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Shrimp Tacos with Best Shrimp Taco Sauce (VIDEO)

These Shrimp Tacos are loaded with plump juicy shrimp, crisp cabbage, avocado, cotija cheese, cilantro and an easy shrimp taco sauce that will win you over. They are served over toasted corn tortillas so they are naturally gluten-free. 

Shrimp tacos on a platter drizzled with shrimp taco sauce

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What makes these Shrimp Tacos is the mouthwatering Shrimp Taco Sauce! This is the same sauce we use on our famous Fish Tacos and it’s mesmerizing. These tacos are an easy 30-minute meal that comes together fast. Taco night will never be the same! 

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Shrimp Taco up close with shrimp, avocado, cabbage, cilantro and red onion drizzled with shrimp taco sauce

Ingredients for Shrimp Tacos:

  • Shrimp – We used large 21-25 count shrimp, but the medium (26-30 count) or even small shrimp (31-35 count) would work well. Keep in mind smaller shrimp will cook faster.
  • Red Cabbage – the color and flavor is perfect for tacos, but you can sub with green cabbage or even a coleslaw blend
  • Cheese – Cotija is a Mexican cheese that is the traditional cheese for Mexican tacos. I found cotija at the grocery store next to the refrigerated tortillas.
  • Toppings – avocado, red onion, and cilantro are our go-to toppings for tacos.

Shrimp Taco Ingredients with tortillas, raw shrimp, seasonings in bowl, avocado, cabbage and cotija cheese

The Best Tortillas for Shrimp Tacos:

  • Corn tortillas are best for making shrimp tacos. Either yellow or white corn tortillas will do but we love the flavor and texture of white corn tortillas best. Also, corn tortillas are naturally gluten-free which is always appreciated by those with food sensitivities.
  • Flour tortillas will work if that is what you have on hand, but corn tortillas are the traditional and more authentic choice for Mexican tacos.

Our Go-To Shrimp Taco Sauce:

We use an easy garlic-lime crema with just a touch of spice from the hot sauce. If you love spicy shrimp tacos, add more sriracha hot sauce to taste. If you like it mild, add less hot sauce.

Serve this with a spoon or transfer to a zip bag to drizzle, but serving it out of a squeeze bottle makes it feel like dining out.

Shrimp taco sauce stirred together in a bowl with whisk

How to Toast Tortillas for Tacos:

  • Over a Gas Stove Flame – We love this method for authentic lightly charred edges. Toast the tortilla directly over a medium/low open flame on a gas stove. Use tongs to rotate the tortilla about every 5 seconds. Flip as soon as the tortilla is lightly blackened on the edges and repeat with the second side. Keep your eye on that tortilla and adjust the flame as needed because they can burn quickly.
  • On a Griddle – This is our favorite way to make a bunch of tortillas at once. Preheat a dry griddle to medium/high heat. Add tortillas in a single layer and toast 15-30 seconds per side until golden brown in some spots on each side.
  • On a Skillet (preferably cast iron)- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tortillas in a single layer (a very large pan can accommodate up to 3 at a time) and toast 15-30 seconds on each side until golden and hot on each side.

Ingredients for serving shrimp tacos arranged on a platter with toasted tortillas

Keep these Shrimp Tacos in mind for your next Taco Night and make a taco bar out of it.

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Side profile of tacos laying on platter loaded with shrimp and drizzled with sauce

Shrimp Tacos with Best Shrimp Taco Sauce

5 from 324 votes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Shrimp taco up close on platter drizzled with 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.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $20-$25
Keyword: shrimp taco sauce, shrimp tacos
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Course: Main Course
Calories: 308
Servings: 8 Tacos

Ingredients

For the Shrimp:

  • 1 lb shrimp (medium or large)
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed or minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Shrimp Taco Toppings:

  • 8 white corn tortillas, (small, 6” diameter), or Hard Taco Shells
  • 1/2 small purple cabbage, 2 cups shredded
  • 1 large avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 4 oz Cotija cheese, (1 cup grated on a box grater)
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1 lime , cut into 8 wedges

Shrimp Taco Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice, squeezed from 1 medium lime
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp Sriracha sauce, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Thaw and pat dry shrimp with paper towels and place in a medium bowl. Add seasonings and garlic and stir to combine.

