We all know and love classic bang bang shrimp. Crispy, fried shrimp tossed in Thai chili sauce makes every bite irresistible. We’ve taken this incredible Bonefish Grill classic and made a Mexican-inspired spin to create bang-bang shrimp tacos. Saucy shrimp nestled in a soft tortilla and finished with your favorite toppings, coming together in just 30 minutes!

This recipe fuses the bang bang shrimp with slaw, similar to our shrimp tacos with slaw, resulting in an incredible Asian-Mexican taco! 

A white plate of bang bang shrimp tacos.

These bang-bang shrimp tacos are packed with excellent flavor. Shrimp is battered, fried to crisp perfection, then tossed in a thai sweet chili sauce. These tacos are topped with cabbage and juicy tomatoes, making for a crunchy and wonderful bite. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Bold flavors. This meal is jam-packed with flavors, from the Thai chili sauce to the crispy shrimp and soft tortilla.
  • Easy recipe. This recipe is simple and easy to follow, and join our list of 30-minute meals
  • Customizable. You can customize your tacos by adding a variety of toppings!

Ingredients for Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Simple ingredients for an incredible dish:

  • Bang bang shrimp – one portion of our saucy bang shrimp.
  • Tortillas – soft corn tortillas or flour tortillas. 
  • Cabbage – green and red cabbage make a perfect light topping. 
  • Tomatoes – juicy diced tomatoes add a refreshing finish.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients and quantities.

All the ingredients for bang bang shrimp tacos in white bowls.

What oil is best for frying shrimp?

Use any oil that can withstand high heat. Peanut oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, and peanut oil are all great options.

The bang bang shrimp topped with fresh cilantro.


Cabbage makes a great topping for shrimp because it’s light and crisp. However, there are many other options for incredible toppings. 

How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos 

Detailed step-by-step instructions on making the best bang-bang tacos:

A white bowl with the shrimp being tossed in a sauce.

1 – Shrimp: Fry a portion of the bang bang shrimp in canola oil and reserve ¼ of the bang bang shrimp sauce.

Tortillas: Toast tortillas in a pan for a crispy shell. 

A taco with the bang bang shrimp and shredded cabbage topping.

2 – Assemble: Fill tortilla shells with shrimp and top with cabbage, tomatoes, and green onion. Finish with a drizzle of the bang bang sauce, and enjoy!

Pro Tip for Cooking Shrimp

Don’t overcook the shrimp to ensure juicy shrimp in every bite. 

Serving Suggestions

  • With a dip: Serve these shrimp tacos with an array of Mexican-inspired appetizers! A bowl of fresh guacamole with tortilla chips is incredibly delicious and can be used as a topping for the tacos. 
  • With rice: These tacos are paired well with cilantro-lime rice for a well-rounded meal. 
  • With soup: Serve these tacos alongside a delicious enchilada chicken soup or a hearty taco soup

Take Your Tacos to the Next Level:

Extra Saucy: Add more Thai chili sauce, mayo, and sriracha, and top the tacos with all that goodness. 

Bring the heat: Give a spicy taste to your tacos by adding sliced jalapenos as a topping.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use sauteed shrimp? 

You can cook shrimp regularly and recreate our tasty shrimp tacos, but this recipe needs the breaded shrimp with sauce.

Can I use frozen shrimp for the bang bang shrimp? 

Yes, you can use thawed frozen shrimp for this recipe!

How do you store leftover tacos?

Leftovers are best stored unassembled. Refrigerate toppings and shrimp separately and assemble when ready to eat. 

Bang bang shrimp tacos next to each other

Pro Tip for Getting the Perfect Tortillas!

For a crunchy tortilla, toast the shell on a skillet or in the oven. Warm a soft tortilla in the microwave so it is pliable. 

Store & Reheat 

  • Storage. Store leftover shrimp in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat: Warm shrimp in a skillet over low-medium heat. Assemble tacos when you are ready to eat. 
  • Freeze. We don’t recommend freezing these tacos. 

More Taco Recipes

If you enjoyed this Bang-Bang Shrimp Taco recipe, be sure to try our other popular Mexican-inspired recipes; here are some of our favorites!

If you tried this Bang Bang Shrimp Taco Recipe or any other recipe on my website, please leave a star rating and let me know how it went in the comments below – we appreciate it!

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Author: Valentina
A taco with the bang bang shrimp and shredded cabbage topping.
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These bang bang shrimp tacos are a flavor bomb with every bite! Battered and fried shrimp tossed in a mouth-watering sauce make for an unexpectedly incredible taco. Top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy this wonderful recipe!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3


  • 1 portion of bang bang shrimp
  • 8 medium soft corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 cup green cabbage finely shredded
  • ½ cup red cabbage finely shredded
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp green onion


  • Make one portion of bang bang shrimp. Reserve about ¼ of the sauce.
  • Toast flour or corn tortillas for a crispy shell.
  • In a bowl, toss the green and red cabbage together.
  • Assemble tacos by adding slaw, tomatoes, shrimp, and green onion to each tortilla.
  • Drizzle some of the sauce over everything and enjoy.


868kcal Calories35g Carbs5g Protein2g Fat0.3g Saturated Fat1g Polyunsaturated Fat0.5g Monounsaturated Fat44mg Sodium296mg Potassium6g Fiber3g Sugar296IU Vitamin A22mg Vitamin C89mg Calcium2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 868 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 296mg8%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 296IU6%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)