I stopped in to TlM in Union Square today and had a nice chat with the owner while he was assembling my nachos with carnitas (yes, I have a problem). Asked Roberto how was biz, and he told me they are doing a LOT of catering at the moment (tamales are traditional for Christmas season). He did 3 catering jobs this morning. One guy called on Friday and ordered 250 tamales for the next day because they wanted them for brunch ... so of course, these guys just got in the kitchen at 5 and got the order out. No fuss no muss. I've not had their catered food, but the regular food is great, and I know the prices they charge are really competetive.
I'm not doing a plug, as they don't seem to need any more business, but just a reminder if your holiday entertaining plans require bringing food in, this is a great option. The catering menu is available online here --> http://www.lataqueria.com/cater.html