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The Best Taco Recipes

    Enjoy these top-rated Taco Recipes. Some of these have become famous like our Fish Tacos which are popular for good reason (and it might have something to do with the best Fish Taco Sauce). We love tacos in our house and our friends love our taco parties.

    If you’re going to have a taco party, make sure you try our Homemade Taco Seasoning and Hard Taco Shells recipe which will take your Taco nights to the next level.

    Taco Tuesdays are always a treat and with this roundup of our best taco recipes, you’ll definitely keep your weekday dinners exciting. Tacos are also a super-easy way to prepare dinner because once you have all of your ingredients prepped, everyone builds their own tacos. At least, that’s how it’s done around here!

    Best Taco Recipes with chicken tacos, fish tacos, beef tacos

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    Types of Taco Recipes

    Where do I start? There are so many ways to enjoy a taco, from Beef Tacos to Shrimp Tacos and even Taco Soup. If you love the flavor profile of Mexican Tacos, you’ll find many new favorites below. I’m also including all of my favorite homemade taco toppings and fixings below. You won’t want to miss them!

    • Beef Tacos
    • Fish Tacos
    • Chicken Tacos
    • Pork Tacos
    • Tostadas
    • Taco Soup
    • Taco Salad
    • Taco Toppings

    Beef Taco Recipes

    Beefy tacos are so satisfying and they keep you feeling good because they are protein-packed. You can use different cuts of beef for tacos, from Grilled Steak to ground beef.

    Ground Beef Taco Recipe
    Beef Tacos with the juiciest ground beef taco meat. These are perfect for easy entertaining or busy weeknights and they always get rave reviews! We serve these topped with mango avocado salsa. 
    Ground Beef Tacos on a Platter
    Korean Beef Tacos (Bulgogi) Recipe
    Fully loaded Korean Beef Tacos with flavorful Beef Bulgogi (a Korean BBQ beef). Don’t skip the Sriracha-lime crema taco sauce which takes these over the top!
    Fully loaded Korean Beef Tacos with flavorful Beef Bulgogi. Don't skip the best taco sauce! Every bite of these Korean Beef Tacos is a flavor explosion! | natashaskitchen.com
    Authentic Carne Asada + Street Tacos
    You'll love this authentic Carne Asada recipe. If serving as Carne Asada street tacos, you'll also need small corn tortillas, cilantro, diced white onion, lime wedges and cilantro to serve.
    Sliced carne asada on cutting board

    Fish Taco Recipes

    Fish tacos include various types of fish and shrimp. Seafood is a popular topping for tacos on the coasts of Mexico. If you have leftover fish from dinner, you can repurpose it for fish tacos.

    Fish Tacos Recipe with Best Fish Taco Sauce!
    Our all-time favorite fish tacos recipe! These are loaded with fresh ingredients and perfectly seasoned plump fish. Don’t skip the best fish taco sauce – an irresistible garlic lime crema.
    Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com
    Shrimp Tacos with Best Shrimp Taco Sauce
    These Shrimp Tacos are a must-try – loaded with plump juicy shrimp, crisp cabbage, avocado, cotija cheese, cilantro and a lime crema sauce that will win you over. We serve these over toasted tortillas.
    Shrimp taco up close on platter drizzled with sauce
    Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos (Dynamite Shrimp)
    Bang Bang Shrimp are crispy, creamy, sweet, and spicy. They are so satisfying served as Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos drizzled with that famous sauce.
    Bang Bang Shrimp served as tacos
    Shrimp Tacos with Coconut Coleslaw and Mango Salsa
    These fish tacos are a yummy mouthful and you won't be able to put them down. This was inspired by the famous fish tacos at Coconut's Fish Cafe that we tried twice in Maui. It's a copycat recipe except for the shrimp part. Since it's really hard to come by fresh Mahi and Ono in Idaho, we chose shrimp. To be honest, I think I loved the shrimp more; not a hint of fishiness and perfectly seasoned with a subtle spicy kick. This recipe makes 6 towering juicy shrimp tacos.
    shrimp tacos with mango coconut coleslaw

    Chicken Tacos

    Chicken tacos are the easiest in my opinion because you can use leftover chicken and chop or shred it into chicken tacos. Slow cooker shredded chicken is also delicious for making tacos.

    Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
    Enjoy these juicy chicken tacos with all the fixings. The slow cooked pulled chicken is sweet and savory and you can make the chicken ahead for your next taco party.
    chicken tacos with toppings

    Pork Tacos

    If you’re making Pulled Pork, you should plan to use some of it up on pork tacos. Shredded pork is so tasty in tacos.

    Carnitas Recipe (Mexican Pulled Pork)
    Pork Carnitas are crispy on the outside with a juicy center. It's so easy to make authentic Mexican pulled pork in the slow cooker.
    Pork carnitas served as Carnita tacos


    Tostadas are like an open-faced taco and since they have all the traditional flavors of tacos that you know and love, we couldn’t help but include them in this list. As with tacos, the beauty of Tostadas is you can change them up any number of ways with toppings and protein.

