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A MIDNIGHT TACO BAR, IS A MUST!

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It is midnight and it has been now 6 or 7 consecutive hours of fun drinking and dancing so the guests are now ready to refuel or call it a night. Do not worry, the "cena de desvelados" is here. This is what "munchies" are called in Mexico. They are not munchies really, in all seriousness it is a midnight station we set up for the guests so they do not have to go out to eat and also it helps to mitigate the effect an open bar can have on indulgent guests. It is necessary in order to get people to calm themselves a bit and get ready to head back to the hotel around 2 o 3am.
Typically in Mexico we bring a taco station in and have tacos al pastor. These are beef and/or pork tacos from meat cooked on a rotating spit. They are amazing and fun to watch as they are made. It is a show in itself. See Ricky Martin on this video make some tacos!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR4CKupuOlI&feature=related Watch Ricky Martin as he tries to prepare some. It is in Spanish but in minute 1:30 you will see a pro do it:).
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The other favorite is quesadillas which is the tortilla filled with cheese and meat and of course all kinds of salsas. Chilaquiles are fried corn chips boiled in sauce and are excellent plated and served on a late night buffet. They may be marinated and served with spicy red or green habanero sauce. This will kill the buzz for sure!

My personal favorite are the tacos and they are so easy to set up. After having tacos I recommend brides to offer a Mexican coffe station where the guests can enjoy cafe de Olla (made  in clay pots) or flammed coffee with brandy and some sweets that will make their toes curl with delight. It is fun because we serve it table side and it becomes a bit of a show and it helps to kill the buzz as well. Unless of course they spike the coffee with tequila, ay, aya ,ay!! 

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Enjoy your time in Mexico and try different things, if not, what is the point of getting married in Mexico? Besides getting more value for your money of course. 
Have fun!
Jimmy 

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We got married in Puerto Aventuras (about 20 minutes north of Tulum) and used Gourmet Bites Playa to cater our villa wedding. We had a more formal dinner but at about 11 they bought out tacos served in authentic baskets. They were so delicious and such a hit with my tequila-filled guests. While this was not advertised on their site, they explained to me that they usually serve this at all Mexican weddings. Just ask your caterer or check out Gourmet Bites Playa on Facebook if you are considering options. Good luck!

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Yes! Those tacos served in baskets are awesome. They are called tacos de canasta o tacos sudados. They are cooked in their own vapors inside the basket. They are small and easy to eat and nice and greasy for the late night crowd! Good call!! They are so different and cheap too!

Jimmy

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