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Family Style Taco Night

A Family Style Taco Night is the easiest way to feed a crowd. Pick a couple proteins and go wild with the toppings so everyone can really live their best life and craft their perfect taco. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Gaby


For the Grilled Shrimp

  • 2 lbs medium shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoons Gaby's Go To Seasoning

For the Grilled Chicken

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Gaby's Go To Seasoning
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (or 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts)

For the Grilled Steak

  • 1 lb Flank Steak
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons Gaby's All Things Meat Seasoning

For the Toppings

  • 1 recipe Gaby's Famous Guacamole best if made the day of
  • 1 recipe Chipotle Salsa can be made a day or two ahead of time
  • 1 recipe Tomatillo Salsa can be made a day or two ahead of time
  • Pickled Red Onions
  • Freshly Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Sliced Jalapenos
  • 1 recipe Pico de Gallo can be made a day or two ahead of time
  • Charred Corn frozen from trader joes cause it’s easy, just thaw it out
  • Chopped Green Onions
  • Chopped Chives
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Charred Corn Tortillas
  • Charred Flour Tortillas


For the Grilled Shrimp

  • Toss the shrimp with the olive oil, lime juice and seasoning. Prepare your gas or charcoal grill to medium high heat. Place the shrimp on the grill over medium high heat and grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side until the shrimp are fully pink. Remove the shrimp from the grill and set aside. Place on platter for taco night.

For the Grilled Chicken

  • Combine the vegetable oil, chopped chipotle pepper in adobo and seasoning in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Place the chicken in a large zip top plastic bag and add the marinade. Zip the bag and mix the chicken into the marinade. Place it into the fridge and let it marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat an indoor or outdoor grill to about 400 degrees F (medium high heat). Place the chicken onto the grill and grill 5 to 6 minutes per side, until the chicken is cooked. Remove the chicken from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes. Chop the chicken into small bite sized pieces and place on the platter for taco night.

For the Grilled Steak

  • Combine the ingredients for the flank steak marinade. Add the steak and let marinate for 2 hours.
  • Heat a grill over medium high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade and generously season with salt and pepper. Place the steak on the grill and grill for 4-6 minutes on each side, turning 90 degrees halfway through to get criss-cross grill marks. Cook until medium, or medium, depending on your preference, and then remove to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice the flank steak against the grain and place on platter for taco night.

To Arrange

  • Arrange the toppings in various small bowls and DIY your own adventure!