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Your Guide To Taco Fillings: Protein

One of the greatest advantages of tacos is that they are completely customizable. You can choose whatever you want to go in the middle of that soft tortilla or hard shell to build the taco of your heart’s desire, and you can change your mind from day to day or taco to taco! Here at the Guac Shop in Garden City, we offer a long list of delicious fillings for you to choose from, but with so many options, we know it can be hard to decide.

We’ve decided to help you out with a guide on all our great possible selections. Today, it’s all about protein! Read on to learn more, and when your mouth starts to water, don’t forget that you can place your Guac Shop order online! We’ll be ready and waiting with your perfect taco.


Beef barbacoa is one of the most traditional Mexican taco fillings. It is slow-cooked with seasonings and then shredded for a soft, delicious bite. At the Guac Shop, we use only naturally raised beef, and you’ll always get a double helping. Barbacoa has a fatty, umami flavor, so we recommend pairing it with lighter toppings like tomato or our Mexi Slaw.


Guac Shop carnitas are made with pasture-raised pork and slow roasted. Similar to beef barbacoa, pork carnitas often comes shredded and are very filling. Brighten it up with veggies like shredded romaine lettuce or our homemade cilantro aioli!


Whether you’re following a diet with restrictions like the Paleo diet or you’re simply a lover of red meat, you’ll be a big fan of the prime black Angus steak from Guac Shop. Pair it with our sautéed fajita veggies and spice it up with a little jalapeño!


For a lighter protein option, try free-range, antibiotic-free, all-white meat chicken. It’s the perfect palette for whatever toppings you’ve been craving, and you can keep it healthy with options like brown rice, black beans, and guacamole.


Another great healthy option is free-range turkey from Shady Brook Farms, cooked with wonderful Mexican spices so you get all the flavor you love without the fat and calories of our other protein options. Add a twist with our Mexi Sweet Potatoes and saucy options like chipotle mayo, Mexican chimichurri, or our cranberry lime vinaigrette!


Not interested in meat? No problem! Guac Shop offers lots of vegetarian and vegan options, and you can order our veggie taco option for a starter of chickpeas, fajita vegetables, and guac. You can also craft a complete protein with any of our rice and bean options, and explore all of our delicious salsas and homemade sauces for added flavor.

When it comes to tacos, choosing your protein is only the beginning. There are tons of add-ons and toppings that can help you craft the perfect handheld dish, and we’re just getting started! Keep an eye on our blog to learn more about all our delicious offerings. If your stomach just can’t wait, check out our menu and score mouth-watering Guac Shop tacos for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Start your online order now!


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