How to be a Taco Legend

4.9/5 from 42 Customers

The first Taco Legend cookbook - with over 80 recipes!!

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From Tacos to Tortas, Carnitas to Calbacitas, this is our brand new bible of spectacular Mexican cooking using only 4 special spice blends (not included with this item - you'll need to add them separately in order to cook the recipes) and simple, easy to source fresh ingredients.

Mix and match all the dishes to suit - with this book you can create anything from an ultra-simple midweek burrito, to a stunning taco feast with tortillas, rice, beans, salsas and more. 

Product Rating (42):

5/5

Chilli con carne. Deeelisssh.

Charlotte Knowles View More

A classic! Looks fab!

5/5

I was very impressed by the recipes its going to be difficult choosing which ones to try first. This pack exceeded my expectations and I can confirm its absolutely worth the money!!!. Thank you for making my day

Mark Smith View More

That's brilliant! We are hoping to see your creations on the Wall of Fame!

5/5

Our first taco legend night was a huge success

Daniel Lomas View More

That's brilliant! We are hoping to see your creations on the Wall of Fame!

5/5

Got the Taco Legend book yesterday, it’s easy to follow and has infinite combinations for meals. Tried few recipes (Arroz Verde, Chicken Fajitas & Salsa Mexicano in the picture) and they are absolutely delish. Shame it’s only paperback.

Neha Twite View More

That's great to see that you've got stuck in! We changed them to paperbacks as the pages in the hardbacks wouldn't easily stay open - I hope you find this one easier to use!

3/5

Spices are very well blended, can't expect anything less from the Spicery as that's what they do best in my opinion. This is a brief review of the new "How To Be A Taco Legend" Cookbook set. The recipes are nice, very authentic, very educated and well written. The layout of the book is lacklustre. For a cookbook set this way, surely the first chapter would be all the different tortillas & how to turn these into nachos first of all, as it is the basis for so many dishes. The recipes are also never linked to the recommended tortilla recipe of which is assumed to of been made for a lot of the recipes. For that 1 star is deducted. The second missing star is because of the quality of cookbook, I've bought every single one of The spicery cookbooks, and they generally are of a brilliant quality all the way down to the materials used in the creation of the book, this one in particular felt different. the embossing on the front is so minor it felt like save the money on that and spend it on a thicker cover to protect the book, as unfortunately in such a small amount of time the whole book has warped. Other than those points, the book and spices are great, I do wish they pumped the price up £5 more to include the lovely tin from the curry one, as it would really make this set. The recipes are brilliant and you have a great team writing them. I would give this 3.5 / 5 but there wasn't an option. Good luck for the next recipes!

Doug Grigg View More

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our new Taco Legend book, Doug! So, the idea is that you can use any type of tortilla that you like the best with any fillings and condiments etc - there are no hard and fast rules as to what goes with what - play around with it and see what you like the best! As for the book itself, we chose to change it to a paperback as the hardbacks were proving difficult to keep open when using them - these new books will stay open making cooking whilst read

5/5

Delicious smoky flavour in the beef and really fresh salsa. Loving the Taco legend cookbook so far

Nick Edwards View More

Hooray, it's great to see you're loving the Taco Legend recipes! Everything looks delicious!

4/5

I cooked albondigas with arroz verde, esquires and a salad. I only gave me a score of 4 as I didn’t have enough coriander, but the meal was still very good. The meatballs were light and full of flavour

Ruth Breese View More

That looks fab! Nice work!

5/5

Turkey Manchamanteles Mole from Taco Legend book was so tasty!!

Catherine Morrison View More

Nice! Happy spicing!

4/5

Enjoying the new taco legend book with a mole poblano and a squash guisado complemented by the essential reds also and some homemade corn tortillas, looking forward to discovering more.

Katrina Williams View More

It's great to see everyone is enjoying the recipes, it looks like it's two thumbs up for Taco Legend from the Spicery Little Chefs- terrific!

