18 Fantastic Fusion Tacos

Never one to stick with the traditional, I am always looking for new ways to prepare tacos. I have curated a collection of 18 Fantastic Fusion Tacos to inspire you to come up with your own flavorful combinations with global flair! After all, a “taco” is anything in a tortilla? Hmmm… Does naan qualify?

A collage of 4 different fusion taco recipes - beef, chicken, etc.

👩🏻‍🍳 Tamara Talks – About Fusion Taco Recipes

Have you checked out my Tacos and Tostadas category? This border girl grew up on basic ground beef tacos with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded sharp cheddar, and hot sauce. As an adult, however, I discovered an entire world of tacos! We’ve had a love affair ever since.

My first foray into creating fusion tacos was probably my fried oyster tacos. While the flavor profile is somewhat Mexican, fried oysters are a Southern thing (southern US). That was a jumping off point for me. Korean and Indian street tacos followed, and most recently, I’ve done Peruvian fish tacos and lomo saltado tacos.

What are “fusion tacos?”

“Fusion taco” typically refers to a taco that combines elements from different culinary traditions or cuisines. It involves blending flavors, ingredients, and cooking techniques from different cultural backgrounds to create a unique and innovative taco. Fusion tacos can feature a variety of combinations, such as mixing Mexican with Asian, Mediterranean, or other Latin influences. The goal is to create a fusion of flavors that may not be traditional in Mexican cuisine but result in a delicious and creative culinary experience. Examples could include tacos with Korean barbecue, sushi-inspired toppings, global-style toppings like tzatziki, tahini, gochujang, etc.

As you peruse this list of tacos, you will find several different proteins – beef and lamb, chicken, fish and seafood, and vegetarian. The toppings are creative, and even the wrapper may be non-traditional (like naan or pita). Be sure to scroll all the way through… You won’t want to miss a single one!

🐄Beef and Lamb Fusion Tacos

Lomo Saltado Tacos 🌮 Beyond Mere Sustenance

A cast iron skillet of lomo saltado for fusion lomo saltado tacos with toppings.
These fusion Lomo Saltado Tacos feature the classic Peruvian-Chifa lomo saltado (beef stir-fry) wrapped in soft tortillas, and topped with Latin-American toppings like queso fresco, uchukuta sauce, salsa criolla, and avocado. These delicious and healthy fusion tacos provide 33 grams of protein, and can be ready in 30 minutes!
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Korean BBQ Tacos 🌮 Dinner at the Zoo

Korean BBQ Tacos 🌮 Dinner at the Zoo
This recipe for Korean BBQ Tacos is marinated and seared beef layered with cabbage slaw and marinated cucumbers, all tucked into warm flour tortillas.
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Greek Tacos 🌮 The Good Hearted Woman

Greek Tacos 🌮 The Good Hearted Woman
Greek Tacos combine seasoned ground meat in a warm tortilla with feta, tomatoes, cucumber salsa, fresh herbs, and more. These tasty, fusion tacos can be ready in 30 minutes!
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Slow Cooker Korean Street Tacos 🌮 Beyond Mere Sustenance

Slow Cooker Korean Street Tacos 🌮 Beyond Mere Sustenance
Slow cooker Korean street tacos with Ginger, garlic, sriracha, beef, and tomatoes simmer in the slow cooker until tender, get wrapped in flour tortillas with napa cabbage slaw, and kimchi.
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Suya Street Tacos 🌮 Dash of Jazz

Suya Street Tacos 🌮 Dash of Jazz
Suya street tacos are a delicious fusion of Nigerian flavor and Mexican format that you can make in under 45 minutes.
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Irish Tacos with Corned Beef 🌮 Beyond Mere Sustenance

An aqua ceramic plate with 2 Irish tacos, copper fork, and orange napkin.
These Irish Tacos with Corned Beef and Horseradish Slaw! Succulent leftover corned beef gets diced up and topped with a simple horseradish slaw. Fill a warm flour tortilla, and garnish with extra sharp Irish cheddar…
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Greek Lamb Tacos With Cucumber Pico de Gallo 🌮 Burrata and Bubbles

Greek Lamb Tacos With Cucumber Pico de Gallo 🌮 Burrata and Bubbles
Looking to put a unique spin on taco night? You’ll love these Greek lamb tacos with a fresh cucumber pico de gallo. Bursting with Mediterranean-inspired flavors in every bite, these tacos come together in just 30 minutes, making for one easy meal when entertaining.
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Slow Cooker Asian Short Rib Tacos 🌮 Foxes Love Lemons

