Pirata Chorizo Tacos

How to make Pirata Chorizo Tacos

A delicious combination of golden-brown potatoes with fried Mexican chorizo, Cheddar cheese and refried beans. You can order this dish from the restaurant during the breakfast hours.


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.


Pirata and Chorizo Tacos from Taco Palenque feature fried small potato cubes, refried beans, cheddar cheese, and Mexican chorizo as its main ingredients. Besides all these, there are a few other ingredients in this dish. So, let us discuss all the ingredients that you need to prepare this menu.

  • Rosette potatoes cut into small cubes 
  • 1 pound Ground Chorizo 
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • 12 Small Flour Tortillas  
  • ½ Ripe Avocado
  • ½ Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Limes
  • ½ Cup Cherry Tomatoes, each cut into fourths.
  • ¼ Cup Minced Red Onion
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 tsp Salt.
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Cheddar cheese


Method of Preparation

  1. Before starting the recipe, you need to wash, chop, and prepare all the ingredients.
  2. To cook the refried beans, in a bowl add water and place it on the gas stove. Add refried beans and seasonings. Then cook until the beans are soft. After the beans are done, mash them and keep aside.
  3. To make the Salsa, in a medium bowl, take all the ingredients such as chopped Tomatoes, minced Onion, ½ tsp Salt, juice of 1 lime and ¼ cup of roughly chopped Cilantro. Mix all the ingredients well and season to taste and keep aside.
  4. For the Avocado Cream, mix avocado pulp, Greek yogurt, juice of 1 lime and remaining ½ tsp salt in a food processor. Process all the ingredients until they are well combined. 
  5. In a bowl, add the cut potatoes and season it with salt and pepper. In a skillet heat oil and fry the potatoes until they become golden brown.
  6. Now, heat a medium-sized skillet, such as cast iron, over medium-high flame. Add olive oil, then Chorizo to it. Cook the chorizo for about a few minutes or until it becomes golden brown while breaking up the chorizo into smaller pieces during the cooking. This will take you about 8-10 minutes. Add seasonings and mix well. When you are done with the chorizo, remove from heat and keep aside..
  7. Then, warm the tortillas on a pan for about 1-2 minutes.
  8. To assemble the tacos, place the tortilla on a flat pan, add a small dollop of avocado cream, refried beans, Chorizo, Salsa, cilantro, cheddar cheese and crispy potatoes.
  9. Fold it into the shape of a taco and warm it on a pan until the cheese gets melted.
  10. Serve hot to enjoy.


Nutrition Facts

There are 410 calories in 1 serving of Pirata and Chorizo Taco from Taco Palenque; most of the calories come from carbohydrates and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Pirata and Chorizo Taco from Taco Palenque.

  • Serving Size (g): 1 taco (147g)
  • Calories: 410
  • Fat cal(g): 200
  • Fat (g): 23
  • Saturated fat: 10
  • Trans fat(g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 35
  • Sodium (mg): 710
  • Carbs (g): 32
  • Fiber (g): 6
  • Sugar (g): 1
  • Prot (g): 15
  • Vit A %: 20%
  • Vit C %: 10%
  • Calcium%: 20%
  • Iron %: 8%


* 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.

Nutrition Facts Source: www.tacopalenque.com


Jerry J.

McAllen, TX


Classic Taco P.  This location is smaller than others and can get quite packed, but they still are quick to provide service.  The salsa bar is awesome just like all their locations.  My favorites are the taco caseros and the Matamoros tacos with flour tortillas.  The portions are huge. Honestly my wife and I can share one combo because they are so big.  Several tacos have two tortillas so you can actually make one taco into two and with the toppings from the salsa bar you are not short on food.  It's a valley classic.  You can't go wrong here.


Johnny C.

Bedford, TX


Due to the current pandemic, I have been ordering all of my Taco Palenque through the mobile app. You can choose a time to pick up your order to best match your schedule. This allows for a smooth pick up at the restaurant. The app is very user-friendly and they typically have great deals each Monday! The customer service here is excellent and speedy. They have never made a mistake on my order and this location is a convenient walk from campus. One of my favorite dishes that I've had at Taco Palenque would be the Parrilladas with sirloin and chicken. It comes with a large portion of meat and big sides of rice, beans, tortillas, and guacamole. My only complaint is that there is a large portion of grilled onions, so there could be a bit more meat in the Parrillada for the price point. Aside from that, the meats were both seasoned very well. The chicken was juicy and tender while the sirloin was cooked to perfection. It makes for some great leftovers as well and I highly recommend you to try the Parrilladas. Hands down, the excellent customer service at this Taco Palenque and the wonderful food will keep me coming back to this location!


Marco N B.

Northeast Side, San Antonio, TX


Taco Palenque Edinburg - Breakfast was the most expensive, not worth the extremely expensive single tiny tortilla (package tortillas). I ordered five different types of tacos. Barbacoa $4.99, Greasy as .... uncooked,  not worth cost,  Machado $3.99, potato and eggs, chorizo and eggs, five total +taxes costly. You would have done better at stripes!, JC'S Super taco is great! in Edinburg, Cost versus value versus product Negative.

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Ans: Chorizo is basically a pork sausage, which is highly seasoned chopped or ground to be used in Spanish and Mexican cuisine. In Europe, chorizo is a fermented, cured, smoked sausage, which may be sliced and eaten without cooking, or added as an ingredient to add flavor to other dishes.

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