Crispy fried Tacos OR Tacos Dorados

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 mins

Tijuana or San Diego-I hunt these down when I'm there. Crunchy yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Puree the tomato, onion and garlic in a food processor.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Cook tomato filling until thick and reduced-around 5 minutes.
  4. Add the meat of choice and mix well.
  5. Remove from heat and season with salt.
  6. Heat the tortillas and place an equal amount of filling on each.
  7. Roll and secure with toothpicks OR assemble all and chill seam side down.
  8. Heat the oil over medium high heat and when hot begin frying tacos 4 at a time until golden on all sides.
  9. If you are not using the toothpicks-I dont-place seam side down in the hot oil first.
  10. Remove and drain-repeat and keep warm in the oven until done.
  11. When done place 3 on each plate and top with Guacamole, cream and salsa.
  12. Garnish with Cilantro and cheese.
  13. Serve with refried beans and Cactus Salad!


Most Helpful

These were very good! Kind of like a chimichanga but not so big. They weren't too difficult to make either. I had to use the toothpicks, that frying part is a little tricky.

Elizabeth Fullerton October 19, 2001

Delicious! And easier than it sounds. I used beef and they were yummy! Here in San Diego, we call these taquitos or rolled tacos. Thanks for teaching me how to make them at home!

SaraFish October 05, 2002

These were yummy. A bit on the bland side for my spice-loving family. But I loved the thought of the tomatoes, garlic and onion. Next time, I'll add some cumin or chili powder to kick it up a bit.

Lightly Toasted July 09, 2005

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