Tacos Gobernador (Cheesy Shrimp Tacos)

Gobernador de Camarón are ooey-gooey, cheesy, delicious, and amazing tacos. If you’re unfamiliar with these tacos, Tacos Gobernador is a taco but prepared and cooked like a quesadilla so it’s like a shrimp quesitaco. So yum!!

These colorful and delicious tacos were inspired by my super awesome foodie friend @homemade_always on Instagram. The tacos are super tasty and addicting. The shrimp tasted spicy, smoky, and flavorful, tortillas crispy and flaky, and melted cheese glued everything together beautifully.

8 tortillas
1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined, and chopped
2 cups shredded jack cheese
1/4 onion, finely diced
1 10-ounce can Rotel diced tomatoes
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 teaspoon chopped chipotle in adobo
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 lime, juiced
a handful of chopped cilantro


Prepare Shrimp – In a medium skillet, sauté diced onions in oil for a few minutes until onions soften. Add minced garlic and cook for about a minute. Add diced tomatoes and chopped chipotle peppers and sauté until the liquid reduces a bit. Add shrimp and cook until the shrimp is cooked through. Season filling with salt and pepper to taste, squeeze in some fresh lime juice and chopped cilantro, and stir the ingredients until fully combined.

Prepare Taco – Warm up the tortillas on an electric griddle and add a handful of shredded cheese on top of the tortilla and let it cook for a few minutes until the cheese begins to melt. Top the taco with some of the shrimp filling and fold in half and crisp both halves of the tortilla. Plate these tacos and serve them with your favorite taco condiments.


  • You can use fresh tomatoes instead of canned tomatoes if you like. Use two for this recipe.
  • Add more chipotle for a spicier kick
  • Use whole 31-39 size shrimp if you’re too lazy to chop the shrimp


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