July 15, 2024
taco night ideas

taco night ideas

According to a recent survey, Americans consume more than four billion tacos every single year. Nearly everyone and their grandmother consider Mexican food as one of their favorite cuisines to eat. Yet, most people go out to eat them instead of making tacos at home.

Tacos are not only fun to eat, but they are also fun to make. Especially when you gather with your friends and everyone prepares their own version of the ingredients. Some taco night ideas include chicken tacos, al pastor, steak, fish tacos, and even vegan tacos, every recipe is an exciting adventure in itself.

The only problem is, with so many options available, how do you know which recipe to follow for taco night?

Thankfully, we’ve done that research for you! Keep on reading to learn how to host the most epic taco night, and impress everyone with your flavorful tacos!

Choose Your Meat

The main component of any taco is the meat you decide on. There are so many options not only for the meat but the sauce that you decide to cook the meat in as well.

Some meat options include:

  • Conchinita Pibil
  • Chicken Tinga
  • Ground beef
  • Grilled or deep-fried fish
  • Shrimp
  • Lentil or vegan tacos
  • Octopus
  • Marinaded steak
  • Pulled pork
  • Beef short ribs

We suggest asking your guests about their dietary preferences and making a dish that everyone can enjoy. This also means that you could make multiple different types of tacos. Check out recipeworkbook.com for some delicious taco meat recipes!

Pick Your Toppings

Of course, the main part of any taco recipe is the base, which is your choice of meat. However, tacos are quite boring without delicious and exciting toppings!

Follow this list of toppings to spark your creativity:

  • Shredded purple cabbage
  • Tomatillo salsa
  • Mango salsa
  • Pineapple salsa
  • Vegan cashew cheese
  • Chipotle mayo
  • Guacamole
  • Mole sauce
  • Beans
  • Grilled corn
  • Mexican rice
  • Sauteed kale
  • Spicy peppers
  • Vegetarian sides
  • Assorted hot sauce choices
  • Crunchy and soft tacos

Go ahead and play with your choice of toppings, or delegate a couple to your guests to bring for you to make your taco Tuesday night more of a “potluck” style dinner.

Pair the Margaritas

Any taco night would be meaningless without some delicious margaritas to pair with it! Get your blender ready for some delicious margarita creations and get ready to turn your taco night into a party!

Some ideas for margaritas include:

  • Traditional lime
  • Strawberry
  • Mango
  • Watermelon
  • Ginger and lime
  • Paloma with grapefruit
  • Spicy with jalapeno

Have fun with your margaritas, and remember to pick a high-quality tequila, such as Jose Cuervo, or Patron for better flavor!

Learn More Taco Night Ideas Like These

There you have it! Follow this guide of the best taco night ideas to creating the most epic tacos that will impress your guests.

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