Breaded Shrimp Taco

How to make Breaded Shrimp Taco

Breaded Shrimp tacos from Chronic Taco is one of the most loved dishes of the restaurant that features beer and rice flour marinated fried shrimps, wrapped in a flour tortilla.

If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the below recipe that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients that you need during the preparation.


Breaded Shrimp Tacos from Chronic Taco features beer battered shrimps and a few other ingredients in it. If you want to prepare this recipe at home, then you need to arrange the following ingredients before preparing the dish.

  • 2 pounds best-quality large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ½ teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon dried Mexican oregano (powdered)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½  teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • beer, to thin the batter if necessary
  • vegetable oil
  • ¼ ripe avocado, peeled
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 -2 tablespoon water 
  • 2 fresh fresh cilantro stems (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar

Other Ingredients

  • fresh corn tortilla, warmed
  • salsa
  • shredded iceberg lettuce
  • pico de gallo
  • diced red onion, mixed with chopped
  • fresh cilantro (optional)
  • lime wedges

Method of Preparation

  1. To begin with the recipe, cut each shrimp into two or three pieces, Add a little lime juice over the shrimp to moisten and then refrigerate.
  2. To make the batter, combine the flour and all the seasonings in a bowl and mix thoroughly with a whisk. Then add the beer all at once, whisk until it becomes smooth, and then keep it aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Now pour the oil into a deep, wide pan to a depth of 2 inches and heat over medium-high heat to 365 degrees.
  4. The batter should have thick-coating consistency. If it seems too thick, add a little more beer, or water, or milk, until you achieve the right consistency. 
  5. Now pat the shrimp dry and add to the batter. Add the shrimp into the pan and fry until golden brown. When you are done with the shrimps, drain the excess oil on paper towels.
  6. To make avocado sauce, place the avocado, salt, and lime juice in a blender. Add 1 tablespoon of water and pulse. Add more liquid if it is necessary. Now make a sauce of the consistency of thick cream. Then add the cilantro and pulse again just to blend. You can season it with salt.
  7. To assemble the tacos, add a spoonful of avocado sauce on a flour tortilla. Now add the shrimp and salsa, top it with lettuce, pico de gallo, and onion and cilantro. Squeeze lime over it.


Nutrition Facts

There are 380 calories in 1 serving of Taco Breaded Shrimp from Chronic Taco; most of the calories come from carbohydrate and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Taco Breaded Shrimp from Chronic Taco.

  • Calories 380
  • Calories from Fat 200
  • Total Fat 22g (34%)
  • Saturated Fat 6g (30%)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg (22%)
  • Sodium: 560mg (23%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 33g (11%)
  • Dietary Fiber:  3g (12%)
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein:12g (12%)
  • Vitamin A 1%
  • Vitamin C: 33%
  • Calcium: 3%
  • Iron: 83%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Ida S.

Minneapolis, MN


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I don't know if I can possibly describe my enthusiasm for my shrimp tacos with adequate justice on this tiny mobile device. But I will try. Let's start with the tortilla. Corn v. Flour tortillas: corn always wins. With a lovely nutty texture they really carry the whole meal on light and golden wings. And then nestled underneath blankets of cilantro, onion, and pico de gallo are sharply flavorful grilled shrimp that take the whole show away. I'm well sated and happy that such a place exists and within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean.


Melanie L.

Salt Lake City, UT


Quick, yummy, fresh! The shrimp tacos Baja style and carne Assad Tacoma's are delicious


Bobby H.

Eagle Mountain, UT


* I raised my review a star after someone from the company reached out to me about the bad experience. That shows a lot about how they care for their customers and how it's easy to let one experience tarnish what might be a good restaurant. I am impressed. When I am around another location in the future, I will give them another try. I will hope for a better experience.

The tacos were okay here. The shrimp tacos were probably the best, but the rest were just typical Mexican street like tacos. I may have given this place a 3 star, but the guy taking the orders was rude. I don't want to go to a fast food place to be accosted. I would rather go to taco bell then have to deal with that guy again.

Dave P.

Newport Beach, CA


Thanks to all for your reviews.  We tried Chronic for the first time today since moving to CdM and loved it.  As others note, go for the al pastor and grilled shrimp tacos. Taquitos were also excellent.  Everything is super-fresh and reasonably priced. We'll be regulars!


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California's Chronic Tacos is Coming to Atlanta

Aliso Viejo, California-based Chronic Tacos is opening at least two new locations in metro Atlanta in the coming months, reported by Atlanta Tomorrow’s News Today.  The two confirmed locations are in Alpharetta and Chamblee, which will bring the chain to about 50 units nationwide.  The chain also operates three locations in Canada.


In Alpharetta, Chronic Tacos will open in place of the short-lived Tom + Chee eatery in Stone Walk, off North Point Drive, near North Point Mall.  Tom + Chee, the "shark" invested grilled cheese & tomato soup franchise, closed in the center last February after two years in business.  According to a recently created Facebook page for the Alpharetta location, Chronic Tacos is "Now taking pre-orders for catering beginning February 19th!"   The restaurant, owned by franchisee James Smith, is to open February 12.  CT Southern LLC, Smith's franchise company, also has plans for a second location in Midtown.  


The Chamblee location, which is not yet listed on the Chronic Tacos website, will be located in the new Parkview on Peachtree development.  Parkview is a mixed use development featuring a mix of restaurant, retail and service businesses as well as hundreds of apartments.  In Parkview, Chronic Tacos will join the recently opened Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, as well the soon to open Poke Bar and Chef Jared Huck's "The Alden." The Chamblee location of Chronic Tacos will reportedly be operated by a different franchisee than the Alpharetta restaurant.

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