Fish Tacos are super easy to make, healthy, and full of flavor. Your family will love this Mexican favorite!

Overhead view of fish tacos on a serving tray.

Baja-style fish tacos are a regional style of taco found in San Diego and the Baja region of Mexico, just south of San Diego. This kind of fish taco is either grilled or fried and topped with either a creamy or vinegar based slaw. This 30 minute meal is easy to make and always a favorite!

Fish Options:

Any white ocean fish will work great for fish tacos. Some common options are mahi mahi, flounder, snapper, grouper, halibut, and cod.

Serving Suggestions:

Fish tacos can be enjoyed plain as their own complete meal, or served up with your favorite side dishes. We love tacos with french fries, Mexican Rice, Mexican Street Corn, or black beans.

What kind of sauce do you put on fish tacos?

Looking for a great sauce for fish tacos? Try this one! 

  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • ½ white onion
  • 2 jalapeños, stems removed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Close up view of fish tacos.

Storage and Reheating Instructions: 

Fish tacos are best eaten fresh. If you have leftover fish and fillings, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat fish in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through.

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