Cinco De Mayo Catering
Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Funny enough, it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, but in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage. Americans everywhere mark the occasion with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and, most importantly, traditional Mexican foods.
Mexican Food Catering
Mexican Food is a unique blend of Spanish and indigenous Mexican cuisines. It’s loaded with unique ingredients, making it unlike any other food you’ll find around the world. Its distinct blend of spices, seasonings and vibrant colors create a beautiful presentation. Favorite choices for Mexican food catering include taco or burrito bars, Mexican bowl bars, quesadilla meals and chips with salsa or guacamole. There are plenty of top Mexican restaurants that cater, but MobyDish catering services include only the best options for corporate catering. See below for our best picks for Cinco de Mayo catering to ensure you throw the BEST FIESTA at the office!
Mexican Catering in NYC: Oxido
Óxido is a bold Modern Mexican restaurant founded on the concept of a “scratch kitchen,” where, you guessed it, everything is made from scratch. Óxido’s menu is a modern take on the time-honored home cooking that local Mexicans grew up with. That means fresh produce, rich spices, beans bold enough to stand on their own, and layers of flavor that will make your head spin, your mouth water, and your taste buds beg for more.
Must-Try at Oxido Catering:
DIY Bowl Bar or Taco Bar
These bar options let you pick and choose your bases, proteins and toppings to create the ultimate customized meal!
Oxido has mouth-watering, classic protein options such as Chicken Poblano, Chile Lime Carnitas, Grass-fed Garlic Steak and Red Chile Mushrooms.
Mexican Catering in NYC: Empellon
The Spanish word “Empellon” means to “push limits” or “break through,” which well-known founder and chef, Alex Stupak, is proving with every dish coming out of the Empellon kitchen. Empellon’s style is said to be “casually elegant Mexican,” where diners can find everything Mexican but slightly updated with creative culinary twists. Empellon catering translates to a creative, exotic feast at your office you don’t want to miss out on!
Must-Try at Empellon Catering:
The 510 Pack
This is Empellon’s signature catering package that gives you the full taco bar.
It comes with guacamole, chopped cabbage salad, skirt steak tacos, chicken tacos, and canela snickerdoodle cookies! Taco ’bout a full-course meal!
Mexican Catering in NYC: Viva
“Viva” is an exclamation, a joyful cry, a cheer for long life, and to Head Chef Lichvar, food is life. Unlike other storefront options, Viva Events & Catering is able to dedicate 100% of its time to making food in house that’s tailored to you and your company. Viva’s catering menu showcases seasonal, fresh, local ingredients in dishes that are made daily. Viva prides itself on its “Open Door Chef” policy. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or a full-scale corporate catering event, the team at Viva will ensure you get exactly what you want!
Must-Try at Viva Corporate Catering:
Cinco de Mayo Curated Specials
Available for a limited time only, Chef curated a very special selection of Cinco de Mayo favorites, including butternut squash and black bean quesadillas, shrimp tostada bites, grilled mexican corn salad and pulled chicken chimichangas. Don’t forget to top off the meal with festive sweets like churros cupcakes and apple cinnamon empanadas.
Mexican Catering in San Francisco: Don Pistos
There’s no other restaurant out there that brings Yucatan inspired Mexican street-food dishes to the table like Don Pistos for corporate catering in San Francisco. From the market fresh ingredients that are carefully cooked to perfection for your tacos such as stew pork, carne asada, and pickled garnishes, Don Pistos’ menu fulfills a variety of cravings and even the pickiest eaters for your next Mexican food catering event.
Must-Try at Don Pistos Catering:
Special MobyDish Taco Lunch
This is essentially a BYO Taco that lets you customize your proteins and toppings!
You can choose from a variety of proteins as well as sides such a Mexican Street Corn which is the rare but perfect addition to a Cinco de Mayo catering party.
Mexican Catering in San Francisco: Papito Hayes
Fondly called Papi’s by our team, Cinco de Mayo would not be complete without Papito Hayes, a full fledged Mexican restaurant serving classic dishes on their lunch catering menu such as enchiladas, tacos, whole rotisserie chicken, and of course the must have for any party catering on Cinco de Mayo: Guac and Chips!
DIY Taco Bar
Make your Tacos a meat lovers paradise or vegetarian‘s dream (or both!) with topping choices such as veggies, carnitas, chicken, and carne asada as well as salsa verde, salsa rojo, the list goes on!
Don’t forget to try the Esquite: grilled corn off the cob topped with sour cream, queso fresco, and chile powder. Yum.
Try All These Lunch Catering Ideas
With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, don’t hesitate to try all these mouth-watering office lunch catering ideas on MobyDish. Browse through many more Mexican or Latin-inspired restaurants that cater in your area. Our corporate catering host team will deliver and set-up the fiesta spread to your liking so you and your coworkers can enjoy the celebrations! Happy Cinco de Mayo!