How lucky Minneapolis is, to have the world of Mexican cuisine in wonders like steamed tamales, cigar-rolled taquitos, and deep-fried chimichangas. If you’re craving the bright, fragrant flavors of Mexican food, Minneapolis offers great choices, whether you need breakfast at work or lunch delivered to your next sales meeting. From fragrant chorizo sausage scrambles to sugar-dusted Mexican pastries, we’ve got some of the best restaurants catering Mexican to offices in Minneapolis.
1. Brothers Taqueria Catering (County Rd. E., Saint Paul)
Go all in and get the taco platter treatment at Brothers Tacqueria. The catering platter allows you to order up to five meats like spicy, dark-red Mexican sausage and deliciously tender beef tongue, on every top restaurant’s menu these days. Made on pliant corn tortillas, the tacos are insanely good. Throw in a few bottles of icy-cold Jarritos sodas or Mexican cokes and your people will find you just to pat you on the back.
2. La Tapatia Catering (Wilson Ave., Saint Paul)
If your Minneapolis office is craving something different, your best bet is the traditional Mexican sandwiches called tortas at La Tapatia. A generous portion of meltingly soft meat, like marinated pork shoulder (al pastor), hangs over a toasted roll, which also cradles a generous amount of cheese and avocado. Do not skip the traditional Mexican drink called horchata—creamy, refreshing, and spiked with cinnamon.
3. Nacho’s Mexican Grill Catering (Main St., Hopkins)
Nacho’s Mexican Grill is one of the best places in Minneapolis for fajitas. Their fajitas combine flavorful shrimp and soft, warm tortillas. This is served with warming, savory rice simmered in chicken stock—which absorbs the essential flavors. If it’s a special occasion, you might also want a round of tamales for the group. Tamales are little gifts rich with pork, chilies, and fresh corn masa.
4. Catrina’s Mexican Restaurant Catering (Kenzie Terrace, Saint Anthony)
At Catrina’s Mexican Restaurant, order the taco bar, but don’t miss the appetizers, which include items that aren’t found everywhere, such as Mexican cheese boards and roasted shell-on peanuts infused with chilies, lime, and garlic. Arm yourself with desserts, too. The custardy caramel flan, chocolate flan, and decadent tres leches cake (soaked in three kinds of milk) are a perfect way to end a sales pitch.
5. Taco Loco Catering (1st Ave. W., Shakopee)
When you think of Mexican it’s not hard to conjure up images of steamed tamales, stuffed enchiladas, and burritos. Taco Loco Catering, just outside of Minneapolis, has got all that and everything else you’ll want to feed your team Mexican every day of the week. They even offer a pack of a hundred chicken tacos—which goes quicker than you think.
6. Cantina Laredo Catering (Market Pointe Dr., Minneapolis)
When trainings run late and your Minneapolis team is hungry, your best bet is to choose a hearty Mexican catering platter. Cantina Laredo offers one of the heaviest platters we’ve seen. The Botanas platter is piled high with a little bit of this and that, including a cheesy quesadilla, a deep-fried taquito, and skewers of seafood and meats. And don’t forget to order the Mexican apple pie.
7. El Burrito Mercado Catering (Cesar Chavez St., Saint Paul)
For portable food that’s easy to eat, go for El Burrito Mercado’s breakfast burritos. They’re filled with freshly cracked eggs, spicy chorizo sausage and potatoes, or tender, melt-in-your-mouth cactus (nopales). You’ll be tempted to order the fried, cinnamon-dusted Mexican pastries called churros. There’s no better time for this.
8. Ol’ Mexico Catering (Lexington Ave. N., Roseville)
While the menu at Ol’ Mexico isn’t strictly Mexican (it’s got some other influences), the Minneapolis restaurant makes the cuisine approachable for everyone and that’s your best bet if your team has differing palates. On the menu are Mexican and Tex-Mex classics like cheesy enchiladas, rolled and coated in flavorful sauce, and deep-fried chimichangas. There are also chicken wings, lacquered with sweet teriyaki glaze or sticky Buffalo sauce.
9. Burrito Loco Bar & Grill Catering (13th Ave. SE, Minneapolis)
Don’t have time to plan lunch? The taco bar is one of the most underrated tools of all time to take the edge off of planning a huge powwow meeting. People will happily graze on bites of warm-spiced meats folded between a pliant tortilla. At Burrito Loco Bar & Grill, the taco bar boasts everything your guests need to make a delicious taco.
10. La Poblanita Catering (E. Lake St., Minneapolis)
Got a morning training coming up? It’s the perfect occasion to expand outside of your taqueria state of mind and try something other than a taco. A casual, homey breakfast makes it easier to get your group talking and contributing to the discussion. At La Poblanita Catering, try huevos rancheros, fried eggs on warm corn tortillas topped with spicy tomato salsa. Chorizo con huevos, a delicious egg scramble loaded with crispy bits of Mexican sausage, is another popular catering item at the Minneapolis restaurant. Both are served with rice and creamy beans.
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Surprise your Minneapolis office with a comforting Mexican meal.