  2. Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and add shrimp in a single layer. Sauté 1-2 minutes per side or just until cooked through. As soon as they are cooked through (white inside with some pink and red accents outside), transfer to a serving platter and set aside to cool.

  3. Toast 8 tortillas over an open gas stovetop flame on medium/low heat (about 10 seconds per side) until lightly charred on the edges (or on a medium-hot skillet or griddle) until golden brown in some spots (30 seconds per side).

  4. Thinly slice cabbage, dice the avocado, finely dice the red onion, and coarsley chop the cilantro. Add these to your serving platter along with lime wedges. Build tacos by arranging toppings and shrimp over each toasted tortilla.

  5. In a small bowl, whisk together all sauce ingredients and serve with assembled shrimp tacos.

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Tacos with Best Shrimp Taco Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 849mg37%
Potassium 391mg11%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 739IU15%
Vitamin C 39mg47%
Calcium 218mg22%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Laura
    October 18, 2022

    Do you think I could add the sauce to the cabbage to make a flavored slaw?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 18, 2022

      Hi Laura! I don’t see why not. 🙂

      Reply

  • M
    October 17, 2022

    These pop up adds and banners are making it impossible to read the recipe on my phone! Seriously can’t even screenshot the directions because there is constantly something in the way on the screen! I can’t rate a recipe I can’t use. Ugh

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 17, 2022

      Hi M! I’m sorry for the frustration. In order to keep our recipes free, we need to have ads. You could look into installing an Ad Blocker app to see if that would help.

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  • mary
    October 11, 2022

    This is soooo on my Taco Tuesday rotation. Is there a place for me to make notes as I “heart” a recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 11, 2022

      Hi Mary! I’m so glad you loved it! You can ❤️ the recipe, but I don’t have a notes option. Thank you for that suggestion, though!

      Reply

  • Michelle Hoover
    October 7, 2022

    Do you add the cheese right to the coleslaw dressing or is it served on the side?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 7, 2022

      Hi Michelle! We use cheese as a topping on the taco.

      Reply

  • Joy Brown Johnson
    September 28, 2022

    Oh my gosh!!! This recipe is a chefs kiss!!! The whole family loved it!! Don’t change a thing!!! It’s absolutely perfect!!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 28, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Joy! I’m so glad it was a hit!

      Reply

  • Michelle
    September 15, 2022

    This recipe is delicious! The only thing I added was mango salsa, yummy!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 15, 2022

      sounds delicious!

      Reply

  • Jacquie
    September 1, 2022

    We made these last night and will use this recipe again. We didn’t have red cabbage so used green cabbage instead.
    I couldn’t find the cotija cheese so we used crumbled feta. They were delicious! The sauce is so good. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 1, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Jacquie! That sounds wonderful. So glad they turned out great.

      Reply

  • Missy
    August 31, 2022

    Good, but a bit too spicy for us. Next time maybe a little less cayenne will help. Loved the sauce it was delicious. Will definitely make again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 31, 2022

      Sounds good, Missy. Feel free to adjust the spice next time according to your preference. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

      Reply

  • Tanya Orndorff
    August 29, 2022

    Delicious! Easy peazy and packed a punch! I used shrimp- because it’s all I had lol- and I couldn’t not make this after reading. Worked just fine! I adjusted the cooking time and voila!!!! Used all the garnishes and now everyone thinks I’m a rockstar! Thanks Natasha!!! You ALWAYS make me look good! ALWAYS!!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 29, 2022

      Hi Tanya! Thank you for the wonderful feedback and review.

