Parrilladas Al Pastor

How to make Parrilladas Al Pastor 

Parrilladas Al Pastor from Taco palenque is a classic-inspired dish, marinated pork and then grilled and served with pineapple pieces, which give it a unique bitter-sweet flavor.


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.


Parrilladas Al Pastor from Taco Palenque features marinated pork, pineapples, rice, tortillas, refried beans, and guacamole as its main ingredients. However, the dish also takes a few other ingredients that you need to keep handy during the preparation of this dish at home. Let us discuss all the ingredients

  • 1 tomato
  • 3 dried guajillo chile peppers, seeded
  • 2 dried ancho chile peppers, seeded
  • 1 pineapple, sliced 3/4-inch thick
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 pounds boneless pork loin, thinly sliced
  • Onions cut in long strips 
  • Capsicum cut in long strips
  • Rice 
  • Refried beans cooked and mashed
  • Flour or corn tortillas
  • Salsas
  • Guacamole
  • Corn tortilla chips


Method of Preparation

  1. To prepare the recipe, cook tomato on a ridged grill pan over medium-high heat until it becomes slightly blackened, which will take you about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool until you can easily handle it. Peel off skin and remove its seeds.
  2. Now boil a small pot of water. Add guajillo and ancho chile pepper, cook until the peppers are a little softened, which will take you about 5 minutes. Drain the water and keep the peppers aside.
  3. Then combine tomato flesh, softened chile peppers, 2 slices pineapple, orange juice, quartered onion, vinegar, chipotle peppers, salt, garlic, cloves, cumin seeds, and oregano in a blender; blend until all the ingredients become smooth.
  4. Now arrange pork slices in a glass or ceramic baking dish. Then add the blended spices mixture over pork, while ensuring that all sides are evenly coated. Then cover the baking dish with plastic wrap.
  5. Marinate the pork in the refrigerator for about 4 hours overnight.
  6. Then cook remaining pineapple slices on a ridged grill pan over medium-high heat until they are slightly blackened and soft, which will take you about 5 minutes per side. Then chop the pineapple into small pieces.
  7. Now wipe out the grill pan and preheat over medium-high heat and cook marinated pork in the hot pan, turning once, until browned, which will take you about 4 to 5 minutes.
  8. Chop pork coarsely into small pieces.
  9. To serve the Al Pastor Fajitas, Add one layer of fried onions and capsicum on a plate. Add one layer of prepared pork on the onions. Serve with rice, pineapple pieces, refried beans, flour tortillas, salsas, guacamole, and tortilla chips.


Nutrition Facts

There are 2010 calories in 1 serving of Parrilladas Al Pastor (for 2) from Taco Palenque; most of the calories come from carbohydrate and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Parrilladas Al Pastor (for 2) from Taco Palenque.

  • Serving Size (g): 1 taco (1276g)
  • Calories: 2010
  • Fat cal(g): 1050
  • Fat (g): 118
  • Saturated fat: 36
  • Trans fat(g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 135
  • Sodium (mg): 5820
  • Carbs (g): 169
  • Fiber (g): 58
  • Sugar (g): 16
  • Prot (g): 74
  • Vit A %: 420%
  • Vit C %:60%
  • Calcium%:30%
  • Iron %: 80%


* 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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Laurie D.

McAllen, TX


Overpriced. While their food is tasty the prices are ridiculous. I ordered parillada. Half chicken. Half fajita. I got more onions than meat. WTH!! I won't make that mistake again. I will go elsewhere. Everyone who loves their food can keep them in business. I won't. Oh and their tortillas. Horrible!!!!


Sandra D.

Corpus Christi, TX


First to Review

So we decided to visit the new taco place in town....

Won't be back

Not familiar with the menu and being really hungry not a good combo

To be fair, the food is ok. It's fast food but decent

The girl at the window very nice.

But the prices are outlandishly expensive. CRAZY!!

The Al Pastor plate is $14 and a quesadilla is 5 bucks.  A small, folded over tortilla with not much in it.  

Won't be back

The Most Popular Queries

What kind of meat is used in the Al Pastor dish?

Ans: In Mexican cooking, Al pastor denotes a dish that is made with thinly sliced pork, seasoned with chilli peppers and pineapple and roasted on a vertical spit. Al pastor is a delicious preparation of pork developed in central Mexico.


Where does the name al pastor come from?

Ans: The Mexican Al pastor is believed to have originated from the Arab’s shawarma grilled meats. Having been derived from such a cooking style, tacos al pastor is similar to the Turkish döner kebab and Greek gyros. However, the Mexican meats made in this style are commonly found in dishes such as gringas, alambres, and huaraches.

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