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Santa Maria Mexican Food Caterers

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

from 21 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon H.
Verified review

Armida was AMAZING to work with. She was available by phone, email and in person, very punctual and professional. She had a huge variety of menu items to choose from and was able to meet all of our needs. We were able to enjoy our event without having to worry about a thing! We will absolutely use Cali Catering for all our future catering needs!

Creative Cakes and Catering
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
Verified review

I hired Kathleen to cater a film shoot I was doing. She was able to work with me on my limited budget to provide enough food for everyone. The food was absolutely fantastic! My crew loved it and we had more than enough. I'll definitely be keeping their services in mind for future projects and events!

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Terry C.
Verified review

From start to finish, Carol Iaquinta, Chef-Owner was excellent and helpful. Very professional, very hands on with every detail large to small. Food was excellent as we did a Mexican Fiesta theme for my daughter's wedding. Food was tasty ( wedding cake and appetizers too ), hot, fresh and on time. I would recommend Carol and her team to anybody interested in a first class catering situation. Carol is trustworthy, reasonably priced and a great honest resource in her dealing with my daughter and I in the wedding food & beverage preparation and presentation. She also is an excellent resource in the others aspects of a destination wedding ( tables/chairs/bartender possibilities, shuttles, etc.. ) I have worked with many hotels catering folks, special ( vendors, food trucks, restaurants and catering company's ) event catering folks and coming from a collegiate athletic department with over 30 years of experience working with every aspect of food/beverage service - I would take Carol and her staff again without reservation ! Excellent job from Roasted Red Pepper Chef & Catering Company.

Glaze's Smokehouse & BBQ
from 9 reviews
    Corey N.
    Verified review

    Great for any event. How good the food is always the hot topic at every event ive done and he now the first person I call when I need food catered.

    Big Daddy's Catering
    from 8 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Lynn A.
    Verified review

    We had a college graduation party in June, 2018 for about 30 people and used Big Daddy's catering. It was so incredibly good!!!! We had a full taco bat that had something delish for everyone. Our guests continued to ask "who did the food because it was awesome!" They delivered on everything they said they would do and we couldn't have been happier with both the food and the friendly service. If you are having a party or other event, please use Big Daddy' won't be disappointed!!

    Comfort Market
    from 7 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Leslie K.
    Verified review

    Kari is great! We had her come out to an Air BnB for a rehearsal dinner and the food was amazing! Everyone enjoyed the appetizers and main dishes! My mom has food allergies and there were a few vegetarians... she took the time to explain what was in each dish and who could eat what. Great experience and we will definitely visit her restaurant in the future!

    Taco Man Express
    from 6 reviews
    • 13 hires on Thumbtack
    Kathleen G.
    Verified review

    On time. Excellent set up + serve location change due rainy day .Manuel + Jennifer terrific. AND of course food was delicious. Everybody enjoyed even had leftovers for dinner same night. Gracias, Kathy Gardner

    • 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!

    The Hidden Kitchen
    from 4 reviews
      Denise K.
      Verified review

      The food is delicious and affordable. Adrian and his employees have years of serving experience and it shows! I will use them again and again for catering and just an excuse not to cook dinner.

      Cuisine Extraordinaire
      from 3 reviews
      • 18 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Deneshia A.
      Verified review

      I had the pleasure of hiring chef to cater my husband’s 40th Birthday weekend in Pismo Beach. He provided excellent service at a great price. He setup a continental breakfast on Saturday morning, he was there at the agreed upon time and everything was fresh and tasty. He came back later in the afternoon and prepared a delicious grilled feast. Sunday he prepared a scrumptious brunch, and fixed eggs made to order. We had more than enough food for all of our guests, plus leftovers. Our friends are still raving about the good food he served.

      Rudy X.
      Verified review

      The San Luis Gold Coast Barbershop Chorus was hardly surprised -but pleasantly reminded- just how great Central Coast Culinary service has always been!! Our most formal Officers' Installation Dinner was catered to perfection. The food was fantastic, and professionally served. The main courses were tantalizing, mouth-watering and generous. Debbie Duggan has 41 more new fans! We’re hoping we can count on her to come back next year and are already planning new dinner functions that we haven’t even considered in the past!

      Consider it Done Catering
      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!

      Torricella Catering
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Jonathan T.
      Verified review

      Torricella recently catered a rib cook off competition at Birchwood garden barn and home. They provided all of the side dishes and they were incredibly executed! Typically wouldn't find Italian cuisine in a rib cook off, but chef Ben custom tailored the menu which paired well with our event. Chef Ben was professional and stayed in constant contact with me. The food was wonderful and the service was even better!

      • 21 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Carrie E.
      Verified review

      Lonnie & Shirley's BBQ catered my wedding and did a wonderful job! Everyone of my guests raved about the food. (the only compaint was that some of the beans didnt seem cooked all the way, but still had awesome flavor, that it didnt even matter) Some even asked if they had a resturant in town to visit. The staff was very friendly and made my guests feel comfortable and inviting to get seconds. Thank you Lonnie and Shirley's BBQ for making my wedding day feel complete with good ole fashioned BBQ!

      Good Grub Inc.

      New To Thumbtack


        We provide a full-service bar and food catering, from formal to buffet and party platters, including Santa Maria style BBQ.


        We provide fast, excellent service to our clients, and have many references. We customize our menus to suit each client.

        Mexican Catter

        New To Thumbtack

        • 36 years in business

        We do tacos, enchiladas, chiles, rellenos, sopes, burritos, fajitas, and rice beans. We set up table with salsa chips and guacamole. We serve to people or just drop off. We have a kids' menu and aguas fresca -- horchata and Jamaica melon.

        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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