A Wonderful Way To Celebrate The Holidays
We are finally in the last month of the year; the weather is at it’s lowest temperatures, decorations are up, and Christmas is closing in. Christmas is a joyful time of unveiling presents and gathering with your family for delicious home cooking. However the holiday is ultimately celebrated for one day, but there is another Christmas tradition that is celebrated across Latin America for numerous days. It is ‘Las Posadas’, a wonderful tradition that has been celebrated for over 400 years. This is a nine day celebration that strongly continues today in Latin communities. The holiday may not be recognized to Westerners, but it is indeed a wonderful way to spend Christmas with your family.
Nine Days of Celebration
‘Las Posadas’ is a series of procession and parties held every night from December 16th to December 24th, leading up to Christmas Day. The nine days symbolize the “novenario”, the nine days of religious observance based on the number of months, Mary had Jesus in her womb. Posadas are usually held in neighborhoods in Mexico and is quickly becoming popular in the US. On each evening, a reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter is performed, by a man or a woman, young or old.
Re-enactments and Festivities
Every evening, the re-enactment will take place at a different house as the performers dress in costume with Mary sometimes riding a donkey. The process of Las Posadas is that Mary and Joseph travel from house to house, asking each resident for shelter by singing a special song (La Cancion Para Pedir Posada). They are given permission to enter when the resident of the house sings back to them offering festive foods such as hot tamales and hot ponche. Attendants may dress as shepherds and angels, holding candlesticks and paper lanterns along the way. The ritual ends when the entire procession is in the house, giving a prayer. The rituals are often followed by Christmas carols, Christmas star pinatas for the children, and a feast.
Nochebuena and Misa de Gallo
The last day of the Posadas is Christmas Eve. On this day, families will celebrate Nochebuena (“goodnight” in Spanish). As claimed by writer Connor Adams Sheets, Nochebuena is the biggest Christmas feast for the culture, usually held in family households. The dinner often features roast pork (lechon) surrounded by plates of traditional Mexican sides such as rice, beans, tamales, and salads. The celebration of Nochebuena usually lasts until the next morning on Christmas Day. The evening’s festivities is topped off with Misa de Gallo (Mass of Roosters), a midnight mass that commemorates the birth of Jesus and based on the legend of the rooster who announced to the world his birth. Sparklers and fireworks are brought out celebrating until the dawn of Christmas morning. Christmas presents are also opened at midnight and Christmas Day is used as a full day of rest, recuperating from the festivities from the night before.
Call Us For Our Holiday Catering
We’re happy to offer great hospitality and great food for our catering services. Let us help you out with you Nochebuena or Posadas feast. Our tasty tacos, freshly homemade tortillas, fajitas, rotisserie chicken, and scrumptious salads can always come in handy whenever you’re planning a big feast. Let us supply you with the freshest ingredients during the holidays. You can arrange our catering, simply by calling us at 818-612-3875 or visit our site for more info. Whether you’re planning on celebrating Las Posadas, Christmas Day, or simply a nice winter’s day, make sure to spend it with your family and friends. Happy holidays!
El Dia de los Muertos, or, the Day of the Dead
So, the month of October is finally upon us, as is the cooling of the weather and the ever-popular holiday of Halloween. However, Halloween is not the only important holiday that takes occurs at the end of October. We also have another festival that is today celebrated across the world but originated in Mexico. It is the Day of the Dead, or in Spanish, El Dia de Los Muertos. Believed to have been celebrated in some form or another for three millennia, it is one of the oldest holidays in human history, and strongly lives on today. However, what is it?
El Dia de Los Muertos (or the Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated across Mexico. It starts on October 31st and ends November 2nd. It is a festival largely influenced by pre-Columbian indigenous cultures to Mexico as a means of honoring one’s ancestors. As described by the late writer Frances Ann Day, El Diade Los Muertos consists of three separate dates. October 31st is All Hallows Eve, a date in which children make altars to invite the spirits of dead children to return from the dead to visit the living. November 1st is All Saints Day, when it is believed adult spirits come to visit their living descendents. November 2nd is All Souls Day, when families visit cemeteries to decorate the graves of their loved ones. Graves are decorated in colorful ways, including flowers and marigolds, lit candles, tequila and other agave-sourced alcoholic beverages for the adult spirits, toys for the children spirits, and the favorite candy of each departed family member. In addition to setting up altars, family members will often have picnics at the gravesites of their loved ones, where they will enjoy eating their loved ones’ favorite foods. This can be difficult, for as we all know cooking for large company can be both costly as well time consuming. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to!
