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Cooked Shrimp Fajitas in a cast iron skillet, topped with chopped cilantro and lime wedges.
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5 from 2 votes

Fajitas de Camarones (Shrimp Fajitas)

Fajitas de Camarones (Shrimp Fajitas) make a perfect meal anytime of the week. Delicious, quick and easy! Serve with corn or flour tortillas and all your favorite toppings!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Fajitas
Servings: 4
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • lbs large shrimps peeled, deveined and tailed taken off
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (1 lime)
  • handful fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste or ½ tsp each


  • 1 onion sliced and cut into half moons
  • 3 bell peppers sliced and cut into half moons
  • tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil


  • flour or corn tortillas
  • lime wedges
  • sour cream
  • avocado slices


Prepare Shrimps

  • Rinse shrimp. Peel and devein. Remove tails. Add shrimps to a large bowl.
  • Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion powder, oregano, salt, pepper and oil. Toss and combine shrimps well with the spices.

Peppers and Onions

  • In a skillet over medium heat, add oil, peppers and onions. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally or until onions are translucent and peppers have started to soften.
  • Remove veggies from pan and set aside.

Cook Shrimps

  • Add shrimps and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring every other minute.
    Cook shrimps until pink and no longer translucent.
  • Return peppers and onions back to skillet.
    Top with lime juice and chopped cilantro. Stir and combine well.
    Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. Turn heat off.


  • Warm several flour or corn tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds or heat in a separate skillet.
    Top shrimp fajitas on top of tortillas with sour cream, avocado slices or salsas mentioned in post.


I used yellow, red and green peppers but any color pepper will be fine. Use what you have available to you.
Add a chopped serrano pepper, jalapeno pepper or cayenne pepper powder to fajitas for a spicier blend.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 429mg | Sodium: 1361mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3634IU | Vitamin C: 124mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 5mg