Mexican Food Party – Taco Bar

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Set up a taco bar for a fabulous and fun Mexican food party, with build-your-own tacos and other Mexican appetizers. This is a fantastic food idea for game day, Cinco de Mayo, or a simple get-together with friends!

mexican food party taco bar


Taco Bar

At our last get together, we had a Mexican food night.  We set up a taco bar, and also served 7 Layer Taco Dip, Pico De Gallo, chips and beer.  It was amazing and so much fun.  It was all laid out on the table and served family style. Perfect evening!


So, I made the tacos with 93% lean beef and homemade taco seasoning.  The beef was amazing.  Mr. W pointed out that it had great flavor and perfect color.

We laid out all the toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, sour cream, refried beans, spicy rice, salsa verde and red chili sauce.  It was so much fun and such great food.  Hope you enjoy!

taco bar with taco toppings

Taco Bar Ingredients

Place all toppings in 1 cup bowls with spoons to serve them with.  Place taco meat in an appropriate bowl. 

Serve and enjoy!

mexican food party taco bar

Taco Bar

Donna Elick
Set up a taco bar for a fabulous and fun Mexican food party, with build-your-own tacos and other Mexican appetizers. We'll show you how!
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Method Stovetop
Servings 7 tacos (1/4 cup meat in each)


  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • olive oil, Extra virgin, for drizzling


  • In a medium size skillet over medium-high heat, drizzle olive oil, once pan is warm. Brown beef in pan.
  • Once done browning add taco seasoning and water. Stir until thickened. Remove to a bowl. Serve along side toppings for a fantastic Taco Bar!!!


Serving: 2ounces | Calories: 89cal | Protein: 14g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 43mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published September 2011.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m so doing this for my next family gathering! I made taco’s for dinner with this recipe and everyone devoured them!

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