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I don’t know about you, but it’s not even Christmas and I’m exhausted. All of my out of town in-laws were back home for two weeks and there were many family get-togethers over those weeks, so when it came time for me to host a get-together the last thing I wanted to do was a lot of cooking for it. Then I heard about Qdoba’s catering bar, which features a hot buffet-style lineup of bold flavors that makes hosting holiday parties super easy.

Qdoba offers fresh, delicious Mexican food and perfect for business or personal occasions. You can serve as few as ten people or more than a hundred with their Hot Bars or boxed lunches. Set up is a snap and each Hot Bar comes with everything you’ll need – napkins, utensils, and chafing dishes that keep the hot stuff hot.

When you order catering from Qdoba you can choose from a Hot Taco Bar, Naked Burrito Bar, Nacho Bar, Boxed Lunches or Breakfast Burritos. As you can imagine, I was torn about what to get.  I mean tacos are awesome, nachos are awesome and burritos are – you guessed it -awesome.

We ended up choosing the Hot Taco Bar. There is a 10 person minimum (order increments of 5) and it costs $10.50* per person. Per person without dessert is $10.00*
*Pricing for 10 and 15 person Hot Taco Bars will vary based on protein selected: grilled chicken or steak.

Now for the important part. Here’s what you get:

  • Marinated grilled chicken OR marinated grilled steak
  • Flour tortillas
  • Corn taco shells
  • Three salsas – Salsa Roja, Salsa Verde, Pico de Gallo
  • Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Hand-smashed guacamole
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Handmade tortilla chips
  • Chocolate chip cookies or double chocolate brownies

They even offer beverages as an add on. Bulk iced tea or bulk lemonade are $6.99 each.

So now you’re probably wondering how it all works. Once my husband and I had decided that we wanted to go with a taco bar for our family get-together, I called my local Qdoba (in Wareham, MA) to get the ball rolling.  They went through a list of questions (my address, the date & time I wanted my delivery and my menu) and told me they would call me the day before to confirm.  The guy that was making the delivery actually called the morning of and he confirmed all of our information.

When the day and time of my party came, the delivery person, Tim, was on time and set everything up for me.  It was awesome.  I had him come in about 30 minutes before my guests were set to arrive and when they got to my house, boom!  Everything was all set up and ready to be devoured.

There is a $25.00 delivery & set up fee and additional long-distance fees may apply.

Overall the process was really easy and the food was delicious.  As promised they brought Sterno cans to keep the food warm until all of our guests arrived, so the food was fresh and warm for everyone.

Tim, the delivery driver also told us that if we returned the stand with the hot foods, we’d get a free entree when we brought it back. Score.

If you are tired of cooking already, you can celebrate the holidays this year by offering your guests customizable burritos, tacos or nachos from Qdoba like I did. It was completely painless and I will definitley be using their catering services again in the future. You can count on Qdoba to always be on time, and as they did for me, they’ll even set up the catering bar for you so you don’t have to lift a finger.  Easy peasy.

  96 Responses to “Qdoba’s New Catering Bar Makes Hosting a Breeze”

  1. I wish there was a Qdoba near me! I’d definitely have them cater a holiday party or two for me. I love how (for a fee) they deliver and set up the food. What a great party idea.

  2. We are big fans of Qdoba! I love their burritos and Knockout Tacos 🙂 That’s awesome they do catering too. May have to remember this for my next party!

  3. I’m so sad our Qdoba closed. Thought they were just moving locations, but they haven’t returned!

  4. YUM!1 This is my kind of dinner party. I do enjoy a good meal of tacos and Mexican food.

  5. How cool! We love Qdoba. They have such delicious choices. And I like how the guacamole is free.

  6. ooow yes! I’m sure there will be more parties at your home now that you have it all down!

  7. This is a good idea! Saves a lot of time, especially when it comes to having guests arrive at such a short notice. I think the Qdoba’s food looks great and I am sure every one would love it.

  8. I love fresh Mex. It looks like Qdoba did a great job with the food prep. What a great way to host a holiday party without the hassle of cooking.

  9. Wow what a great idea. I would use this for when we are having company and I don’t feel like cooking. Yes I am a food blogger…but I do have those days too.

  10. I am loving this! I’m trying to keep the holidays casual and simple this year. Great for game day too.

  11. That is such an awesome idea! I will have to keep this in mind for the next event that I host.

  12. That is my kinda food. And catering sounds even better because I don’t have to cook it!

  13. oh boy this is my kinda foods….and wow can anyone resist?

