Tacos are the most famous and popular of all Mexican dishes! Tortillas are the everyday bread of Mexican families, and that’s why just about everything goes into them, whether it’s a simple filling such as beans and fresh cheese or one of the regional twists on tacos you see across Mexico. Along with our signature taco recipes, our Guide to Tacos shares top tips for making tacos at home, what to serve with tacos, and the best taco toppings

Tacos Al Pastor, Taco Recipe



At Gran Luchito tacos are a huge passion for us. There’s a bit of magic that comes from having a taco in hand. They can be simple or complex, but they are never formal or fussy, and they are perfect for sharing and letting loose with friends and family.

We have developed over 30 taco recipes, many of which are straight from the streets of Mexico, so you can learn just how easy it is to make these tasty delights at home. Here are some of our most popular taco recipes.

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With our Guide to Tacos we are sharing everything you need to know to make delicious tacos at home. Whether you like crunchy tacos or soft tacos, quick and easy or slow cooked fillings, we have tips and tricks to help you become a taco expert.

Pulled Pork Tacos, Taco Recipes

How to Make Tacos

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In our How To Make Tacos blog we answer all of your taco related questions including how to make the best crunchy and soft tacos at home, what are the best taco fillings, and just in case you want to bolster your taco IQ we give you the lowdown on what are tacos, where are tacos from, and more!

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Mexican Coleslaw, Taco Recipes

What to Serve with Tacos

Read time: 10 mins

With tacos that can be crunchy or soft, filled with a variety of proteins or veggies and topped with salsa, guacamole, or a quick pickle, just what to serve with your tacos can be quite the quandary! Fear not, we have Mexican side dishes and pairing recommendations for tacos to ensure a delicious taco night.

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Everything You Need to Make Tacos at Home

Being so passionate about tacos, it’s no surprise we offer everything you need to make these delicious Mexican staples at home. First, big decision – will it be crunchy tacos or soft tacos OR how about both with our Hard Shell Tacos and Soft Taco Wraps?

A dollop of our Chipotle Paste or a sprinkle of Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix will make your meat or veggie taco filling taste incredible. Tinga Taco Simmer Sauce is perfect for saucy and delicious Chicken Tinga Tacos.

We love to top tacos with one of our authentic salsas, why not try Tomatillo Salsa for some fresh flavour or Hot Habañero Mango Salsa for a bit of kick? And what could be better than a little burst of flavour on top of your taco? Our Jalapeño & Pineapple adds just the right amount of sweet heat!

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Whether you fancy the best beef tacos, are looking for a quick taco recipe, or dreaming of tacos with fresh, grilled meats such as Carne Asada Tacos and Chicken Tacos, you have come to the right place! Or if slow cooked tacos are more your speed then we have homemade tacos such as Pork Pibil and Lamb Barbacoa Tacos. With these taco recipe ideas you will want to make every night taco night!

Halloumi Tacos

Halloumi Tacos

Both vegetarians and meat-eaters will love these seasoned and pan-fried Halloumi Tacos. Delicious and bursting with flavour! Top with our Chipotle Crema for added pizzazz.... See full recipe

Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos

A warm tortilla wrap filled with thinly sliced Grilled steak, onion, guacamole and chipotle salsa there is so much to love about this Carne Asada Taco recipe. ... See full recipe

Crunchy Beef Tacos

Crunchy Beef Tacos

Tender, succulent and delicious slow cooked beef short rib severed in a crunchy hard shell taco with some Mexican coleslaw spooned on top. Heaven in a taco?... See full recipe

Vampiro Tacos

Vampiro Taco

Half Taco and half Quesadilla these easy to make Vampiro Taco recipe originates from Northern Mexico where they are traditionally stuffed with steak and cheese! ... See full recipe

Vegan Tacos

Vegan Tacos

The cauliflower is rubbed in Chipotle Paste before being roasted. Serve with some refried beans and guacamole for some truly epic Vegan Tacos! ... See full recipe

Salmon Tacos

Salmon Tacos

Looking for an easy and fresh summer taco recipe? These pan fried, blackened Salmon Tacos are loaded with freshness. The best quality ingredients makes the best tacos!... See full recipe

turkey mince tacos finished dish

Turkey Mince Tacos

Pan-fried chipotle turkey mince with sliced avocado, spring onions & chipotle salsa. If you haven't tried turkey mince it makes a nice change and has lots of health benefits!... See full recipe

Carnitas Recipe


Authentic, caramelised pork cooked low and slow and then crisped up - yum! The carnitas are then served over warm tortillas with finely chopped raw onion, coriander and salsa.... See full recipe

Pork Belly Tacos

Pork Belly Tacos

Tacos you will crave! What could be better than crispy and succulent pork belly tucked into tacos?! Lovingly cooked in beer and spices and coated in our divine Chipotle Paste.... See full recipe

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Authentic Puéblan Chicken Tinga in minutes! Use our Tinga Taco Simmer Sauce to create this classic taco dish at home for the family in no time. Tasty, hearty and delicious.... See full recipe

Slow Cooker Chipotle Lamb

Slow Cooker Lamb

For melt-in-your-mouth tender meat full of sensationally smoky flavour, try this super easy recipe for Slow Cooker Chipotle Lamb. Minimum effort with the best results!... See full recipe

