You Had me at Taco🌮


An authentic taco is a delightful blend of ingredients and cultural heritage, originating from Mexican cuisine. At its core, an authentic taco features a soft corn tortilla, which is the traditional base. Corn tortillas are preferred over flour tortillas for their distinct flavor and texture, which complement the fillings beautifully. They are typically warmed on a hot plate to bring out their natural taste and pliability.

The magic filling – Where the magic truly happens. Authentic tacos often include a variety of meats such as carnitas (slow-cooked pork), carne asada (grilled beef), pollo (chicken), or barbacoa (barbecue). Additionally, seafood options like fish or prawn tacos are also very popular.

Toppings for an authentic taco are simple yet flavorful. Freshly chopped onions, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime are classic accompaniments. Salsas, ranging from mild to fiery hot, add an extra layer of flavor.  Other traditional toppings might include radishes, pickled vegetables, or crumbled queso fresco (salty & sour crumbly cheese).

The beauty of an authentic taco lies in its simplicity and the quality of its ingredients, allowing each element to shine while creating a harmonious and delicious bite.


  • 500g of any meat of your choosing
  • 2 tbs Taipan’s Mexicana seasoning
  • Sour cream and a good quality salsa (making your own is even better:)
  • Fresco cheese or cheddar, colby or Mexican blend
  • Chopped up fresh coriander, lettuce and red onion


  1. Mix spice blend into your beef mince and leave to sit for an hour for spices to infuse.
  2. Fry your meat until cooked and keep warm.
  3. Warm your tortillas on a hot plate before putting your tacos together.
  4. Layer beef mixture, cheese, coriander, lettuce and onion in each taco shell.
  5. Serve with salsa and top with a dollop of sour cream.