So Everyone Enjoys Tacos Right??? Well....we think so which is why we set out to make healthy, scrumptious, mouthwatering tacos. Growing up in the Southwest, we developed a love of Mexican food of all types from a very early age. There are so many different types of Mexican food that vary by region and we have tasted them all.
   We decided that while most people buy a vending cart to sell hot dogs, we would use our cart to share the tastes of the gourmet tacos we love. We have had a blast tasting, twisting and perfecting the different fillings and salsas we bring to the table for your enjoyment.
   You can find us at a variety of special events and festivals throughout Arizona. We are also available to cater private events at the location of your choice whether it be a wedding reception (or on the other end of the spectrum...a divorce celebration), birthday party, graduation celebration, bridal shower or a poolside gathering in your backyard. For a fun, unique and delicious experience call us for your next special occasion!!!


Now servicing The Coachella Valley, Orange County and Beach Cities. in CA

The Greater Maricopa County and some outlying cities in .AZ.

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Local First is about choice and using your purchasing power to cast a vote for those things you believe in.

   Your purchasing power makes you the most sought after person by every merchant out there so why not utilize that power to vote for a stronger local community? You could choose to spend and send your money out of state and enrich some other far off community by making a purchase at one of those national chain stores, but, Casting your vote for a stronger community is as simple as choosing to make a purchase through a local merchant. 

Here is a few examples of the power of Local First.

  1. For every two jobs national retailers bring to a community, three jobs are lost due to local businesses closing down.
  2. When you shop locally owned businesses, your money is re-circulated over and over and may create as much as 75% more tax revenue to your community and state.
  3. Local businesses raise the standard of living in your community through the recirculation of their profits and purchasing their goods and services from other local businesses.
  4. Millions of dollars of tax revenue subsidies handed to chains by financially-starved local governments drain even more tax revenue from your community and state.
  5. Blighted empty shopping areas are created in your community when chain stores re-locate to a more lucrative shopping center, or leave the area altogether.
  6. Local businesses are unique enterprises that contribute to the character of your community by offering a more diverse selections of goods and services.
  7. Independent businesses provide meaningful service with a personal touch. It matters to them that you are satisfied and will come back again.
  8. Carefully planned predatory pricing practices have allowed national chains to establish virtual monopolies as they drive local competition out of business. And then they raise their prices.
  9. Purchasing locally grown food stuffs helps the environment first by consuming vegetables that grow in the region naturally so require less water and soil fertilization, and secondly, reduces the transportaion energy and pollution that would have otherwise been created from shipped in food stuffs.


So, How Do I Get Started!...WELL... Get Into IT! ... Make a choice with a few simple steps:

  • Make a choice to find a locally owned business.
  • Dine at a local, independent restaurant and treat yourself to a unique and personal dining experience.
  • When you shop online with out-of-state companies, it doesn't contribute a dime to the local economy. So check for members who offer the same products locally.
  • Look for the Local First Arizona logo when you shop and tell other independent businesses about Local First Arizona.
  • Use this BUSINESS DIRECTORY to locate businesses offering specific goods or services.



   As you can see, Local first is not at all that difficult to get into and for just a tad bit more fore-thought you can have a far deeper sense of community, a feeling of belonging to a culture you helped define and creating a greener world for you, your family and your community.

Shantal Chase

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Party for 200 guests. Where does one begin to say how grateful we are to have chosen Shantal and Carte Blanche Gourmet Tacos for our House Party in Rio Verde, AZ. Before the party Shantal answered every question we posed in a timely manner and made our every wish come true. We chose the Chicken and Pork tacos from her menu and both were scrumptious with many layers of flavors combined with the guacamole and chips. There was an unending stream of positive comments from our guests on how ou ...
Susan Murphy & Dan Watson - 4 May 2015
Shantal, I just wanted to let you know the tacos were some of the best I ever had. The help was wonderful. It made for a great party. Thanks again, Wayne
Wayne - 22 Feb 2015
"I recently had Shantal, Carte Blanche, cater a Christmas party at my house. The food was wonderful. Very tasty, nice and hot for each of my guest, even those that wanted to eat later, because it is all prepared and served individually. But, the added fun and true enjoyment all of my guests experienced with having a "food truck" in my backyard was fabulous. The service was great and when guests weren't approaching the beautiful Carte, the servers were coming out and asking what else they could p ...
- 30 Dec 2014