Are you looking to add a little extra kick to your culinary creations? Look no further than tequila, the beloved Mexican spirit that’s not just for sipping anymore. At Old Town Mexican Cafe in Key West, we’re passionate about infusing traditional Mexican flavors into every dish we create. Today, we’re excited to share two mouthwatering recipes that showcase the versatility and bold flavors of tequila. Get ready to elevate your cooking game and impress your amigos with these delicious dishes:

1. Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos:

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  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Toppings: shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, cilantro, lime wedges


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the shrimp, tequila, lime juice, minced garlic, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Marinate for 15-30 minutes.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add the marinated shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until pink and cooked through.
  3. Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave.
  4. Assemble the tacos by filling each tortilla with shrimp and your desired toppings.
  5. Serve immediately with lime wedges on the side for an extra burst of flavor.

2. Tequila Lime Chicken:

Keywords: Tequila lime chicken recipe, Mexican-inspired chicken dish, grilled chicken


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the tequila, lime juice, olive oil, minced garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper to make the marinade.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours.
  3. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard any excess.
  4. Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and no longer pink in the center.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot with your favorite side dishes.

With these tequila-infused recipes, you’ll be bringing the flavors of Mexico straight to your kitchen. From tangy Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos to succulent Tequila Lime Chicken , each dish is a celebration of bold flavors and culinary creativity. So grab your favorite bottle of tequila and get ready to spice up your next meal with these delicious recipes.

For more mouthwatering Mexican recipes and culinary inspiration, be sure to visit us at Old Town Mexican Cafe in Key West. ¡Buen provecho, amigos! 🍹🌮