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Build Your Own Taco Bars, Fajitas, and Burrito Bowls Catering

Your team is in for a treat whether they’re making their own tacos, fajitas, or burrito bowls. These build your own stations are ideal for lunches and happy hours alike. They’re great for solving for everyone’s diverse dietary needs and taste preferences. Dairy free? Just skip the cheese and sour cream. Gluten free? Pick the corn tortillas instead of flour. There’s something for everyone!

Our Menus

Here at CaterCow, we design our menus to set you up for success whether you’re having teammates make tacos, fajitas, or burrito bowls. Every taco bar comes with proteins, toppings, bases like tortillas and rice & beans, as well as sauces. For most meals, you’ll have to let us know how you’d like to split the proteins so we can accommodate your number of vegetarians. You’ll also note that on CaterCow, we don’t have any build-your-own burritos because we know no one is going to roll their own burritos and it just leads to tons of tortillas leftover. Furthermore, taco bars separate hot and cold items so that your food doesn’t come soggy and lukewarm.

Best Practices and Tips when Ordering Build Your Own Taco Bars, Fajitas, and Burrito Bowls

Best Practices and Tips when Ordering Build Your Own Taco Bars, Fajitas, and Burrito Bowls

Be careful when it comes to delicious food and buffet lines. People at the front of the line will inevitably take more food, especially the proteins. For that reason, when the meal is setup, you should aim for placing the meats at the very end and starches at the front. You should also consider over-ordering for more than your actual headcount if your budget allows, especially if you have some hungry eaters on your team. Alternatively, you may want to just order some extra protein. Similarly, if guacamole is in your taco bar, you may also want to over-order, especially since some people may grab full snack portions of guac and chips. Finally, it may be a good idea to tell people what you’re ordering — as an example, we’ve heard stories of office managers ordering taco bar with rice and beans as a small add-on, but guests thought they could create burrito bowls, which led to the rice quickly running out!

Build Your Own Taco Bars, Fajitas, and Burrito Bowls are Great for Cinco de Mayo!

Build Your Own Taco Bars, Fajitas, and Burrito Bowls are Great for Cinco de Mayo!

Spice up Cinco de Mayo with taco bars and fajita bars catering! Just remember that taco bars are one of the most popularly ordered on Cinco de Mayo so you should book early! Some restaurants may even have higher minimums on these dates.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you need for a taco bar?

For the best taco bar, you need a variety of ingredients to satisfy everyone’s diverse palates. Bases are the most obvious — these include corn tortilla, flour tortillas, rice and beans. Note that when you go to a restaurant, some double up on the tortilla per taco so that the taco doesn’t fall apart in your hand from meat juices seeping through, but this is realistically unnecessary for a taco bar since, let’s be honest, most people in the buffet line aren’t going to ...more For the best taco bar, you need a variety of ingredients to satisfy everyone’s diverse palates. Bases are the most obvious — these include corn tortilla, flour tortillas, rice and beans. Note that when you go to a restaurant, some double up on the tortilla per taco so that the taco doesn’t fall apart in your hand from meat juices seeping through, but this is realistically unnecessary for a taco bar since, let’s be honest, most people in the buffet line aren’t going to double-tortilla themselves. The next category is the meats — carne asada steak, pollo chicken, pork like carnitas and al pastor, and vegetarian options like mixed grilled veggies and nopales cactus. If you’re feeling fancy, camaron shrimp and pescado fish (although for a taco bar delivery, fried batter fish may not be the best idea since fries items get soggy during delivery). We recommend 6-8oz of protein per person to be safe, although it really depends on how hungry your eaters are. After that is toppings - shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, diced onions, cheese, and limes. And finally the wet sauces - sour cream and a variety of salsas. Feel free to add more to your taste’s desire!

How do you set up a taco bar?

...more In our opinion, the best way to set it up is to have starches at the front, then toppings, and meats and guacamole at the very end. Basically the most “prized” ingredients should be at the end because as people fill up their plates they are more likely to overfill their plates at the beginning when their plates are empty. If you have meats near the front, you will more than likely run into shortages unless you order extra.

