Tequila Lime Pork Tacos with Creamy Tomatillo Avocado Sauce

tequila lime pork tacos

For a few weeks now I’ve been craving street tacos. Simple, easy, and delicious. So for the big game I decided to make some tequila lime pork tacos after making margaritas earlier in the week.

I mean, what’s more fitting to pair with a margarita than a tequila lime pork taco? And I made this delicious tomatillo avocado sauce that paired perfectly with the meat. Simple I tell ya! 

tequila lime pork tacos ingredients

The tequila lime marinade I used contained 6 ingredients: tequila, lime juice, red crushed peppers, diced green chilies, cumin, and garlic. And you only need about 2 hours to marinade the meat.

tequila lime pork tacos marinate pork

While I waited for the meat to marinade I made the tomatillo avocado sauce in our food processor. So simple! I put it in the fridge to let the ingredients meld together a bit.

tequila lime pork tacos cook pork

Then it was time to put everything together and cook the meat!

Now this meat… it’d be amazingly good just on its own if you’re looking for a great pork dish. The flavor was so tasty and the marinade really worked it’s way into the meat to tenderize it.

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Tequila Lime Pork Tacos with Creamy Tomatillo Avocado Sauce

  • 1.5 ounces Partida Reposado tequila
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  1. Add first 6 ingredients to a gallon size zippered plastic bag. Mix together well.
  2. Place pork loin in bag and marinate for 2-24 hours.
  3. Grill meat until fully cooked, about 8 minutes on each side.


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  1. This looks so good! I’m tempted to try them and your pictures are great!

  2. Ok, I’m making this tonight. The Taco Bell Salsa Verde is my FAVORITE! I use 2-3 on every taco! I know the kids will like this recipe too because they like the Salsa Verde almost as much as I do. I have pork in the freezer and I’m going to set it out now!!

  3. What a delicious looking taco! I love the tequila and lime combination! usually when I think of Tacos I think beef! Next time I am going to switch it up and try this one!

  4. Oh my word those look absolutely delicious. Thank so much for sharing the recipe.

  5. Mmm, even the name sounds delicious and it looks yummy! This is something both my hubby and I would like.

  6. Those look delicious! Hubby will definitely be down for these so we will definitely have to give it a try! The creamy sauce you have on that bad boy makes the whole thing just come together! I will let you know how it rates in our house when we try it!

  7. Danielle! This looks so yummy. I love tex/mex food and I’ve got to make this, soon! Pinning.

  8. I love a squeeze of lime on my tacos! These look so good!

  9. Holy YUM! I am definitely trying this recipe out! My boys don’t really like when I make guac, because of the texture, but I bet they’d like your creamy avocado sauce!

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