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Mexican Fish Tacos

Fish Taco recipe that you can prepare with your favorite fish and fresh ingredients! This recipe is a practical and delicious appetizer for taco parties.

February 12, 2022
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 40 mins




  1. Add cumin powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, black pepper, and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Pat the cod filets dry and place them on a parchment-lined baking tray. Drizzle olive oil and rub it all across the filet.
  3. Now rub the dry spice mix on the filets generously.
  4. Place the baking tray in a preheated oven at 350 °F for 15 to 20 minutes or until it is cooked through and gets a golden color. Once cooked, take it out of the pan, cut the fish into pieces, and set them aside.

Taco Sauce

  1. Add sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, red chili flakes, and salt in a medium bowl. Mix well.


  1. Toast the tortillas until they are warm.
  2. Start by placing pieces of baked fish in the middle of the tortilla.
  3. Now add shredded cabbage, corn, onion, avocado, tomatoes, jalapeno, and cilantro.
  4. Drizzle taco sauce over the ingredients generously.
  5. Squeeze fresh lime on top and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Fish Tacos
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21 g26.9%
Cholesterol 50 mg16.7%
Sodium 705 mg30.7%
Protein 18.6 g37.2%
Potassium 387 mg8.2%
Potassium 387 mg8.2%
Potassium 387 mg8.2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • You can bake, air fry, or fry the fish filets.
  • Use breaded fish filets in your fish tacos to get a crunchy element.
  • You can marinate the fish as per your liking. Use fresh or dried herbs for more flavor.
  • You can use shrimp or calamari instead of fish as well.
  • Always warm the tortillas before filling them.
  • Don't use large-sized tacos for this recipe.
  • Don't overstuff the tacos.
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Fish Taco is prepared with white-fleshed fish such as cod, tilapia and flounder. It is served with crispy cabbage, avocado and taco sauce. With seasoned fish and a variety of toppings, these tacos will make your mouth water with every bite.

If you like to prepare Mexican food, try our Fish Taco recipe this weekend. Prepare a perfect and satisfying meal in about 20 minutes. Enjoy your meal.

What Are The Best Fish For Fish Tacos?

White-fleshed fish is the best choice for making fish tacos. For example, you can use cod, tilapia, halibut or mahi mahi. And if you're a salmon lover, feel free to use salmon in your fish tacos. Fish that easily comes in filets are usually the best choice for making fish tacos.

What Are The Favorite Toppings For Fish Tacos?

There are so many ingredients you can use to top your fish tacos. Here are a few ideas you should try:

Salsa/Pico de Gallo: salsa or pico de gallo is a traditional Mexican dish that is loaded with freshness and juiciness. It is made from tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, etc., and offers a burst of flavors. You can top your fish tacos with salsa or pico de gallo and save yourself from preparing ingredients separately.

Guacamole: Guacamole is yet another Mexican dip that is simple and delicious. Made with avocados and a few other ingredients, it gives your fish tacos a smooth texture and flavor.

Vegetables: You can use fresh vegetables like shredded carrots, bell peppers, etc., to top your fish tacos. For more flavor, use pickled vegetables.

Leafy Greens: Leafy greens like cabbage, lettuce and arugula are a good choice for topping fish tacos. They offer crunch to the tacos.

Dressings and Sauces: Dress your fish tacos with your favorite condiments or sauces.

What To Serve With Fish Tacos?

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Fish Tacos:

How To Store Fish Tacos?

The best way to store fish tacos is by storing the ingredients separately. For instance, you can store the cooked fish in the refrigerator, which will last for up to 3 days. The same goes with toppings. However, if you've assembled leftover tacos, the juices from the sauces will soak the tortilla. Therefore, take care to consume fish tacos on the day you prepare them.

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