There’s just something about Mexican food that drives us loco (in a good way). Whether it’s the melted cheesy goodness that adorns every plate or the generous helpings of homemade chips and salsa that accompany each meal—it’s safe to say that we don’t need a special occasion to visit our favorite Mexican restaurant for our own little food fiesta.
But being Cinco de Mayo, what better time to spice things up in our own kitchen with some fun and festive taco recipes. We’re talking homemade tacos with all the fixings that will please meat lovers and vegetarians alike.
So in honor of the holiday and all things tasty, we’ve put together an eclectic round up of the five best taco recipes that will send your taste buds into a spin.
Best Chicken Taco
For a lighter meal that’s a little friendlier on the waistline, try a shredded chicken taco recipe like this 4-ingredient slow cooker pulled chicken taco from Running to the Kitchen. The best part about this recipe is that the Crock-Pot does all of the hard work for you. With four simple ingredients, you’ll end up with moist and flavorful shredded chicken that you can pile onto your taco. Garnish with cilantro and avocado and enjoy!
Best Beef Taco
With equal parts cheese and beef, nothing says Happy Cinco De Mayo more than serving your family and friends this crunchy, beefy and deliciously tasty taco. Just looking at that homemade crunchy taco shell is reason to celebrate. Get the recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon here.
Best Vegetarian Taco
For all of you vegetarian lovers, meatless tacos don’t have to be boring. Especially if they’re loaded with creamy and delicious guacamole. These Loaded Guacamole Vegetarian Tacos from Soup Addict kick things up a notch with black beans, corn, jalapeño peppers and a hint of lemon and lime.
Best Fish Taco
Fish and tacos go hand in hand. Just look at these beauties. The spicy blackened fish and creamy avocado-cilantro sauce pair harmoniously, providing just the right amount of spicy and sweet. Make your very own blackened fish taco, as seen on Host the Toast, here.
Best Spicy Taco
Mexican food is defined by its unique combination of flavors and spices, and this spicy shredded pork taco is just that. This recipe combines shredded pork, brown sugar and Dr. Pepper (yes you heard that right) to create a sweet and spicy taco with a little kick. Serve on warm flour tortillas and top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and grated cheese and enjoy. Check out the recipe from Food Network’s Pioneer Woman here.
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