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Tempe Taco Caterers

Browse these taco caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Tempe.

  • 10 years in business
  • 474 hires on Thumbtack
Donna H.
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These guys are awesome!!!!! Alicia and her team were true professionals -- helpful, courteous, hard working and fun to be around. They arrived on time, setup the buffet and provided assistance with the beverages and pastries when they arrived. The food was great -- everyone loved it. We did a taco bar and also had them serve local tamales. They served the champagne and sparkling cider too! I can't say enough about Carefree Catering Concepts -- they made our reception a success! These guys work hard and were pleasant and professional the whole time. All of our guests raved about the food and the service. There were things I forgot (like back-up lemonade) but they stepped in and mixed some up even though we hadn't hired them for beverage service. They have a can-do attitude that is very refreshing and really took the pressure off me to get it all done. I was very impressed!

  • 7 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia M.
Verified review

Dorrenda was very pleasant & her services were great! She went above & beyond and did more than we expected when we hired her. She was also very attentive to the needs of our clients, which made us happy. The only thing we heard from our clients (when they thought we weren't listening) were that the chicken kabobs were dry and the taco cups were not crispy enough. But they all loved the stuffed mushrooms.

Artistic Touch Catering LLC
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia W.
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After emailing and leaving unreturned voicemails for two caterers that I won't mention, I found Artistic Touch Catering. Immediately, I knew that I was in great hands because of our interaction. Chef Michael dove right in and was present every step of the way! Being a foodie, the food is a major part of my day and I didn't want the typical Hors d'oeuvre. Chef Michael called me and I explained my vision to him and he just got it. When I mentioned that I wanted out guests to have a foodgasm when they tasted it. After emailing and finalizing a menu, my fiance and I scheduled a tasting, which was no additional charge. When we arrived, Chef Michael greeted us personally. Although it was our first time meeting, you would have never guessed it! He has such a sparkling personality and has a level of professionalism that I haven't seen in a long time. From that very first moment, I knew that I could let go and trust that Chef Michael saw vision and after that first bite, I realized that not only did he meet it, he exceed it! His food is PHENOMENAL, the service EXQUISITE! The table setting was beautiful, which he had set up in the kitchen. Many caterers will sit you outside of their kitchen area and you're unable to actually see the food prepared and plated. They did everything in front of us and seeing him work with his staff and the level of respect that have for each other is admirable! Chef Michael has the experience and the passion and it's evident in everything that he does! Chef Michael, Nicole and the rest of the staff at Artistic has not only set the bar high, but also given me peace of mind! Thank you, Chef Michael, Nicole and the rest of your amazing staff! I can't wait to see you on my BIG DAY!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alfie Y.
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I have been a restaurant owner, caterer & food critic prior to retiring. I think I know a little bit about food & the business. So read my review. This company did a fabulous job! It was a last minute party & I wanted what I wanted when I wanted it how I wanted it! I am a my way type A person. They sent chef Ezra & server Roberta they were wonderful. The food was exactly what I wanted & how I wanted it. Delicious, served hot and plenty of it. We were late serving- people were held up getting to our location. No problem at all they took it in stride. You will pay up front don't worry they are honest. Very reasonable price, excellent quality food and as long as I can talk to Chef Steve because HE LISTENS I will have these guys again & again! great job guys thank you thumbtack

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The Perfect SAIZ Taco
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelly G.
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The Perfect SAIZ Taco catered my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. The food was amazing! There was a good variety - everyone at the party loved it. Everything was professional, from the first contact to the clean up. Juan Pablo was very responsive to my questions. I would highly recommend them!

Az Caterer
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Kim B.
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Chef Vic did a fantastic job catering our Thanksgiving dinner for 30. He delivered a hot & fresh meal to our counter at 2:00 on Thanksgiving Day--not many caterers are willing to work on the holiday but Vic & his staff made sure we were taken care of & the meal was better than anything I could have accomplished in my home with days of preparation. It was definitely homemade and the price he gave us was more than worth it! The chain stores & grocery stores we looked into were slightly cheaper but a lesser quality by far & required all the heating up & transferring to dishes that makes Thanksgiving so much work to begin with. Can't say enough about how happy we were & our guests were all impressed as well!

