8 Spicy Reasons to Have an Upscale Wedding Taco Cart

8 Spicy Reasons to Have an Upscale Wedding Taco Cart

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We have the insider tips on having the perfect upscale taco cart at your wedding reception, like the duo we had here at Seventh/Place in DTLA.

Every year, more than two million couples in the U.S. get married. Planning a wedding should be one of the most exciting times of your life. But, it’s easy to get overwhelmed during the process, especially when it comes to planning the reception and finding the perfect food to serve your guests.

When you’re planning your wedding menu, it’s easy to fall into the standard “chicken or fish” trap. But, have you ever thought of serving something a bit more unique? What about something totally off the beaten path, like tacos?

Now, before you laugh, hear us out.

There are lots of reasons to consider having a wedding taco cart. Eight of the best ones are listed below.

1. Great Taste

Who doesn’t love a good taco?

The combination of savory meat and cheese paired with spicy, tangy salsa, and creamy guacamole, all wrapped up in a soft tortilla. Is your mouth watering just thinking about it?

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The advantage of serving tacos is the wide variety that can be served! From beef, to chicken, to fish and everything in between.

Tacos are almost universally loved. If you want your wedding guests to be happy and well-fed, a taco cart will definitely do the job.

2. Easy to Serve

Nobody likes sitting around at their table waiting for their food to arrive. It can also be quite expensive to hire servers to deliver food to your guests.

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Once a hungry wedding guest places their order at the cart, our skilled crew member quickly assembles their plate lightening fast.

A taco cart is much more cost-effective, and, with a buffet-style setup, it’s easy for your guests to serve themselves. They can also go back for seconds (or thirds) whenever they’re ready.

3. Give Your Guests More Time to Party

Do you want your wedding reception to include lots of dancing? If so, you definitely ought to consider a taco cart.

Because tacos are so easy to serve, your guests don’t have to waste precious dancing time waiting in line or waiting for a waiter to bring them their dinner.

They can grab their food and get on the dance floor sooner.

4. Lots of Options

There’s virtually an unlimited number of combinations people can put together at a taco cart.

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Adding a spoonful of mango salsa to your tacos is great way to customize your own masterpiece.

Why only let your guests choose between chicken and fish when they can choose between beef, chicken, vegetables, corn tortillas, flour tortillas, and different types of salsa?

Everyone has different preferences, and a taco cart lets you cater to all of them.

5. Easy to Customize

It’s also easy for your guests to customize their tacos to their liking.

Don’t want to look around and see people picking vegetables off their plates or swapping side dishes with their neighbor?

Set up a taco cart so everyone can get exactly what they want.

6. Pair with Fun Beverages

Tequila, margaritas, beer, fun cocktails, flavored lemonades for the non-drinkers — the beverage options are endless when you go with a taco cart.

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Traditional aguas frescas are a terrific addition to any great taco party.

Why limit yourself to stuffy, traditional cocktails and boring, bottom-shelf bottles of wine? Give people the beverages they actually want to drink.

7. Easy to Accommodate Different Dietary Needs

Do you have guests who are vegan? Gluten-free? Paleo? Tacos are the perfect option to fit just about every dietary preference.

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Our signature veggie tacos are an excellent way of satisfying meat free diets!

For guests who need a vegan protein source, offer black beans or pinto beans. For gluten-free guests, offer corn tortillas. For paleo guests, provide a taco salad option.

A taco cart makes it incredibly easy to accommodate everyone’s needs and preferences.

8. Give Your Wedding a Laid-Back Vibe

A taco cart also gives your wedding a fun, laid-back vibe and sends a message that you want your guests to have a good time.

If you serve tacos at your reception, people will be more inclined to laugh, sing, and dance while celebrating the love between you and your partner.

Setting Up the Perfect Wedding Taco Cart

With all these great benefits in mind, are you feeling eager to set up a great taco cart for your wedding?

When you hire a catering company to prepare the food for your taco cart, they take care of all the hard parts for you. But, it’s still important to think about how you want to customize your taco cart.

Be sure to keep these factors in mind when you’re planning your ideal wedding taco cart:

Pick Your Proteins

Some of the most popular protein options for a taco cart include:

  • Carne Asada (grilled steak)
  • Pollo Asado (grilled chicken)
  • Carnitas (braised pork)

Most people offer two or three protein options when they’re putting together their taco cart.

For vegans and vegetarians, you can also offer black beans or pinto beans so they can make their tacos a bit more substantial while sticking to their dietary preferences.

Pick Your Tortillas

Corn tortillas and flour tortillas are the two most popular options for taco carts.

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You might also want to offer a tortilla-free option for people who like to avoid grains or who stick to a low-carb diet.

Giving people the choice to make a taco salad with romaine lettuce ensures that everyone has something to enjoy at your wedding.

Pick Your Toppings

This is where it gets really fun. There’s almost a limitless number of taco toppings you can choose for your wedding guests.

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Like a painter’s palate, a rich selection of condiments and salsas to help your guests create their own customized work of art.

Some options that are sure to be crowd-pleasures include:

  • Cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Corn
  • Sour cream
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Cilantro
  • Guacamole
  • Jalapenos

Don’t forget to offer a few different salsa options. Most people stick with a mild, medium, and a hot option.

Choose Your Sides

Good sides for a wedding taco cart include tortilla chips, rice, and beans. You don’t need to get too fancy with sides, especially since there are going to be so many fun toppings available.

Consider a Fun Dessert

Of course, the wedding cake is the traditional dessert option. But, if you’re going with a taco cart at your wedding reception, you’re probably not too concerned with tradition.

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No great taco party would be complete without a tantalizing dessert, like creamy exquisite leche flan.

Why not serve something fun and unique, like churros or flan? There are lots of great desserts that will pair well with your taco cart and be something your guests talk about for years.

Start Planning Your Wedding Taco Cart Today

Clearly, a wedding taco cart is a great catering option for just about anybody.

Are you ready to start planning your wedding taco cart?

If you live in or around the Southern California area, contact us at SOHO TACO today!

We offer gourmet taco catering and food trucks to make any occasion an event to remember!

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