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Salinas Mexican Food Caterers

Browse these mexican food catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Salinas.

Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 122 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
Maria F.
Verified review

Chef Rocco did a fantastic job catering our party. The food and service was fabulous. We will use Chef Rocco again for our next party!

DNL Catering
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Noelle R.
Verified review

Great food (Tailgate menu) and setup! DNL catering was on time, all the food was fresh, and DNL cleaned up promptly following the event. I would highly recommend them!

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Roddy Diaz
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eleonora T.
Verified review

They were prompt & professional throughout the engagement. They prepared various appetizers for a party of 25 guests. Great service and food was delicious.

In This Moment
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Staci H.
Verified review

I hired In This Moment to cater my sunset/evening wedding this fall. They managed appetizers, dinner, cake cutting, and bartending. We went with a Mexican buffet and people were telling me during the evening they thought it was great idea and very delicous. (We also had a mariachi band during arrivals and ceremony to tie together a light theme.) The groom and I stole a few minutes to eat some dinner ourselves and agreed! Several mentioned that they loved that there was some great guacamole and chips to snack on immediately after the ceremony while people mingled & moved to the indoor reception area. Kristine herself is friendly, calm, and highly responsive. I was an anxious bride and she made things simple for me. I always felt better after checking in with her or seeking her guidance. I am glad Kristine was able to take on our nearly last minute request (2+ weeks out?) and help make our lightly Mexican themed/DIY wedding be fun experience for our friends and family. Thank you!

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  • 19 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Ligia G.
Verified review

And she cooks like a goddess. She is full of energy. She is amazing. Her food is simply delicious!

TASTE-FULL EVENTS, LLC
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Susan P.
Verified review

Taste-full events met and exceeded my expectations for my recent family birthday event. The food was very tasty and presentation was lovely. Kudos to the chef and staff!!

Kleinfeldt Family BBQ
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chris W.
Verified review

I would recommend Kleinfeldt Family BBQ to everyone. The food is delicious and Heather and her family were a delight to work with.

Cindy's Garden to Table
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ken L.
Verified review

Some of the best Italian and vegetarian food and recipes you will find! Her Italian wedding soup is a special family recipe carried down from many generations.

El Patio Mexican Birrieria
4.2
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Fanny P.
Verified review

Delicious home made Food !! The best Mexican restaurant in town.

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Affordable Chef Services
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Jadyn P.
Verified review

GREAT SERVICE We got married yesterday and had to post a review immediately because Affordable Chef was so great! Chef Mark was punctual in replying to my questions before the big day, which, as an out-of-town bride, was very reassuring! At the last minute, Chef Mark was unable to attend the reception, but his on-site chef made delicious food, and the staff were phenomenal! There was one staff member in particular who took an interest in my Husband and I. She told us that we were her "celebrities for the day," made sure we ate appetizers before we walked in, escorted us to the buffet first, and was constantly checking on our drinks. She also took an interest in our families, leading many people to tell us how amazing she was! The bartender Chef Mark sent was also lovely, knew her stuff, and made our signature cocktails perfectly! All in all, a great experience and a company we would trust our next big event to!

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Table & Terrace Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Debra K.
Verified review

Everything was perfect. The food was great and so was the service. All of my guests were also pleased which the best point.

Tea Traditions
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Charolette M.
Verified review

Tea Traditions catered one of our breakfast corporate meetings for about 40 people. Everyone raved about the food! Their staff is extremely nice and easy to work with.

ASE Catering
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelia B.
Verified review

Best catering business in San Jose! Food is all around top quality and delicious! You can't find a better service anywhere. Always my top choice for lunch and special events!

  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael A.
Verified review

Chef Hara and Chef Jen showed up at my place for a Birthday Dinner. I wanted all fresh fish for my sushi dinner. I had 7 guest show up and just loved the food. The service was excellent and so was the food! I can't say enough good things about Chef Hara and her Catering Services. I would definitely recommend this catering co.Five stars All the way!!!!!

Thyme Around the Table
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Karen J.
    Verified review

    We have had Thyme Around the Table cater our family reunion. Lena did a fabulous job preparing Italian food for our Italian family!

    Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 30 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Lauren R.
    Verified review

    Jeano has been amazing to work with! He is providing all the food and dessert for my wedding, happening this coming weekend, and so far, he has been flexible and accomodating to meet our needs and the needs of all our guests. He also took the time to meet with us to discuss and organize details of the event and help us figure out the best menu to make everything flow smoothly. I am confident everything will be as good as I am hoping when the day comes this saturday . . but stay tuned! "The event was a complete and beautiful success! Jeano went above and beyond to help make sure the event went smoothly. Despite not planning to help prepare the food (toss salads, plate, items) once it left his kitchen, he jumped into prep work the moment he realized he was needed to make sure guests were satisifed with everything. The appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts were all beautifully prepapred, fresh and delicious. I would definitely recommend Jeano's services for any event as I will definitely be going back to him for my next one. Thanks Jeano!!"

    Tea Traditions
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Mary S.
    Verified review

    We recently hosted a baby shower at our home. Tea Traditions was easy to work with. We opted for a package that included food and tableware. The tableware and china was beautiful The FOOD was excellent. Although we did order salads that were delicious, the finger food were tasty, easy to eat, and very convenient. It was perfect while munching and opening gifts, sharing tea, and great fun conversation. 5 star service, 5 star help. What a great day. Sorry, dont know why pictures are sideways

    • 2 years in business
    Mary M.
    Verified review

    Andy was the most professional chef I have ever done business with. He catered my wedding and everything was just perfect. The taste of the food matched the amazingly beautiful plating. I will be hiring him for all my future culinary needs. He is the best!!!!

    Opa! Signature Foods

    New To Thumbtack

    • 10 years in business
    About

    I love that I work for a catering company that began as a restaurant. I feel that the quality of food really shows through in our product.

    The Food Rodeo

    New To Thumbtack

    • 6 years in business
    About

    The Food Rodeo believes in integrity, small details, premier customer service, and we pride ourselves in making our clients event the talk of the town! Interacting with our clients and of course tasting the food!!

    My Foods

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      We offer personal/small-group easy Thai food cooking lesson. We also offer Asian food catering for small group events. We do occasional personal cooking (Asian foods and fusion Thai foods).

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

      Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

      Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

      How much should catering cost per person?

      Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

      • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
      • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
      • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
      • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
      • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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