25 Best Street Taco Recipes For An Authentic Taste Of Mexico

Are You Craving Bold And Delicious Flavors? 

Look no further than best street taco recipes! 

These Mexican-inspired delicacies are made with soft corn tortillas and filled with a variety of meats, seafood, or vegetables. 

From juicy marinated chicken to spicy grilled fish, street tacos offer a tasty and satisfying meal. 

Topped with a variety of different ingredients, including fresh salsa, cilantro, onions, and lime wedges, this list of 25 of the best street taco recipes is sure to impress your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Best Street Taco Recipes: Quick Table  

RecipeCalories (Per Serving)Total Preparation Time 
Chicken Tacos 8015 Min 
Carne Asada Street TacosN/A35 Min 
Birria Quesa Tacos N/AN/A
Mexican Street Corn Tacos N/A20 Min
Chipotle Pork Street Tacos48015 Min
Korean BBQ Street Tacos N/AN/A
Mole Jackfruit Street Tacos N/A10 Min
Shrimp Tacos 3007 Min
Rib Eye Street Tacos N/A30 Min
BBQ Meatball Tacos N/A15 Min
Barbacoa2215 Min
Ground Beef Tacos 1645 Min
Chipotle Aioli Tacos 41425 Min
Shredded Venison Street Tacos 2481 Hour
Chorizo Tacos 16415 Min
Spicy Ranch Chicken Tacos37910 Min
Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos 30010 Min
Keto Street TacosN/AN/A
Vegan Street Tacos 22410 Min
Bang Bang Chicken Wonton Tacos 22410 Min
Baja Mexican Street Tacos 28914 Min
Roasted Sweet Potato Street Tacos N/A15 Min
Tacos Al PastorN/A30 Min
Lengua Tacos 32220 Min

1. Chicken Tacos


Get ready for a fiesta in your mouth with these delicious Chicken Street Tacos from The Skinnyish Dish! 

These tacos are bursting with flavor and will leave you wanting more with every bite.

Calories Per Serving: 80

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes  

2. Carne Asada Street Tacos


Spice up taco night with these Carne Asada Street Tacos! 

The juicy, marinated flank steak is grilled to perfection, served in warm corn tortillas  topped off with a zesty cilantro lime crema for a taste of authentic Mexican flavor.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 35 Minutes  

3. Birria Quesa Tacos


Get ready for a flavor explosion in your mouth with these Birria Quesa Tacos! 

The tender shredded beef is slow-cooked in a flavorful adobo sauce for 3 ½ hours and topped with melty cheese for the ultimate taco experience.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: N/A

4. Mexican Street Corn Tacos


If you’re a fan of Mexican street corn, you’ll love these Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos. 

Juicy grilled chicken is paired with charred corn, tangy lime crema, and a sprinkle of cotija cheese for a taste of summer in every bite.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes  

5. Chipotle Pork Street Tacos


Experience the authentic taste of street tacos with this spicy Pork Street Tacos recipe. 

The flavorful marinade on the tender pork paired with the toppings of diced onions, cilantro, chipotle and a squeeze of lime will transport you straight to your favorite street taco stand. 

Calories Per Serving: 480

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes  

6. Korean BBQ Street Tacos


Bring a taste of Korea to your next taco night with these Korean BBQ Street Tacos.

Marinated in a spicy and savory Korean BBQ sauce, these tacos are packed with flavor and a perfect blend of spices that makes this recipe a must-try.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: N/A

7. Mole Jackfruit Street Tacos


One bite of these Mole Jackfruit Street Tacos and you’ll be hooked. 

The combination of rich mole sauce and tender jackfruit will keep you coming back for more. 

Perfect for any vegan taco lover! 

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes  

8. Shrimp Tacos


These Shrimp Tacos are not your average taco recipe- the street corn slaw brings a unique and delicious twist to the dish that will make you want them time and time again. 

If that’s not enough, the shrimp are succulent and flavorful, and the whole recipe takes just 10 minutes to make!

Calories Per Serving: 300

Total Preparation Time: 7 Minutes 

9. Rib Eye Street Tacos

Get Taco Tuesday-ready with these mouthwatering Rib-Eye Street Tacos from Great Grub Delicious Treats. 

These tacos feature succulent rib-eye steak cooked to perfection, paired with a homemade salsa that packs a flavorful punch.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 30 Minutes 

10. BBQ Meatball Tacos


Are you a fan of both meatballs and tacos? Then why not put them together?

These tacos are packed with flavor, featuring tender meatballs smothered in a homemade BBQ sauce and topped with a tangy slaw for the perfect balance of taste and texture.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes 

11. Barbacoa


This recipe for barbacoa is the perfect blend of tender, slow-cooked meat and bold, spicy flavors. 

Served with warm tortillas, it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for any gathering.

Calories Per Serving: 221

Total Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

12. Ground Beef Tacos


These ground beef tacos are a classic and easy to make, perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. 

The savory beef filling is loaded with a blend of spices and topped with all your favorite taco fixings for a delicious and flavorful meal. 

Calories Per Serving: 164

Total Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

13. Chipotle Aioli Tacos


These Chicken Street Tacos are packed with flavor and a little bit of heat, served with a tangy chipotle aioli that will give you a burst of taste with every bite. 