  14. We used them last week for our holiday party in the office. The set up was easy and the food was delicious. This was our second time using them.

  15. This is a great idea! I understand what you’re saying when being exhausted already. December is always the busiest month for me between work, my daughters birthday and Christmas parties and Christmas and New Years too.

  16. amazing…im always exhausted..and holidays are way more exhausting…so when catering is involved i am in 100%. great ideas keep them coming and i will keep reading and using and sharing

  17. There is one of these near me, but we’ve never been. This looks delicious! My family loves fajitas and tacos.

  18. I love Qdoba. I need to do this for our next family gathering. So much easier than cooking.

  19. This is an awesome idea and I bet the food id yummy!! Great idea!!

  20. Qdoba sounds like the perfect solution for a busy family get together. It sure comes in handy when you already have your hands full. The food looks delicious too!

  21. I will have to see where the closest location is to me. I think this is a fantastic idea. I would love to try the Nacho Bar first.

  22. How lovely to have family around during this time of year, and even better so that a place like this can take the stress out of having to host a gathering. Love it!

  23. What a tasty idea! I tried Qdoba once and I can’t wait to try it again!

  24. What I love in Qdoba is it’s easy to make than cooking. This is such an awesome idea!

  25. This sounds good. It lessens the kitchen work and you got to serve a protein-rich snack. Tacos was an all time favorite in every party and that was the first one I am looking for in a family gathering.

  26. This is awesome, all you have to do is set everything up and you’re good to go! I love the convenience!

  27. Oh my goodness this is so freaking awesome! With this busy holiday season, sometimes dinner is the last thing I want to do!

  28. I am so loving this idea! That is great especially during this bust time of year. I also have my son’s b-day on the 30th and this would be different!

  29. That is so awesome! This is the kind of idea that can totally change my Christmas routine.

  30. We have a huge family get togethers for the holidays. A catering setup like this could make it SO much easier.

  31. I love this! The price is right on, and it’s so worth it to save A TON of time and effort. I’m totally doing this next year.

  32. Such a great idea! I also get tired from all the cooking the festivities involve, so this catering bar sounds like the perfect solution. And everybody loves Mexican food!!!

    Carlota |

  33. This is totally worth the price. We don’t have a Qdoba anywhere near us, but if we did, this would be my go-to for the holiday season. I’m sure I spend at least $10 a person just making food.

  34. I had no idea! This might be an option for our daughter’s graduation party this summer. It’s so hard to find food that everyone will enjoy.

  35. I haven’t had Qdoba in forever. This is definitely a plus. Especially during the holidays. Being so busy can make us forget to cook and by the time you realize its too late.

  36. This is such a great idea! I find so many times that I spend more time in the kitchen cooking and getting things set up that I miss the time to spend with my friends and family! I haven’t ever had Qdoba but I think there’s one close by!

  37. Great idea! There’s a Qdoba near me; I’ll have to check this out! A burrito breakfast bar would be perfect for my holiday brunch with my in-laws.

  38. What an amazing idea. I eat at QDoba often and never thought of using this for a party

  39. With this, you can never go wrong with food! It’s definitely a perfect choice if you don’t have a lot of time to cook food for a party!

  40. With this, you can never go wrong with food! It’s definitely a perfect choice if you don’t have a lot of time to cook food for a party!

  41. I like Qdoba and a catering menu would make holiday entertaining easier. I don’t think we have one in our area which is a bummer.

  42. This sounds great. what are the veg options there?

  43. This is such a good idea! The food looks yummy and the prices are actually really affordable 🙂

  44. What great food to have a catered event! I had no idea that Qdoba does this!

  45. We just went there last week. I love Qdoba!

  46. A taco bar sounds so yummy. This is where I need to go for my next party

  47. What a great way to cater a holiday dinner!! I had no idea that Qudoba had a catering service like this!

  48. What a great way to cater a holiday dinner!! I had no idea that Qudoba had a catering service like this!

  49. This is completely ideal when I have family over for dinner! I love the entire setup and how easy it looks to clean up afterwards.

  50. I didn’t know qdoba catered. My family loves qdoba. An idea to consider for my daughter’s graduation party.

  51. This is awesome. That’s all about convenience. And looks like clean up is a breeze.

  52. This is the first time I’ve heard of Qdoba. Everything looked amazing and they’re perfect for all the festivities coming up!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  53. I’ve heard of Qdoba and after seeing all that gourmet good you have me convinced that I need to order from there for our next party!

