Weeknight Cooking

17 Tacos to Talk About

May  4, 2015

We've said it many times before, but we'll say it again: There is never, ever a bad time to eat a taco. But that doesn’t mean we don’t get extra excited on holidays when tacos reign supreme, like Cinco de Mayo. This festive day gives us an excuse to show off our guacamole-making and tomato-chopping prowess. But this year we challenge you to use May fifth as an opportunity to expand your taco game.

More: We have everything you need for a stunning Cinco de Mayo party. 

To help you out, we've culled our site for stand-out tacos. We found everything from vegan tacos to those with carnitascheese, and eggs. We're willing to wager that one peek at this taco-tastic list will have you counting down the hours until your Cinco de Mayo celebrations. So turn up the heat, press your tortillas, and invite over your friends and neighbors, because these 17 recipes are sure to make you the taco the town:

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California Chicken Tacos with Corn and Red Cabbage Slaw by Linda Burkhart


Diana Kennedy's Scrambled Ricotta (Requesón Revuelto a La Mexicana) by Genius Recipes


Pork Belly Carnitas by meatified


Fish Tacos on the Grill by Merrill Stubbs


Fried Avocado Tacos with Sesame and Lime by arielleclementine


Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos by Merrill Stubbs


Scrambled Egg Tacos with Avocado by Kenzi Wilbur


Chipotle Braised Lamb Tacos with Balsamic-Soaked Raisins by clintonhillbilly


Easy Lentil Walnut Tacos with Cabbage Lime Slaw by Gena Hamshaw


Coconut-Lime Pork Tacos with Black Beans and Avocado by EmilyC



Low-Maintenance Fish Tacos by Amanda Hesser


Citrus Pulled Pork Tacos by Erin Powell


Braised Short Rib Tacos by Phyllis Grant


Diana Kennedy's Carnitas by Genius Recipes


Not Your Traditional Korean Tacos by gabsimonelouise


Mushroom-Lentil Tacos with Tahini Yogurt Sauce by Kendra Vaculin


Choco Tacos by molly yeh

What are you planning to eat on Cinco de Mayo? Tell us in the comments below!

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1 Comment

Analida B. January 18, 2018
I love just about any kind of taco, veggie, fish, beef or chicken. If you add a little creme fraiche with some spicy hot sauce and you have great combination! Here is a slow cooker version of Mexican pork carnitas that makes fabulous tacos to feed a crowd: https://ethnicspoon.com/authentic-mexican-pork-carnitas/