      Reply

  • rich
    August 28, 2022

    it would seem that by the time you uild the taco that everything would be cold? Do you reheat or eat at luke warm temps?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2022

      Hi Rich! We like to keep the shrimp covered until we are ready to build the taco. The shrimp tends to remain warm once we get to eat. BUT, some people have enjoyed it with cooled shrimp too! I hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Becky
    August 26, 2022

    A little sweet chili sauce added to the taco to top it off
    Delicious

    Reply

  • jason
    August 24, 2022

    I made this tonight and it was awesome. I made the cream sauce and was not impressed until I put it on the tacos. The sauce went perfectly with the tacos. Also, toasting the tortillas is a must. Restaurant quality.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2022

      I’m so glad you loved it, Jason! We believe it perfectly balances the shrimp flavor!

      Reply

  • Charlene W
    August 24, 2022

    If there was a 10 star rating I would gladly give it. These tacos are easy to make and the pay off in taste is out of this world! So many flavors bursting through and she is right – the sauce is a killer!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 24, 2022

      Aaaw that’s amazing feedback, thank you!

      Reply

  • Lily R.
    August 22, 2022

    Hey Natasha, I was wondering if you used cooked or raw shrimp and what size of shrimp is best for these tacos?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 22, 2022

      We used raw shrimp, the large 21-25 count shrimp. Medium (26-30 count) or even small shrimp (31-35 count) would work well. Keep in mind smaller shrimp will cook faster.

      Reply

  • Kelly swenor
    August 21, 2022

    My husband and I made these taco’s and loved them. Putting in our rotation.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2022

      I’m so happy this was a hit, Kelly! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Brittney
    August 19, 2022

    I had never had shrimp tacos before I tried the recipe. I was skeptical for whatever reason. This is an easy, yummy, recipe that my picky son will even eat and gets excited for! Fresh vegetables and all you have to cook are the shrimp!!! The sauce was sooo good. I used Miracle Whip instead of Mayonnaise. I love this recipe! It will be my go to for shrimp tacos now and forever!!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 19, 2022

      Yay that’s perfect! Thanks a lot for your good comments and feedback, Brittney.

      Reply

  • Linda
    August 5, 2022

    This recipe is wonderful. I had to keep eating. Nothing I have made compares to this. Thank you.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 5, 2022

      Wow! I’m so glad to hear that, Linda. Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • KT
    August 5, 2022

    I tried Tasha’s shrimp taco recipe, it was the BEST TACOS I’ve ever had and family also commented that it was the best I’ve ever made!! Better than any restaurant and was super easy! Also did the sauce and it was wonderful Thank you

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 5, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed them. Thank you for sharing with us.

      Reply

  • Julie
    August 5, 2022

    Hello Natasha, These were amazing and pretty simple. I put the shrimp on skewers and grilled them. I will definitely be making this again. Thank you!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 5, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Julie!

      Reply

  • Carolyn
    August 4, 2022

    How long can you keep the sauce? I was thinking about making it ahead of time to have more time with company.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 4, 2022

      Hi Carolyn, I haven’t had it in the fridge for longer than two days; it doesn’t last long enough in our house, haha. But a think a couple of days will be fine.

      Reply

  • Michele
    July 30, 2022

    Made quite a few of Natasha’s recipes and they’re always a winner!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2022

      Thank you for that wonderful comment, Michele! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes!

      Reply

  • Donna S.
    July 28, 2022

    I just made these tonight. Absolutely the best. I lived in mexico for 10 years and they remind me of how the Mexicans make there’s. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I didn’t change a thing no need to, and will be making them again.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 28, 2022

      That’s awesome! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Donna. Thank you for the wonderful review.

      Reply

  • Charla
    July 24, 2022

    These tacos were fabulous. The sauce was so good. The shrimp alone was seasoned perfectly. I Would not change anything and followed the recipe exactly.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 24, 2022

      Thank you for the awesome feedback! We appreciate it.

      Reply

  • mary
    July 24, 2022

    Well this sure put a wrench in my meal plan for tonight. Found this last night after I had thawed out pork chops and planned a meal around them. Instead we are having shrimp tacos for supper tonight, prok chops were breakfast with waffles instead. Thanks so much for this, the sauce is divine.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 24, 2022

      You’re very welcome, Mary! Enjoy the recipes that you will try.

      Reply

  • Victoria
    July 19, 2022

    I followed the recipe almost exactly but actually made this into a burrito bowl for my husband’s work lunch instead!

