Rating: 4.5 stars 4.2
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

These tacos are sure to impress your family and friends. A good Taco al Pastor is very hard to come by in the States. Now you can enjoy them in the comfort of your own home anytime!

Recipe Summary

30 mins
10 mins
8 hrs 10 mins
8 hrs 50 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Soak pasilla chiles and guajillo chiles in a bowl with hot water until chiles are softened, about 10 minutes; drain. Mash chiles, garlic, achiote powder, cumin, and cloves in a saucepan with a fork.

  • Pour vinegar into sauce pan and bring to a boil; cook and stir until mixture becomes a thick paste. Season with salt. Rub chile paste over sliced pork, stacking meat on a plate. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir marinated pork and pineapple until pork is browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Divide pork over stacks of two corn tortillas and serve with onion, cilantro, and lime wedges.

Editor's Note:

You can also make this on the grill. Use pineapple rings or fresh pineapple wedges and chop after grilling. Allow pork to rest 10 minutes after cooking, then thinly slice for tacos.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; protein 24.6g; carbohydrates 54.1g; fat 6.7g; cholesterol 49mg; sodium 113.7mg. Full Nutrition