Introducing Day of the Dead catering at Benny’s Tacos
We are happy to announce that we at Benny’s Tacos perform Day of the Dead catering. Let us take the edge off your El Dia De Los Muertos celebration. Whether you want delicious tacos with fresh handmade tortillas, cool salads made with the freshest of ingredients, high-quality chicken, quesadillas, churros, or more, we have you covered with the freshest Mexican food in Los Angeles. Allow us to handle your Day of the Dead catering so you can instead spend more time this holiday celebrating with your family. Open every day of the week from 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM, we are always around to prepare delicious hot meals for your family and friends.
For the entire month of October (and November!), we will be offering 10% off of all catering. Simply call Benny directly at 818-612-3875 to get this special. To find out more information on our day of the dead catering service and how it works, you can visit our catering page.
We look forward to serving you!
Watching sports is a timeless event. Whether you’re sitting in the bleachers and watching a game live or in front of the television set in the comfort of your own home, watching a big sports game in the company of your pals is surely a great time. This type of event only gets better with delicious food. The Super Bowl, the mother of all sporting events in the US, is about occur in a few weeks, so this is a perfect opportunity to order your sports event catering for your house viewing party. From tailgates to house parties, Benny’s Tacos has excellent catering menus to order to compliment the big games that you’ll be watching.
Big Games and Delicious Food
The Super BowlYour Super Bowl house party needs three things: beers, a television set, and a delicious abundance of food. The Super Bowl is nearly a four hour event, so amazing food should definitely be right up your alley. Football, an ice-cold beer paired with rotisserie chicken or fresh beef tacos are clearly a match made in heaven. When you have our food catered to you, you’ll be able to serve yourself some delectable eats in pre-game, half time, and post game without the food ever being too cold to serve.
Tailgates and Other Parking Lot CateringWhether it’s for soccer, football, or baseball; Los Angeles is home to several major teams with a wealth of devoted fans. Tailgating is the ultimate fan experience; chowing down on good food and getting yourself pumped up for the big game. Fans love to BBQ themselves, but tailgate catering is definitely the way to go. Benny’s Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie was lucky enough to cater for several tailgate parties, particularly for ESPN, for the Los Angeles Rams during the 2016 season. It was a terrific experience encountering so many hungry hardcore football fans and meeting several friendly sports personalities. When there are many hungry fans, the catering should be able to feed plenty. Benny’s Tacos has got the whole thing covered in that department.
Mexican Food Catering is the Right Choice
Benny’s Tacos is able to offer professional sports event catering services consisting of fresh
authentic Mexican dishes, handmade tortillas, season rotisserie chicken, and homemade salsas. We’ve designed a multiple catering menus that will be able to feed a number of guests and satisfy their taste buds. We’ll arrive at your door and set up at your convenience. If you’re a company looking to cater your tailgate event, we’re the right team to call. Simply give us a 24 hours heads up and we’ll cover the rest. Call 818.612.3875 for more details. For sports event catering, call us either of our locations in Los Angeles or Santa Monica.
