18 Mouth-Watering Taco Recipes for National Taco Day

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National Taco Day is celebrated on October 4th.

This fun food holiday celebrates one of America’s favorite foods, the taco!

Tacos are believed to have originated in Mexico and they have been a staple there for centuries. Tacos made their way to the United States in the 1800s and they quickly became popular. Today, tacos are enjoyed by people all over the world and they come in many different varieties.

On national taco day, why not try something new and make your own tacos at home? You can use any type of meat, vegetables, or toppings that you like. Be creative and have fun with it!

Here are some recipes to get you started:

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Easy Instant Pot Beef Birria Tacos

This is my take on the traditional recipe. Just as flavorful and a whole lot easier and with very little carbs!

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NO-BRAINER GRILLED STEAK TACOS

These grilled steak tacos were so very easy to put together. I took the liberty to take a few shortcuts. I used a store-bought garlic and herb marinade for the skirt steak.

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Margarita Battered Shrimp Tacos 

Forget the beer batter, try this margarita battered shrimp tacos recipe instead! Served with garlic cilantro lime slaw.

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Ranch Chicken Tacos

These easy Ranch Chicken Tacos are drizzled with a delicious cilantro lime ranch taco sauce and loaded with toppings. These fun, flavorful tacos are made on the stove in about 30 minutes!

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SIMPLE CHORIZO STREET TACOS

These simple chorizo street tacos are a crowd-pleaser! Add lots of topping options, tortilla chips, some garnish, and you are ready for a party!

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BRISKET TACOS

Smoky brisket loaded up with my favorite Tex-Mex toppings is over the top amazing! Kick Taco Tuesday up a notch with leftover brisket!

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Sweet Potato Tacos with Poblano Cream Sauce

Spicy sweet potato tacos have the perfect balance of sweet, savory & spicy. Roasted sweet potatoes and charred corn balance with mildly spicy poblano peppers and creamy avocado. Top it all off with a savory poblano cream sauce and some pickled onions. 

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VEGAN MUSHROOM TACOS

These vegan mushroom tacos are perfect for Meatless Monday. Or Taco Tuesday. Or any day of the week since they’re super easy to make and come together quickly.

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Chicken Birria Tacos

Although the more traditional birria is made with goat or lamb, or more recently, beef, I’ve decided to change the rules a bit. I’m using less expensive chicken, which also has the benefit of taking less time to cook.

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Mahi-Mahi Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

The warm Caribbean spices combined with the pineapple salsa makes these Mahi-Mahi Fish Tacos a great option for a delicious taco feast or your next Taco Tuesday!

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Easy Foil Pack Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Looking for a delicious camping-friendly recipe to try? Look no further than these scrumptious foil pack grilled shrimp tacos! Full of flavor and easy to cook!

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Pan Fried Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

These delicious pan fried fish tacos flavored with creamy chipotle sauce have a tender and flaky texture that is complimented perfectly by the crispy cabbage slaw!

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MEXICAN BREAKFAST TACOS

Tacos aren’t just for breakfast! Mexican breakfast tacos will be sure to start your day out right! Mexican chorizo rocks my world, including in these breakfast tacos topped with eggs and avocado.

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Easy Rotisserie Chicken Tacos

Need an easy and healthy way to use up rotisserie chicken leftovers? These gluten free rotisserie chicken tacos are AMAZING! They’re quick and customizable for a simple family dinner in 5 minutes fast!

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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa

These grilled chicken tacos with peach mango salsa and tangy cabbage slaw are super quick and delicious!

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Tacos Gobernador

Tacos Gobernador, aka Governor’s Tacos!! Have you ever taken a bite into these crazy tasty shrimp tacos? They are irresistibly delicious and messy to start with. They are kind of a cross between a taco and quesadilla, with crunchy inviting bites with ton of melty cheese.

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Lamb Tacos

Take a break from beef and give these ground lamb tacos a try! Savory spiced lamb is topped with pickled onions, shredded cabbage and creamy queso fresco cheese.

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Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious recipe for pulled pork tacos? You only need a few ingredients and your instant pot to make these tacos with pulled pork.

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