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Super Crispy Potato Tacos

  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These super crispy potato tacos (aka tacos de papa) are a super crunchy, filling, and delicious lunch or dinner. They're easy to make, full of flavor spice, and can be customized to anyone's liking. They're also 100% vegan. Taco bar, anyone?


Units Scale
  • 1 pound of fingerling or baby yellow potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • For serving: flour or corn tortillas, pickled cabbage or onions, avocado/guacamole/crema, salsa, cheese, etc


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F / 190˚C. Quarter the potatoes, or if using larger potatoes, dice into 3/4" pieces.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk or stir together the olive oil, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, and onion powder.
  3. Add in the potatoes and toss well to coat. 

  4. Transfer potatoes onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast for 30-35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to ensure even browning.
  5. Serve in warmed tortillas with toppings of choice. 


Storage and make ahead: While we would recommend eating these tacos warm, these potatoes can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container for 3-5 days, then reheated in the oven, microwave, or on the stovetop just prior to assembling your finished tacos.

Add a protein: For an even more filling taco, feel free to add in your favorite protein. We love using black beans, pinto beans or our favorite sofritas tofu. If you're not vegan/vegetarian, try pairing these with ground/pulled chicken, beef, etc. 

Stir the potatoes throughout cooking: Not only will this prevent burning, but it will also ensure that the potato pieces are crispy on all sides.

Warm your tortillas: For more pliable, soft tortillas, warm them up just before serving. To do so, you can either heat directly over an open flame on a gas stove for a few seconds on each side (until slightly charred). Alternatively, wrap several tortillas in damp paper towel and microwave in 20-30 second intervals, until warm and pliable. 

Serve as a breakfast taco with scrambled eggs or scrambled tofu

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Tacos
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 taco
  • Calories: 195
  • Sugar: 1.1 g
  • Sodium: 242.7 mg
  • Fat: 4.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.7 g
  • Fiber: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

Keywords: crispy potato tacos