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Grilled Baja shrimp tacos

The combination of juicy grilled shrimp, fresh toppings, and a flavorful sauce, makes these grilled Baja shrimp tacos irresistible.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of 1 lime 

Mexican Cole slaw 

  • 1/2 bag of coleslaw mix (Or 2 cups of shredded cabbage) 
  • 1/4 cup Baja Sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper 


  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • 12 diced cherry tomatoes 
  • 3 avocados sliced
  • 1/4 cup of cotija cheese (Shredded cheese is fine too) 
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro for garnish 
  • 3 limes, cut into wedges 
  • Salsa, optional
  • Baja sauce (See recipe below or use store bought) 

Optional Baja sauce (Store bought is ok too) 

  • 1/4 cup Sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Mayonaise
  • 1 teaspoon Lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper 
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder 


  1. Preheat your grill to medium high heat (375-400°F)
  2. Rinse shrimp in cold water (peel and devein if necessary)
  3. Marinate shrimp in a medium bowl with olive oil, chili powder, cumin, pepper, salt, and lime for 20 minutes or up to 2 hours.  
  4. Make your coleslaw with lime, salt, pepper and Baja sauce. 
  5. Grill your shrimp for 1-2 minutes per side, until pink and cooked through. 
  6. Warm tortillas on the grill or in a microwave with a wet paper towel covering them for 20 seconds
  7. To serve, place the Mexican coleslaw into the tortilla, top with grilled shrimp and add your desired toppings. Then drizzle with Baja sauce and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. 


  1. If you don’t have a grill, you can also cook shrimp on the stove in a pan. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are pink and cooked through 
  2. To make the tortillas eaiser to fold, you can warm them up in the microwave for a few seconds before using them
  3. Don’t overcook the shrimp, as they can be tough and rubbery. Aim for just a few minutes 
  • Author: Jordan Hanger
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Mexican