We're looking for a taco caterer to come to our house to grill up great tasting tacos. And we'd like their set-up and equipment to look nice and shiny. Suggestions please!! Our party is very soon.
Usually authentic taco caterers, if they are busy taqueros, equipment will be well worn in. Most of the time the equipment is not stainless. Stainless steel equipment costs a lot more than regular. If you want really good food do not worry about the looks of the equipment. Try their food first and see what you like.
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El Tapatio in Woodland Hills. We've used them multiple times and they are always awesome. Here's the website, ask for Renato. http://eltapatio-1.com/. They will drive most anywhere, we are in the S Bay. Everything is included; rice, beans, chips, salsa, guar, etc. Get extra Pastor, it's out of this world.
I recommend Mexicali Taco & Co, (323) 274-8907. I know that they do catering. The best tacos in Los Angeles, super clean people, setup and equipment. You might want to read their Yelp reviews.
I can't remember their first names, but this is their number. (323) 274-8907.
There is a great taco table that sets up across from Tony's bar in the industrial district of downtown that does catering. I used them for a party of about 35 people and they were great -- on time. delicious food, fresh-tasting salsas. All the guests were raving about how good they were.
I don't know that they will do a "tasting" for you, but you can just go to the stand and try their tacos for $1 each.
Their set-up is not "shiny," but nobody seemed put off by the look of it when they were shoving al pastor down their faces.
I have the contact info somewhere if you are interested. Otherwise just go to the stand and talk to them -- they are set up every night. They speak English.