    In lieu of tortillas I made lime rice and warmed up a can of Mexican style black beans.

    The sauce really is amazing and the shrimp was delicious.

    I will have to come back for the sauce every tacoo night from here on out! Totally understand why there was emphasis on amazing!

    I also ended up adding a splash of rice vinegar, lime juice and sea salt to the cabbage and massaging it in with my hands just for an extra bit of flavor.

    Didn’t have cotija but subbed with feta.

    Overall, the recipe provided is definitely a 10/10!

    I highly recommend it, and if not the shrimp, at least make the sauce!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 20, 2022

      Thank you for your excellent review, Victoria! I’m so happy you loved it!

      Reply

  • Cathy
    July 16, 2022

    I’ve been looking for a good shrimp taco recipe and think I’ve found it based on the great reviews! Can’t find cotija, feta or monterey jack? Also since we don’t like cilantro, should I just leave it out or use parsley? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 16, 2022

      Hi Cathy, you can leave out the cilantro if you’re not a fan. I found cotija at the grocery store next to the refrigerated tortil; dependinging on the store they may be in sections other than your cheese section. Some of my readers mentioned using fresco or Panela cheese, others said feta cheese, and they liked it too. I hope this is helpful!

      Reply

  • Carolyn Hill
    July 12, 2022

    Made this recipe tonight and it was delicious! I used pre made coleslaw and added my homemade dressing then put that on the tacos and also used as our side dish. I also added garlic powder, onion powder and chilli powder to the shrimp. Lastly I added a bit of cayenne pepper to the sauce as we like a little bit of heat. They were so good! Will definitely make again.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 12, 2022

      Thank you for you sharing that with us, good to know that you loved the result!

      Reply

  • Vanessa
    July 11, 2022

    I just got married a week ago and didn’t know what to cook. Found this recipe and my husband LOVED it!! So simple, yet flavorful! Thank you!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 11, 2022

      Hi Vanessa, that’s wonderful! So glad you both enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Christine
    July 6, 2022

    great recipe! only thing i did different was saute’ the red onions. if not cooked thoroughly they are really bad for the female private parts. i am always careful with any type of raw onion. Saute’ed or grilled onions work well too!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 6, 2022

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Christine. We appreciate the tip!

      Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 6, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Christine!

      Reply

  • Amanda
    June 26, 2022

    Amazing and easy to make. My husband loved them. No leftovers. Just the right amount of spice

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 26, 2022

      Thank you for sharing that with us! I hope your family will love all the recipes that you will try for them.

      Reply

  • Petula Bethea
    June 21, 2022

    Making this recipe for my family tonight! May I ask what kind of mayonnaise did you use?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 21, 2022

      Hi Petula, I believe I used Hellmann’s for this recipe! I hope that helps!

      Reply

      • Petula Bethea
        June 22, 2022

        My family LOVED your shrimp taco recipe and the sauce was AMAZING!!

        Reply

        • NatashasKitchen.com
          June 22, 2022

          So glad it was enjoyed!

          Reply

  • Patti H
    June 20, 2022

    I first made the fish taco recipe using tilapia and followed the recipe exactly. This fish sauce is the best ever!!! Tonight, I made the shrimp tacos and cooked them on the grill. They were better than any I have had at a restaurant. The seasoning is so delicious and the tang of the cotija cheese and brightness of the lime just makes these tacos the best! No more going to a restaurant for fish/shrimp tacos. These are the best! Thank you, we will be making these often

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 20, 2022

      Love this! Thank you for sharing your detailed feedback with us, we appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Julie Barbour
    June 19, 2022

    Wow! I have never been inspired to ever leave a review on a recipe…until today. I made this from my husband who requested a shrimp dish for Father’s Day and my family can’t stop sharing how delicious the tacos are! “Restaurant quality… Mom can we have more… Why haven’t we had this before!” Thanks for sharing the recipe Natasha!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 19, 2022

      Hi Julie, that’s so heartwarming. Thank you so much for sharing that with us. I hope your family will love all the recipes that you will try for them.