  54. I have been trying to make our hosting easier, and getting things catered definitely helps. I love the menu items form Qdoba. It all looks so yummy!

  55. Oh now this sounds like an amazing idea for a meal at home and how good does it sound! x

  56. I love Qdoba! That is amazing that they deliver and set up everything for you! I will definitely be using this service!

  57. My old job used to cater from them for Friday lunches! They’re SO good!!!

  58. This sounds like a great way to feed your family. The food looks delicious. I will have to check out Qdoba.

  59. This sounds so easy! Mexican is one of our go to meals, grab a buritto, some meat and a whole bunch of salads and make your own!

  60. I’ve never even heard of Qdoba before. I wish I had that nearby. I would go there often. Sounds like some great food!

  61. We love Mexican food and your spread looked delish. Everything looks so good, glad to see it was such fun.

  62. I love Q’doba, and the fact that they offer a catering bar makes them even more awesome!

  63. What an awesome service. The only thing I would change would be to offer maybe some black beans or vegetarian meats for us vegetarians who also love taco bar parties.

  64. Oh I love Qdoba, it’s my go to for mexican food!

  65. I always want catering. I don’t always get it though….drat my finances anyway. 🙂

  66. i like the setup here. Qdoba looks and sounds awesome.

  67. I have never been to Qdoba before, but I love this idea! We eat tacos all the time and this would be perfect for family get togethers.

  68. I wish we had a Qdoba around here. That foods looks really good and would be perfect on busy nights.

  69. Wow, I did not know about this. I love Qdoba and would totally do this in the future. Thanks for the great tip!

  70. This looks perfect for a night where you want some good food. You don’t want to go out or cook, so this is genius.

  71. Looks like you did have a great night. We do nto have one of these near me, but if we did–I would be contacting them!

  72. Such a good ideas! This is so awesome I will tell this to my mom.

  73. This sounds like an awesome way to do it! I am exhausted myself and would love to do something like this to have a little break!

  74. I could eat a bunch of them and still look forward to having more the next day! Price is just right, I hope Qdoba branches out to other areas.

  75. This looks great.
    It makes it look like fun to put a party together!

  76. That is wonderful! It makes our life easier when we have to make a party.

  77. We love this place! I had no idea they had a catering bar!

  78. Wow his would be perfect for dinner when you have a bunch of people over. Even just for those busy nights during the week!

  79. I would probably bring home a lot from that place. Tacos are always one of my favorite treats! I hope Qdoba gets some branches in some of the places near me.

  80. I would gladly pay for the delivery and setup as well if those are what I’m going to get. I hope Qdoba offers their services here in my place!

  81. Mmmm looks most delicious! I swear I could eat Mexican food like every day. Not kidding. Haha!

  82. I love Mexican food! Using the catering service certainly makes throwing a party much easier. I would like to try their Nacho Bar.

  83. I live in such a small area. The chances of us getting a Qdoba are slim to none. However, when I travel, I’ll try to find one to cater to all of us. It would be fun to stay in and have a taco bar.

  84. This is such a nice type of service. Beyond catering, I would say. I like that my food is delivered and prepared and can be done without any real occasion.

  85. What a great idea for catering for a party!!! I need to see if this is available at ours!

  86. Sounds like a great idea. I wonder if they offer food other than Mexican.

  87. Yep, this is right up my alley. No muss, no fuss and everyone still gets to eat. 🙂

  88. Wow, this is really great. I love easy entertaining ideas like this one. The food they offer looks really fresh and delicious too.

  89. What a great idea! I’ve never heard of this company. Everything sounds and looks wonderful! Catering during the busy holidays can make things so much easier for sure!

  90. You had me at naked taco! 😉 I love Mexican food and this looks so good!

  91. There is a Qdoba in a nearby town but I have yet to give their food a try.

  92. Yum, I love me some Qdoba! This is such a convenient option for a holiday meal. I will have to keep this in mind for our next family get together.

  93. Not heard of this before but sounds like a life saver especially if you want to spend more time with family than staring at the kitchen stove

  94. Oh wow this is perfect! I would so use this for our party on New Years!

  95. We love Qdoba! We went there just a few weeks ago. They are so good! It’s not that bad price wise.