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three tacos with shrimp and salsas on the side

Tacos Gobernador

Tacos Gobernador are guaranteed to be your new favorite taco. Filled with buttery shrimp, onions & bell pepper plus the melted cheese (adds an incredible flavor) will have you begging for more! 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Tacos
Calories 180kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ medium onion - about 1 cup (yellow or white) chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper chopped
  • 1 Lb Shrimp (frozen or fresh) Peeled, deveined and cut into small pieces
  • 2 cup shredded chihuahua or mozzarella cheese
  • 8 to 10 corn tortillas
  • more butter to fry the tacos


  • In a large skillet (an iron skillet preferably), add some butter and saute the onions and bell peppers.
  • Cook until soft for about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes or until the shrimp is no longer translucent. Note: Make sure not to overcook the shrimp as it can become rubbery.
  • Assemble the tacos by adding a layer of shrimp and top it with shredded cheese.
  • On a separate skillet, melt some butter with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place the tacos open to warm up the entire tortilla. See note
  • As soon as the tortilla becomes soft, using a spatula, fold it to cover the shrimp side.
  • Flip the tacos to brown the other side. Cook until crispy and the cheese has melted. Repeat process until all tacos are done.


Salsa verde y salsa chile de arbol to serve with.
  • Warming up the tortilla first before folding it, will prevent it from breaking in the middle.


Serving: 1taco | Sodium: 5mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 13mg | Cholesterol: 3mg | Calories: 180kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 10g | Protein: 14g | Carbohydrates: 11g