Taco Cart CateringQuestions & Answers About Taco Catering

If you have questions about Rasta Taco Catering, we have the answers!

Whether you're planning a birthday party, a family reunion or a wedding and require catering, it's vital that you perform your due dilligence so that there are no unwelcome surprises later. We provide some basic answers to frequently asked questions below. But do not hesistate to pick up the phone and talk to us, so that you can get a fuller picture of our taco cart catering by Rasta Taco Caterin works.

Does Rasta Taco offer discounts?

We offer discounts to select and reputable nonprofit organizations doing good work in the community. For more information or to see if you qualify, contact us.

How far does Rasta Taco travel?

We provide taco cart catering to cities within Los Angeles County, Orange County, Santa Barbara County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County and Ventura County, including the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire.

Does Rasta Taco plan on adding menu items?

We feel that the current taco catering menu is the best we’ve offered.  For the purpose of assuring that our clients can rely on the same tasty food, time after time, we rarely modify recipes or add to it. But we are always testing and new culinary concoctions often find their way on the menu for holidays and special occasions.

Does Rasta Taco offer gift cards?

Gift Certificates, yes. Gift Cards, no.

Does Rasta Taco have a food truck?

No. We provide taco cart catering services. While it’s easy to get distracted and offer everything plus the kitchen sink, we choose to focus on what we’re really great at. We are great at making street-style tacos at your home, office and school in our specially designed and crafted taco carts.

Does Rasta Taco deliver?

No. While we know our clients love our cuisine, we enjoy meeting the challenges of providing taco cart catering that offers an equal measure of food and service. In doing so, we’re creating an experience larger than the food alone.

How long has Rasta Taco been in business?

Rasta Taco was founded in May of 2006.

Is Rasta Taco locally owned and operated?

Yes. Rasta Taco is a family-owned and operated business with deep roots in Southern California.

Where are you located?

In order to manage our ever-growing service areas, we have offices in both Los Angeles and Orange Counties but our main headquarters is based in beautiful Pasadena, California.

Does Rasta Taco offer gluten-free items?

Yes. Our tortillas and salsas are gluten free.

Does Rasta Taco serve authentic Mexican cuisine?

Mostly, yes. But there is an element of fusion of other cuisines from other locales where people prepare and enjoy great-tasting, creative food.

Why are you called “Rasta Taco”?

Rasta Taco is the brainchild of Mario “Maji” Malendez, who envisioned the concept of Rasta Taco while he was in Jamaica. Today, the word “Rasta” speaks of our corporate culture which is, in the language of the Rastafarians:


“Irie”, meaning “acceptance, positive feelings and something good.”

  • “Upfulness”, meaning “helpful”.

  • “Overstanding”, which is a more positive term for “understanding”.
  • “Livication”, which is: Living + Dedication = Livication.

For better or for better, that’s who we strive to be.

Do you serve vegetarian and/or vegan tacos?

We are in the research and development phase of offering tacos that are vegan and vegetarian. We do currently offer limited vegetarian taco catering entrees (grilled veggies, tofu and potato). We also provide a vegetarian bean option. Currently, we are developing other meat and dairy-free recipes for a possible launch of a new plant-based vegan taco catering business in 2015, tentatively called “Cali Carts”.

Is there a limit on how many or how few people you’ll serve at an event?

We typically have a minimum of 30 guests. Contact us for more information on the minimums for your location.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards and checks.

For wedding taco catering, do you cater the actual reception of just after parties?

Rasta Taco can provide appetizers and dinner for your cocktail hour and/or reception. We also provide a late night snack for your guests.

What is a wedding "after party"?

After dinner has been enjoyed by all of your guests, dancing and drinking is well underway, a late night snack is a great way to send your guests off with a full stomach and happy heart.

How much space is required to accomodate your taco carts?

Our custom carts are designed to fit through any standard 36” door way. We ask for about 10’ x 10’ of space per taco cart.

In Praise of Rasta Taco CateringWhat Our Clients Have To Say

Thank you Rasta Taco. Our event was a success in every way. Besides great food, your servers brought with them fun and friendly personalities. The executives were pleased. Our employees enjoyed the food and the party. Your team made me look good to the top brass. I so appreciate that.

Amgen, Newbury Park, CA

The party went great! The taco’s were awesome. Everyone really enjoyed the food. Your staff did a great job. Thank you for helping us have great company Christmas party.

Daughters of Charity Health System, Los Altos Hills, CA

Thank you for catering the delicious lunch yesterday. The Drug Trust Fund staff thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Your staff was super. They adjusted to all our requests without hesitation. You have a very efficient team at Rasta Taco. Thank you.

So Cal UFCW Drug Trust Funds, Los Angeles, CA
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