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Taco Recipes To Try On Cinco De Mayo And All Summer Long

With Cinco de Mayo approaching, now is the perfect time to eat ALL of these tacos.

There are tacos and then there are tacos. If you think of tacos as just a quick week-night dinner, not something to get excited about, then you've never really had a taco. Forgettable tacos are usually the kind that come out of a box, with a packet for seasoning and not much else. While there's definitely a time and a place for this type of taco, they don't do the taco any justice.

Real tacos are made with corn or flour tortillas (homemade being preferable) filled with the most amazing ingredients -- think fried avocados, chipotle-rubbed salmon or duck confit -- and topped with complementary accents like spicy salsas and fresh herbs. If you're not convinced yet, make one of the recipes below and you'll see what we're talking about.

With Cinco de Mayo coming up, now is the perfect time to eat ALL the tacos. Here are 50 great taco recipes to get you started:

1
Smoky Roasted Chicken Tacos With Spicy Goat Cheese Queso
How Sweet It Is
2
Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos recipe by Gimme Some Oven
3
Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos
Two Peas And Their Pod
Get the Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos from Two Peas And Their Pod
4
Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork
Simply Recipes
Get the Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork recipe from Simply Recipes
5
Breakfast Tacos With Avocado Radish Salsa
The Year In Food
Get the Breakfast Tacos With Avocado Radish Salsa recipe from The Year In Food
6
Shrimp Tacos
cristinasciarra
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7
Fried Avocado Tacos With Sesame And Lime
arielleclementine
Get the Fried Avocado Tacos with Sesame and Lime recipe by arielleclementine via Food52
8
Black Bean And Avocado Grilled Taco
bell'allimento
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9
The Ultimate Fried Egg Breakfast Tacos
arielleclementine from Food52
Get the Ultimate Fried Egg Breakfast Taco recipe by arielleclementine from Food52
10
Chipotle-Rubbed Salmon Tacos
Joseph De Leo/Food & Wine
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11
Thai Chicken Tacos
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Thai Chicken Tacos recipe by Gimme Some Oven
12
Smoky Sweet Potato And Black Bean Tacos
How Sweet It Is
Get the Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos recipe by How Sweet It Is
13
Fry Bread Tacos
Globetrotter
Get the Fry Bread Tacos recipe by Globetrotter via Food52
14
Crunchy Tofu Tacos
Con Poulos/Food & Wine
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15
Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas recipe by Gimme Some Oven
16
Duck Confit Tacos
Quentin Bacon/Food & Wine
Get the Duck Confit Tacos recipe from Quentin Bacon from Food & Wine
17
Scrambled Egg Tacos
Brooklyn Salt
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18
Loaded Chorizo Tacos
Pass The Sushi
Get the Loaded Chorizo Tacos recipe from Pass The Sushi
19
Chile-Spiced Skirt Steak Tacos
Con Poulos/Food & Wine
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20
Beef Tacos
New Media Publishing
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21
Beer-Braised Turkey Tacos
Joseph De Leo/Food & Wine
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22
Chipotle And Orange Pork Tacos
Dax Phillips
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23
Breakfast Tacos
Annie's Eats
Get the Breakfast Tacos recipe by Annie's Eats
24
Grilled Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo
Ray Kachatorian
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25
Steak, Poblano and Mushroom Tacos
Gimme Some Oven
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26
Grilled Chicken Tacos
Con Poulos/Food & Wine
Get the Recipe for Grilled Chicken Tacos recipe from Con Poulo from Food & Wine
27
Grilled Steak Tacos With Avocado Salsa
Quentin Bacon/Food & Wine
Get the Grilled Steak Tacos with Avocado Salsa recipe by Quentin Bacon from Food & Wine
28
Beer Battered Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema
The Beeroness
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29
Sauteed Sausage And Pineapple Tacos
Frances Janisch
Get the Sauteed Sausage and Pineapple Tacos recipe from Frances Janisch
30
Fish Tacos With Creamy Lime Guacamole And Cabbage Slaw
Matthew Hranek/Food & Wine
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31
Soft Tacos With Pork, Cabbage Slaw And Avocado Mash
New Media Publishing
Get the Soft Tacos with Pork, Cabbage Slaw and Avocado Mash recipe from New Media Publishing
32
Chipotle Pork Tacos With Grilled Tomato Salsa and Lime
Julie Toy
33
White Fish Tacos
Annie's Eats
Get the White Fish Tacos recipe by Annie's Eats
34
Grilled Coconut Lime Tilapia Tacos With Kiwi Salsa
How Sweet It Is
Get the Grilled Coconut Lime Tilapia Tacos with Kiwi Salsa recipe by How Sweet It Is
35
Barbacoa Beef Cheek Tacos
Sarah Shatz
Get the Barbacoa Beef Cheek Tacos recipe by Sarah Shatz
36
Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Poblano Salsa
Two Peas And Their Pod
Get the Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Poblano Salsa recipe from Two Peas And Their Pod
37
Coconut-Lime Pork Tacos with Black Beans and Avocado
Food52
Get the Coconut-Lime Pork Tacos with Black Beans and Avocado recipe by EmilyC from Food52
38
Peking Pork Belly Tacos
FelixFood from Food52
Get the Peking Pork Belly Tacos recipe by FelixFood from Food52
39
Spicy Fish Tacos
Foodie Crush
Get the Spicy Fish Tacos recipe from Foodie Crush
40
Stewed Chicken Tacos
Foodie Crush
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41
Easy Slow Cooker Carnitas
A Spicy Perspective
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42
Shredded Chicken And Onion Tacos
Frances Janisch
Get the Shredded Chicken and Onion Tacos recipe from France Janisch
43
Zucchini and Crimini Street Tacos
A Spicy Perspective
Get the Zucchini and Crimini Street Tacos recipe from A Spicy Perspective
44
Crispy Chicken Skin Tacos with Habanero Salsa
Simply Recipes
Get the Crispy Chicken Skin Tacos with Habanero Salsa recipe from Simply Recipes
45
Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Slaw
The Beeroness
Get the Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Slaw recipe from The Beeroness
46
Slow Cooker Korean Beef Tacos
Macheesmo
Get the Slow Cooker Korean Beef Tacos recipe from Macheesmo
47
Grilled Chicken Tacos With Jalapeño Ranch Sauce
bell'allimento
Get the Grilled Chicken Tacos With Jalapeño Ranch Sauce recipe from bell'allimento
48
Potato Bacon Breakfast Tacos
Macheesmo
Get the Potato Bacon Breakfast Tacos recipe from Macheesmo
49
Shrimp Tortillas with Lime & Cilantro Slaw and a Spicy Salsa Verde
Verses From My Kitchen
50
Braised Pork Belly Tacos with Watermelon, Jicama & Jalapeño Salsa
Food52

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