Tacos Acorazados


Tacos Acorazados

Mexican Fiesta Tacos: A Flavorful Delight

Indulge in the vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine with these mouthwatering Tacos Acorazados. This traditional dish showcases the essence of Mexican street food, combining savory ingredients and bold spices to create a truly unforgettable culinary experience.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

10 minutes

30 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free (if using dairy-free cheese), Nut-free, Low-carb (if omitting the tortilla or using a low-carb alternative), High-protein


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo



  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1884 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 20g, 7g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 35g, 3g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Preheat a skillet over medium heat and lightly toast the corn tortillas on both sides until pliable.
  2. 2.
    In a separate skillet, warm the refried beans over low heat.
  3. 3.
    Spread a generous amount of refried beans onto each tortilla.
  4. 4.
    Top the beans with a layer of shredded lettuce, followed by the sliced meat.
  5. 5.
    Garnish with diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, and crumbled cheese.
  6. 6.
    Drizzle salsa over the toppings according to your desired level of spiciness.
  7. 7.
    Serve the tacos with lime wedges on the side.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Avocado — Choose ripe avocados that yield slightly to gentle pressure. To prevent browning, squeeze some lime or lemon juice over the sliced avocado.
  • Refried beans — If using canned refried beans, heat them gently on the stovetop, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Queso fresco or feta cheese — Crumble the cheese just before serving to maintain its texture and freshness.
  • Marinated grilled steak or slow-cooked pork — For maximum tenderness and flavor, marinate the meat for at least 1 hour before grilling or slow-cooking. Rest the cooked meat for a few minutes before slicing to retain its juiciness.

Tips & Tricks

  • Experiment with different meats such as chicken or shrimp for alternative fillings.
  • Add a dollop of sour cream or guacamole for extra creaminess.
  • For a spicier kick, sprinkle some chopped jalapeños or drizzle hot sauce over the tacos.
  • If you prefer a softer tortilla, you can briefly heat it in the microwave before assembling the tacos.
  • To make it a complete meal, serve the tacos with a side of Mexican rice and black beans.

Serving advice

Serve the Tacos Acorazados hot, allowing your guests to customize their toppings and drizzle additional salsa or lime juice over their tacos according to their taste preferences.

Presentation advice

Arrange the Tacos Acorazados on a platter, showcasing the vibrant colors of the toppings against the golden-brown tortillas. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves for an added touch of green.