENTO).
          QUESO SECO Y CREMA

          SERVICIOS QUE INCLUYE:

          MOBILIARIO:
          MESAS REDONDAS Y SILLAS TIFFANY BLANCA
          MANTELERÍA: BAJO MANTEL BLANCO, CUBRE IMPORTADO DISEÑOS A ELEGIR, SERVILLETA DE TELA.
          LOZA: BARRO
          CRISTALERÍA: NACIONAL
          TODA LA QUE SE REQUIERA
          REFRESCO O AGUA FRESCA:
          TODO EL REFRESCO O AGUA Y HIELO QUE SE REQUIERA DURANTE LAS 5 HORAS DEL SERVICIO, (EL AGUA SI LO DESEA PUEDE SERVIRSE EN VITROLEROS; EN CASO DE ELEGIR AGUA USTED PRODRÁ ELEGIR DOS OPCIONES DE LOS SIGUIENTES SABORES: JAMAICA, HORCHATA, Y TAMARINDO)
          PERSONAL: 1 MESERO CADA 20 PERSONAS, 1 CAPITAN DE MESEROS CADA 150, Y PERSONAL DE COCINA EL NECESARIO.
          COCINA: MONTAJE DE COCINA CUANDO SE REQUIERA SIN COSTO ADICIONAL.

          What this amounts to is that I'll buy all the alcoholic beverages, period. *Everything* else is covered by the caterer. It pleases me no end that none of the table service is *deshechable*. The tablecloths will be white deshilado covered with rebozos in bright colors. The dishes are clay (my choice) and the cubiertos are metal, the glasses are glass. The caterers will come early in the day of the event and set it all up. At the end of five hours, they take everything away. No fuss, no muss, no dishes to wash.

          Cost per person: 270 pesos. IMHO, well worth it.

          Link: http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com

            1. re: Eat_Nopal

              No riñones, but plenty of sesos...

              This sounds like an old joke, about the guy who's been institutionalized for years. Finally he gets a new MD who starts teaching him how to function better in the outside world. After six months, the patient goes before the hospital board to petition for release.

              The panel of doctors asks him several questions. Pointing to his leg joint, one doctor says, "What's this?" The guy says, "That's my knee."

              Pointing to his arm joint, another doctor says, "And this?" The guy says, "That's my elbow."

              Pointing to an area on his left chest, the third doctor says, "OK, what's THIS?" The guy rolls his eyes and says, "That's my heart, of course."

              The doctors look at one another and shrug. The head of the panel stamps the guy's papers for release. "Just one last question, please. How did you learn all this in just six months?"

              The guy taps his forehead and says, "Kidneys, man, kidneys."

              Link: http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com