A Different Spin on ThanksgivingSwitch up your Thanksgiving this year by having a Mexican Thanksgiving! Traditionally, Thanksgiving consists of turkey, mashed potatoes, ham, green bean casserole, cornbread, and pumpkin pie. However this Thanksgiving, you can wow your guests by sliding in items from our menu to add a Mexican Thanksgiving flare. You and your guests will be blown away at how well our items actually compliment a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
AppetizersPeople usually provide snacks ranging from pretzels and peanuts to salami and crackers. This Thanksgiving, try our nachos and supreme fries instead. With your choice of tortilla chips or French fries, you can have black or pinto beans, along with melted cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole. You can have the nachos or supreme fries with steak, al pastor, rotisserie chicken, chipotle chicken, or shrimp. To compliment your Thanksgiving meal with white meat like turkey, we suggest using chicken for your nachos or supreme fries. Tired of boring chip and dip? Try ordering our guacamole as the dip you can use for your chips and crackers. You can taste the richness from our guacamole in every bite. Made from fresh avocados, we splash just the right amount of lemon juice to balance the richness out. Swap the chips out for tortilla chips and your guests will be thankful for the appetizer, while they’re anxiously waiting for the turkey dinner.
SidesYour Thanksgiving sides will be even easier with side dishes from Benny’s Tacos. Instead of green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, or mashed potatoes; try swapping the dishes out for beans or rice. Looking for something that goes well with cornbread? Our tasty pinto beans are seasoned to perfection and the texture of our refried pinto beans really contrasts with the flakiness of cornbread, creating a yummy pair. Interested in adding a little more meat to your meal? Try ordering a few of our rotisserie chicken wraps. Our wraps are created in a fresh flour tortilla with lettuce, avocado or guacamole, cheddar/jack cheese, and finished with chipotle sauce. By using side items from Benny’s Tacos you’ll be able to spend more time on the turkey and dessert, than worrying about side dishes.
Try Chicken Instead of TurkeyNot interested in cooking turkey this year (after all it takes hours to cook) or just simply couldn’t find one because it was last minute? Benny’s Tacos has you covered! We have slow-cooked rotisserie chicken that is marinated with garlic and special herbs. In fact, three of our whole chickens can be used in place of one turkey, to feed all of your guests. Our rotisserie chicken menu is a popular favorite at Benny’s with options like, whole, half, and quarter. For a holiday like Thanksgiving you might want to order our family combo with two whole chickens with your choice of two sides and a side of guacamole, garlic paste, and tortilla chips. This combo also comes with a choice of flour or corn tortillas. With so many options to choose from on our menu, you can spice up your Thanksgiving this year giving guests memorable choices like our appetizers, sides, and chicken items. At Benny’s Tacos, we pride ourselves on cooking up delicious authentic Mexican food. Any of the items on our menu will help you create the dining experience you want this Thanksgiving and your guests will appreciate the different spin this year!
When it comes to corporate catering, Los Angeles is the mecca for many large and small corporations, offices, and companies; all with a number of dedicated and promising employees. Corporate events like meetings, conferences, employee parties, company lunches, and team building events are necessary for the growth of a company. So what do all these events have in common? Food and lots of it. Corporate catering is more ways than one vital to a company lunch or event. The workplace culture is only improved with team events and lunches, so great food is essential. Luckily, Benny’s Tacos is a refreshing local food eatery that offers spectacular Mexican food at their locations and in their catering. We have brought our excellent catering services to many companies around the LA district and love to continue this service in the future. Here is what we can offer and why our corporate catering service would be the right option for companies and employees.
Company Catering Builds A Better Environment
What Is Gained From Company LunchesSometimes, employees from big companies are tired of eating at the same cafeteria food during lunch hour, everyday. Or they won’t have the time to bring a home lunch in the morning because of LA traffic. A company that picks a special day to offer catering of brand new food is a special gesture to all who work there. The workplace culture is definitely improved when all workers get together and eat together at work. This creates friendships and better collaborations. Furthermore, ideas can be thrown around and work flow could be refined when employees are chatting in one area. A company;s employees will also realize how much they are cared for and feel like their work is paying off.
Keys To SuccessThe keys for a successful corporate catering are simple: scrumptious food, easy to eat, and fresh quality. Benny’s Tacos is proud to offer Mexican catering services for all corporate functions, lunch meetings, and parties. We will supply our guests with a fresh array of authentic Mexican dishes; from rotisserie chicken, handmade tortillas, tacos, fajitas, and more. Our catering menu can feed at least 15 people and can be arranged at least a day in advance. Some of our returning catering customers that have thoroughly enjoyed our services include Google, Yelp, Hulu, Sony Pictures, Boys & Girls Club, Univision, Fandango, LMU, Otis, and more.