      Reply

  • Donna Lee
    June 19, 2022

    Hi Natasha..I would like to see you make spaghetti salad…I love your salads..but I don’t like avocados…

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 19, 2022

      Hi Donna, thanks for your suggestion. I’ll try to add that to our list.

      Reply

  • Lesan
    June 15, 2022

    Soooooo good!!! What a great recipe to mix things up a bit! Super easy to prepare, staple ingredients, but far from an ordinary dinner! My entire family enjoyed this, kids included!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 15, 2022

      That’s wonderful! So glad it was enjoyed.

      Reply

  • Holly
    June 14, 2022

    Any tips on what I should use in place of Siracha sauce since it seems there is a severe shortage at this time? Perhaps a tabasco sauce (which my husband has a wide variety of)?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 14, 2022

      Hi Holly, we always stick with the same one, but I think it would work to substitute with another and add to the taste. If you happen to experiment with tobacco or another brand, I’d like to know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Tracey
    June 6, 2022

    My family doesn’t like Shrimp. (I do though LOL) Can I substitute Chicken for this recipe instead?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 6, 2022

      Hi Tracey! Yes, I think that would be just fine.

      Reply

      • Tracey
        June 11, 2022

        OMG, I did it with Chicken and it was delicious!! I used Chicken Breast and diced it very fine, fried them like she did the Shrimp. I used a little bit more spice than the recipe because the Chicken Breast was over 1 Pound. I didn’t change anything else and it was delicious!!

        Reply

        • NatashasKitchen.com
          June 11, 2022

          That’s wonderful! So glad you enjoyed this.

          Reply

  • Anne B
    June 6, 2022

    As a new housewife, I work hard at making amazing dinners for my husband, which is way harder when you don’t really know how to cook!! I choose different recipes and give them a whirl. My husband gave this recipe 10 out of 10! So super easy and amazing flavor! Definitely a keeper for the cookbook. I will be making this again and again!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 6, 2022

      Hi Anne! Thank you for the wonderful review. So glad you found a keeper.

      Reply

  • Roni
    June 6, 2022

    This was fantastic! I changed the order of the directions. I made the sauce first, seasoned and refrigerated the shrimp, then cut up the toppings. I cooked the shrimp and tortillas last. We like the shrimp warm. I will definitely cook this again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 6, 2022

      I’m glad you liked the result, Roni!

      Reply

  • MamaLala
    June 4, 2022

    Made these tonight and my son said, these are better than Tin Roof tacos. I made double of the sauce so we can have shrimp or fish tacos this week! Really great- bravo!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 4, 2022

      So glad to hear that!

      Reply

  • Sandra Martin
    June 4, 2022

    This is literally the *BEST* recipe ever! I made this 3 days in a row because my family couldn’t get enough of these. Incredibly easy to throw together and the fresh taste is better than anything I’ve ever had in a restaurant. Perfect amount of spice for flavor as well. Definitely an award winning recipe, thank you so much for sharing!! Now I’m hooked on trying all your recipes so keep them coming because I’m telling everyone about you.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2022

      Wow! That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Sandra! It sounds like you found a new family favorite!

      Reply

  • HC
    May 31, 2022

    Hi,
    What kind of shrimps do you recommend? wild caught? a lot of shrimps have bad preservatives. I appreciate your help.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 31, 2022

      Hi! I don’t have a preferred brand. We used raw shrimp, the large 21-25 count shrimp. Medium (26-30 count) or even small shrimp (31-35 count) would work well. Keep in mind smaller shrimp will cook faster.

      Reply

      • Mary OHara
        June 2, 2022

        she said shrimps as opposed to shrimp ,, i love a good chuckle.

        Reply

      • Nancy
        June 14, 2022

        Making these tonight for the first time. Can you tell me how many servings you would estimate this is. I am counting calories and I see it is 308 calories per serving but how many tacos make a serving? Thank you!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 14, 2022

          Hi Nancy, it’s one taco per serving if using 6″ tortillas.

          Reply

  • Amanda
    May 29, 2022

    I’m making these for the 500th time…I might not be exaggerating! Everyone I’ve served these to is in LOVE! You won’t be sad if you give these a try! I promise!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 29, 2022

      That’s lovely feedback, Amanda. Thank you so much!

