Every Taco Recipe You'll Ever Need Slideshow

Baja Shrimp Tacos

Everyone loves a good Baja taco, and this shrimp version created by chef Erwin Ramos is coated in the perfect batter and is complemented by a tangy coleslaw and spicy chipotle mayo.

Tip: When frying the shrimp, make sure not to overcrowd the pan so you get a perfect, golden brown crust.

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Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

On the run? Throw the ingredients of this recipe together in a slow cooker and consider dinner served. It’s fast and easy, and doesn’t leave out authentic flavors.

Tip: Other proteins like pork shoulder or a fatty cut of beef would be great substitutions for this recipe.

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Steak Tacos with Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

Everyone can do a steak taco, but the avocado tomatillo salsa featured in this recipe is the perfect complement to the savory dish.

Tip: Make sure to bring the skillet up to high heat before adding the beef, and brown them without stirring to get that extra crispy crust that Lynne Curry talks about in this recipe.

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Japanese Taco

Sushi and tacos? You bet. This recipe by critically acclaimed chef José Andrés uses basic Japanese ingredients to create a Mexican specialty.

Tip: Easy substitutions like a regular lettuce for the shiso leaf and soy sauce instead of eel sauce make this recipe easier to shop for.

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Halibut Fish Tacos

The halibut in this taco recipe is infused with white wine during the cooking process, adding an extra punch of flavor to your tacos.

Tip: White fish like cod or tilapia make great substitutions for this dish.

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Salmon Avocado Tacos

This salmon version comes straight from chef Greg Hardesty in Indianapolis and proves that less is more.

Tip: Add some lime juice to the mashed avocado so that it doesn't lose its color for serving.

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Salmon Fish Tacos

This healthy salmon taco recipe is packed with flavor from a tangy mango salsa.

Tip: Grill your salmon on a well-oiled grill over medium-high heat for some extra char to this dish.

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Grilled Shrimp Tacos

This is beachside eating right here, with grilled shrimp seasoned with a savory selection of spices, jalapeño, and lime juice.

Tip: Substituting Jack cheese for Pepper Jack cheese adds an extra kick of spice to this dish.

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Mini Fish Tacos

Healthy and easy to make, these mini tacos are perfect for your next cocktail party.

Tip: Taco platters that have ridges to stand shells up in are perfect for serving this dish.

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Pescado a la Talla Tacos with a Chipotle Rouille

Couldn’t make it to the Food & Wine Classic this year? Try this fish taco recipe by Richard Sandoval at home for the taste of the real thing.

Tip: If you’re without a blender, substituting mayo for the whipped egg yolk is an easy way to make the chipotle rouille in this recipe.

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Skirt Steak and Summer Squash Tacos

This taco recipe is easy and straightforward, and combines a healthy taco recipe with an Argentinian specialty: chimichurri sauce.

Tip: While the chimichurri sauce calls for a 1:1 ratio of arugula and basil, it works well with whatever amount you have on hand, and each can be substituted with similar herbs like cilantro and parsley.

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"Street-Style" Tacos

Make the real deal with these "street-style" tacos, with an authentic and spicy marinade as the starting point to the dish.

Tip: If you’re worried about cooking the marinade as a sauce, sauté sliced bell pepper and onion with red pepper flakes to serve instead of the marinade.

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Tofu Tacos

Who said tofu has to be boring? A spicy marinade adds flavor to the vegan-friendly protein in this health-conscious taco recipe.

Tip: To add a little crunch to this recipe, try frying the tofu instead of baking it in the oven.

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Skillet Veggie and Feta Tacos

For something light and vegetarian, these tacos get the most flavor from the charred veggies, making you feel like you’re eating the real thing.

Tip: Queso fresco has the same light texture as feta and will give this recipe an authentic edge.

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Chorizo Tacos Recipe


A spicy Mexican variety of chorizo makes this taco recipe as close to the real thing as it can get.

Tip: Cooking the sausage a bit so that it firms up makes it easier to break it up with a spoon.

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