CATERING

Use our form to order or call: 847.644.3575

Our breakfast tacos are prepared the day of your event with homemade beans, cage-free eggs, fresh vegetables, high-quality meats. and freshly-cooked tortillas.
Two tacos per person will satisfy an average hunger. Coupled with sides and you’ll be stuffed full of goodness. Choose to build your own tacos with a self-service taco bar or have us individually wrap and label your tacos for easy identification.

Tacos (TRAYS OF 10)

BEAN & CHEESE (Vegetarian)
$35.00

Refried house-made pinto beans topped with Chihuahua cheese.

BEAN & CHORIZO
$35.00

Pork chorizo mixed with refried house-made pinto beans.

BEAN & POTATO (Vegan)
$35.00

Refried house-made pinto beans topped with gold potatoes, sautéed with onions & tomatoes.

POTATO & EGG (Vegetarian)
$35.00

Gold potatoes & eggs scrambled with onions & tomatoes.

POTATO & CHEESE (Vegetarian)
$35.00

Gold potatoes sautéed with onions, tomatoes, & Chihuahua cheese.

CHORIZO & EGG
$40.00

Pork chorizo & eggs scrambled with onions & tomatoes.

MACHACADO
$40.00

Carne seca (shredded dried beef ) & eggs scrambled with onions & tomatoes.

PICADILLO
$42.50

Ground beef cooked with potatoes, carrots, peas, tomatoes, & onions.

CHICKEN TOMATILLO
$42.50

Chicken cooked with our house-made tomatillo lime sauce.

CARNITAS
$45.00

Pork shoulder slowly cooked with citrus, spices, & evaporated milk, sautéed with onions & tomatoes.

CARNE GUISADA
$45.00

Lean beef stew slowly cooked with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, & spices.

Salads (serves 10)

HOUSE SALAD
$40.00

Mixed salad greens tossed with our house-made tomatillo lime dressing.

HOUSE SALAD & GRILLED CHICKEN
$55.00

Mixed salad greens and grilled chicken tossed with our house-made tomatillo lime dressing.

SIDES (SERVES 10)

SEASONAL FRUIT CUP
$30.00

An assortment of seasonal fruit.

FRESAS CON CREMA
$35.00

Strawberries topped with a lightly sweet & refreshing Mexican cream.

CHIPS & GUACAMOLE
$35.00

Our guacamole uses a well-known recipe from San Antonio, Texas.

BUÑUELITOS
$20.00

Lightly-fried flour tortilla strips dusted with cinnamon & sugar.

coffee

We’ve partnered with Back of the Yards Coffee & Roastery to bring you coffee directly sourced from Chiapas, Mexico.
BOX (Serves 10)
$20.00
TOWER (Serves 30)
$55.00

mexican hot chocolate

Dark chocolate with cinnamon & sugar (made with whole milk).
BOX (Serves 10)
$30.00
TOWER (Serves 30)
$80.00

cold drinks

JAMAICA (Serves 10)
$25.00

House-brewed, all-natural, lightly-sweetened hibiscus iced tea.

AGUAS FRESCAS (Serves 10)
$30.00

All-natural fresh fruit drinks (assorted flavors available).

Catering Packages « Save $$$

#1 « 1 Taco + Drink
$5.50/person
#2 « 1 Taco + Side
$5.75/person
#3 « 2 Tacos
$7.00/person
#4 « 2 Tacos + Drink
$9.00/person
#5 « 2 Tacos + Side
$9.25/person
#6 « 2 Tacos + Side + Drink
$11.00/person
All packages include half meat and half vegetarian tacos, pre-selected from our best-selling tacos.*

CHOOSE ONE DRINK:

Coffee, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Jamaica, Aguas Frescas, or Bottled Water.

CHOOSE ONE SIDE:

Buñuelitos, Seasonal Fruit, House Salad, or Chips & Guacamole

* Gluten-free and vegan tacos can be substituted at no additional cost.

ChiBuys Approved

1871 is committed, through the ChiBuys program, to exploring vendor opportunities in not only catering, but other organizational purchasing needs. 1871 hopes that these efforts will expand well beyond their walls and become a city-wide endeavor. Together, we can craft a more diverse, inclusive, welcoming (and tasty!) business environment.

Photo by Gregory Rothstein/1871

catering details

Accompanying each catering taco order:
1) Our specialty hot salsa verde made with fresh tomatillos, jalapeños, cilantro, onions, & garlic
2) Our milder salsa roja made with tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro, onions, & garlic
3) Chihuahua cheese, cilantro, diced raw onions
4) Napkins & plastic silverware

All drink orders come with:
1) Disposable cups & lids

Coffee orders come with:
1) Hot cup sleeves
2) Creamers, sugar & sugar substitutes, stirrers

Bottled waters are available for $1.00 each.
Jarritos Mexican sodas are available for $2.00 each.

* For a gluten-sensitive option, ask us to substitute corn tortillas at no additional cost. Call to inquire about vegan options.
Catering orders must be placed 48 hours in advance to ensure delivery. Arrangements can be made to pick up smaller orders at our Taco Shop located at 512 Main Street, Evanston, IL 60202.

All prices are pre-tax, and final invoices will include any fees and taxes as required. Onsite serving & setup available at an additional cost. 

delivery radius


Evanston 5 mile radius from Evanston
15 mile radius from Evanston (includes Chicago Loop)
Delivery Fee
Free $15 $25
Minimum Order
$70 $150 $350

Use our form to order or call: 847.644.3575