Baja Shrimp Tacos


These Baja shrimp tacos are topped with red cabbage, cilantro and a spicy Baja sauce which gives them a delicious kick!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
12 tacos


  • 1 cup Mexican beer (such as Corona®)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha®)

  • 1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

  • ½ cup canola oil, or as needed

  • ½ pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 12 (8 inch) flour tortillas

  • ½ medium head red cabbage, cut into small strips

  • ½ bunch cilantro, chopped

  • 3 limes, cut into wedges


  1. To make the batter: Mix beer, flour, salt, and ground black pepper in a bowl until well combined. Let batter sit at room temperature for 1 hour.

  2. To make the Baja sauce: Stir mayonnaise, chile-garlic sauce, and mirin together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until use.

  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Dip shrimp in prepared batter; fry in the hot oil until golden brown, about 2 1/2 minutes. Transfer shrimp with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate.

  5. Heat tortillas 1 at a time on a skillet over medium heat until warm to the touch, about 1 minute.

  6. Fill each tortilla with an even amount of shrimp, Baja sauce, red cabbage, and cilantro. Garnish with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

798 Calories
42g Fat
84g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 798
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 1118mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 30%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 52mg 261%
Calcium 203mg 16%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 485mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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