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McAllen Caterers

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Tesoro's Fine Cuisine
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie L.
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abdolutely amazing.

Febe Z.
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Very nice and professional setup. The food was delicious.

Simply Delicious Catering
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sonia D.
Verified review

Simply Delicious catered for our Advisory Board Meeting hands down best catering and best presentation. Staff was very presentable, each plate was served with care and great presentation as well. They catered towards our budget and we had a Thanksgiving feast theme. Staff was very friendly and the owner helped me directly I did not have to communicate with anyone else and he was always available. We are looking forward to using this catering business from now on.

Espresso Cup Cafe
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Itzel R.
Verified review

The food and coffee is amazing. They do catering and art events.

  • 6 years in business

Any type of menus are welcome. We are Cajun, Mexican, American, and Italian seafood expert. We handle high end to low budget.


As a catering business that has been owned and operated for 50 years, we are here to cater all your needs and with great food and awesome services.

  • 1 year in business

we give the best service possible to retain our clients and go beyond the call. it's what we do and we enjoy doing it. we want the client to look good . it's gives us the opportunity to express the love of what we do through our food and know the client is satisfied with our service.


When planning your perfect day, look no further than us. Food lovers beware, you're in for a tasty surprise. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information.

  • 4 years in business

I always go that extra mile for my clients. My pricing is reasonable, and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget. I prepare and serve food items to clients hosting parties, meetings and events. In some cases, clients will retrieve the ordered food items to serve guests themselves, and in other situations, I am required to transport the meals to an offsite event location. In either scenario, I have numerous duties and responsibilities.


Culinary Trained Chefs offer in home private dining, all Catering Services, and/or Cooking & Baking classes. Best ingredients used, Friendly personalized professional Service, fair prices. We are thrilled to bring great food, amazing service and a smile to our guests.


Tell us your needs; our goal is to fulfill them. Our clients are happy because our quality is the best you will find out there.


The Box Chef is a catering business owned by classically trained chef. We will make a personal menu based on your food preference for the event. We are a professional team ready to meet your needs.


We have a Mexican restaurant with years of experience in catering. We offer different types of food from traditional to modern.

  • 4 years in business

My product yields original, fresh and current popular cocktails made to specification with eye-catching garnishes . I have over 30 years of knowledge in liquor, beer and wine experience at your disposal. I find this line of work enjoyable because it allows me to create art and please others at the same time. Making money for doing something I like while delivering a high quality of product! I also enjoy coordinating the drink to the food served unless otherwise specified.


I am catering all kinds of international food, e.g., Mediterranean, Greek, gourmet Mexican and Spanish in tapas style, buffet and individual servings. We also do lunch boxes for all occasions, including birthday parties, field trips and road trips.


We provide services for catering, candy bars, and cakes for every occasion and more. Everything is made with the best ingredients and the best quality. We adapt to your price range.


I am preparing hot and healthy food fast and knowing the client is happy and satisfy. It makes me happy that they enjoy the food I prepare. That is the reason why I love cooking.


We cater to all sorts of events, including business luncheons, weddings, birthday parties, cocktail parties and special occasions.


We cook what you need. We do catering of events, personal dinners and plates. We provide anything you want, from American to French, Asian and anything in between. We provide desserts, pastries and healthy food. We can do anything you want.


We are a family owned and operated catering business. We have a chef and master griller and we are eager to help you with your event.


We are a family-owned and -operated catering business from South Texas, and we are eager to help you with your event. The owner is a culinary chef and a master griller and is at your service for any request. Please visit our Facebook page for our reviews.

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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