Rely On BennyNow that you know the benefits of organizing a company lunch and event, it’s time to start planning. Your corporate catering will be in good hands and worthwhile for your company and your employees. Call Benny’s Tacos at 818.612.3875 for any inquiries that you might have.
Throw a Family Party With Help From Benny’s
Benny’s Tacos has long established a recognition of catering towards the community, both in Santa Monica and West LA. The truth is that these communities are also full of healthy and loving residents with many families and friends. Perhaps you know that Benny’s Tacos offers exceptional catering for large parties and functions, but let us tell you a brand new feature that we have began in the new year. We are happy to announce that Benny’s Tacos is now featuring a great family style service within our exceptional delivery and catering services. Family style is perfect for those small gatherings and dinner parties, for up to 6 to 8 guests. Every platter on our family style service menu is a culmination of our best ingredients and classic Mexican nourishment.
The Perfect Service For You
Family style is a classic style of dining and serving of food for which guests share and serve themselves from food put on the table. This is also a more suitable form of dining; rather than having one serving from a single choice, you have the chance to try different meals and share with the whole family. We are currently offering six spectacular platters on our menu. They are each highlighted by a some of our signature dishes like Tacos, Rotisserie Chicken, Burritos, Quesadillas, Fajitas, and Vegetarian Burritos. They are all complimented nicely with our rice, pinto, or black beans, guacamole, salsa, romaine lettuce, and pico de gallo.
We’re One Call Away
The catering and delivery services at Benny’s Tacos and Rotisserie Chicken only brings the freshness to our guests. We’ll make sure that your family style service platters will be delivered on a timely manner while still being hot and ready for serving. Family style platters will be ideal for game watching parties, picnics, and backyard parties. For more inquiries, contact manager Severiano at 310-670-8226 or our owner Benny at 818-612-3875.
Benny’s Tacos is excited to announce that we have expanded our catering services! We’re reaching more of LA such as Marina Del Rey, Culver City, Santa Monica, Venice, Playa Del Rey, and even the LAX airport!
Why have sandwiches when you can provide Taco Platters that include tacos of all meats, rice, beans, guacamole, chips, salsa, toppings, and our delicious homemade churros? We also provide vegetarian options. Let’s not forget that, if you’re not feeling tacos for your event, we cater a Rotisserie Chicken Platter, too! Our rotisserie chicken will make your mouth water, as it falls so easily off the bone. If both of these sound enticing, why not have the best of both worlds? We offer a mixed platter, as well. Our catering offers options for everyone! One platter can feed 15 people. Please visit the website for more details on selections.
How soon is your event? All we need is 24 hours advance, and we will have your catering needs provided.
Yelp user Brittney said, “I’m in charge of organizing department lunches for my office. Though I haven’t been to the Benny’s restaurant, (yet!) the food and service were awesome! Plenty of my co-workers even said that Benny’s was the best place we’ve had cater our lunches. I mainly worked with Cindy, who was SUPER helpful in helping me place big orders and was really accommodating when I had to change or add things last minute. I would definitely recommend Benny’s to everyone.”
Catering to make your event memorable.
No matter the size of the order, we guarantee our fresh ingredients and dishes will satisfy your needs. Some of our previous customers include Google, Yelp, and Hulu! Please call our manager, Severiano, at 310.670.8226 or owner, Benny Borsakian, at 818.612.387 for any catering requests. We would love to assist you in making your party, shower, lunch meeting, or corporate function delicious and memorable.
There’s a school event and you need everyone fed. Maybe there’s a board meeting among teachers; classroom 7 scored the highest on their last test; the local baseball team hit the winning ball; or it’s just a fun gathering of coworkers. Whether it’s a business meeting or a celebration, you need to cater the event, and the tried and true method is pizza or sandwiches—they’re fast, cheap, and easy. Those foods also give the impression the main concern is keeping the guests full over actually providing a good meal.
