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Shrimp tacos topped with cabbage, tomatoes and cilantro on white platter

Grilled Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Sprinkled with lime and a quick homemade spice mix then grilled to perfection! you'll want to be sure and make extras for snacking!
Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Grilled Shrimp, Grilled Shrimp Tacos, Shrimp Tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 369kcal
Author Deb Clark


  • 12 large shrimp thawed if frozen, shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 4 corn or flour tortillas
  • taco toppings - minced cilantro, shredded cabbage, diced avocado, salsa


  • Preheat the grill to 400 degrees.
  • Mix the spices together in a small bowl.
  • Clean and shell and devein the shrimp, rinse thoroughly, pat dry.
  • Mix together the spices. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the shrimp then sprinkle with the spice mix.
  • Place the shrimp on the hot grill. Brush side two with some melted butter and sprinkle with seasoning.
  • Depending on the size of your shrimp it will take 2-3 minutes per side. Flip after you see light charring on side one and grill for another 2-3 minutes until browned on side two, basting with butter.
  • Quickly grill the tortillas, like the shrimp it will only take a minute or two per side.
  • Remove from grill and prepare your tacos with your favorite fixin's!


Restaurant style tacos start with the tortillas. Be sure to grill them. The char adds a ton of flavor and is so delicious. 
Rounding out the meals with black beans and rice makes for a complete fiesta!


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1493mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 323IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 4mg