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Tacos Gobernador

Tacos Gobernador literally translates to governor tacos! Lol! But basically it is one of the most tasty shrimp tacos/quesadillas prepared with corn tortillas that I have had!
Course Main Course, Shrimp, Tacos
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 Servings



  • 3 tbs Unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup onion diced or sliced thin
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 large serrano pepper minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 large poblano previously roasted and diced
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp cleaned and chopped
  • 2-3 key limes
  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • 8 ounces Queso Oaxaca shredded
  • Oil or pork manteca
  • Salsa Verde your favorite recipe



  • Add 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter to a skillet and heat to medium. Add the onion, garlic and serrano. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the tomato and poblano to the skillet. Again, add a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Mix in the shrimp, juice of 1 key lime and another pinch of salt and pepper. Reserve the remaining key limes for garnish.Cook just until shrimp turns pink. Remove from heat and reserved covered.
  • On a preheated comal or griddle at medium heat, add a few corn tortillas. After 35-40 seconds, flip the tortillas and add some shredded Oaxaca cheese to each tortilla. To help the cheese melt faster, I cover with a lid if possible.
  • Once cheese is mostly melted, add a generous portion of shrimp to one side of tortillas. Fold over like a taco and continue cooking. At this time you could add a little drizzle of oil or pork manteca to crisp up your tacos a little more. Serve right away with your favorite salsa verde recipe.


Not only for tacos gobernador, this shrimp recipe is delicious served over rice or pasta. If you want to reduce your carb intake, use lettuce leaves to prepare tacos. Tasty!