If you’re about to throw a casual party, you might be the type to want authentic Mexican tacos. Who wouldn’t? Great tacos can be a brilliant blend of spices, quality ingredients, and homemade passion. As one of the staple Mexican foods, it has caught on in America. In fact, in 2016 alone, almost 234 million Americans used the food and ingredients found in Mexican dishes. The taco has undergone many changes to fit the average American’s palette, but some recipes stay true to their heritage. If you want a casual catering service for your taco Tuesday, you’ll want to choose one with an authentic Mexican catering menu.

To paint a picture, here is a comparison between a traditional Mexican taco and an Americanized rendition.

Authentic Carne Asada Tacos
The secret to any flavorful flank steak to be done up carne asada style is in the marinade. It will be this infusion of flavor and tenderness that takes an everyday ‘taco’ to the next level. For the marinade, you need the following:

  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeno, or another hot pepper the chef prefers
  • Salt, pepper, and cilantro
  • Vinegar
  • Olive oil to hold it all together
  • Flank steak

After mixing together, this is then left to marinade for as long as 12 hours. When your marinated flank steak is ready to be cooked, start up the grill and cook to the temperature you like. Once cooked, slice thin and serve atop a corn tortilla with romaine and onion.

Tex Mex Tacos
The Americanized taco is much simpler in preparation, but the lack of finesse can be off-putting to individuals interested in authentic Mexican cuisine. Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • Ground Beef
  • Mexican seasoning packet
  • Onions
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Canned beans

Saute ground beef in a pan over the range while adding in seasoning. Onions can go on the taco, or they can be sauteed with the beef. Lettuce, beans, and tomatoes are taco toppings. This meal is quick and easy but comes with a few flavor sacrifices.

If you want the best of both worlds, speed and authenticity, take a look at our Mexican catering menu for more information on all our amazing dishes. Celebrate this Taco Tuesday with Top Flight Tacos.