When you are thinking about your taco bar menu first start with the amount of people you’ll be serving, and then scale up.

For a couple or small family:

  • 1 main taco dish
  • 2-4 sides
  • taco toppings
  • tortillas

For a large family or small party:

  • 1-2 appetizers
  • 2-3 main taco dishes
  • 2-4 sides
  • taco toppings
  • tortillas
  • drink options

For a big crowd:

  • 2-4 appetizers
  • 3-4 main taco dishes
  • 4 sides
  • taco toppings
  • tortillas
  • drink options
How to Set up the Taco Bar: Make it a buffet! Set out your bowls and plates, fill them with your sides, and let everyone serve themselves!


  • Soft Tortillas: Warm them up right in your skillet and keep warm in a towel.
  • Hard Tortillas: Toast them gently in the oven until warm, but watch to avoid burning. It only takes a minute or so.
  • Grain-Free Tortillas: Right on the flame of your gas grill. Once it starts to char, flip, and repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • Double Decker Tortillas: Want to get crazy? Heat your soft tortilla with about 2-3 tablespoons of shredded cheddar. Once melted, place your hard taco inside and fold up the sides. If you grew up loving Taco Bell like me, you’ll appreciate this.


  • Classic Margarita
  • Watermelon Juice
  • Cranberry Orange Margarita
  •  Piña Colada
  • Sparkling Waters


  • 7 Layer Taco Dip
  • Homemade Guacamole
  • Loaded Paleo Nachos
  • Easy & Healthy Fried Plantains
  • Don’t forget your TORTILLA CHIPS
  • Plantain chips are also great to pair with these dips!


  • Pork Carnitas (Instant Pot and Slow Cooker)
  • Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
  • Two-Ingredient Salsa Chicken (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
  • Meatless Chipotle Mushroom Tacos
  • How To Make The BEST Taco Meat (In The Instant Pot!)
  • 15-Minute Chicken Tacos (uses our new Taco Seasoning)
  • Beef Barbacoa (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)
  • Tequila Lime Shrimp
  • Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
  • 30-Minute Loaded Taco Skillet
  • Turkey Chili (Stove-Top or Instant Pot)


Make sure you have plenty of bowls or little dishes for all of your sides and condiments!

  • Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad
  • Rice (from these Burrito Bowls)
  • Restaurant-Style Blender Salsa
  • Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde & Salsa Verde Guacamole
  • 5-Minute Ají (Colombian-Style Salsa)
  • Easiest Taco Slaw Ever
  • Refried Beans
  • Grilled vegetables
  • Shredded Cheddar
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Sliced Pickled Jalapeños
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Chopped Scallions
  • Avocado Slices
  • Fresh Lime Wedges
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Hot Sauce

all info and wording from: https://lexiscleankitchen.com/taco-bar/