Y’all know my love for Tacos knows no bounds or limits. And it’s rather perfect that I live in a city (SAN DIEGO!!) that enables my Tacos Addiction.
So I can think of no better way to celebrate today — Cinco de Mayo then with a Tacos Roundup! Here are 9 DELICIOSO taco recipes that you’ve got to make TODAY!
Well – if I had it my way, you’ll make them every day!
First up, my Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Spicy Avocado Crema.
These beauties are to die for. Ok…so all of these recipes are to die for. But you’ll just love how quick these babies come together and the shrimp are so wonderfully flavored and succulent. And the game changer? The spicy avocado crema. Seriously–that crema is amazing over everything! Tacos, burritos, sandwiches—even salads.
Swoon….SWOON I tell ya!
Next up – Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cabbage Slaw.
How could I live in San Diego and not share a fish taco recipe?
These really are one of the most popular recipes on my sites. Folks adore how easy and quick it is to cook the fish (under the broiler) and how refreshing the bright avocado-cabbage slaw pairs with it. It’s definitely on the lighter side of the house–particularly if you sub Greek yogurt for the crema in the slaw. Perfect for warm, weeknight meals!
And of course, I’ve got to share a Baja style fish taco — Chipotle-Beer Battered Fish Tacos!
These loaded tacos are filled with cod that have been battered with Mexican beer and chipotle peppers to get a wonderfully crispy exterior with a slightly smoky flavor. I dressed them with a power punch chipotle crema that’s mixed up in a blender, fresh veggies, creamy avocado and a squeeze of lime. Can you hear the ocean calling you?
If you’re looking for something a little “meatier”, you’ll definitely love these Beer Braised Carnitas Tacos.
This is another fan favorite on the site with spiced pork that has been slowly braised in all types of goodness (yup, BEER!) and then crisped up and caramelized. The flavor and textures are out of this world. I like to serve these “street tacos” style with just a small tortilla, a spoonful of salsa, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime. I could scarf down at least 6 of these….and I have.
Looking for something a little more figure friendly? How about some Turkey and Peppers Tacos?
I almost always have a package of ground turkey in my freezer (you should too!) and they make a beautiful taco filling. These are quite straight forward—browned red onions, peppers, lots of spices, ground turkey and bell peppers. But they are such a great staple that you can even double the recipe and keep some in the freezer for a rainy day. Perfect filling for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, tostadas, salads—-you get where I’m going with this.
And there are always Flautas — Spicy Chicken Flautas!
Flautas are essentially a fried rolled taco and can be filled with a myriad of goodness. This is a mixture of cooked chicken (you can even use store bought rotisserie chicken to cut back on time!), spices, aromatics and lots of cheese. After you fill up the tortilla and roll them up, they’re quickly fried until nice and crispy. I love the crunch from the tortillas and crispy chicken—so good! Dunk them in some sour cream, salsa, guac and you’re ready to roll!
They say brekkie is the most important meal so when you bring Breakfast Tacos to the mix then you know it’s going to be an amazing day!
Anything goes when it comes to brekkie tacos. But in this gal’s opinion, there must at least be a solid tortilla, ‘taters of some sort, salsa and an EGG! Because everything is better when you throw an egg on it!
Don’t worry my vegetarian peeps, I haven’t forgotten about you! Because I’ve got these tasty and fulfilling Portabello Mushroom Tacos for ya!
Portabellos are the meatiest non-meat item ever!
Yeah….I just said that.
But they’re so wonderful and have so much earthy flavor on its own. And then when you add some extra spices, you’d be hard pressed to miss meat! Wait…did I just say that?! Oh–and if you omit the cheese, this recipe is vegan friendly too!
And finally, one of my favorite tacos ever— Tacos de Papa – Crispy Potato Tacos!
When you mix a Potato Lover, a Tacos Lover, a Lover of Fried Foods, a Cheese Lover, and a Mexican Food Lover together — you get ME!!!!
These gorgeous loves contain nearly every food item I adore (hmm, maybe I should add bacon?) but even if you aren’t me, I cannot fathom that you wouldn’t love these too! Imagine this, a spiced cheese mashed potato mixture enclosed in a crispy taco shell and then topped with fresh veggies, cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Heaven right?
Well gang, I hope I’ve got you pumped and excited to make some tacos today and extra points goes to those who whip up a few pitchers of Margaritas to wash them down! There are plenty of different Margs recipes on my site archives if you need some inspiration.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!!