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Best Taco de Pescado Recipe

Tacos de Pescado, also known as fish tacos, are a popular dish in Mexico, particularly in coastal regions where fresh seafood is abundant. They are also very popular in southern California and along the West Coast of the United States. Tacos de Pescado are a specialty of Baja California, Mexico, and are made with corn flour tacos filled with fried or grilled pieces of fish, vegetables such as cabbage or lettuce, and a topping of either sour cream or mayonnaise.

About this recipe

Welcome to a culinary journey through the flavors of the sea! Today’s spotlight is on Taco de Pescado, a Fish Taco recipe that’s both delicious and nutritious. Perfect for seafood aficionados and taco lovers alike!

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Originating from the coastal regions of Mexico, Taco de Pescado is a culinary gem that combines the freshness of the ocean with the zest of Mexican spices. It’s a dish that has won hearts globally, and for good reason!

Why make this recipe?

  1. Healthy Choice: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and lean protein.
  2. Quick and Easy: Ready in under 30 minutes.
  3. Versatile: Great for lunch, dinner, or even a snack.
  4. Crowd-Pleaser: Loved by both kids and adults.

What does Taco de Pescado taste like?

Imagine a bite of perfectly cooked, flaky fish complemented by a crunch of fresh veggies and a tangy sauce. It’s a balanced and delightful flavor experience.

What is in Taco de Pescado?

The star of the dish is white fish, commonly cod, tilapia, or snapper. It’s usually accompanied by a cabbage slaw, pico de gallo, and a creamy sauce like chipotle mayo.

Equipment required for this recipe

  • Grill or skillet
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Tongs


  • 1 lb white fish fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Corn tortillas
  • Cabbage slaw
  • Pico de gallo
  • Creamy sauce (e.g., chipotle mayo)


  1. Season the Fish: Mix olive oil, paprika, salt, and pepper. Coat the fish fillets.
  2. Cook the Fish: Grill or pan-fry for 3-4 minutes per side.
  3. Assemble: Place fish on a tortilla, add cabbage slaw, pico de gallo, and creamy sauce.

How to serve Taco de Pescado

Serve immediately with lime wedges and extra sauce for drizzling.

What to serve Taco de Pescado with

  • Mexican Rice
  • Black Beans
  • Margaritas or Fresh Limeade

My recommendations and tips

  • Use fresh fish for the best flavor.
  • Add avocado slices for extra creaminess.
  • For a spicier kick, include jalapeños in the pico de gallo.

Taco de Pescado storage ideas

Store leftover fish in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat gently to avoid drying out the fish.

Potential ingredients substitutes

  • Fish: Shrimp or tofu can be used.
  • Sauce: A yogurt-based sauce can be a healthier alternative.

Nutritional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use frozen fish?
  • Yes, but make sure to thaw it completely before cooking.
  • Is it spicy?
  • The spiciness can be adjusted to your liking.


Taco de Pescado is a versatile, delicious, and healthy dish that’s perfect for any occasion. With its quick prep time and customizable ingredients, it’s a must-try for all taco enthusiasts. Happy cooking and Buen Provecho!