5/5

Essential Carnitas, Suadero, Chilli Con Carne, Salsa Mexicana, Guacamole, Sonoran Beans, Soured Cream, Nachos, Tacos & Wraps First new from the new How To Be A Taco Legend book and wow it lived up to expectations.

Andrew Leggott View More

WOW! What a spread - great job!

5/5

Another hit from The Spicery, received this week and cooked our first Taco feast last night - it was delicious! Really like the mix & match nature of the recipes and they were easy to make, the spice blends are flavoursome and its easy to adjust the heat of the dishes. Looking forward to working my way through the rest of the book but so far it certainly seems to be on par with the excellent Curry Legend kit. Very happy :-)

Tim Evans View More

That's brilliant - we look forward to seeing your creations on the Wall of Fame!

5/5

So easy to make and so tasty. Full of colour and flavour. Can’t wait to try more recipes.

Jo Waller View More

Beautiful, Jo!

5/5

Easy to make, really really tasty. Can’t wait to make more from this book

Jo Waller View More

Keep 'em coming!

5/5

The sides and salsas are incredible. So fresh and tasty and really easy to make.

Jo Waller View More

Yum! Happy spicing!

5/5

First foray into the Taco Legend book but very happy, recipes look really easy and tasty as the three tacos in the photo would attest.

Andrew Daykin View More

Great job!

4/5

Received my book last week and have been diving in. Love the recipes in the book and the spice blends are great. There are a lot of recipes that rate three chillies or less which is great if you are cooking for folks who aren't keen on hot spicy food. Now to buy a Taco press and other extras! I haven't given it 5 stars as the physical quality of the kit is not produced to as high a standard as the Curry Legend kits. The books are paper back, the tin has been replaced with a cardboard box and the opening and closing of the spice jars does not seem as good. The price is the same though!

Diane Webb View More

Thanks for your review! We opted for paperbacks this time round as we found that the hardbacks wouldn't stay open so this was making them hard to use. It was also fed back to us that the tins weren't being used for storage so we thought we would make it a bit cheaper and send them in cardboard presentation boxes instead. I'm so pleased to hear you like the look of the recipes though - look forward to seeing some of your creations on the Wall of Fame!

5/5

Another incredible kit from The Spicery. I've now made six of the recipes and every one was excellent. I had no idea pickled jalapenos were so easy - and spicy, given that the chillies I used were mild. The spices are really well put together, aromatic and vibrant. There is a real range in the recipes - from simple, quick dishes to the significantly more complex: so like Curry Legend, there is an opportunity to make something that requires relatively little effort or to do a full-on epic meal, from taco fillings to stews. The inclusion of desserts is a nice touch. The style of the salsas and advice on how to make them easily is especially welcome. I made the roasted tomato salsa, which turned out very well indeed, with deep smoky flavours. Similarly to Curry Legend, the recipes invite customisation and are very adaptable: I used cooking chorizo for Chorizo Picante, rather than sausage meat, and simply halved the spices which worked really well. After the success of Curry Legend, I've been searching for a similar product for Mexican food - I'm very pleased that The Spicery has made Taco Legend and it is as good as I had hoped it would be. Well worth the wait! Keep up the good work.

Kate Limond View More

Thanks for your wonderful review- it's great to hear that you're enjoying the recipes and we look forward to seeing your creations on our Wall of Fame! Happy spicing!

5/5

Went all out with the Family Taco Spread to start with. Everyone loved it

Grev Parmenter View More

Thanks for your wonderful review- it's great to hear that you're enjoying the recipes and we look forward to seeing your creations on our Wall of Fame! Happy spicing!

5/5

We made the chicken tinga, red rice and raisin salsa. Oh boy, it was an absolute treat. Its all over our hands, faces and cat but we don’t care because it tastes so good (cat is fine, just got dripped on). This book is wonderful!

Sophie Clayton View More

Wow what a treat! Ha, glad the cat is okay- it sounds like this was a truly legendary meal!

5/5

My 12 year old daughter cooked us Chicken Adobo with Charro Beans and Salsa Mexicana- the first recipes we have tried from Taco Legend. We give it a 5 star rating - every bit as delicious as Curry Legend Recipes . Hurrah for Taco Tuesday!