Birria Tacos

Birria Tacos

Seriously indulgent tacos with slowly stewed beef and cheese..What’s not to love about beef tacos dipped into “Consomé” or meat juices? You'll want these again and again.... See full recipe

Beef Tacos, Taco Recipes

Beef Tacos

Beef Tacos are a great introduction to making tacos at home. They're easy to make, a crowd pleaser, and a perfect way to use the packet of mince on your weekly shop! ... See full recipe

Chicken Tacos, Taco Recipes

Chicken Tacos

With flavourful grilled chicken, not only is this a healthy taco, but the authentic pico de gallo and homemade guacamole toppings make it taste super fresh. ... See full recipe

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

Fresh and flavourful fish tacos with a pan fried white fish that's been marinated in Mexican spices. Serve the fish over warm tortillas, a fresh salsa and a touch of lime!... See full recipe

Lamb Barbacoa Tacos - regional guide to tacos

Lamb Barbacoa Tacos

Authentic and tender lamb barbacoa is delicious tucked into tacos. We've coated the lamb with our Chipotle Honey glaze as this turns the lamb a rich and glorious brown.... See full recipe

Pork Pibil Tacos

Pork Pibil Tacos

Fresh oregano and zesty orange fill this dish with some seriously beautiful flavour...The spices used also give a vibrant burnt orange colour to this dish.... See full recipe

Tacos Al Pastor, Taco Recipe

Tacos Al Pastor

Seriously flavourful pork shoulder with pineapple, jalapeños, coriander & fresh lime! The pork is grilled and served in Soft Taco Wraps, topped with Jalapeño & Pineapple.... See full recipe

Fried Chicken Tacos

Fried Chicken Tacos Recipe

Crispy and delicious fried chicken for a twist on your usual chicken tacos! The whole family will love these straightforward chicken tacos with Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix.... See full recipe

Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Tacos

Crispy, chipotle and beer battered fish with crunchy veg, fresh lime and chilli mayo - a Mexican beach holiday in a taco! A delicious combination of flavours and textures.... See full recipe

Pork in Salsa Verde Tacos finished dish

Pork in Salsa Verde Tacos

Does slow cooked salsa verde pork stew wrapped up in soft tacos sound good? Get yourself some Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce for this one pot wonder and watch the magic unfold!... See full recipe

Chorizo & Potato Tacos recipe

Potato & Chorizo Tacos

For this popular Mexican street food dish the chorizo infuses the crispy potatoes with its signature spicy flavour making for irresistible and hearty tacos.... See full recipe

Seafood Tacos

Inspired by the delicious and fresh seafood tacos found on the Mexican Riviera, these tacos are bursting with a hot and zesty kick, perfect for summer.... See full recipe

Chipotle Pork Tacos

Spicy Chipotle Pork Tacos

Pork loin with the flavour dialled up! Marinate the pork overnight with Chipotle Paste for next level pork, and team with Serrano Chillies and dollops of Chipotle Salsa.... See full recipe

Korean Tacos

Korean Beef Tacos

Korean-Mexican fusion cuisine is a delicious flavour combination in these tacos. Marinate steak in ginger, fish sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and of course Chipotle Paste! ... See full recipe

vegan shiitake mushroom tacos

Shiitake Mushroom Tacos

Our delicious Vegan Sweet Potato and Shiitake Mushroom Tacos are a perfect healthy and meat-free meal. Serve with delicious avocado, lime, and jalapeño sauce.... See full recipe

Easy Crispy Chicken Tacos

Easy Crispy Chicken Tacos

Our Hard Shell Tacos are spread with Refried Beans and filled with delicious pan fried chicken, topped off with a sprinkling of grated mozzarella and Jalapeño & Pineapple.... See full recipe

Chipotle Prawn Tacos

Chipotle Prawn Tacos

Big king prawns flavoured with chipotle and cooked on a Big Green Egg are an epic taco filling. A great recipe for barbeque season. Serve with some Mexican Elotes!... See full recipe

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Our Favourite Taco Toppings

The bits you put on top of your taco wrap and filling are just as important! Our three favourite taco toppings that add loads of fresh flavour to tacos are:



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What is a taco?

A taco is the most traditional dish in Mexico. A taco consists of a tortilla wrapped around fillings and toppings. They are meant to be eaten with your hands and a meal will be made up of 3-4 tacos.

Are hard shell or soft tacos better?

The age old debate! We think all types of taco have their merits. There are those who love the uniqueness of crunch you get from hard shell tacos, others who support soft because it tends to hold together better and you can get more inside! It all depends on your priorities and it doesn't matter as long as the tacos taste good!

What do you put in a taco?

Just about anything! Tacos start with a shell, they can be hard or soft tortilla, a filling of meat, chicken, pork or veggies, then a topping of salsa and guacamole and finally garnish we like Serranos or Jalapeño and Pineapple.

What do you serve with tacos?

Chips and salsa are a great accompaniment to tacos or take it up a notch with a platter of cheesy nachos. Mexican rice and refried beans are also traditional side dishes.

How do you eat tacos?

With your hands! Tacos don't require sitting down at a table with a knife and fork.

Where did the taco come from?

There is some controversy over the origins of the word “taco.” We do know that the taco predates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. There is evidence that the Mayan people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish. Jeffrey Pilcher (a taco expert) claims the word originated from the silver mines in Mexico around the 18th century. Apparently tacos referred to the paper inside little explosives that the workers used to extract the ore within the mines.