Fish Tacos with Roasted Tomato Salsa
Todd Coleman

Everyone loves tacos, but which kind is your favorite? We’ve compiled our 16 best taco recipes, stuffed with everything from spicy mashed potatoes to slow-braised suadero. Just remember the taco cardinal rule: don’t overstuff (so you can eat more of them).


2) Braise or Steam Meats and Fish

Tacos de Carnitas de Pato (Braised Duck Tacos)

Slowly braised duck infused with the aroma of Mexican cinnamon and orange is shredded and pan-fried until crisp in this recipe from chef Roberto Santibanez. Get the recipe for Tacos de Carnitas de Pato »

Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos

Fully Loaded Breakfast Tacos

The fully loaded breakfast taco has avocado, salty cheese, creamy eggs, and crisp bacon.

Jose Garces’ Fish Tacos

Jose Garces’ Fish Tacos

Summer Lobster Tacos

Summer Lobster Tacos

Taco Truck Tuna Sandwich

The bright flavors of lime, cilantro, and jalapeño are puréed together and combined with canned tuna fish for a unique, taco-inspired wrap.

Tacos de Papa

These tacos are stuffed with cumin-spiced potatoes and fried until they’re crunchy.

Grilled Steak Tacos (Tacos de Carne Asada)

Grilled Steak Tacos (Tacos de Carne Asada)

Grilled Tri-Tip Tacos

The beef cut of choice for California barbecue and grilling, tri-tip steak (also called Newport, Santa Maria, or triangle steak) comes from the lean bottom sirloin. Here it’s sliced and seasoned with rosemary, chiles, garlic, and cumin in a tender filling for tacos. Get the recipe for Grilled Tri-Tip Tacos »