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Easy Taco de Camarones Recipe

Taco de Camarones is a Mexican dish that consists of shrimp tacos. The shrimp is the main filling, and it is seasoned with various spices and cooked in different ways, such as pan-seared, grilled, or battered fried. Some of the common toppings for Tacos de Camaron include shredded cabbage, lime wedges, chipotle-lime sauce, avocado crema, and pineapple salsa.

In this Taco de Camarones recipe, we prefer to go with avocado, lime, cumin, and paprika.

About this recipe

Taco de Camarones, or Shrimp Tacos, are a delightful culinary creation that brings the flavors of the sea right to your plate. This recipe is perfect for those who love seafood and are looking to explore the richness of Mexican cuisine.

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Originating from the coastal regions of Mexico, Taco de Camarones is a popular dish that has gained international acclaim. The recipe combines the succulence of shrimp with the zestiness of various spices and herbs, offering a balanced and flavorful experience.

Why make this recipe?

  • Seafood Delight: If you’re a seafood lover, this recipe is a must-try.
  • Quick and Easy: It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook.
  • Versatile: Suitable for both casual dinners and special occasions.
  • Healthy: Shrimp is a good source of protein and low in calories.

What does Taco de Camarones taste like?

Imagine biting into a soft tortilla filled with juicy, perfectly cooked shrimp that’s been marinated in a blend of spices. The taste is a combination of the sea’s freshness and Mexico’s vibrant flavors.

What is in Taco de Camarones?

The star of the dish is shrimp, complemented by a variety of spices, herbs, and fresh vegetables. The typical toppings include avocado slices, sour cream, and a dash of lime.

Equipment required for this recipe

  • Frying pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring spoons
  • Tongs


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Corn tortillas
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Marinate the Shrimp: In a bowl, mix shrimp with olive oil, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cook the Shrimp: Heat a frying pan and cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  3. Prepare the Tortillas: Warm the corn tortillas in a pan.
  4. Assemble the Tacos: Place the cooked shrimp on the tortillas and add your choice of toppings.

How to serve Taco de Camarones

Serve immediately with a slice of lime to enhance the flavors.

What to serve Taco de Camarones with

  • Mexican Rice
  • Guacamole
  • Fresh Salad

My recommendations and tips

  • Use fresh shrimp for the best flavor.
  • You can add a spicy salsa if you prefer a kick.

Taco de Camarones storage ideas

Store any leftover shrimp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Potential ingredients substitutes

  • You can use flour tortillas instead of corn.
  • Substitute paprika with chili powder for extra heat.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 220
  • Protein: 24g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use frozen shrimp?
  • Yes, just make sure to thaw them properly.
  • How can I make it spicier?
  • Add some jalapeƱos or hot sauce.


This Taco de Camarones recipe is a simple yet flavorful dish that is sure to impress. Its combination of succulent shrimp and vibrant spices makes it a standout recipe. Whether you’re new to Mexican cuisine or a seasoned pro, this dish is a must-try!