Slow Cooker Asian Short Rib Tacos 🌮 Foxes Love Lemons
Asian Short Rib Tacos with Pineapple and Crunchy Slaw – a tasty meal where your slow cooker does all the work!
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🐔Chicken Fusion Tacos

Thai Chicken Tacos 🌮 Dinner at the Zoo

These Thai chicken tacos are a quick and easy meal. Coconut marinated chicken is stuffed into warm tortillas with fresh vegetables and creamy peanut sauce. Your whole family will love this fun variation on taco night!
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Chicken Tikka Naan Tacos Recipe 🌮 Speaking Aloud Magazine

Chicken Tikka Naan Tacos Recipe 🌮 Speaking Aloud Magazine
These Chicken Tikka Tacos are very simple to put together. All you have to do is grill some chicken in Indian tikka masala spice blend, and then stuff itinside these pillowy soft Instant no-yeast Naans along with sliced onions, tomatoes and some freshly made Mint Coriander Chutney.
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Greek Chicken Tacos with Tzatziki and Hummus 🌮 Recipe Runner

Greek Chicken Tacos with Tzatziki and Hummus 🌮 Recipe Runner
If you love Greek food and tacos you won’t be able to resist these Greek Chicken Tacos with Tzatziki and Hummus! Fresh, healthy and loaded with all your favorite Greek flavors!
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Spicy Korean Chicken Tacos 🌮 Sugar Salt Magic

Spicy Korean Chicken Tacos 🌮 Sugar Salt Magic
Punchy Korean flavours with Mexican style eating in these Spicy Korean Chicken Tacos. This delicious taco weeknight dinner is perfect for your family or a great party dish and will disappear fast.
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Chicken Chimichurri Tacos 🌮 Midwexican

A flour tortilla with fusion chimichurri chicken tacos filling.
These fusion chicken tacos rely on a fresh Chimichurri sauce to shower every bite with an herbaceous vibrancy you’ll instantly love.
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🐟Fish and Seafood Fusion Tacos

Indian Street Tacos with Grilled Shrimp 🌮 Beyond Mere Sustenance

Indian Street Tacos with Grilled Shrimp 🌮 Beyond Mere Sustenance
Indian Street Tacos – with garam masala and lime juice marinated shrimp, mango and tomato salsa, and cucumber and mint raitta – all wrapped in a soft flour tortilla are a delightful summer Indian-fusion treat perfect for a backyard bbq or picnic!
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Kimchi Tacos 🌮 In the Kitch

Fusion kimchi tacos with cod in a baking pan.
Bring the coastline into your kitchen with these fresh kimchi tacos with cod. The cod is coated with crispy Mexican-spiced breadcrumbs and each tortilla is topped with fresh ingredients such as guacamole, sour cream, edamame and of course–Korean kimchi! In just over 20 minutes, you can be enjoying these fresh, fusion tacos at home.
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Peruvian-Inspired Fish Tacos 🌮 Beyond Mere Sustenance

Peruvian-Inspired Fish Tacos 🌮 Beyond Mere Sustenance
While these Peruvian-Inspired Fish Tacos look like their Mexican counterpart, they’re delightfully different. Your firm white fish soaks in a simple ají amarillo-lime marinade, and they get topped with a fresh goldenberry pico de gallo. These vibrant, fusion tacos with “a twist” come together quickly, and they’re super healthy and gluten free!
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🍅Vegetarian Fusion Tacos

Kimchi Tacos with Gochujang Aioli 🌮 Soup Addict

Fusion kimchi tacos with cod in a baking pan with toppings.
Smoky tempeh and spicy kimchi are a craveable combination, and make awesome tacos! Top these kimchi tacos with diced avocado, and a quick homemade Gochujang aioli, and you have a healthy and irresistible fusion Taco Tuesday dinner that the whole family will love!
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Paneer Tacos 🌮 Profusion Curry

A white plate with 2 vegan paneer fusion tacos.
Paneer Tacos with fajita vegetables are beautiful and delicious IndoMexican fusion Tacos. Dazzle your guests with these delicious street style desi tacos.
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How do you feel about fusion tacos? Must a “taco” include a flour or corn tortilla, or are you willing to consider other flatbreads like naan and pita bread? Inquiring minds want to know!

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