      Reply

  • Susan
    May 26, 2022

    Made this tonight; it is so quick and so good! Sauce is the bomb. We also topped with some mango salsa. Thanks for another great recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 26, 2022

      Yum! I’m craving this today! I’m so glad you loved these tacos, Susan!

      Reply

  • Tricia Celenza
    May 26, 2022

    We love your shrimp fajitas but THESE TACOS! So good! We almost cut corners and used a prepared sauce and so glad we didn’t. It has so much flavor! I also forgot to squeeze lime juice on my first taco and really missed out. The lime juice really freshens up the flavor. We can’t wait to make again!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 26, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Tricia!

      Reply

  • RoseyM
    May 19, 2022

    I didn’t create the sauce but I followed the way to cook the shrimp and the the tortilla. Turned out amazing!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 19, 2022

      Happy to know that you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Sarah
    May 15, 2022

    These shrimp tacos are seriously just wow we enjoyed them so much! First time making them tonight mouthwatering. 10/10 thanks for the recipe Natasha never a disappointment with your recipes. As I’ve made quite a few. Your website is always a go to website for me!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 16, 2022

      Wow, thank you for the perfect rating. That really makes us feel inspired and happy!

      Reply

  • Vicki Scott
    May 15, 2022

    These shrimp tacos are excellent. And the sauce is exactly what I was looking for. We are enjoying this recipe very much. THANK YOU

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 15, 2022

      You’re welcome, Vicki! I’m happy to know that you loved this recipe a lot.

      Reply

  • Erica
    May 14, 2022

    WOWWWWW SO GOOD .!!
    Just made them for me and my
    Mom and it was DELICIOUS.!!
    Definitely 5 stars

    Thank you so much

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 15, 2022

      Thanks for the perfect rating and great feedback, Erica!

      Reply

  • Andrea
    May 14, 2022

    Natasha has done it again. These are amazingly delicious tacos. And the sauce soooo good. We use it on so many different dishes and types of meats. WOW. And so easy to put together.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2022

      You’re so nice! Thank you for that great review, Andrea!

      Reply

  • Janet
    May 10, 2022

    This is one of my family’s favorite recipes and one that we make often. I follow the recipe exactly and it’s just perfect.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 10, 2022

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Janet!

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  • Shelby Love
    May 3, 2022

    do you think I could make this recipe in the oven
    I am trying to make something for toddlers to eat and thought If I could make the tacos flat and layered I could cut them up for them to eat?
    thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2022

      Hi Shelby, I haven’t tested that method, the only thing that needs to be cooked here in the shrimp and the tortillas warmed.

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  • Lisa
    April 24, 2022

    Natasha, I was nervous about trying & eating shrimp tacos. Once I saw your recipe I decided I trust you and would give it a try. It was absolutely amazing!! I will be treating my friends & family with this dish. Thank you so much! You’ve never disappointed me with your recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 24, 2022

      Thank you for the trust and I’m happy that you loved it!

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  • Paula
    March 25, 2022

    PS: The sauce is ah-mazing!! I’ve used it on several other dishes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Paula
    March 25, 2022

    NEVER had any kind of fish tacos before. This one is awesome and easy (best combo!) Making it for the umpteenth time tonight–by request!! Thanks for all your recipes!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Virginia
    March 20, 2022

    My go-to Shrimp Taco recipe. So easy and delicious! My family does not like purple cabbage, so I just use regular out-of-the-bag coleslaw…the Shrimp Taco Sauce makes tacos so tasty!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 20, 2022

      Sounds great and glad you loved this recipe, Virginia!

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  • Wanda
    March 18, 2022

    This is my 3rd time making this recipe. It was a hit with my husband who loves fish tacos. I used Shrimp twice and Cod once. It will be a regular at mealtime!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 18, 2022

      That is great! I’m happy you enjoy this recipe! Thank you for the review.

