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Tacos Dorados (Crunchy Tacos)

Tacos Dorados are among my favorite Mexican food! They have a unique texture and taste with so many flavors combined. You can add your favorite filling and just make sure you make 3 to 4 per people. Everyone will want more!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 tacos
Calories 174kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • 16 corn tortillas
  • 2 large russet potatoes peeled and cut
  • ½ cup onions finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp chicken or beef bullion
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cups shredded beef or chicken


Make the filling

  • In a medium saucepan, add the potatoes with enough water to cover them. Cook until soft for about 15 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, mash the potatoes with a fork or potato masher.
  • Add the flour, salt, pepper and chicken bouillon. Mix everything very well until all ingredients are integrated.
  • In a nonstick skillet, add 2 tablespoons of oil and saute the onions on medium heat until soft. About 2 minutes.
  • Add the mashed potato and integrate well with the onion. If using shredded beef or chicken, add it at this point.

Frying the tacos

  • Before assembling the tacos, warm the tortillas in a ziploc bag until barely warm. This will prevent the tortilla from breaking when folding it!
  • With a spoon, add some filling to half of the tortilla and fold gently. (See note #1)
  • Fry the tacos in hot oil in a small skillet. Fry about 45 seconds to a minute per side. Keep your eye on them!
  • Remove and place on a plate with paper towels to drain the excess oil. I also like to blot the top with a paper towel.
  • Serve while hot and top them with Consomé, lettuce, radishes, queso fresco, Mexican crema, hot sauce, and a drizzle of lime juice.


#1 It's best that you fry the tacos as you roll or fold them so that the tortilla doesn't crack while sitting on a plate. Corn tortillas get dry very quickly!


Serving: 1taco | Sodium: 249mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 130mg | Cholesterol: 13mg | Calories: 174kcal | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 11g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 15g