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Taco Shop® | Local quick-service Mexican restaurant in Palatine, IL

Food Truck Info


We do Weddings, Festivals, Birthdays, Parties, Church gatherings, Breweries, office parties, Picnics, Tastings, Meetings, Film/ Television /commercial sets or any special event!


The license we hold for our food truck allows us to operate it as an extension of our catering service. Due to this, all events must be contracted and paid for in advance.

Event Service Window

Food truck events have a 2 hour service time. We would be able to accommodate more time if requested for additional charge. Our team will arrive 45- 60 mins prior to the service start time in order to set up. The latest start for an event is 8:00 pm, if a later time is requested we could accommodate with an additional charge.

Distance of Travel & Transportation Fee

The transportation fee is $150 and includes 20 miles of travel from Taco Shop in Palatine. Every mile beyond this radius is an additional $3.50 per mile. Additional staffing charge may be required dependent on distance.

Food & Beverage Minimum Spend

Monday-Thursday $1250 food and beverage minimum. Friday-Sunday $1500 food and beverage minimum. Minimums are not inclusive of tax, 18% service charge, or fees.

Staffing Fee

To best staff your event, we provide a minimum 2 - 3 staff members for a 2 hour event,  Some events may require additional staff members based on timing of the event, guest count, and additional menu selections, staffing starts at $100 per additional staff member.

Parking & Permits

The truck is best suited for events on private property (venues, parking lots, homes, etc.) where parking is provided. Parking requirements for food truck must be the length and width of 2 full size cars totaling no less then 25ft in length, with easy in and easy out access. Truck dimensions are available upon request. We require that our customers guarantee parking for the truck on the date of the event. The truck cannot be parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or in any illegal parking. No roofed and walled lots permitted. If we are unable to park on-location the day of the event, the catering service will be canceled, and Taco Shop will keep the payment in full. Some suburbs or parks may request a permit for a food truck to operate, which we are happy to work with the client to obtain.

Utensils, Disposables and Trash

Taco Shop will provide the utensils, napkins, food boats, plates(if necessary)and trash bin. Tables, chairs, and disposal is the clients responsibility.

Booking Lead Time

All bookings are based on availability, a minimum of 2 weeks lead time is preferred. To book your date, a signed contract and deposit is required.


We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure the food truck. If the event is scheduled less than seven (7) days out, full payment is required at the time of booking.


Gratuity is optional. If you would like to offer a gratuity it can be added to your final bill. If you would like to offer a cash tip, you can give it to the team members at the event.

Event Cancellations Policy

The 50% event deposit is non-refundable. We will cater events regardless of weather. If the truck is cancelled within seven (7) business days of the event, the full amount are owed to Taco Shop.