If the aesthetics don’t both you _ and they don’t bother me _ one of the common experiences of eating out at street stands or inexpensive restaurants in Mexico is getting served food on plates encased in plastic bags.
This saves the dishwashers plenty of work and water.
They just take off the used dirty plastic bag and put on a new one. The plate is ready for reuse. Here’s a fish taco I ate the other day – off a plastic covered plate.
I have not seen this done in any other Latin American country. But the plastic covered plates are ubiquitous in Mexico.