Jamaica (Hibiscus) Tacos

10 minutes
to prep

15 minutes
to cook

2 servings

About this Recipe

This tasty dish is made with the beautiful tropical plant that we know as hibiscus! It is fantastic paired with our Tamarind Salsa recipe.

Recipe by: Ebony Bailey


  • 200g of dried hibiscus (dried flores de jamaica)
  • 1/2 of an onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove of garlic (chopped)
  • 250g of chopped mushrooms (I like setas/oyster mushrooms)
  • Tortilla
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Cumin (to taste)
  • Dried oregano (to taste)
  • Tortillas
  • Chopped cilantro (garnish)
      Jamaica Tacos

      Step-by-Step Instructions

      1. First, boil the flores de jamaica to make tea or agua de jamaica
      2. Take the boiled flores and separate them into smaller pieces with your hands (you can also chop them if you wish). Set to the side. 
      3. Heat a pan on medium with a bit of olive oil and toss in the chopped onion and garlic then sauté for 2 min
      4. Add the chopped mushrooms, sauté for a few minutes until the they release their water
      5. Then add the dried hibiscus. Season with salt, pepper, a bit of cumin and dried oregano. Let cook for 10-15 minutes.
      6. Warm up the tortillas and serve your tacos de jamaica, garnish with cilantro and eat with a salsa of your choice, perhaps a salsa de tamarindo.