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From Carnitas to Creamy Eggs, 16 Ways to Eat Tacos All Day Long

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Is there ever a wrong time to eat a taco? I don’t think so. Whether you like the crunch of a beef-filled hard shell, or how soft corn or flour tortillas perfectly package everything from eggs to carnitas to flaky fish, there’s a taco for every taste. You could argue that any time is taco time because you can assemble them in a cinch—yes, you have to plan ahead if you're making something fancier (looking at you, carnitas), but a soft scrambled egg in a tortilla, topped with cheese, is there for last-minute sustenance. So, if you’re looking for ways to eat tacos morning, noon, and night, here are 16 of our favorites.

Tacos in the mornin'

Speed is the name of the game when it comes to breakfast tacos. We love pairing soft flour tortillas with even softer scrambled eggs and a kick of hot sauce. The more cheese the better.

Diana Kennedy's Scrambled Ricotta (Requesón Revuelto a La Mexicana)
Diana Kennedy's Scrambled Ricotta (Requesón Revuelto a La Mexicana)
Scrambled Egg Tacos with Avocado

Scrambled Egg Tacos with Avocado by Kenzi Wilbur

Zucchini Scramble Breakfast Tacos

Zucchini Scramble Breakfast Tacos by fiveandspice

Tacos in the 'noon

For lunch, you want tacos that can travel—think lentils, pulled pork, or hearty grains—and won't perfume the team kitchen.

Mushroom-Lentil Tacos with Tahini Yogurt Sauce
Mushroom-Lentil Tacos with Tahini Yogurt Sauce
Tinga Chicken

Tinga Chicken by nannydeb

Apple Cider-Ginger Braised Pork Shoulder Tacos with Apple-Cabbage Slaw

Apple Cider-Ginger Braised Pork Shoulder Tacos with Apple... by Chase the Flavors

Tabbouleh Tacos with Tahini-Garlic Dressing

Tabbouleh Tacos with Tahini-Garlic Dressing by Alexa Arnold

Pork Belly Carnitas

Pork Belly Carnitas by meatified

California Chicken Tacos with Corn and Red Cabbage Slaw
California Chicken Tacos with Corn and Red Cabbage Slaw

Tacos in the evenin'

Feel free to get messy at dinner with bold, spicy marinades and tons of toppings. Save leftovers to make tomorrow a taco day, too.

Not Your Traditional Korean Tacos
Not Your Traditional Korean Tacos
Chorizo-Style Seitan Tacos
Chorizo-Style Seitan Tacos
Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Sauce
Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Sauce
Braised Short Rib Tacos

Braised Short Rib Tacos by Phyllis Grant

Chipotle Braised Lamb Tacos with Balsamic-Soaked Raisins

Chipotle Braised Lamb Tacos with Balsamic-Soaked Raisins by clintonhillbilly

Low-Maintenance Fish Tacos
Low-Maintenance Fish Tacos

Tacos for dessert!

You didn't think we were done, did you? It's not really taco time unless you end with a sweet treat. Stuff these shells with your favorite ice cream and sprinkles.

Choco Tacos
Choco Tacos

Or, you could do what Associate Editor Nikkitha Bakshani does: spread Nutella on a small flour tortilla, fold, eat.

What's your favorite dish to eat all day? Share menus in the comments!

Automagic Spring Menu Maker!
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Tags: Breakfast, Lunch, Meal Plan, Dinner, Faster