You don’t need to take the easy way out. Why not make the occasion a little more memorable with some delicious, authentic Mexican food? Your staff and students deserve a reward for their hard work, and Benny’s Tacos is here to cater your school event.
Benny’s Tacos has catered hundreds of people in the L.A. school district; we’re more than happy to serve those who nurture the education system. We don’t talk down to our customers by cooking false Mexican food; everything on our menu is authentic. Alongside items such as special tacos, wet burritos, and carne asada plates, we also provide rotisserie chicken, seafood, and vegetarian options. In addition to schools, Benny’s Tacos has been called upon to cater for a number of corporations, including Google and Hulu. Our professionals can satisfy anyone, whether multimillion corporations or a classroom, by providing the best services possible.
We care about education and Benny’s Tacos has your school’s full support in providing excellent food for your event. Make that board meeting less stressful with some rotisserie chicken. Reward classroom 7 with some tacos. Give your support to the baseball team with a big wet burrito. We’re here to help.
Vegetarianism is steadily becoming more and more of a trend. According to a 2012 Gallup poll about 5% of Americans consider themselves Vegetarian, meaning they abstain from eating any type of meat. People choose to be vegetarian for a variety of reasons including health, moral, and religious beliefs. Furthermore, more and more studies are showing that protein requirements can be aptly met through a vegetarian diet.
Living in Los Angeles, it is not uncommon to see a vegetarian or even vegan restaurant around town. LA culture prides itself on maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle, and as such, many Angelenos practice vegetarianism or simply enjoy vegetarian cuisine.
Benny’s Taco and Chicken Rotisserie offers a wide variety of vegetarian Mexican cuisine
Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of becoming a vegetarian is not being able to enjoy favorite meat-based dishes. Here at Benny’s Tacos and Chicken Rotisserie, we understand that in order to satisfy every customer that walks through our door, we have to provide a variety of tasty vegetarian Mexican dishes. A quick look on our menu will show you that we have vegetarian tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, filled with either grilled vegetables, beans & cheese, or portobello mushrooms. You can still enjoy authentic Mexican flavors and spices without having to include the meat.
We also offer several vegetarian breakfast options, including our wildly popular breakfast burrito (simply ask for no bacon), omelettes, pancakes, and enticing huevos rancheros.
If you’re craving Mexican, breakfast, or and are strictly vegetarian, Benny’s Tacos and Chicken Rotisserie has got you covered. We have vegetarian Mexican cuisine offering fresh and unique dishes that will keep you coming back for more!
Takeout food in Westchester is not hard to come by. No matter where you are in Westchester, turn around and you’ll find half a dozen eateries that offer takeout food. Any time of day, any type of food, any quality of food—you’ll find it. Westchester and the neighboring Santa Monica are world famous for boasting a variety of diverse foods and diverse people. But where can you go for reliably delicious, reliably priced Mexican food when you want takeout food in Westchester? Benny’s Tacos should be your first stop, and we’ll tell you why.
If you missed our post about our reliably tangy, reliably chunky, smooth guacamole, then it’s a must-read. And we’re not just teasing you; if you live in the Los Angeles Westside, then any dish you read about on our website is merely a few minutes’ drive away from where you are. Our Westchester location is centralized to accommodate visits from all over the Los Angeles area.
Looking for takeout food in Westchester? Benny’s Tacos offers the most reliably delicious, reliably well-priced Mexican food around.
What about the post about our tantalizing garlic-infused chicken? We promise that once you taste our garlic- and lemon-infused chicken, you’ll never think of chicken the same way again. The taste notes are subtle but invasive; your taste buds will appreciate the service Benny’s Tacos rotisserie chicken provides.
Both of these famous Benny’s Tacos dishes—and many, many more—are available when you want takeout food in Westchester. Forget about rushing home after work only to stress out over what to make when you get there; come to Benny’s Tacos and treat the whole family to a tasty meal.
For an area that’s always bustling with activity, the option to order takeout food in Westchester can improve any family dinner, business meeting, social gathering, and even food-fueled trips to the beach near-by. In Los Angeles you can find Mexican food anywhere, but finding reliably delicious Mexican food is a great strength to have.
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