These mini tacos are perfect for a party, a family dinner or simply as a weeknight meal that is not only delicious but also simple to prepare.

Calories Per Serving: 414

Total Preparation Time: 25 Minutes 

14. Shredded Venison Street Tacos


Get ready for a flavor explosion with these Shredded Venison Street Tacos!

Made with tender, slow-cooked venison and a zesty homemade salsa, these tacos are sure to be a hit with the whole family. 

Calories Per Serving: 248

Total Preparation Time: 1 Hour 

15. Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken Tacos


Bring a taste of the islands to your next taco night with these Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken Tacos!

Marinated in a sweet and savory huli huli sauce and topped with fresh pineapple salsa, these tacos will transport your taste buds straight to the beaches of Hawaii.

Calories Per Serving: 411

Total Preparation Time: 35 Minutes

16. Chorizo Tacos


Take a break from your standard chicken and beef fillings with these mouth-watering Chorizo Tacos! 

The combination of spicy chorizo and fresh cilantro makes for a delectable dish that will have you running for seconds in no time. 

Calories Per Serving: 164

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

17. Spicy Ranch Chicken Tacos


If ranch dressing is your go-to flavor when it comes to salads, then you’ll definitely want to try out this ranch-inspired dish. 

These tacos are topped with a refreshing and creamy avocado salsa that cools down the heat of the spicy chicken, making for the perfect balance of flavors in every bite.

Calories Per Serving: 379 

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes 

18. Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos


Introducing a new and exciting way to enjoy tacos – Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos! 

This delicious vegetarian dish features crispy cauliflower florets that are smothered in a spicy chipotle marinade, then grilled to perfection, and served in warm tortillas.

Calories Per Serving: 300

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes 

19. Keto Street Tacos


Say goodbye to boring, bland low-carb meals with these Keto Street Tacos. 

These tasty street-style tacos are made with juicy marinated chicken, grilled to perfection and wrapped in a warm, crispy lettuce leaf for a delicious and guilt-free meal.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: N/A

20. Vegan Street Tacos


Satisfy your taco cravings with these Vegan Street Tacos made with crispy and flavorful Tofu. 

Coated in a homemade chipotle marinade and grilled to perfection, these street tacos are perfect for a plant-based and flavorful meal that is sure to impress any vegan or meat-eater. 

Calories Per Serving: 224

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes 

21. Bang Bang Chicken Wonton Tacos


Served with a refreshing slaw and a drizzle of creamy sauce, these wonton tacos are the perfect blend of sweet, savory and spicy flavors. 

Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a fun gathering with friends and family. 

Calories Per Serving: 289

Total Preparation Time: 14 Minutes  

22. Baja Mexican Street Tacos


Experience the bold and flavorful taste of Baja with these Mexican Street Tacos! 

These tacos are made with succulent and juicy fish fillets coated in a savory and spicy Baja marinade and grilled to perfection, making for a delicious and satisfying meal.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: N/A

23. Roasted Sweet Potato Street Tacos


Topped with a delicious and tangy avocado salsa and garnished with fresh cilantro, these sweet potato tacos are great for anyone looking for a delicious vegetarian option for their meal. 

Perfect for a Meatless Monday or any day of the week. 

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes  

24. Tacos Al Pastor


Topped with a fresh and tangy pineapple salsa and garnished with fresh cilantro, these 

Tacos Al Pastor are the perfect way to enjoy a traditional and delicious Mexican meal right in your own home.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 30 Minutes   

25. Lengua Tacos

Tongue might be an unusual ingredient for tacos, however, due to its muscle composition, it becomes extremely tender and flavorful when slow-cooked by braising. 

The result is a meat that has a melt-in-your-mouth texture and is packed with rich taste.

Mexican street food enthusiasts can’t get enough of it and neither will you!

Calories Per Serving: 322

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes  

Frequently Asked Questions 

What Are Street Tacos?

Street tacos are a popular Mexican dish typically made with small, soft corn tortillas that are filled with various types of meat, seafood or vegetables. 

The fillings are usually topped with a variety of salsa, cilantro, onions and lime wedges. 

They are usually sold by street vendors and are known for their bold, authentic and hearty flavors.

What Is The Difference Between Street Tacos And Regular Tacos?

Street tacos are typically smaller and made with softer, smaller corn tortillas compared to regular tacos, which are often made with larger, harder shells. 

Street tacos also tend to be more authentic, made with traditional Mexican flavors and seasonings and often with grilled meat and seafood. 

Regular tacos often feature a wide variety of ingredients and toppings and are often made with flour tortillas.

What Are Some Popular Meats Used In Street Tacos?

The most popular meats used in street tacos are beef, chicken, pork and fish (such as Marlin, Mahi-mahi or Tilapia). 

Also, it can come with Carnitas (slow-cooked pork) and Al Pastor (pork marinated with pineapple and spices), which are two of the most popular meats used in street tacos. 

Street Tacos also can be made with vegetarian options like grilled vegetables, beans, or Tofu.

25 Best Street Taco Recipes For An Authentic Taste Of Mexico

Recipe by Denise Zanman Course: Street Food Recipes

“Indulge in the vibrant flavors of Mexican street food with our collection of the best street taco recipes. From juicy al pastor to tender carnitas, find your new favorite taco recipe today.”


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