The Great Plate
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Rob P.
Verified review

I engaged Anna to cook for my sister while she was recovering from major surgery. She jumped in on short notice and cooked several delicious meals. She and my sister got along famously. I couldn't have been more pleased.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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John Z.
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Christine and her team have catered many events for us, family & friends previously. The food and overall experience are always nothing less than stellar! The attention to detail and quality of food are fantastic! This is why we keep her busy. One of the best caterers on the west side by far. John T

Cupcakery & catering
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Brent K.
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Not only are the cupcakes amazing to look at with their great designs but they are also delicious!! Cupcakery is my go to cupcake company

Big Cuz's BBQ Catering
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Julie C.
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The food was delicious, service was friendly. Everyone was raving about it! We will use Big Cuz's Catering again.

Party On Catering
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Dora H.
Verified review

We hired Party On Catering for bartending at our wedding. They were great! Professional and friendly!

Ni De Aqui Ni De Alla
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Jim Haugen
Verified review

Outstanding food and service. My son and I shared the three taco plate. All were great. After posting on FB my friends want to meet for dinner soon.

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie N.
Verified review

Jacquelynn was great! Food was delicious and beautiful! She made great suggestions to go along with the luau theme. So very pleased to have found her! Thank you!

Catering by Amy
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Erika S.
Verified review

Amy and was an incredible caterer. The food was delicious and the presentation was outstanding. She provided delicious selections for both the meat eaters and the vegetarians. We decided to go with cold foods for many reasons and this was a perfect choice for our party. Thank you for everything Amy, I will utilize your services for all of our catering needs.

  • 7 years in business
Rosalie W.
Verified review

Working w/Kari was a delight! I called her (on short notice) to cater a lunch birthday party for 20. She took the time to listen to what I wanted and made great suggestions to improve my proposed menu. She arrived early to set-up - an outdoor venue. The presentation- professional. The food - delicious; guests were impressed ... and still talking about it days later. Thanks, Kari, for making this important event so special! Without reservation I can recommend Kari to cater your next event.

The Good Food Table
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Keiona E.
Verified review

Extremely impressed witht the food quality and service of the Good Food Table! Chef Devan truly takes care in his craft and every meal is full of flavor! Especially impressed with their vegan dishes (and Im a heavy carnivore) would recommend to everyone. PS the BEST mac n cheese, hands down!

  • 6 years in business
Charles S.
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I had discovered Common Ground’s catering services after dining at Wally’s Gastropub in Scottsdale and decided to try them out for my daughter’s rehearsal dinner that we hosted at another venue. It was fantastic!! They have two other restaurant concepts with top notch menus and we were delighted by ALL the options available to us! They were prompt and very well organized. The whole evening turned out perfectly, and the staff was both very friendly, accommodating, and professional. I will definitely keep them at the top of my list for future events!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kris A.
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Laken Deal runs a great ship. She came down with strep throat and had Jenna fill in for our Premier Launch Event at a one-of-a-kind estate in Sedona. Not only did Jenna come prepared, she wowed the guests. Absolut Bartending is top notch and absolutely delivers! On behalf of ILoveSedonaRealEstate.Com- we LOVE Absolut Bartending...

Giancarlo Stefanutto
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary Lou L.
Verified review

The process from start to end was seamless. Chef met with us and listened to our ideas and designed a totally custom menu just for our event. His food was tasty and the presentation was amazing. The staff was professional and friendly. I would highly recommend Chef Giancarlo's services to anyone looking for a caterer. You won't be disappointed.

  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Corey G.
Verified review

Great service great food made everything easy for me the owner jerome took care of everything for me and was very professional

  • 4 years in business

I offer in-home private chef and small-event catering services as well as one-on-one cooking instruction. Sustenance is my passion, and I only use organic, locally sourced, non-GMO ingredients whenever and wherever possible. My cooking is a romantic food adventure celebrating the simple, sensual pleasures of life while embracing harmony with nature and one another. Pulling from the limitless ingredients our world has to offer, my goal is to provide fun and ethically responsible tips to spice up your life and libido while nourishing your body, mind and spirit. Namaste!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

How much does wedding catering cost per person?

Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

What should you look for in a caterer?

A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

  • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
  • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
  • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
  • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
  • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
  • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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