Taco Cones

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I have finally come up with a solution for the ago old problem, should I eat an ice cream cone or a taco!  Please tell me I’m not the only one who faces that issue on a regular basis?!

I told you a while ago that there was no way I was going to drop the ball on Cinco De Mayo recipes.  I posted this Fajita Guacamole a few weeks ago and now I’m giving you these amazing taco cones!  And don’t worry, I have one more delicious Mexican recipe coming up in a few weeks.  And, knowing me, I will probably think of a few more to throw in there too.

I remember a few years ago some friends of mine (Adam, who is an amazing outdoor photographer! and Brian) talking about the idea of a taco cone.  You all know how much I love Mexican food, so I’ve pretty much been dreaming about it ever since (like seriously, taco cones fill my dreams!).  Since I started this blog I feel much more comfortable experimenting with recipes and finally decided to try this taco cone thing out.

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There are a few pros to this here taco cone, and honestly, I couldn’t think of any cons!  First of all, you know how annoyed you get when you are eating your taco and all the amazing, delicious fillings are falling right out the back?!  As much as I am totally obsessed with tacos, that is just a taco travesty!  With these little taco cones, you don’t have to worry about any of that mess!

Another great things about these taco cones is that they are great for party purposes.  You can make the cones ahead and then pack a bunch of taco fillings and have yourself a little taco cone party bar where everyone fills their own!  Are ya sold yet?!

All you need to do is warm the tortillas a little bit to make them flexible and then fold them into a taco shape and secure them with a toothpick.  Bake them until they get crispy and then fill them with your favorite taco fillings!  These would be a perfect appetizer that people can just hold in their hand and eat, or if you are like me you will just eat a bunch of them for dinner! 

I filled mine with refried beans, lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapeno, and vegan Mexican cheese.  I think that some of the best foods are ones that are combined from two other delicious foods and these Taco Cones definitely fit that bill.


Taco Cones

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Gluten Free, Vegan


  • Corn tortillas
  • Olive oil
  • Your favorite taco fillings and toppings


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat a large pan to medium heat and coat with a small amount of olive oil. In batches, heat the tortillas until they are flexible and won’t break when you bend them.
  2. Carefully, fold each tortilla into a cone shape, try to make it so the hole in the bottom isn’t too big. Use a toothpick to secure the tortilla together. The taco cones will keep their shape the best if you place them upside down on an oven safe shot glass or other small oven safe cup or little bowl.
  3. Bake the taco cones for 12-15 minutes, until crispy enough to hold their shape. Remove cones from the oven and let cool. Once cooled, remove the toothpicks and fill with your favorite taco fillings and toppings!

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  1. says

    What a fun idea, Izzy! I love how you can customize these based on whatever you have in your fridge – flexible recipes like this are the best. I can’t believe Cinco de Mayo is almost here…it’s in the 40s here in Chicago today, so a warm holiday feels so far off!

    • She Likes Food says

      Me either, Traci! I just a bowl of beans, guacamole and chips for dinner tonight and it was so good!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you so much, Danielle! I’m hoping to bring them to a party soon, that is if I don’t eat all of them first!

  2. says

    Ohhh, gosh. I can’t even stand how freakin’ genius these tacos are! I mean, it’s basically like ice cream in savory taco form!! Nothing could beat it. 😉 I can’t wait to try these for our next Taco Night! i.e. tonight. It’s taco Tuesday!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Kelly! OMG, I definitely need to go to that meeting with you! Except I never want to stop eating tacos!!

  3. says

    Taco coooooones! These are so creative and now I want to eat allthefoods out of a taco cone! Your refried beans + lettuce+ cheese + tomato combo sounds magnificent – just perfect for any ol’ day and for upcoming Cinco de Mayo!

    • She Likes Food says

      Haha, me too, Julia! I can’t think of a single thing that wouldn’t taste better eaten out of a taco cone :)

  4. says

    Taco cones, genius! Love the photos of the taco cones and especially love the recipe! Overall, looks so yummy and so great!

  5. Erin says

    Cool idea, but dude, the ads on this site are killing me. They are just terrible and totally throw off any user experience. I hate when a good blog goes bad with bad monetization.

    • She Likes Food says

      Hi Erin, Sorry the ads are bothering you. I try to regulate them as much as I can but sometimes some bad ones slip through the cracks.

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