Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos

These tequila lime shrimp tacos are quick and easy. You only need 30 minutes of marinating time and then a few minutes on the griddle.

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Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos

  • Prep Time: 10 m
  • Cook Time: 6 m
  • Marinating Time: 30 m
  • Total Time: 46 m
  • Servings:


  • ½ cup tequila
  • zest of one lime
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • pinch hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • pounds large shrimp deveined (about 32 shrimp)
  • Salt
  • 8 small flour or corn tortillas
  • Salsa
  • Shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce


  1. Combine the tequila, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, red pepper flakes, red onion and olive oil in a zipper sealable plastic bag or a mixing bowl. Add the shrimp and mix together to coat all the shrimp in the marinade. Refrigerate and marinate for 30 minutes to as long as 4 hours.
  2. Pre-heat an electric griddle to 400˚F or pre-heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Remove the shrimp and onions from the marinade and toss onto the griddle or into the skillet. Season with salt and cook quickly over high heat, tossing or turning several times for 3 to 5 minutes, until cooked through but not overcooked.
  4. Remove the shrimp and onions to a side plate. Wipe the griddle or skillet clean and warm the tortillas on the griddle or in the skillet. Fill the warm tortilla with some shrimp and onions, some shredded lettuce and some salsa and serve with lime wedges and fresh cilantro leaves if desired.
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