Baja-Style Shrimp Tacos

When you build a marinade of lime juice and zest, olive oil, garlic, chili powder, and honey then toss in some wild-caught Mexican shrimp, you can pretty much guarantee a homerun. Just stuff that grilled deliciously shrimp into a corn tortilla, and …

… layer on shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado (or authentic Mexican guacamole), a dollop of Baja-Sur Taco Sauce or Mexican crema and some crumbled Cotija cheese. Frankly speaking, these Baja-Style Shrimp Tacos are damn good, so go ahead and double the recipe 😉 You’ll be devouring them in less than 30 minutes.

Please give these shrimp tacos a go and leave a note in the comments. Don’t forget to share your pics and videos on Instagram and tag me: @coachedbyjan.

Try these Vegetarian Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with a tangy Lime-Cilantro Sauce for a “meatless Mexican meal”. The variety of fresh veggies and the creamy, tangy sauce add up to an incredibly delish vegetarian taco.

When building a taco bar, shrimp tacos are always on the menu, as are fish tacos. Why? Because these ‘fruta del mar’ pescatarian dishes are a duo made in Baja heaven 😉

Shrimp Tacos

Baja-Style Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp marinaded in lime juice, garlic, chili powder and honey, tucked into a warm tortilla with fresh slaw and authentic taco toppings makes for a delicioso Mexican dish!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 340 kcal


  • 1 lb Large Shrimp Peeled and deveined
  • 2 Limes Zested and juiced
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Minced or pressed
  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 12 Corn Tortillas Warmed
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro Chopped
  • 3 cups Shredded Cabbage
  • 1 cup Tomatoes Chopped
  • 1 Avocado Chopped
  • Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Cotija Cheese Crumbled
  • 1 Lime Cut into wedges (Optional)


  • In a large bowl combine the shrimp, lime zest, olive oil, garlic, chili powder, honey and half of the salt. Let shrimp marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Heat a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Cook the shrimp just until no longer opaque, about 2 minutes per side. (Alternately, heat a grill to medium-high heat. Toss shrimp in a grill pan and grill until no longer opaque. Remove from grill, tent with foil and set aside.)
  • Optional step: Set the same pan you used to cook the shrimp over medium-high heat, and spray a small amount of cooking oil into it. Set a tortilla in the pan and sear for about 1 minute. Using tongs, flip and repeat with the other side. Gently fold in half with your tongs and remove tortilla to a plate. Continue with remaining tortillas.
  • Note: Enjoy tacos with condiments including shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, diced avocado, your favorite taco or hot sauce, lime wedges, and bit of crumbled Cotija cheese.
Keyword Mexican food, Mexican Recipe, Shrimp Taco

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