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diy taco bar


My family is probably the last you’d ever imagine to own a Mexican restaurant. With a maiden name like Jamison, you’d sooner expect a Scotch-Irish pub. But we have a swanky spot in Boston’s Back Bay called Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar. And everything from the muddled margaritas to the mashed guacamole is out-of-this-universe delicious. I’d be more modest, but then I’d be lying (and I don’t cook it so that’s not really bragging). While you’d think that would give us our fill of Mexican food, it’s kind of the opposite. So for E’s recent fiesta birthday, I cooked up a DIY taco bar with everything from salsa and guacamole to grilled vegetable and cilantro-lime rice. It was such a fun meal option that felt relaxed, fresh, and perfect for summer occasions.

At the bottom of this post you’ll find an infographic and list of all the items needed to create your own taco bar.

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corn tortillas, mild salsa, hot salsa, cilantro-lime rice, steak, chicken, lettuce, pico de gallo, veggies, tacos, guacamole, beans, cheese

(also, we aren’t big on sour cream, but that’s another solid addition)

Check out Summer Tales of Tequila (all the cocktails you need to make)

by Leslie Musser at Mode

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