Emma Mussert View More

Wow what a treat! Ha, glad the cat is okay- it sounds like this was a truly legendary meal!

5/5

Dishes from taco legend. Chicken Mole Rosa, Arroz Verde, Sonoran Beans, pickled cabbage, Chipotle Pineapple Salsa and Pico de Gallo. Divine!

John Pilling View More

Wow everything looks delicious, we wish we could try some!

5/5

Not sure if it has loaded it all in the photo but I made tequila beer pork belly carnitas, chicken and chorizo tinga, taco arabes, elote, tortillas, guacamole, salsa, chipotle salsa, charred pineapple salsa, cebollas curtidas, garlic and herb mayocrema and spicy chips. Mostly from the new taco book! It was amazing and the flavours were gorgeous, would definitely recommend!

Chelsea Walker View More

WOW!!! Happy spicing!

5/5

Essential Chicken Adobo with Guacamole. Delish with added cheese and refried beans and yoghurt. First recipe out if the Taco Recipe book!! Can't wait to try others

Ally French View More

WOW!!! Happy spicing!

5/5

Al Pastor with Avocado Salsa and Cebollas Curtidas. Our first recipe from the new book “How to be a Taco Legend” great tasting taco with bursts of sweetness with the pork and pineapple. Yummy accompaniments and really easy to make. Clean plates all round we will definitely be adding this to our repotoire. Can’t wait to try more recipes from the book.

Alice Divall View More

Great job, Alice! Happy spicing!

5/5

This was my first try of the Taco Legend book and spice. Our fabulous banquet consisted of Ceviche, Chile Con Queso, Tortilla chips, Essential Chicken Adobo, Salsa Mexican & Flower tortillas. Delicious next time happy to go hotter with the chilli. Nothing was difficult even prep didn’t take as long as I thought. Ps The Ceviche was my favourite would go down well at a party.

Catriona Arnott View More

YUM! Looks like a brilliant banquet to us!

5/5

Our first taco feast! Chicken tinga, pork pibil and too many salsas to count. All utterly delicious!

Katy Moore View More

Amazing job, Katy! Happy spicing!

5/5

Pork Carnitas with Salsa Verde and Onion Salsa - Amazing flavour we used beer to braise they pork belly. Salsa verde teamed really well with the pork. Friday night used to be takeaway night but now it’s definitely a night to try new Spicery recipes.

Alice Divall View More

Woah that's a serious raise your game using beer to braise the pork belly, brilliant! We look forward to seeing your future fantastic Friday creations!

5/5

“Chicken Tinga” was the star of the show! Accompanied by “Essential Red Salsa”, “Pickled Red Cabbage”, “Salsa Mexicana” & “Essential Black Beans”. The flavours were all amazing and we will be making it all again!

Oscar Litson View More

Fantastic- looks like a show-stopping meal to us!

4/5

Chicken Fajitas with Avocado Salsa and Essential Onion Salsa - We included mushrooms with our fajitas which according to my husband is a must!! Yummy Friday night fajitas. Good flavour and moist filling went down well. I like the fact you can mix and match accompaniments to your taste.

Alice Divall View More

Fantastic- looks like a show-stopping meal to us!

5/5

Chilli Beef Nachos

Colin Dobson View More

Now that's what you call a cheese feast!

5/5

Enchiladas with Rajas con Pollo

Colin Dobson View More

Excellent Enchiladas- the sauce looks so rich and flavoursome!

5/5

Mexican Spread Getting The Thumbs Up from teenage son

Colin Dobson View More

It's a thumbs up from us at Spicery HQ too! Everything looks brilliant- hats off to the chef!

5/5

Lamb Barbacoa, Essential Carnitas, Rajas Con Pollo, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Charro Beans, Arroz Verde, Cebollas Curtidas, Tomato Salsa Cruda, Salsa Mexicana, Guacamole, very happy family. All courtesy of the Taco Legend book!