    Easy Tostada Recipe
    Homemade Tostadas will make your tastebuds dance! They are so simple to make, super versatile and provide so many topping options.
    Tostadas served with lime wedges

    Taco Soup

    Taco soup has all of the flavors of tacos that you love in soup form. You can even add your favorite taco toppings. This is so easy and delicious, plus you can make it ahead and it will taste even better as the flavors meld.

    Easy Taco Soup Recipe
    The easiest homemade taco soup recipe loaded with ground beef, beans, corn, pepper and tomatoes with a homemade taco seasoning. Top soup with cheese, avocado, cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips.

    Taco Salad

    Taco Salads are so fresh and inviting. We love putting taco meat and toppings over crisp iceberg lettuce and it becomes a low-carb and healthier version of the beloved taco.

    Easy Taco Salad Recipe with the Best Dressing
    A taco salad is basically a deconstructed taco served in a bowl. If you want to re-create a Mexican restaurant experience, serve this salad in a crispy Tortilla Taco Salad Shell for a fun twist.
    Taco Salad Recipe served with dressing and lime wedges

    Taco Toppings

    A great taco bar is all about the toppings. Here are some of our go-to taco toppings for the ultimate taco party. If I had to pick favorites, it would be Guacamole and Pico de Gallo. Sometimes all you need is a little diced onion and cilantro.

    Best Guacamole Recipe
    How to make the BEST Guacamole. This authentic guacamole recipe is loaded with avocados, tomato, onion, cilantro, plenty of lime juice, salt and pepper.
    Guacamole served in a bowl with tortilla chips
    Fresh Homemade Salsa Recipe
    This easy restaurant-style salsa recipe is a game-changer. Fresh homemade salsa is perfect for taco night or munching with tortilla chips.
    homemade salsa served restaurant style in a bowl
    Jalapeño Ranch Recipe
    Jalapeño Ranch is perfect as a dressing, dip or sauce. It has a thick sour cream base, and is lightened up with fresh cilantro and lime juice and a hint of spice.
    Jalapeno ranch in mason jar with spoon in jar
    Mango Salsa Recipe
    This easy 5 ingredient mango salsa with avocado only takes 5 minutes to make and hits your taste buds in all the right spots; sweet, savory, tangy and fresh. This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups of salsa.
    Mango salsa in a white bowl with serving spoon
    Avocado Ranch Dressing and Dip
    This avocado ranch has a thick, creamy consistency and irresistible flavor! It’s delicious as a veggie dip or salad dressing.
    Love ranch dressing? You'll flip for this avocado ranch dressing and dip. So creamy with amazing flavor! Perfect as avocado ranch dip or salad dressing! | natashaskitchen.com
    Authentic Pico de Gallo
    Pico De Gallo is a popular Mexican salsa that's loaded with fresh tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime juice. Pico De Gallo is excellent over tacos, burritos, nachos, or served with chips.
    Pico De gallo in a serving bowl with tortilla chips

    I hope you discover many new favorite taco recipes in this list. It’s so hard to pick a favorite but if you’re curious, the tacos that we make the most often would have to be our Famous Fish Tacos. Those are definitely a crowd-pleaser and we never have leftovers.

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    • Brenda
      May 23, 2022

      These all look yummy! Would any work especially well for a picnic? (Cold)


      • NatashasKitchen.com
        May 23, 2022

        Hi Brenda! I think any of them would work well for a picnic if you are able to keep the meat warm, prep and cut all the ingredients beforehand and put them together right before servings. I would maybe avoid the ones that are breaded and fried? The breading could get soggy.


    • Esmer
      March 30, 2022

      I love watching your videos !
      They are inspiring. Watching. Natasha cook help me learn new recipes and have the courage to try cooking them! Old recipes with a new twist or an easier way to do delights me since i’m a busy perdon .
      Kudos to Natasha’s Kitchen!!!


      • Natasha's Kitchen
        March 30, 2022

        Thanks for always watching! I hope that you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.


    • Leonard Vance
      March 29, 2022

      I love your recipes! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! The war in your home country sickens me! I love your attitude and your blogs! I l think I’ve watched most all of them.


      • Natashas Kitchen
        March 29, 2022

        Thank you, Leonard!


    • Betsy
      March 22, 2022

      We eat A LOT of tacos in our house! Excited to have some new recipes to try! Those fish tacos are especially good. Great list! Thank you for all the great ideas!


      • Natashas Kitchen
        March 22, 2022

        That’s just awesome, Betsy!


    • katerina @ diethood.com
      March 22, 2022

      Oh my goodness, these are amazing!! I want to try them all! My family would love it!


      • Natashas Kitchen
        March 22, 2022

        Thank you for sharing that with us, Katerina! We LOVE tacos around here!


    • Taylor
      March 22, 2022

      Tacos are my love language and this list has some of the BEST recipes! Love all of the fish tacos – perfect to choose from during the lent season. The bang bang shrimp tacos are calling my name!


      • Natashas Kitchen
        March 22, 2022

        Good thing it’s Taco Tuesday! I hope you love these recipes, Taylor!


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