Did someone say taco night?! Whether you’re having a casual Taco Tuesday dinner or a big friendly gathering, the taco-serving options seem to be endless. But if you’ve got a crowd to feed, consider building a self-serve taco bar — and since Jarritos is the Official Drink of Tacos, you’ll definitely need some of this super-good Mexican soda handy to keep everyone quenched.
Read up on five of our taco-tastic tips for making your next taco night one to remember!
Choose your fillings
Seasoned ground beef and grilled chicken are both common taco fillings in the U.S., but if you want to up your taco game with something more authentic, try your hand at smoky carne asa, rich barbacoa, crispy carnitas or saucy chicken tinga. Be sure to prepare two or three different options so that your guests can mix and match their taco fillings according to their preferences.
Stock up on tortillas
It’s an age-old debate: Flour or corn tortillas? Everyone has their favorite! Keep the whole room happy by stocking up on both choices. Wrap the tortillas in foil and warm them in a 200-degree oven, and then when it’s time to serve, store them in a tortilla dish for warmth and easy serving.
Keep the toppings fresh
Provide enough topping options to allow your guests to pack their tacos full with flavor. Must-haves include queso fresco, minced white onion and/or pickled red onion, pico de gallo, sliced jalapeños and cilantro. If you’re serving rice and beans alongside the tacos, break out a Crock-Pot or a pre-heated serving tray handy to keep your sides warm.
Don’t forget the salsa, guac and sour cream
It’s simply impossible to build a proper taco bar without this trifecta of Tex-Mex taco toppings! Serve these tasty additions in small bowls with spoons so that your guests can top their tacos before taking that perfect first bite.
Break out the Jarritos!
Jarritos are the obvious drink choice to pair with your scrumptious taco feast. Place your favorite flavors in a large serving bucket filled with ice about an hour before the meal starts so that your drinks will be perfectly ice-cold once it’s time to chow down. From the tang of Mandarin to the classic sweetness of Mexican Cola, you’ll have a rainbow of flavors to choose from to complement your culinary creations.
Visit Jarritos online to browse more of their super-good flavors to accompany your next taco night!