30 Taco Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Whether your gang likes their tacos with steak, chicken, ground beef, pork, fish, or veggies, or whether they care for them to be Americanized or straight-up Mexican street tacos, here are options aplenty to guarantee family taco night is a resounding success.

Beef Chili Tacos

Better than any packaged taco kit you'll ever find in any store anywhere. Try them and see for yourself.
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Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos

Chicken gets a little tipsy after being doused with tequila but is then given a cold shower in the form of a squeeze of lime and a cooling cilantro-chile mayo sauce.
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Grilled Fish Tacos

You've had grilled fish tacos. But have you had tipsy fish tacos suffused with tequila? That's what we thought.
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Sweet and Spicy Tacos

Happy National Taco Day! Who needs those spice packets when you can make your own sassy, satisfying, and sophisticated tacos with a citrus zing?
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Butternut Squash Tacos

An ingenious melding of spicy and sweet, this melding of Mexican street corn with roasted butternut squash is ludicrously good.
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Chipotle Maple Barbecue Beef Brisket

All the messy, smoky goodness of a backyard barbecue minus the messy, smoky backyard.
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Baja-Style Tempura Fish Tacos

Relax with these crunchy-tender fish tacos filled with a kicky cabbage slaw and sweet-tart mango-banana salsa. Think flip-flops and a beer—all year long.
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Kimchi Tacos

Kimchi tacos. They're essentially bulgogi tacos smothered with kimchi and Korean taco sauce and they taste just like something you'd get from the best taco truck ever.
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Beef Tongue Tacos

For when you're craving the real deal but you're not at a taco stand in Mexico, maybe you need to take things into your own hands.
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Fish Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Cabbage Slaw

Okay, so this fish taco isn't exaaaaaactly like what we've experienced in Baja. But it's close. Close enough. Maybe even better.
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Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos

Slightly spicy with a hint of sweet. Not to mention oh so satisfying. And did we mention fast and easy?
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Slow Cooker Barbacoa Tacos

With barely any effort, you can turn out terrific taco-ready barbacoa—that's uber tender shredded meat infused with a hint of heat.
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Tacos with Sea Scallops and Jicama-Peanut Slaw

This crazily creative departure from convention jumbles together scallops, jicama, peanuts, and pork rinds to stunning effect.
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Chorizo Breakfast Tacos

It’s sooooo easy to wake up or come home from work, fry some eggs and chorizo, and plop them on a tortilla. Sooooo ridiculously easy. Sooooo incredibly satiating.
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Pork Tacos

Almost as good as cramming tacos from a street cart in your piehole late at night with pork juice dripping from your elbow.
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Vegan Cauliflower Tacos Al Pastor

With spiced cauliflower, chunks of pineapple, pickled red onions, avocado, and cashew queso, who needs meat?! (Just kidding.)
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Steak Tacos

Finally a steak taco recipe that let's you determine whether you want it with a little or a lotta heat. Just how much is entirely up to you.
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Shredded Beef Taco Bar

A taco extravaganza that's one part classic Mexican cooking, two parts slightly unconventional toppings, and all parts surprisingly simple to toss together.
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Ancho Pork and Potato Tacos

Short on time but long on taco craving? These ancho pork and potato tacos take little fuss and even less time yet make a satisfying solution.
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Shredded Beef Tacos

Not your typical tacos, these beauties comprise gently spiced braised brisket that's smattered with cabbage, pickled red onion, Cotija cheese, lime, and cilantro. Not your typical tacos. And boy are we thankful for that.
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Carnitas Tacos

A little pile of tasty meat cushioned by a warm tortilla and electrified by a little salsa. Life is good.
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Ancho Fish Tacos

Rubbed with spices and grilled rather than battered and fried, these fish tacos are so easy, so healthy, and so something we want to make again and again and again.
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Ancho Short Rib Tacos

This may seem an improbable melding of short ribs and anchos and red wine. Authentic Mexican? Nah. Worth making? Heck yeah.
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BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos

Behold warm tortillas piled high with sweet pulled pork, spicy chipotle coleslaw, and tangy barbecue sauce. We bet you can’t stop at one.
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Pulled Pork Tacos with Habanero Salsa

An ancho-imbued version of Yucan-style slow-roasted pork that's intoxicatingly aromatic and, with apologies to tradition, slowly cooked in your oven rather than a freshly dug pit.
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Pulled Pork Tacos

Cultures collide in these pulled pork tacos from Nik Sharma that draw on tradition—by way of both Mexican techniques and Indian ingredients.
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Avocado Breakfast Tacos

Ditch your smoothie and instead indulge in these a.m. tacos loaded with cheesy scrambled eggs, avocado, and smoky chipotle salsa. #worthit
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Crispy Mashed Potato Tacos

Mashed potatoes in a taco? We were skeptical, too. Then we made them. Now we're smitten.
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Turkey Taco Salad

Easy. Healthy. Low calorie. And quite possibly the best tasting taco salad ever. That's what we think of this recipe. But don't take our word for it. See for yourself.
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Sheet Pan Taco Bake

Taco meets casserole in this clever and crowd-pleasing approach to perfectly seasoned tacos.
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