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scgvf6 Mar 28, 2013 03:51 PM

I'm hoping to find a taco truck or restaraunt to cater for our wedding. Ideally, the taco truck would pull up to the wedding and serve there. We are on a tight budget and hoping only to spend $10/ per person (or less). We'll have around 155 guests to feed.

Does anyone know of an affordable and tasty caterer that fits this category?! Again, we just want tacos (Mexican or Korean)

  1. popvulture Mar 29, 2013 08:00 PM

    I went to a party a couple years ago that was catered by the Chilantro truck. Good food, nice people. In the vein of LA's Kogi truck, worth a look.


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      saeyedoc Dec 3, 2013 08:19 AM

      I don't know if you're still looking, but my daughter just got hired by Chilantro's catering department, let me know if you need help.

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      1. re: saeyedoc
        amysuehere Dec 3, 2013 10:19 AM

        I couldn't find anyone and the party is next week, so I'm doing the food myself. Getting the fajita meat from Central Market and doctoring it. I was hoping they could make me smaller versions of their Mexican tortillas, but alas, no.

        Salsa from Pinos, tortillas from there as well.

        1. re: amysuehere
          slowcoooked Dec 3, 2013 06:56 PM

          I couldn't imagine better salsa than pinos, but am worthless re: hiring a taco truck. nonetheless, congrats mademoiselle.

          i have to say though, and it's an hour of work per 20 folks, that stuffing a bunch of hollowed out jalapenos with Taleggio cheese, popping a deveined gulf shrimp atop, wrapping in bacon, was a hit for a recent party with our crew. nothing else needed, and we baked 'em till crisp. all was from Central Market. Grill is best, but we took them to a less than well equipped kitchen with no grill and only a modest oven.

          1. re: slowcoooked
            amysuehere Dec 4, 2013 07:25 AM

            I've seen those in the deli counter. I might just do that. Thanks, slowcooked. (make them myself, though - just too easy not to)

            1. re: amysuehere
              slowcoooked Dec 4, 2013 09:19 AM

              yeah, they're easy to whip up especially with a partner. the plat de resistance was the taleggio - a nicely pungent and soft cheese. cream cheese is much cheaper, but so little is needed the fancy pants cheese wasn't cost prohibitive by any means. it was my first time for what will surely be many for that product.

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        Rptrane Dec 4, 2013 03:37 AM

        Peached Tortilla caters.

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