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How big are servings at Tacubaya, Berkeley?

I'm planning to pick up food from Tacubaya for a get-together I'm hosting for a few friends. There will be about 7-8 people for a light meal. I was thinking of getting a bunch dishes to be shared: a couple chips and salsa, a salad, a couple orders of black beans, maybe a tostada, and then getting 1 order of either quesadillas or tacos per person. There will also be dessert after. And horchata.

Does that sound like it should be enough for a light, picnic-style meal? I haven't eaten there in a while and can't remember how big the portions are on any of those dishes.

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  1. I remember the servings as small. I could be wrong but I think the menu price is per taco ($3.15) in which case 1 taco per person is probably too little even for a light meal. But it would be easy enough for you to call them and find out what they recommend.

    1. Picante off Gilman might serve you better if volume is desirable. They have a catering biz as well as the regular menu. Might be able to order items by the pound and tortillas instead of individual tacos.

      1. I think an order of chips and salsa, a tostada, an order of black beans, and a couple of tacos would be a light meal for two.

        1. Had lunch there Friday, it took 3 tacos to fill this medium-sized, middle-age and middle-class man.

          1. i think 1 torta al pastor is pretty filling, (and delicious) or 2 tacos would be about right, with all the other stuff.

            i love tacubaya.

            1. Okay thanks guys. Maybe I'll go with two tacos per person along with the other stuff. I kind of remember servings as being somewhat small too. Are they quesadillas somewhat big? They're double the price of a taco, but I don't know if that means double the size.

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              1. re: bythebay

                they're made with the same corn tortillas as the tacos, but come 2 to an order.

                here's a pic from *elp

                1. re: drewskiSF

                  Ok, thanks. So I guess I'll be choosing between one order of quesadillas or two orders of tacos per person. Maybe the tacos would be more filling since they have fish or meat, and the quesadilla is just vegetarian.

                  1. re: bythebay

                    the quesadilla fillings are not always vegetarian. their online menu is dated 2006, so probably call to see what their currently featuring.