Taco al Pastor: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Delicious Mexican Classic at Home

tacos al pastor

Welcome to our culinary journey through the delicious world of Mexican cuisine! Today, we're going to be sharing a recipe for one of Mexico's most beloved and popular dishes: Taco al Pastor. This dish is a true taste of Mexico, and once you try it, you'll understand why it's so popular. Al Pastor Tacos are made with spit-grilled pork that is marinated in a blend of spices, including achiote, chili pepper, and pineapple. The result is a juicy and flavorful taco that is sure to become a favorite in your household.

In this post, we'll be sharing a recipe for making your own Taco al Pastor at home, as well as some tips and tricks for getting the most out of this delicious dish. So, whether you're a seasoned cook or a taco enthusiast, grab your aprons and let's get started!


  • 1 pound pork shoulder, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Corn tortillas
  • Toppings of your choice (such as diced pineapple, cilantro, diced onion, and lime wedges)


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the pineapple juice, vinegar, orange juice, garlic, cumin, oregano, cloves, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add the pork to the marinade and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  3. Heat a grill or a large skillet over medium-high heat. Grill or pan-fry the pork, turning occasionally, until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Serve the pork in warm corn tortillas with your favorite toppings.

Enjoy your homemade Tacos al Pastor!

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