Taquizas ''El Rey''

San Bernardino, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We offer the best prices in the county of Los Angeles, Inland Empire, San fernando Valley, Antelope Valley, and other cities. we cook the meat that same day AT the event and we use the regular sized tortilla.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The thing that i like the most about my job is that i get to meet a lot of new people and their traditions they have.

Location

San Bernardino, CA 92404

Times hired on Thumbtack

30

Reviews

33 Reviews
  • Michelle G. Aug 11, 2016
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    My Husband hired Jessie to do a taco cart for our wedding this past Sunday in Riverside (8/7/16). Before our event he asked us to write a review on his services, but the funny thing was he didn't give us a link to review after our wedding was over because he knew he messed up BIG TIME. First, he is extremely unprofessional and is incompetent for large parties. He did not arrive at the agreed upon time and when he did arrive, our wedding ceremony was going on and he continued to call my husband multiple times to ask where to set up. Had he been there on time, he would have known. Instead, he repeatedly called during our vows and interrupted our ceremony when I'm confident he could hear it going on from where he was in the back since it was not very far away. For two, he was extremely rude to our guests and bad mouthed my husband and I because he failed to come prepared for our wedding of 150 people as per our contract (that we still have in case he tries to say he never worked for us. I wish I was able to attach it to this review). He brought what I assume would be his wife and his son because my husband told him that we can't have people waiting for food all night so he needed a staff of at least 3. Bringing them was a waste of time since they still took forever to serve (2 tacos, rice and beans) and sat down most of the time anyway. One of the first people who approached him for food was my mother who tried to make plates for us after our first dance...but he rudely told her she needs to get in line. When my mom told him the plates were for the bride and groom he rudely grabbed the plates and served a child sized serving. That was the serving that he served throughout the time he was there...he told people that they could only have 2 tacos and a mini scoop of rice and beans. We paid him 675 for tacos, rice, and beans (which aren't expensive to make) and he was treating his crappy food like caviar. His food was subpar at best. 2/3rd of the way through dinner being served, he told my husband that he already served 150 people and he was running out of food and that we had way more than the amount we paid for. We only had enough tables and chairs set for 150 and there were 9 empty spots for people who did not show up. I know this because we counted our guests when he did this. People were released by table so there was no one up getting seconds so I'm not sure where he got his numbers from. Little did we know, the whole time he was serving food he was telling our guests that they can't have very much food since we were cheap and only paid for 150 people. He said we had 200-250 people there and that we should have paid him more money. He also told that to our DJ who came and let us know how unprofessional Jessie was. Even our DJ...who was releasing the tables...said that this guy had no idea what he was talking about and there was nowhere near 200 people there. Our reception hall couldn't even fit that many people, plus we only had 150 spots set up with several empty chairs so that is not possible for him to have served over 150 and still have 3 tables remaining unfed. He was the biggest mistake we could have possibly made (my husband wanted tacos for our wedding...against our better judgement). When my parents and in-laws approached Jessie so that they could buy more food, he had a nasty attitude and told them that his contract was up and that we will need to pay him more money to stay. We are all disgusted with his lack of professionalism and I wish we could sue him for breach of contract. We did not even have 150 people there but he ran out of food and he blamed it on us to save face. Luckily the last 3 tables were full of my husband's understanding aunts and uncles instead of hungry kids. The families that did have kids were told by Jessie that their kids cannot get food unless they stood in line with their parents...even though parents told him that they did not want to bring small kids in the line. DO NOT USE HIM! He is extremely unprofessional and dishonest. Find someone else more professional and reliable.
  • Ramona M. Aug 4, 2016
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    I highly recommend using Taquizas "El Rey" I've been hosting a event in Palm Desert with over 100 guest for the past 17 years and decided to do away with the traditional Pot Luck and try something different. I must Taquizas El Rey was a BIG hit!!! Very professional from the first phone call until the end of the event. I will definitely be calling Jesse again next year. The food was delicious, wide variety of salsa, Agua's as well as a great presentation and very friendly servers. Thank you Jesse and everyone else at Taquizas El Rey for helping to make our event a success!
  • Kim G. Jun 28, 2016
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    They arrived early and stayed until we absolutely could not eat another bite. The tacos rice and beans along with all the fixings! Perfection! They did all the set up and break down allowing me to relax and enjoy my guests. Plenty of food for a family of big eaters and we even had leftovers! I will definitely use them again and again and again..
  • Nicole S. Jun 15, 2016
    The food was great, they came on time, I will be getting them again...
  • Ashley H. Apr 30, 2016
    I used them to cater an employee appreciation day at my office. The food was fantastic. Everyone was extremely happy and satisfied. I'd definitely recommend using this business. You will not be disappointed and your taste buds will thank you! :)
  • Daniel C. Apr 30, 2016
    Great service, impeccable timing and wonderful variety.
  • Melanie H. Apr 29, 2016
    They catered a graduation party and did an outstanding job! From planning the details, to the delicious food ....it was a pleasure working with them! 10+ experience!!!
  • Abigail P. Sep 29, 2015
    First of all, thank you Jose for making our guests satisfied and full!! We all loved your tacos!! We appreciate your punctuality... That really showed your professionalism in what you do. Again, thank you Jose! 02/28/2013
  • Gustavo m. Sep 25, 2015
    come on time and stayed until the end but unhappy that he didn't offer my guest the quesadillas for the children. Common sense is that if you see families with their children and the children do not want to eat tacos, offer the option, that's why we pay the extra fee.
