Authentic Mexican tacos are a delicious and flavorful treat. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making them at home:


– Corn tortillas

– Protein of choice (such as grilled chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp)

– Onion, finely chopped

– Cilantro, finely chopped

– Lime wedges

– Salsa (salsa verde or salsa roja)

– Optional toppings: diced tomatoes, avocado slices, crumbled cheese, sour cream


  1. Prepare the Protein: Season your chosen protein with a marinade or spice rub that complements the meat. Grill, pan-fry, or roast the protein until cooked through. Allow it to rest for a few minutes, then slice it into thin strips or small pieces.
  2. Warm the Tortillas: Heat the corn tortillas until they are warm and pliable. You can do this by quickly heating them on a griddle, in a dry skillet, or wrapped in a clean kitchen towel in the microwave for a few seconds.
  3. Assemble the Tacos: Take a warm tortilla and place a couple of strips of the cooked protein in the center. Top it with a sprinkle of chopped onion and cilantro. Add any optional toppings of your choice. Be creative and adjust the toppings based on your preferences.
  4. Add Lime Juice: Squeeze fresh lime juice over the taco filling for a burst of tanginess.
  5. Finish with Salsa: Drizzle salsa over the taco. You can use salsa verde (made with tomatillos) for a tangy and slightly spicy flavor or salsa roja (made with red tomatoes and chili peppers) for a richer and spicier taste.
  6. Serve and Enjoy: Serve the tacos immediately while they’re still warm. You can stack them on a plate or serve them individually. Squeeze additional lime juice if desired and accompany them with extra salsa and lime wedges on the side.

Authentic Mexican tacos are known for their simplicity and the emphasis on fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Feel free to experiment with different proteins, toppings, and salsas to create a taco experience that suits your taste. Enjoy the tasty and authentic flavors of Mexico right in your own kitchen!

By Duke