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How to Throw The Ultimate Taco Bar Parties

Updated: Jul 29, 2021

One of the most remarkable and easiest ways to host a celebration is to have a taco bar party that can feed a large crowd. Who does not like a taco? I have not met a person yet, and it is like what kid does not like candy, tacos to adults are like candy to kids. We love entertaining in our home, especially for the holiday and backyard get-together. Last month the Hubby and I hosted a Cinco De Mayo party for about 12 of our closest friends. Since I worked that day, I did not have much time to prepare a gourmet meal. So, I planned to set up a taco bar and allow my guests to build their meals. Each guest can put together their delicious creation. This is a fun and friendly way to entertain. The guest will love all the options of topping and foods you have for them, and the best part of having a Taco Bar is the cost of everything. I spent less than $100.00 on the food. A lot of the toppings are homemade. I will give you some of the recipes I used for my taco bar.

A few ideas for taco fillings include:

Juicy Carnitas

Seasoned Shredded Beef

Seasoned Ground Beef

Pulled Spicy Chicken

Seasoned Black Beans

Baja Fish Tacos

Grilled Shrimp

Black Olives

White, Red, or Green Onions


Refried Beans

Mexican Rice


Taco Sauce



Sour cream

Limes, sliced.

fresh Cilantro

Tortilla Chips

Tortilla shells (Soft or Hard)

Taco Salad Bowls

Cheese, shredded

Lettuce, shredded &

Tomatoes or Pico De Gallo

Fun topping Ideas:

Roasted Corn

Nacho Cheese

Cilantro Lime Rice

Feta Cheese

Blue Cheese Crumbles

Hot Sauce

Red/Green Peppers



Barbecue Sauce


(for fish or pork tacos)

Flavored Chips

Romaine lettuce for wraps

Ranch Dressing

Black Beans

Chili Beans

Pinto Beans

Cole Slaw Mix

Use my Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix to season your ground beef, chicken, and shredded beef fillings.

Are you looking for a good guacamole recipe? You probably want to try this homemade guacamole dipped I make from fresh ingredients.

How about making your own Restaurant-style homemade Tortilla chips? I have a recipe for that also.

If you love fish taco, I have the perfect crispy Baja recipe for you as well.


A few of my favorite Taco Party ideas are:

  • Taco Tuesday dinner

  • Birthday parties

  • Tailgate parties

  • Potluck parties

  • Wedding Rehearsal Parties

  • Baby showers

  • Bridal

Let's get to the décor of the Taco Bar: this was the fun part of building a taco bar. As some of you may know, I am online shopping. I love sitting at my home office desk, lying in bed with my laptop shopping for home décor, kitchen items, or shoes, so my Taco Bar set up I purchase from Amazon and receive most things the next day. I am going to share how to pull off the ultimate taco Bar for your next event.

Taco Bar Decoration Kit - Banner Sign Tents Garland for Cinco De Mayo Mexican Fiesta Themed Party

Taco Bar Decoration Kit - Banner Sign Tents Garland for Fiesta Mexican Cinco De Mayo

Jarratt Industries Fiesta Taco Holder

Mexican Sombrero Hat Adults with Serape Trim

If you want to get creative with your Taco Bar, try adding your chips to the rim of this Sombrero hat. It’s a great conversation piece, and it looks fabulous on the table.

Fiesta Theme Photography Backdrop & Studio Props Kit. Great as Mexican Dress-up Photo Booth Background

What is a party without an amazing backdrop? While some of my guests were creating their taco, my guest was snapping pictures in front of this fiesta backdrop. It is another way for everyone to be active at the party.

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