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    • Tyler Mills
      March 21, 2022

      This is our second time first tike was fish!! Thus time around its Shrimps can’t wait also made Bacon wrapped Jalepeno Poppers but instead of cream cheese we are using a whipped cheddar !! Can’t wait!!!

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  • Mary F.
    March 13, 2022

    Super simple and super tasty! A winner meal in our home. Thank you Natasha for sharing this awesome recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 13, 2022

      You’re welcome, Mary. So glad you love it!

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  • Sami
    March 10, 2022

    These were absolutely friggin DELICIOUS. Followed the recipe to a T and everything turned out great. That sauce is next level. Wow. My tummy is happy! Mmmm!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 10, 2022

      Excellent! Thank you for the review. I am happy to hear that!

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  • Jennifer B
    February 12, 2022

    We loved this recipe! I was worried about the shrimp being too spicy but it wasn’t. My family said it was the right amount of spices and they loved the taste. Thank You 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Jennifer!

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  • candy
    January 6, 2022

    Are these super spicy cause of the cayenne pepper? We like spicy but not so spicy your mouth is on fire the whole time.

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    • Natasha
      January 6, 2022

      HI Candy, the spice is pretty mild with only 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and not overly fiery or spicy.

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  • Karen
    October 29, 2021

    Recipe sounds delish. I am curious though is all that sodium from the cojito cheese?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 30, 2021

      Hi Karen, the cotija and mayo have sodium, but the shrimp itself has sodium also!

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  • Lucille
    October 25, 2021

    Great recipe! I wouldn’t change a thing. Very easy to follow.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 25, 2021

      I’m glad you loved it, Lucille!

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  • Sean Doyle
    October 25, 2021

    Have to tell you, these came out great. 11 yr old daughter loves seafood, couldn’t get enough. 10 yr old boy who is iffy on seafood said he would eat it every day. Wife was out for the evening, not a seafood fan so that’s when I make it, and she ended up jealous and wants to try next time. Will be doubling the recipe for sure. After this, I will be looking through more of your recipes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 25, 2021

      That is awesome, Sean. Great to hear that your family enjoyed this recipe. I hope you will all love the recipes that you will try!

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      • Alisha
        March 13, 2022

        I’ve made countless of your recipes, and this and the chicken & rice/plov are my absolute favorites! The sauce in these tacos is unbelievably tasty (and the kids love squirting it out of a fancy restaurant-like bottle). This is the 3rd time I’ve made it, and will NOT be the last. Thank you for alllll your amazing recipes and for making my kids and hubby think I’m the best cook!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 14, 2022

          Love it! Thank you for sharing your experience trying this recipe, Alisha. I’m happy to hear that you liked it!

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  • Jeffery
    July 28, 2021

    This receipe was a hit with the family, they said it was the best shrimp tacos they have ever had…the creamy sauce was delicious and used it to grill some salmon and it was so yummy…Thanks Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 28, 2021

      Thanks for the compliment and great review, Jeffrey! Happy to know that your family enjoyed these tacos.

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  • Victoria
    July 24, 2021

    My husband said it’s the best thing he ate in the last 6 months!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 24, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Victoria!

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  • Melinda Mustered
    July 18, 2021

    Love this! We used oregano instead of cilantro (Mexican oregano).

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 19, 2021

      Hello Melinda, great to hear that you loved this recipe! Thanks for your review.

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  • Dami
    June 7, 2021

    Hi, can I use lemon instead of lime?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 7, 2021

      Hi Dami, we prefer it with lime but I bet that could work with lemon too.

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  • Andrea
    June 7, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    I only have precooked shrimp at hand. Can I still make this recipe work out?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 7, 2021

      Hi Andrea, we prefer fresh, but that may work. Pre-cooked shrimp tends to get rubbery when heated. If you experiment, I would love to know how you like that!

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  • Amanda
    May 27, 2021

    I make these OFTEN! My family absolutely loves this recipe! I also make the fish tacos and bulgogi tacos! YUM! Better than restaurants or takeout!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 27, 2021

      Our favorite too! I’m so glad you all enjoyed this recipe, Amanda!

