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The Best Taco Recipes On The Planet

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10/02/2015 02:18pm ET | Updated October 3, 2016

There are tacos and then there are tacos. If you think of tacos as just a quick weeknight 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 pulled pork ― 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.

1
Slow Cooked Pulled Pork BBQ Crunchy Tacos
Bev Cooks
2
Easy Weeknight Chicken Tacos
How Sweet It Is
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3
Seafood Tacos With Lime-Green Chile Sauce And Grilled Corn Slaw
Half Baked Harvest
4
Quinoa Taco Meat
Minimalist Baker
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5
Korean Fried Chicken Tacos With Sweet Slaw, Crunchy Noodles And Queso Fresco
Half Baked Harvest
6
Grilled Salmon Tacos With Avocado Salsa
Cooking Classy
7
Crispy Zucchini Tacos with Cherry Pepper Crema
How Sweet It Is
8
Crispy Vegan Baked Tacos
Minimalist Baker
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9
Grilled Steak Tacos
Foodie Crush
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10
Beer-Battered Catfish Tacos
Bev Cooks
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11
Minimalist Baker
Minimalist Baker
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12
Spicy Cider Beer Braised Chicken Enchilada Tacos
Half Baked Harvest
13
Breakfast Tacos With Avocado Radish Salsa
The Year In Food
14
Smoky Pulled Pork Tacos
Foodie Crush
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15
Smoky Sweet Potato And Black Bean Tacos
How Sweet It Is
16
Cuban Salmon Tacos With Citrus Mango Slaw And Chipotle Lime Crema
Half Baked Harvest
17
Ancho Shrimp Tacos
Bev Cooks
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18
Coconut-Lime Pork Tacos with Black Beans and Avocado
Food52
19
Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos
Two Peas And Their Pod
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20
Spicy Fish Tacos
Foodie Crush
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21
Stewed Chicken Tacos
Foodie Crush
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22
Shrimp Cabbage Crunch Tacos
Bev Cooks
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23
Bulgogi BBQ Pork Tacos With Charred Tomatillo Sesame Sauce And Spring Onion Slaw
Half Baked Harvest
24
Grilled Fish Tacos With Lime Cabbage Slaw
Cooking Classy
25
Zesty Grilled Shrimp Tacos With South Of The Border Corn And Cotija Salsa
Half Baked Harvest
26
Chinese Pork Tacos
Bev Cooks
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