Taco Tuesday: 10 Times looking at tacos was almost better than eating them

Jun 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. ET

If I spent as much time eating tacos as I do dreaming about them, I'd be in trouble.

But it's hard to resist the siren call of the taco when they manage to look as good as the ones in these pics. From charred meat to luscious cheese sauce, freshly grilled tortillas to vibrant salsas, these taco images are so good you can almost (almost) taste them.

1. Sausage pizza tacos

sausage pizza tacos

Your eyes do not deceive you. Here we have the ultimate mashup of everyone's favorite foods: pizza and tacos, featuring tons of spicy sausage and melty cheese. I need these. Right. Now.

2. Blackened fish tacos with avocado-cilantro sauce

Blackened fish tacos with avocado cream sauce

Image: Host the Toast

Spicy blackened fish and a luxurious, creamy avocado sauce take these sexy tacos totally over the top.

3. Chili lime chicken tacos with grilled pineapple salsa

chili lime chicken tacos with grilled pineapple salsa

Image: Carlsbad Cravings

These colorful chili lime chicken tacos, topped with jewel-like bits of grilled pineapple and red pepper, are practically centerfold worthy.

4. Bulgogi barbecue pork tacos with charred tomatillo sesame sauce + spring onion slaw

bulgogi korean bbq pork tacos

Image: Half Baked Harvest

The sauce. The meat. The slaw. These Korean pork tacos are so beautiful to look at it hurts my eyes... and makes my tummy growl.

5. Slow cooker chipotle pork tacos with jalapeño cheese sauce

Slow cooker chipotle pork tacos with cheese sauce

Chipotle pork is great and everything, but that cheese sauce? I am helpless before it.

6. Taco trio

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The taco trio plate is a wonderful thing — why choose one when you could have three?

7. Crispy honey-chipotle chicken tacos

crispy honey chipotle chicken

Image: Cooking and Beer

Crispy chicken tacos glistening with a spicy-sweet glaze and drenched in crema are so good to look at you'll want to take them home to meet Mom and Dad.

8. Grilled steak tacos with cilantro chimichurri sauce

Grilled steak tacos with chimichurri sauce

Image: Feasting at Home

If you can look at that vibrant green chimichurri sauce without drooling, you're a stronger human than I am.

9. Slow cooker pork carnitas

slow cooker pork carnitas tacos

Image: The Recipe Critic

Piles of slow cooker pork carnitas, sprinkled with cheese, fresh tomatoes and chopped cilantro, make these tacos look totally irresistible.

10. Chipotle shrimp tacos

chipotle shrimp tacos

Image: Heather Christo

These succulent grilled shrimp tacos, topped with spicy chipotle cream sauce, are just begging you to make them for dinner.

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