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How to Make a DIY Taco Bar

How to Make a DIY Taco Bar

(Quick & Budget Friendly) The best way is to keep the DIY taco bar simple, really quick to get it ready and budget friendly too. All you’ll have to decide on is what type of meat you are going to serve at your taco buffet. You can use only 1 type of meat, preferably taco seasoned ground beef, as is a crowd pleaser or you can add some pulled chicken too if you’re going for 2 different types of meat.


  • Taco Meat taco seasoned ground beef, pulled chicken, etc
  • Soft/ Hard shell tortillas I prefer soft shell bowl tortillas
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Cheese
  • Jalapeños fresh or pickled
  • Beans
  • Thinly sliced lettuce

optional taco ingredients:

  • Corn kernels
  • Sour cream
  • Diced red onion
  • Olives
  • Cilantro


  1. To make it easier to get together this taco bar, have your ingredients- washed, chopped, etc ready and in separate bowls.
  2. Cover with plastic foil and refrigerate until it’s time to add them to the taco buffet.
  3. Prepare your favorite meat and have it ready, keeping it warm till serving time.
  4. Set up your serving taco bar area with plates, utensils and napkins.
  5. Heat your tortillas (bowls or shells) according to package instructions.
  6. Bring everything to the serving area, toppings included and let the party begin!