Taco Recipes That We Can't Get Enough Of

Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, with its long-standing history of culinary excellence, the fusion of local ingredients and global flavors offers an unrivaled food experience. As the sun-kissed vineyards produce some of the world's best wines, the valley's culinary scene has embraced the vibrant and ever-evolving world of tacos. Drawing inspiration from Napa's rich soil and the coastal bounty, we've curated a collection of taco recipes that are not just dishes but rather, epicurean adventures. Let's dive into the flavors of these taco marvels that we simply can't resist!

  • Beer-Battered Octopus Taco with Oyster Chipotle Mayo: Drawing flavors from the Pacific, this taco encapsulates the tenderness of octopus, juxtaposed against the crispiness of beer battering. The oyster chipotle mayo adds a spicy creaminess, reminiscent of afternoons at Hog Island Oyster Co.
  • Wild Hog Tacos with Burrata and Fennel Salsa: The Napa Valley's wilderness contributes the robust flavors of wild hog, softened by creamy burrata. The fennel salsa ties in the valley's agricultural history, offering a dish that speaks of land and luxury.
  • Sweet Chili Dungeness Crab Tacos with Mango and Avocado Guacamole: A nod to California's coastal treasures, the sweet meat of Dungeness crab is elevated by the tropical notes of mango. Avocado, a California staple, binds these flavors with its creamy guacamole.
  • Charred Corn and Dungeness Crab Tacos with Zesty Lime Drizzle: The sweetness of charred corn combined with Dungeness crab showcases Northern California's harvest. The zesty lime drizzle? That's pure, zingy magic.
  • Yucatán Midnight Tofu Al Pastor Tacos with Citrus Infusion: A vegetarian twist that captures the spirit of Yucatán al pastor marinating traditions. The citrus infusion borrows from Napa's orchards, resulting in a taco that's both global and local.
  • Wild Boar Carnitas Tacos with Oaxaca Cheese and Tomatillo Salsa: Crispy wild boar carnitas paired with the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of Oaxaca cheese. The tomatillo salsa is like a trip down Oxbow Public Market, fresh and bursting with flavor.
  • Wagyu Beef Tacos with Smoked Oyster Aioli and Grilled Scallions: A luxurious meat like Wagyu needs little introduction. When paired with smoked oyster aioli, it's a dance of earthy richness and smoky undertones.
  • Charred Octopus Taco with Avocado Crema: Back to the ocean, this taco highlights the deep flavors of charred octopus, complemented by the smooth and nutty notes of avocado crema.
  • Herb-Crusted Ahi Tuna Tacos with Mango-Papaya Salsa: Ahi Tuna, a favorite in upscale Napa eateries, gets the taco treatment. The tropical salsa is a trip to the islands, without leaving the valley.
  • Slow-Cooked Barbacoa Tacos with Roasted Tomato Salsa: A tribute to the traditional, these tacos are a testament to patience and flavor development. The roasted tomato salsa? It's like a warm Napa Valley hug.

As the culinary landscape of Napa Valley evolves, embracing both its roots and global influences, these taco recipes stand as a testament to the region's adaptability and excellence. Whether you're a local, a tourist, or someone craving the tastes of Northern California, this collection guarantees a flavorful journey you won't forget. Grab a local Merlot or Chardonnay, and let the taco adventure begin!

Recipes from the Napa Valley

Napa Valley's Ultimate Taco Collection
Discover the perfect balance of flavors with Sweet Chili Dungeness Crab Tacos featuring Mango and Avocado Guacamole - a must-try seafood recipe!

Sweet Chili Dungeness Crab Tacos with Mango and Avocado Guacamole

Recipe Type:
Tacos
Pairing:
Sauvignon Blanc
Alt. pairing:
Albariño
Full recipe:
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Indulge in delicious Charred Corn and Dungeness Crab Tacos with a zesty lime drizzle - a mouthwatering seafood recipe you'll love!

Charred Corn and Dungeness Crab Tacos with Zesty Lime Drizzle

Recipe Type:
Tacos
Pairing:
Chardonnay
Alt. pairing:
Albariño
Full recipe:
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Experience the unique Yucatán Midnight Tofu Al Pastor Tacos recipe infused with zesty citrus flavors.

Yucatán Midnight Tofu Al Pastor Tacos with Citrus Infusion

Recipe Type:
Tacos
Pairing:
Sauvignon Blanc
Alt. pairing:
Rosé
Full recipe:
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Savor Wild Boar Carnitas Tacos, Oaxaca Cheese & Tomatillo Salsa. A recipe perfect for summer dinners, blending Napa charm and flavors.

Wild Boar Carnitas Tacos with Oaxaca Cheese and Tomatillo Salsa

Recipe Type:
Tacos
Pairing:
Sauvignon Blanc
Alt. pairing:
Zinfandel
Full recipe:
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Elevate your tacos with Wagyu Beef, Smoked Oyster Aioli & Grilled Scallions. A recipe for adventurous home chefs seeking Napa flavors.

Wagyu Beef Tacos with Smoked Oyster Aioli and Grilled Scallions

Recipe Type:
Tacos
Pairing:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Alt. pairing:
Pinot Noir
Full recipe:
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Dive into a Napa valley chef's authentic recipe: Slow-Cooked Barbacoa Tacos. Perfect for wine lovers, this summer dinner idea pairs well with a wine vineyard's best.

Slow-Cooked Barbacoa Tacos with Roasted Tomato Salsa

Recipe Type:
Tacos
Pairing:
Zinfandel
Alt. pairing:
Syrah
Full recipe:
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