The Tacuate are an indigenous people who live in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico. They speak a Mixtec language. In 2010, there were 1,500 speakers of the Tacuate language.
Most of the people are engaged in subsistence agriculture, with some keeping cattle and goats, and with women producing textile crafts for a source of cash. Land tenure is usually communal. The Tacuate live in two municipalities in the Mixteca de la Costa area: Santa María Zacatepec in the Putla district and Santiago Ixtayutla in the Jamiltepec district.