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taradactyl Aug 3, 2010 10:22 AM

hello,

i want to have a mexican fiesta for my bday next sat (aug 14th). and am looking for a place that can make me food for about 20 people. looking specifically for :
carnitas
fish or other veggie option
tortillas
rice
beans
guacamole
salsa
corn

just put in carry away trays. i can even pick up! having a bit of trouble. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

im located in bushwick but can def drive.

thanks!

tara

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    Daniel76 Aug 3, 2010 10:45 AM

    i would speak to the people at Mexico 2000.. They are super sweet.. I would go in there and grab a taco and talk to the husband and wife..

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    Mexico 2000
    367 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    1. bobjbkln Aug 3, 2010 11:50 AM

      A little further away, but I'm sure that Fast & Fresh Deli at 84 Hoyt St between Atlantic Ave. & State St. in Boerum Hill/Downtown Brooklyn. (718) 802-1661 could meet your needs and has had pretty good reviews on CH.

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        teresa romero Aug 3, 2010 12:35 PM

        Chiles & Chocolate
        54 7th Ave, BROOKLYN, NY 11217 View Map

        (718) 230-770
        They are a Oaxacan restaurant and they make delicious guacamole, tamales chicken, cheese and pork with mole, fish tacos, chicken moles. Their shrimp ceviche and elotes (corn grilled) are superb. I go every week, they are a husband and wife chef team, lovely people and great authentic food.
        Teresa

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        Chiles & Chocolate
        92 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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          Greg Aug 3, 2010 05:42 PM

          I know that Tortilleria Nixtamal also offers catering. I know they offer everything on your list except the rice, beans and corn, but maybe they could work something out for you. Plus, their tortillas can't be beat. Here's a link to more info:
          http://www.tortillerianixtamal.com/wh...

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          Tortilleria Nixtamal
          104-05 47th Ave, Queens, NY 11368

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            BigV Aug 5, 2010 09:43 AM

            I would fear giving a catering order to Nixtamal unless you don't have a tight timeframe for when/if the food arrives- the concept of time is very different in their kitchen.

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            comestible Aug 4, 2010 07:56 PM

            Not to be a stick in the mud, but does catered Mexican even work very well? I'd say if the caterers prepare the food in your own kitchen, fine, but can Mexican food work in big trays over canned heat? So much about Mexican food...at least the dishes involving filled tortillas...depends on freshness and getting the prepared food to the table ASAP.

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              taradactyl Aug 5, 2010 05:23 AM

              way to ruin my birthday! stick in the mud!! haha jk jk
              i had the most amazing spread of mexican food catered on a photo shoot once. which gave me the idea. everything was very fresh and i think most of the meat that goes into tacos gets better the longer it marinates in its own juices ??? and i feel like tacos, beans and rice dont have to always be super hot.
              but thank you soo much for the warning. hopefully it goes well.

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                jen kalb Aug 5, 2010 09:50 AM

                they ought to be able to provide the items unassembled - you could then heat up the meat etc in your oven or whatever and folks can put together their own plates.

                Seems to me it ought to be doable

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                  taradactyl Aug 5, 2010 12:08 PM

                  thank you guys soo much. everyone that i spoke with was super great and accommodating, could work with my menu, time frame and budget. i ended up having a taco connection that i didnt even know about. my friend knows the owners of: http://taccolada.com/ . i had the most amazing steak taco from them one day. so going that route. thanks again everyone!!

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