Del Mar Surf Station Engagement Party

Del Mar Surf Station Engagement Party

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Del Mar Surf Station - Wedding Engagement Party - Guests Enjoying themselves in front of the taco cart

The Del Mar Surf Station is located at the decommissioned Del Mar train station next to the beach.

Yesterday was Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. Usually that means it’s back to school and the end of those fantastic beach parties.

And, what better way to commemorate another memorable summer season then with a little recap of the seaside event that we just did recently?

Not too long ago we had the great pleasure of catering for a beautiful engagement party at the Del Mar Surf Station and we had a GREAT time. Check out this short video that showcases just a snippet of the festivities:

Located in the gorgeous seaside resort town of Del Mar, this Del Mar Surf Station is a decommissioned train station that used to serve travelers between San Diego and Orange County on a regular basis.

And, then one day Amtrak sometime in the mid-90’s, Amtrak wanted to expand its services and increase ridership in the area. There was even a heated debate in the community since some folks were ecstatic about enhancing more public transportation in the area. But, others weren’t too wild about the added traffic and congestion.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Del Mar Surf Station - Wedding Engagement Party - Sopesito Appetizers

Each Sopesito appetizer is handcrafted and then stuffed with our housemade recipes, which can be pork, chicken or beef based.

Then, after all was said and done, Amtrak felt that it wasn’t worth it to stick around there and decided to build a larger, more accommodating station up in Solana Beach. You can read more about his fascinating historic site on Ipstenu.org and on WayMarking.com. Pretty interesting stuff!

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Del Mar Surf Station - Wedding Engagement Party - Whole View of Taco Cart

SOHO TACO Chefs Irving (L) and Oscar (R) getting the taco cart ready for the festivities.

Today the venue is privately owned and no longer serves at train station. But, that hasn’t removed any of the charm and allure of the location. In fact, you can even witness trains whizzing by in hurry to meet up at the next destination!

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Del Mar Surf Station - Wedding Engagement Party - Mahi Mahi On The Grill

One of the popular menu items for this special occasion was our grilled mahi mahi fish taco.

For this occasion our hard-working crew members Oscar and Irving drove down the 5 Freeway South to help grill up a fantastic feast for a wonderful engagement party. They loaded up the van in Santa Ana and made their way down South to the heart of the festivities.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Del Mar Surf Station - Wedding Engagement Party - Adding Guacamole

Salsa de guacamole was on hand so guests can customize their tacos with this buttery smooth condiment.

We set up the cart next to the train tracks which was a bit startling at first since the trains rushing by was only a few feet from the backs of our crew!

But, after a few trains you just get used to it. So, they fired up the grill and assembled the ingredients for a celebratory feast.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Del Mar Surf Station - Wedding Engagement Party - View of Taco Cart

Despite the partly cloudy skies it was actually a beautifully warm day, perfect for an engagement party.

To help kick off the festivities, the menu called for some of our finest appetizers such as our savory albongdigas, which is savory meatballs stuffed with chopped dates for that wonderful salty/sweet combination.

Then, we followed that up with another popular treat, our exquisite sopesitos. We hand-make each one of these traditional masa appetizers back at HQ and then we stuff them with some of our finest ingredients for another wonderful appetizer.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Del Mar Surf Station - Wedding Engagement Party - guest adding salsa de jalapeno

With that amount of spicy salsa de jalapeno, this guest is definitely going to need both of those glasses of wine!

Next up it was time to serve up the main course. And, today’s menu called for some of our very best tacos such as our tantalizing carne asada, succulent pollo asado, sumptuous veggie tacos and phenomenal camarones.

As Oscar and Irving tossed around the taco ingredients on the grill, the hosts made their announcements and expressed their congratulations to the fiancees. It must have been challenging trying to concentrate on the speeches as as the guys filled the air with hypnotic aromas emanating from the taco cart.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Del Mar Surf Station - Wedding Engagement Party - Facilities with the Pacific as a back drop

With the majestic Pacific serving as a backdrop, the premises was spacious, features plenty of parking and is wonderfully well maintained.

To help everyone wash down their meals and quench their thirsts, the crew also brought with them a fresh made aguas fresca de sandia, made with farm fresh watermelon, top quality sugar and lots of love.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Del Mar Surf Station - Wedding Engagement Party - Assembling Albondigas Appetizers

Skilled SOHO TACO Chef Oscar putting the finishing touches on our Albondigas appetizers.

Once the speeches concluded it was chow time. That’s when the guests rushed the taco cart like an Amtrak train headed to L.A. One by one everyone lined up an placed their order. Each hungry guest was able to order as many tacos as they wanted and no one held back. Good times!

After Oscar or Irving handed the plates of tacos to each guest, they proceeded to add their toppings and condiments from our rich selections of flavorful salsas and farm fresh produce. This helped everyone custom design their own masterpiece taco and they looked amazing!

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Del Mar Surf Station - Wedding Engagement Party - Adding Pico De Gallo

Our always fresh, housemade salsa de Pico de Gallo is so versatile it goes great with any of our exquisite tacos!

The partying continued well into the evening as more trains zoomed by, the sun started to set and the decorative lights started to twinkle. It couldn’t have been more romantic!

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Del Mar Surf Station - Wedding Engagement Party - Adding Salsa to Albondigas Appetizers

Our savory and satifying Albondigas appetizers are an excellent way to kick of the festivities and end this blog.

We had an absolutely fantastic time and it was a sheer honor to have been selected to be part of the festivities. We greatly appreciate the opportunity!

For more information the Del Mar Surf Station be sure to click here. And, if you’re planning a special event at this ultra-charming venue please be sure to keep us in mind. It would be an absolute pleasure to return to this historic site and be part of your upcoming special event.

Buen provecho!