What goes well with a taco bar?

...more Chips and salsa, churros, and salads are all great additions to a taco bar! It also never hurts to include more guacamole since that will run out quickly!

How many tacos are recommended per person?

...more We recommend 3 tacos per person (at the very least 2)! It ultimately depends on the size of the tacos and what other sides you have (if you have rice and beans, chips, etc.), but a taco bar should typically account for 2-3 per guest.

What ingredients are in Build Your Own Taco Bars, Fajitas, and Burrito Bowls?

Base
  • Greens
  • Both Tacos & Burrito Bowls
  • Burrito Bowls
  • Tacos
Beans
  • Black
  • Black beans
  • Charro beans
  • Pinto
  • Pinto beans
  • Refried beans
Dessert
  • Churros
  • Fruit Salad
  • House Pastries
Fajitas
  • Angus steak fajitas
  • Beef
  • Beef fajitas
  • Carnitas
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Fajitas
  • Citrus grilled chicken fajitas
  • Combo
  • Extra Fajita Vegetables
  • Grilled chicken
  • Grilled vegetable fajitas
  • Pork Fajitas
  • Seasonal veggie fajitas
  • Shrimp fajitas
  • Steak
  • Steak Fajitas
  • Vegetarian Fajitas
  • Veggie
  • Veggie fajitas
Meats and Fillings
  • Al Pastor
  • Asada
  • Baja chicken
  • Butter Lime Shrimp
  • Carnitas: pork
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Costeño
  • Chicken Tinga
  • Chorizo
  • Cod
  • Fire Grilled Chicken
  • Fire Grilled Steak
  • Grilled Chicken Al Pastor
  • Grilled veggies
  • Ground beef
  • Mahi mahi
  • Mole Poblano Chicken
  • Pollo
  • Pork
  • Pulled pork
  • Red Chicken
  • Sautéed Chicken in Rajas
  • Shredded Beef
  • Shrimp
  • Spicy Ranchero Steak
  • Steak
  • Verde Chicken
Optional Upgrades
  • Guacamole
  • Pico de Gallo
Sauces
  • Charred Spicy Tomato
  • Chili Pepper
  • Chimichurri
  • Green Peppercorn
  • Green Tomatillo
  • House BBQ
  • Mango Salsa
  • Tomate Asado
Sides
  • Beet Salad
  • Black beans
  • Brown Rice
  • Cactus Salad
  • Cauliflower
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Chips, guacamole & salsa
  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Cilantro rice
  • Cilantro White Rice
  • Corn Pico
  • Crispy Brussels
  • Fajita-Style Onions & Peppers
  • Fresh Onion, Cilantro & Radishes
  • Frijoles de La Olla
  • Frijoles Fritos
  • Frijoles Negros
  • Frijoles Peruanos
  • Grilled Seasonal Vegetables
  • House Salad
  • Pinto Bean Mash
  • Pinto Beans
  • Quinoa
  • Refried Beans
  • Roasted Buttered Corn
  • Santa Fe Salad
  • Sautéed Kale
  • Sauteed Mushrooms
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Spanish Rice
  • Street corn and queso, off the cob
  • Sweet Corn Cake
  • Sweet Plantains
  • Traditional Mexican Rice
  • White Rice
Toppings
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped tomato
  • Cilantro
  • Cilantro chipotle sauce
  • Guacamole
  • Lettuce
  • Monterey jack cheese
  • Pico de gallo
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Sour cream
Tortillas
  • Corn
  • Corn tortillas
  • Crispy taco shells
  • Flour
  • Flour tortillas
  • Hard Corn
  • Homemade Corn Tortillas
  • Homemade flour tortillas
  • Soft Corn
  • Soft corn tortillas
  • Soft Flour
Veggies
  • Fire-Roasted Corn
  • Grilled onions
  • Grilled Zucchini
  • Kale & Onions
  • Peppers & onions
  • Silver Dollar Mushrooms
  • Spinach & Hominy
  • Tofu & Rajas

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