Street Stand Potato Taco Recipe

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There is a little taco stand here in San Diego called Pedro’s Tacos. They only have 4 locations and they are the ultimate fast and cheap Mexican food joint. Being a vegetarian I get a little tired of the old bean and cheese burrito and I got daring one day and tried a potato taco. I fell in love. The only problem is that they can be a bit high in calories with deep fried hash brown wedges, white sauce, and tortilla. I knew I could make a really good replica that was a whole lot healthier. And I did!

These are so easy to make and taste fantastic. When I shared on my Facebook Page that we were having “Potato Tacos” for dinner I got lots of “what are those” comments and I knew I needed to share these with you all right away!

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How to make these awesome tacos:

  1. I started with some low-carb tortillas that were warmed in the oven… just till they got a bit soft.
  2. While your tortilla is warming up place frozen hash brown wedges onto a baking sheet. Spray the sheet and the wedges with olive oil. <— this is so important as it crisps it up and gives it the feel of being fried. Place in the oven at 425 till crispy {about 5-10 min}. Flip halfway through.
  3. Place a tortilla on a plate. Layer a good amount of cabbage onto the tortilla. Add a hash brown wedge onto the cabbage. Slice some avocado onto the wedge. Top with your favorite salsa and white sauce.

My favorite homemade white sauce: Add mayonnaise, sour cream, Greek yogurt or your favorite vegan alternative {I use vegan mayo} to equal parts of vinegar or citrus juice {I use organic coconut vinegar} Mix well. Season with your favorite spicy seasoning mix. I add a pinch of salt, pepper, garlic, and chili peppers. Refrigerate for a couple of hours to let the flavors melt together… or eat right away!


Have you ever had a potato taco? What’s your favorite taco filling?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • I have never had a potato taco, but it sounds divine. I love shredded chicken for a taco filling.

  • I have never tried potato in our tacos before. We eat them a lot because they are my husband’s favorite meal. I generally use ground beef or shredded chicken. When we’re running low on meat, we use refried beans.

    • Bean tacos are my second favorite. I actually use kidney beans and cook them in a little oil and them mash them. There is a touch of sweetness. Seasoned with garlic and salt… so good!

  • these look really yummy… I would have to do with out the avocado though I just cant seem to like the taste of it or texture.

    • There are a lot of people like that with avocado. You wither love it or hate it. I love it!

  • ive never heard of these before looks delish and sounds delish ill have to try these!!!!

  • This looks delicious!!! I love avocado! YUM! Pinning! Also, your site looks great! Totally different!!!

    • Thanks Kristin! I’m loving the new look too… just feels so happy to me! My designer did an fabulous job!

  • I’ve never had a potato taco, but I’ll be able to say so soon because I am definitely making this! YUM! Thank you for posting!

  • I never know about a potato taco, i’ll love to try this recipe, got all the ingridents now..Thank you for posting it

    • Cool! The most important part, other than the avocado is the white sauce for sure! Hope you enjoy them!

  • Never have tried this but it looks so yummy. Will sure be trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing

  • I have never had a potato taco and this recipe sounds delcious. Thanks for the recipe.

  • These look wonderful!! I mix cubed potatos in my ground beef for tacos, but never thought about just leaving out the meat

  • Oh yummy!!!! This looks so delicious!! I’m definitely going to try this:) Thank you for the recipe!

  • I’ve never had or even heart of a potato taco but it sure looks good. I’ll have to give it a try sometime.

  • I’ve never seen a potato taco, but it actually sounds yummy. I think my two girls might really like this.
    Thanks for the idea.

    • It’s a real mild taste without all the toppings and that’s how my girls eat it! Hope they like it too!

  • There are beginning to be a lot of different kind of tacos I had never heard of – and this is one! Sounds good though! Those little business people often have the best food items.

    • Isn’t that the truth! The little shops often have some of the most creative and tasty finds!

  • those look soooo good!!!! I have never heard of using potato with tacos!!! I will have to make these soon!

  • I wouldn’t have thought to make a potato taco, but now I’m inspired! This looks delicious. I’m trying to go meatless a few nights a week, so this is definitely going on the dinner table sometime soon.

    • This would be perfect for a meatless meal. The potato fills you up and you won’t even miss the meat!

  • My mouth is watering right now! This looks SOOO good! Thanks for linking it up to Monday Funday!

  • OH MY Gosh!!!!! This sounds to Die For!!!! Thanks sooooo Much for sharing this!!!!! I can not wait to try this out!!!!

  • Wow, what a neat combination of flavors. Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Lil Luna 🙂

  • I almost said I’d never had a potato taco, but I guess I’ve just never had one quite like this. I love potato and egg tacos–yum!

  • Stopping in from Recipe Sharing Monday. This is such an interesting taco! Have Pinned and shared on Google + …absolutely on board with this!

  • Oh my goodness, I miss Pedro’s Tacos so much! I lived there for about 4 years and would get them on my way to visit my now ex on base. I think I need to plan a trip! 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  • Hello! You were after me at the Tatertots and Jello link party, so I was told to visit you. Boy am I glad I did!

    I am in SoCal too, and we definitely have the best tacos in the U.S.! I lived in other places, and we have it made. The only veggie tacos that I’ve had before are mushroom tacos and the avocado tacos from the Seabirds truck. Both were amazing! I’ve had potato taquitos before, but never tacos. I’m pinning this ASAP!

    I’m so glad I got to visit you and this recipe, and I hope I can return the favor when you visit my blog!

  • Hi Heather,
    Your Tacos look fabulous, can’t wait to taste them! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • I threw some leftover roasted potatoes into a taco shell recently…so good! I love the looks of this crispy hashbrown with the sauce – oh my goodness!

  • I love the idea of these. There is a deli that I go to in Studio City, CA and they have what they call Sliders. One is a potato latke with corned beef or pastrami. The vegetarian version and my favorite is a potato latke with avocado & tomato. They serve it with a side of applesauce and sour cream. OMG It is just soooo good. I like your version better tho, it’s easier.
    Thanks for the post.

  • I can’t wait to try this they look so yummy and such a cheap meal, meat is just too much cost x

  • I love street stand tacos, and this looks delicious! I am going to try this, but with diced potatoes I think.

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