Tacos are one of the most delicious Mexican culinary treasures. It's a fact. Really, who doesn't like a taco? Hand-held pockets of juicy, finger-licking, hearty perfection. Plus, the staggering variety means that there is something for everyone...and often many for each of us. So, since we're in the business of Mexican culinary treasures, allow us to help you on your noble quest to find your favorite taco!
In honor of our favorite fast food and Cinco de Mayo, here are 29 of our all-time favorite taco recipes made by world-class chefs like Victor Albisu, Rick Bayless, Jamie DeRosa and Roberto Santibanez! Grab a taco stand (we love this one) and get cooking!
Scrambling a few diced pieces of cactus into a breakfast taco is a great way to introduce your friends to nopalitos. Similar in taste to green beans, nopalitos add just a touch of intrigue to your morning. Loaded with vitamin C, beta-carotene, fiber, magnesium and calcium, eating cactus is good for you. Add a couple of chopped Serrano chiles to this recipe for a revved up morning taco.
"These Tacos de Jicama are served inside sliced jicama, a crunchy root vegetable, high in vitamin C and fiber and low in calorie,” says Cathy Shyne, executive chef at Tortilla Republic. “The combination of shrimp, tomatoes, avocados, and onions is delicious and hearty, so you'll feel full without consuming naked calories.”
Bring the flavors of Latin America home with Picadillo Tacos, a blend of ground pork, golden raisins, stuffed olives, sweet red peppers and onions. Stuffed into crispy corn tacos for a crunchy, sweet, salty and juicy treat, they are easy to make (and easy to eat) any day of the week.
Fish tacos certainly get a lot of press these days, but sometimes Oyster Taco might just be the ticket. Quick prep and ready ingredients make this dish easy, impressive, and may just land you that extra-large box of chocolates you have been dreaming of. Pairs nicely with our Easy Salsa de Chile Chipotle.
This hearty taco boasts tender braised brisket, tangy tomatillo salsa and creamy horseradish sauce.
These grilled beef tacos have a crisp green tomato slaw and a vibrant Asian marinade for an unexpected twist on a Latin favorite.
Delicatessen’s Executive Chef/Partner, Michael Ferraro, takes each and every opportunity to expand his repertoire of international comfort food, and these Pulled Pork Tacos are a perfect example. Comforting in every way, while still maintaining an edge and gourmet flair.