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  • Janet
    May 19, 2021

    Delicious! We made this for dinner tonight. They were delicious. The whole family loved them and the sauce was so good.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 20, 2021

      That is awesome! I’m glad the recipe was a hit, Janet. Thanks for sharing that with us.

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      • Marie
        July 28, 2021

        Delicious! My husband and I both really enjoyed these! I used broccoli slaw instead of the cabbage. Next time we make it, we’ll add a little of that delicious sauce into the slaw before we assemble the tacos.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 29, 2021

          That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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  • Sissi
    May 6, 2021

    This is gonna be my Mother’s Day fiesta dinner, made by my family, not me. I can’t wait !

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2021

      Yum! The perfect Mother’s Day treat!

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  • Jackie
    May 2, 2021

    I made these yesterday, and had some as leftovers today. So good! I kept snacking on the cooked shrimp before I finished the recipe.

    Then, I accidently ate the first taco without sauce! It was yummy even without the sauce. I have lots of leftover sauce. I was thinking it would taste great on hamburgers, too.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Mary M
    April 26, 2021

    You mentioned that you could make this ahead…how would you heat it up? Looking forward to giving this a try!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 26, 2021

      Hi Mary, yes, the sauce can be stored for a couple of days in the fridge.

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  • Paula
    April 22, 2021

    Hi I see per the nutrition facts 1 serving is 308 calories. However, it doesn’t say how many tacos make 1 serving?
    Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 22, 2021

      Hi Paula, the number of servings is always at the top of the recipe card and the nutrition label is per serving. In this case it is per taco.

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  • Jolie
    April 17, 2021

    Delicious and this sauce was amazing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 17, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Jolie!

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  • Sallie
    April 16, 2021

    I just need to tell you how fun I find you and your cooking videos!! Thank you for being you, Natasha! You’re a bright spot in my world. 😀

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 16, 2021

      You’re so sweet! Thank you for your good words and feedback. I appreciate your support, Sallie.

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  • Sally Kramer
    April 14, 2021

    Really really good! So good Im going to buy more shrimp next time I go to the store!! Loved them. Recipe could probably be adapted to other fillings besides shrimp pretty easily too. Easy to make too!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 14, 2021

      Yes, I imagine that would work! Glad you enjoyed this recipe, Sally.

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  • Gail
    April 9, 2021

    OMG Natasha these are so delicious. I tweaked them a little to go with I could find. I kept my shrimp warm. Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 9, 2021

      You’re welcome, Gial! I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Dianne Fryar
    April 3, 2021

    Just finished eating these tonight. They were a huge hit! I will make them again very soon!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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  • Liz
    March 25, 2021

    How long would this sauce be good for once mixed? Thanks in advance!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2021

      Hi Liz, I haven’t had it in the fridge for longer than two days; it doesn’t last long enough in our house, haha. But a think a couple of days will be fine.

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      • Sally Kramer
        April 14, 2021

        Ive use the sauce on salad as a light dressing… delish

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  • Iliana
    March 23, 2021

    Made these this weekend and we loved them… the sauce was great, this is our 3rd recipe we have made with your help
    Thank you again for sharing

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 23, 2021

      Hello Iliana, I’m glad you loved this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

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  • Marjorie
    March 19, 2021

    Made this delicious meal for dinner tonight. It’s a gorgeous platter of tasty flavours and textures
    A keeper!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 19, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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      • Denise Vasturino
        August 11, 2021

        Hi Natasha,

        Is there any way to adapt this to the Air Fryer for the shrimp?

        Thanks

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 11, 2021

          Hi Denise, I haven’t tested that, but it may work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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    • Susan
      April 8, 2021

      Would this receipt be considered gluten free?

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        April 8, 2021

        Hi Susan, yes, They are served over toasted corn tortillas, so they are naturally gluten-free.

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  • Ian
    March 16, 2021

    Wow
    i made this for dinner and kids loved it.

    thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2021

      That is the best when kids love what we parents make. That’s so great!

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  • Kayla
    March 10, 2021

    Made these for dinner and they were amazing! My picky husband loved them. Definitely will be making again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 10, 2021

      Perfect! I’m glad you and your husband enjoyed this recipe for dinner.

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