Industry News | February 17, 2012

Taco Cabana Reels in Seasonal Favorite, Shrimp Tampico

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For the fifth year in a row, Taco Cabana is bringing one of its most popular limited-time offers back to the menu, re-introducing a line of Shrimp Tampico items just in time for the Lenten season.

According to Walter "Smokey" Waters, corporate chef at Taco Cabana, the restaurant's take on Shrimp Tampico features shrimp that are hand-marinated daily in a mix of chipotle and ancho spices right in the restaurant.

"Then we grill the shrimp with garlic, lime, and cilantro to get that unique taste that combines the flavors we experienced on our culinary trips to Mexico," Waters says.

Now through mid-April, guests can order Shrimp Tampico in tacos, quesadillas, or enchiladas. Guests can also add Shrimp Tampico to their custom-built Cabana Bowl.

For a limited time, Taco Cabana is also bringing back its special pineapple salsa. The sweetness of the crushed pineapple combined with the smoky chipotle flavor in the salsa makes it a tasty complement to the flavors of the Shrimp Tampico dishes.

"For the past five years, Shrimp Tampico has been something our guests look forward to each spring. This year, we introduced it to the menu earlier so our fans can enjoy it longer," says Todd Coerver, chief marketing officer at Taco Cabana.

"It's about incorporating unique ingredients and recipes from Mexico, putting our own spin on them and offering them at a fair price–and starting at $4.99, Shrimp Tampico delivers."