Gordon Allan View More

WOW looks like a terrific Taco (Legend) spread! Glad everyone enjoyed this!

5/5

We made the chicken fajitas with the red salsa. Really tasty, no more supermarket fajita kits for us!

Donald Holden View More

Glad you enjoyed this, everything looks delicious!

5/5

I’ve had this kit about 6 weeks now and cooked at least one meal every week and not yet run out of new things to try. Everything has been delicious so far and I love that it has a mix of speedy dishes for mid week meals and ones that need a bit more time I only wish it had come in a tin like the curry legend set (the cardboard box is too flimsy) and that the book was spiral bound so it stayed open when cooking as it’s already looking rather battered where I’m having to bend back pages to try and get it to stay open.

Kirsty Connor View More

Thanks for your feedback, it's really great to hear that you're enjoying the range of recipes and creating delicious meals! Sorry for any disappointment caused by the tin, we have discontinued the tins for a few reasons. After gathering some customer feedback, it turned out people weren't using the tins for storage, opting instead to display the colourful books and stackable tins on shelves instead, i'll pass your feedback re the book binding onto our product developers!

5/5

Chilli Verde, Arroz Rojo and Pickled Red Cabbage. All excellent, never had chilli verde before but will definitely be having it regularly. So tasty and colourful!

Gordon Allan View More

YUM everything looks so vibrant and flavoursome- a real treat!

5/5

Suadero, with rice, Sonoran beans, picked cabbage and jalapeños, garlic and herb mayocrema, tomato salsa cruda and salad

Jo Waller View More

WOW- this is an absolute joy to look at, we can imagine how delicious it was too!

5/5

We are loving these blends and the book. I won't say its made my other 13 Mexican recipe books totally redundant but its definitely at the front of the queue and it makes it so so easy. The fiendishly evil fish tacos have even got me (a non fish lover) hooked. Particularly like the oregano blend as it saves packets of herbs like epazote that you don't use a lot of going stale. All of the blends are terrific for general cooking as well. The only criticism is I would have loved a proper tin - even if the price went up. The paper box is looking battered, marinated and doesn't easily accommodate book and tins without further damage. (And I love my Curry Legends tin).

Elaine Knox View More

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our new Taco Legend book Elaine! It's great to hear that you're really enjoying the recipes and blends- and discovering a new love for fish tacos! Thanks for your feedback about the tin, we have discontinued the tins for a few reasons. After gathering some customer feedback, it turned out people weren't using the tins for storage, opting instead to display the colourful books and stackable tins on shelves instead. They also cant be used to store more

5/5

Rajas Con Pollo with Yucatan Salsa and Red Onion Salsa yet another great Taco recipe. Definitely going to add this to our list of favourites.

Alice Divall View More

Everything looks brilliant- so fresh and tasty! Thanks for sharing and happy spicing!

5/5

Carne Asada served with Arroz Rojo & Essential Chopped Salsa and Wraps. From The Taco Legend Book. We did this as a quick evening meal and it was delicious. Went great with the rice and salsa, the book suggested you use onion or tomatoes in the salsa we used both and was perfect. Simple easy and very tasty. Will cook again.

Susan Done View More

Quick to make and delicious- it's two thumbs up from us!

5/5

Chicken Tinga, arroz verde, tacos arabes, roasted tomato salsa, ceboas curtidas and guacamole. All amazing. Chicken Tinga is so nice and the ceboas curtidas are a revelation for any Mexican meal. Lovely spicy and smokey salsa and cooling guacamole. Perfect

Gordon Allan View More

Sounds like an incredible taco feast, so great to see your creations from the Taco Legend Book - keep them coming! Happy Spicing!

5/5

Hola¡ de alemania! This was our first time cooking with the Taco Legend Kit. It was really much fun and tasted unbelievable good. We‘re big spicery fans and love your spices and recepies. Greetings Susi and Enya from Germany

Susanne Engelmann View More

Arriba! Thanks for sharing this vibrant vision of deliciousness Susi and Enya- everything looks amazing!

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