  • Michele H. Aug 31, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Jose & Kevin were very hard workers and did their best on such a very hot day. We tried to keep them hydrated with water and soft drinks as much as possible. They were very professional and were very kind and welcoming.The only problem was they did not cover any of the condiments and the flies were just horrible that day. We chose not to keep any of the condiments (radishes, cucumbers etc.) due to the flies feasting on them. As for the leftover meats/rice & beans it didn't seem like they had prepared for the 50 people we had contracted for but I was grateful that we ended up only having 30 people as it appears there would not have been enough food for 50 had the 20 others showed up. I was really disappointed in the leftovers. It would have been pretty embarrassing if the full 50 did show up because we would have run out of food for sure. All in all everyone had a great time and that is the most important thing.
  • Jessie S. Jul 11, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Nic S. May 31, 2015
    Very professional and courteous, arrived early and stayed until done. Food was good with lots of options and variety. Good price as well, we will definitely use Tacos El Ray again
  • Irene A. Apr 30, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    They were courteous with my guest and quick. They came to cater and they really stayed on task and got everyone feed. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a cater. The food was excellent too. Hi needs a cater
  • Rick R. Apr 29, 2015
    Very professional, on time, the food that he made was great, the salsa for the tacos were delicious, especially the very hot one. They dress very nice and clean. This was the second time that we use them, and I can't wait till I need them again
  • Sharon B. Apr 21, 2015
    I had a great experance with Jessie and his father they are Very professional! I had my daughters bridal shower for 75 people and it was a success ! The food was delicious! I will hire them again for a future party ! Thanks Jessie !
  • G. W. Mar 7, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    I have used Jesse's business to cater gatherings at my house, from 40 to 70 people, on three separate occasions. Every time, I have been extremely happy with his service, his professionalism, and the quality of his food. The variety and amount of food he serves, along with toppings and even plates and plasticware, make it a really great value for the money. I just provide a fruit platter, drinks, and dessert and the party is covered. And when he's done, he even bags up the extras for you to keep. Being able to enjoy your own party and visit with your guests instead of working the whole time in the kitchen and then having to clean up is a great deal. My guests have raved about the service and the food each time and I can't compliment him enough. Tacos El Rey is a great way to go for large parties.
  • Hunter H. Nov 25, 2014
    I wasnt impressed. Tacos were just okay.
  • Virginia R. Mar 12, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Thank you very much Tacos El Rey, Jesse's mom and sister did a great job preparing the food. Everything seemed great, the set up was very organized. The only "complain" I received from a few guests in the party were about the quesadillas. I do not know if it was a miscommunication, but some of my guests said they requested a quesadilla but were told they were for kids only. But besides that, great family, good food and excellent price tag. I recommend them for your next event.
  • Holly N. Jan 29, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
  • Eric R. Oct 18, 2013
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Our experience with Jesse and Taquizas " El Rey " was outstanding! They were on time, professional, and the food was exceptional. We will definitely have them back for our next party. We strongly suggest that you book them for your party!!!
  • Roberta G. Jun 20, 2013
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    The food was good and ready to serve at my requested start time. I would have preferred a call before my event to confirm the arrival time. Otherwise, great service!
  • Cathy H. Jun 12, 2013
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Great communication, returned phone calls quickly. Arrived on time ,set up and service was great! Most important food was awesome! thanks Jesse, would recommend to anyone. We had a large group, (wedding with 250 guests!) All went well!! Thanks again!.
  • Renee B. Jun 9, 2013
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Jesse and his Mom did a great job catering my daughter's bday party. Everyone loved the tacos! I will definately use their services again! Renee
  • Michele K. Jun 4, 2013
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Jesse and his team were on time and professional. They provided exactly what they promised and we even had leftovers! They cleaned everything up before they left and did an overall great job.
  • Crai W. Jun 3, 2013
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
  • Latoya W. Mar 20, 2013
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Excellent Job
  • Alison E. Feb 8, 2013
    Verified Review
  • Gail O. Jan 10, 2013
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    They showed up on time and the food was delicious!
  • Jennifer J. Dec 17, 2012
    Food Truck or Cart Services
    Verified Review
    We had a HORRIBLE experience with Tacos El Rey. Not only were they VERY late but came unprepared and did not do the specification that were planned for the party. If you use them be careful....VERY UNPROFESSIONAL and food was average at that. In response to Jesse's comment: Jesse, you actually did work with us and catered a Holiday Party. I feel future customers have the right to know that our experience was horrible and the service provided fell far short of what was promised.
    Replied to Jennifer J. - Dec 18, 2012

    I don't know who this person is and I never worked with them.

  • Heather E. Nov 30, 2012
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Wow! What a wonderful company to work with. Jesse was professional from the very first contact. I was confident that the event would be a success and I was not at all wrong. Jesse arrived on time, set up and was ready to go at our promised time. The food was amazing! There was plenty of it and it was all delicious. I HIGHLY recommend Taquizas El Rey and plan on using them again.
  • Jerry N. Sep 4, 2012
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Professional, courteous staff,,,on-time,,,outstanding comments from all guests,,would and will use again,,,recommended to all family and friends,,thanx again!!!!!!!
  • Reena B. Jul 23, 2012
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    They were on time, and ready to go. The food was delish. Friend enjoyed them, they hired them for their party the next week!!
  • Joey W. Jul 5, 2012
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review