Build-Your-Own Street Tacos Charcuterie Board

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Dive into the ultimate Street Tacos Charcuterie Board, your new favorite way to serve a Mexican feast!

Loaded with flavorful taco fillings like carne asada, red adobo chicken, al pastor pork, and various salsas and toppings, this board is a creative and delicious way to cater to everyone’s tastes as they build their own tacos.

It’s a surefire hit for a casual family dinner or a lively Cinco de Mayo party!

While you may prefer to skip to the recipe card, we suggest reading the entire blog post to avoid missing valuable tips and substitution suggestions and to ensure you have the necessary ingredients, equipment, and understanding of the steps and timings.

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Street Tacos Charcuterie Board

These days, people run fast and loose with term charcuterie boards, and at The Purple Pumpkin Blog, we are no different!

We love setting up fun food platters for parties and festive gatherings, from our Christmas Charcuterie Board, which is more traditional with cured meats and cheese, to a Seafood Charcuterie Board and a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Board.

We even have a Margarita Board that would be a fantastic accompaniment to this street tacos charcuterie board and a Chocolate Charcuterie Board for dessert!

Why not look at all our Charcuterie Boards for more fabulous ideas for your next event?

But back to this taco board, which is perfect for making your Taco Tuesdays a little more fun!

What Is A Street Taco?

So, what makes a taco a street taco, and what is the difference between street tacos and classic tacos?

Simply put, a street taco is smaller than the regular kind. Traditional Mexican street tacos are made with small corn tortillas and filled with taco meat, onions, fresh cilantro, and a spicy sauce.

To get an idea of how small street tacos are, it is considered that 4-5 of them make a meal. Of course, some will eat more or less, but setting up your taco board is a good thing—everyone can make as many as they like!

A wooden board laden with bowls of taco meat, taco toppings like onion, pico de gallo, and jalapeno, taco sauces, tortillas, and chips.

How To Make A Taco Charcuterie Board?

While this post is classed as a recipe, with a printable recipe card at the end, it is more of an instructions guide.

Some elements on the board need to be cooked in advance, and we have recipes for those in separate posts (linked below in the ingredients section).

Then, it is just a matter of arranging everything on your charcuterie board and serving!

Ingredients

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  • Fresh ProduceOnions, Cilantro, Jalapeños, Mini Sweet Peppers, Tomatoes, Limes.
  • Small Corn TortillasStreet tacos are traditionally made using corn tortillas and are around 4″/10cm wide.
  • Tortilla ChipsUse your favorite kind. They’re perfect for scooping up salsa!
  • Mexican Wheel ChipsAlso known as “Duritos,” “Duros de Harina,” or “Chicharrones de Harina,” are a popular Mexican snack made from wheat flour.

    These chips are shaped like little wagon wheels and are typically sold uncooked, like hard, small pasta. Once fried, they puff up into light, crispy, and airy snacks.

    Season them with fresh lime juice and spices like chili powder Tajin or Chamoy. Some salt and black pepper are another option if you prefer less heat.
  • Mini Tequila BottlesAn [adults-only] optional extra. If you’re enjoying Mexican food, a tequila shot or a margarita is a must!

Recipes for Street Tacos Board

Our taco meat recipes use similar ingredients and need time to marinate to absorb all the delicious flavorings. Allow at least 6 hours, overnight if you can, or up to 24 hours for maximum flavor!

  • Taco Carne AsadaIngredients for this recipe include skirt steak, orange juice, herbs, and spices.
  • Mexican Chicken AdoboThis recipe features chicken tenders, achiote paste, ground cumin, Mexican oregano, and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
  • Tacos Al Pastor PorkA classic dish with pork shoulder, dried guajillo chilies, pineapple, smoked paprika, and more.
  • Red and Green Taco SauceThe red sauce is made with tomatoes and dried spices, including garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and ground ancho chili pepper.

    The green sauce blends jalapeños, minced garlic, white onion, salt, and oil. You can make one or both sauces!
  • Pico de GalloA fresh salsa made with tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and limes.

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Kitchen Tools

  • Chopping/Cutting Board and Sharp KnifeFor preparing the toppings, such as slicing fresh veggies or cutting lime wedges.
  • Large Wooden BoardUse a board that holds all elements without food spilling off the side. You could always use two smaller boards side-by-side or even a large serving tray as the platter for your street tacos.
    • TIP! A good-quality non-porous hardwood (olive, black walnut, teak, and acacia) or bamboo board is best for serving charcuterie, as they don’t absorb oil and flavors like softwood (oak or ash) would. Use it only for serving food, not preparing food.
  • Serving BowlsThe size and quantity of bowls you need will depend on what you put on your board. As a guide, we used two medium and one large bowl for the taco meats and nine medium and small bowls for toppings and condiments.
  • Small PlatesFor guests to eat from. Depending on your event style, these may be ceramic or paper plates. If it’s a super casual affair, Paper Napkins may suffice.
  • Charcuterie UtensilsGuests will need spoons, tongs, etc, to select foods from the taco board.

TIP! For a large gathering, small labels in front of each item can help guests know what they’re choosing.

Add Your Favorite Toppings!

The beauty of this Mexican food charcuterie board is that you can customize it any way you like—it is your own taco board, after all!

You can add additional Mexican sides or include Tex-Mex favorites. Here are some more ideas to consider:

Board covered with an array of taco meats and toppings, all labeled and described within the blog post.

Printable Recipe Card

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A wooden board covered with bowls of taco meat, sauces, and toppings for street tacos.

Street Taco Charcuterie Board

Michelle Ordever
Impress your guests with the ultimate Street Tacos Charcuterie Board, a delightful spread of Mexican flavors and textures! With an assortment of meats, fresh veggies, and flavorful sauces, this board is a surefire crowd-pleaser.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Charcuterie Boards
Cuisine Mexican/Tex-Mex
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Place three medium or large serving bowls onto your board and fill with carne asada, chicken adobo, and al pastor pork.
  • Stack yellow and white corn tortillas on one edge of the board.
  • Add the red and green taco sauces to small bowls or ramekins and place next to the tortillas.
  • Combine the white onion with some of the chopped cilantro. Transfer to a small bowl and place on the board.
  • Add the remaining cilantro, jalapeños, mini sweet peppers, and lime wedges to separate small bowls and arrange them on the board.
  • Fill the empty spaces with tomato halves, tortilla chips, and Mexican wheel chips.
  • Add the mini Tequila bottles to your board (if using).
  • For more pops of color and visual appeal, add whole mini peppers and limes cut in half. Serve and enjoy!
    A wooden board covered with bowls of taco meat, sauces, and toppings for street tacos.

Notes

  • Exact quantities for the toppings and sides have not been given, but you can adjust this to your needs.
  • The card includes links to the recipes for the taco meats, sauces, and pico de gallo.
  • The timings on this recipe card are for setting up the board after the dishes have been prepared.

SUGGESTED PRODUCTS

  • Cutting/Chopping Board
  • Sharp knife
  • Large Wooden Charcuterie Board
  • Small Plates
  • Paper Napkins
  • Serving Utensils

Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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With these simple steps and creative tips, your Street Tacos Charcuterie Board will turn any gathering into a memorable fiesta!

Whether it’s for a family dinner or a party, this board is guaranteed to satisfy all your guests’ taste buds and make your taco night the best part of the week.

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