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Santa Barbara Mexican Food Caterers

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

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Big Mann BBQ
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ladan G.
Verified review

We hired Roger for our company BBQ at a ranch in Santa Paula. This atmosphere was PERFECT for Roger's food. He brought his grilling rig - which the team was very impressed by! The meal was DELICIOUS - everything from the garden salad, to the tri tip, to the hot cheetos mac n cheese, smores bites - it was seriously amazing. Throughout the planning process Roger was extremely responsive, flexible, and very friendly. I'd definitely recommend Roger for all of your BBQ catering needs!

  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Adrienne G.
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Claire was a professional every step of the way. She was super communicative before my event and made delicious food that everyone raved about! I highly recommend her for any private gathering where a personal chef is needed!

The Kitchen Door
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Gina O.
Verified review

What a wonderful blessing to have her create a lovely date night for us. Her food is delicious and nutritious and I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with her thoughout the evening. I couldn’t recommend her more!

  • 3 years in business
Allen A.
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Supreme is one of a kind! Excellent service, timely deliveries and delicious food! After eating his food for my daily lunch, I feel amazing throughout the day, energized and ready to go!

Josie Hoffmann, Private Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Binah O.
Verified review

We hired Josie to cater our wedding. It was an intimate affair with around 27 people and Josie did a fantastic job. She was so organized, warm, calm, an her food was delicious. I didn't have to ask for a thing because she was one step ahead of everything. She even cleaned up afterward and I was grateful for any and all help. Truly a culinary gem!

Bee Cooking
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Scott C.
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I have worked with Melissa over three years now and she has provided 5 star chef services to private clientele and groups. Her food is created from her heart. Each client has continuously commented on how great the cuisine has been.

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy H.
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Mary Mills makes delicious dishes. Her cooking is imaginative and very tasty. From finger foods to desserts, her recipes are so full of flavor, so delectable. Mary is a meticulous planner, she listens to the wants of her clients, is very reliable, has very good pricing, and her presentation is impeccable. She is a joy. As a chef and caterer, Mary Mills is professional and works hard to exceed her clients expectations. Mary made our Champagne Garden Party in Montecito a very memorable event for us all - delicious food and wonderful service.

Big Daddy's Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ed S.
Verified review

Great food, efficient set up and take-down. Big Daddy made our event better. Having events on a ranch with the extra variables of weather and wildlife sometimes requires resourcefulness and a little bit extra. Big Daddy did a good job, and he contributed to a good event.

  • 9 years in business
EMily J.
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Diana catered my husbands 50th birthday dinner party. We collaborated on the menu, which was executed perfectly. The presentation was lovely, staff extremely professional. Overall a lovely experience. I have also attended many an event that Diana has catered; and, the food is always impeccable. We highly recommend Dining with Di!!!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica E.
Verified review

Brett made a fantastic meal for 12 of my friends on a weekend away in a fancy house in Los Olivos, could have fed several more with amount of food! Delicious, fresh, festive! He was responsive, flexible, agreeable, and affordable. Will definitely use him again when back in the area. Made my birthday party a lovely, memorable evening!

Chef Jenny Rebecca
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Shana L.
Verified review

Delicious, healthy food customized to your preferences. Jenny loves what she does and that comes through with every bite.

Elegant Eats
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Donna S.
Verified review

We hired Elegant Eats for an anniversary party for 25 people and the experience was delightful! It was all Chef Jacquelyn said it would be and MORE!! The food was exceptional, service was professional, and Chef Jacquelyn was wonderful to work with. She took our ideas and expanded on them to make our event truly memorable. We can't wait to be able to enjoy Elegant Eats again!

Mai's Aloha Cafe
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Kelly N.
Verified review

Loved the food! Mai was really friendly in assisting us figure out a diverse menu for our party. Will definitely be using her again for My catering needs....thanks Mai!!!

HEATculinary
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Candice G.
Verified review

Nikki at HEATculinary is with you all the way through your event. She develops more than a client/ vendor relationship. And her food is amazing!! She did the catering for our rehearsal dinner and wedding and we could not be happier. The staff was amazing and Nikki knows how to put on a good event. I could not be happier with the entire experience of working with Nikki and HEAT for my wedding...I only wish I could do it again!

PRO Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Tony M.
    Verified review

    Very professional, and competent. Showed up on time, and the food was excellent. Gave us great choices for the menu. Think that letting us sample some dishes would be helpful in the future..The shrimp civiche was incredible.

    Consider it Done Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Becky M.
    Verified review

    We hired them for a corporate event we were hosting and they were phenomenal. We had hired them to do just a buffet style catering job, but they went above and beyond. They were walking around with pitchers refilling waters, constantly tending over the food and explaining to our guests what each of the dishes were when they asked. I have since hired them personally for parties and have been met with the same level of service. The food is also to die for! I highly recommend their team for any event!

    Martino's Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Monica F.
    Verified review

    Amazing food and service is TOP notch! Of anyone is looking for a catering company that actually cooks authentic homemade food you must try Martino's!!! I will be using them for both private and corporate events!!!! Thank you Troy & Team for your attention to detail and Excellent food!!! See you again soon!!!

    • 4 years in business
    Victoria D.
    Verified review

    Food was delicious and delivered fresh, right to my door! Service was great! I will definitely order again.

    About

    We provide fast, excellent service to our clients, and have many references. We customize our menus to suit each client. I enjoy the service industry and love to cook for others.

    Wichtel-Compan, LLC

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      About

      We offer catering for authentic German food for German parties, or we deliver bakery and pastry products.

      JB Food

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        We do everything you need for your party catering. We provide foods, balloons and drinks. We will go everywhere you need us.

        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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