Are you looking for the perfect side dishes for shrimp tacos? Get the best sides in this complete recipe guide! You’ll find 15+ side dishes to go with shrimp tacos plus a few salsas for the perfect round-up.

A collage of side dishes for shrimp tacos.
A tray with shrimp tacos topped with pineapple salsa.

1. Cilantro Lime Rice (Rice Cooker)

This easy Cilantro Lime Rice is made in a rice cooker for a foolproof recipe. The lime juice and fresh cilantro, gives it a refreshing flavor.

2. Seafood Taco Slaw

This Seafood Taco Slaw With Mango is made with shredded cabbage, mango and a creamy dressing, making it perfect for shrimp, fish or any seafood taco.

3. Chiles Toreados (Blistered Peppers)

I can almost say these Chiles Toreados are a must to have with fish tacos! From the toasting on the comal, to the natural flavors of the chile, to the touch of sauce, DELICIOUS!

4. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chimichurri

These delicious Roasted Brussel Sprouts have a crispy outer layer and a tender, juicy center. Season them with a chimichurri sauce to enhance their flavor and you won’t be able to stop eating them!

5. Calabacitas (Mexican Style Zucchini)

Calabacitas are a delicious, healthy & easy zucchini side dish that’s typical in Mexican kitchens.

6. Cebollitas Asadas

Even though this Mexican Grilled Onions are not officially a side dish, they go perfect as a condiment to eat with fish tacos.

7. Arroz Primavera

This rice is fluffy and light making it perfect to eat with fish tacos.

8. Papas A La Diabla (Spicy Potatoes)

These Spicy Potatoes (Papas A La Diabla) are the perfect appetizer at a party or served as a side dish with any meal. Made with a blend of spices that turned a little spicy, citrusy and so addicting!

9. Arroz Verde

Arroz Verde is a delicious and healthy rice recipe, perfect for any meal! You’ll love the flavor combo of the poblano pepper with cilantro and spinach. 

10. Champiñones A La Mexicana

Sautéed Champiñones A La Mexicana are the perfect side dish for any meal! The mushrooms, onions, jalapeño and tomato add so much flavor to this dish…it just might be the Mexican Mushrooms I’ve ever had.

11. Ensalada De Coditos (Mexican Macaroni Salad)

This Ensalada De Coditos is undoubtedly a classic Mexican recipe. Elbow pasta is tossed with creamy textures and dotted with crisp celery, carrots, corn kernels and flavorful peppers.

12. Rajas Con Crema

Make this delicious recipe for Rajas Con Crema made with roasted poblano peppers, corn, Mexican crema & shredded cheese. A classic dish full of Mexican flavors!

13. Espagueti Verde (Spaghetti in poblano sauce)

Espagueti Verde is an easy and delicious Mexican dish made with Spaghetti and a creamy non-spicy poblano sauce. Enjoy it as a side dish or as the main meal.

14. Elote Asado (Grilled Corn On The Cob)

Elote Asado Mexicano is the perfect summer treat in everyone’s cookout. You can’t beat the delicious combination of sweet corn infused with smoky flavors from the grill.

15. Refried Black Beans

An easy Refried Black Beans recipe loaded with flavor and ready in less than 25 minutes! It’s incredibly simple, so you don’t need a lot of time or energy to do it, and the flavor is just so good. 

16. Homemade Refried Beans

If you’re looking for a regular bean recipes, this is the one! These Refried Beans are all you need to complete your Mexican meals! Nothing fancy, nothing fake, just great beans from an easy recipe. 

Perfect Salsas

Salsas are not really sides but they cannot be missed when serving shrimp tacos. Have at least two or three to layer your yummy tacos.

17. Mexican Corn Salsa

Mexican Corn Salsa made with avocado, onions & tomatoes. Deliciously fresh and goes perfect on seafood tacos, served with chips or as a topping for grilled dishes. So good! 

18. Easy Tomatillo Salsa

This Tomatillo Salsa Verde is the perfect green sauce to serve on your table for a variety of dishes including fish tacos! The tangy flavor gives the perfect balance.

19. Smoky Morita Salsa

This is an easy smoky salsa that can be adjusted to any degree of heat that you like by increasing or decreasing the serrano pepper!

20. Salsa De Piña (Pineapple Salsa)

You’ll love this Salsa De Piña!  Perfectly sweet, with a mix of flavors and textures is what sets this salsa apart. It goes great with shrimp, salmon or just about any other fish.

21. Chile De Arbol Salsa

This salsa doubles down on the chile de arbol dried chiles. These small chiles give so much flavor, which is balanced by the smoky and sweet taste of the guajillo peppers. The tomatillos function like tomatoes here, giving the salsa a necessary acidity.

22. Authentic Pico De Gallo (Salsa Fresca)

This is the best Pico de Gallo (Salsa Fresca) you will ever have! Made with fresh tomatoes, onion, chiles, cilantro and lots of lime juice plus a secret ingredient.

23. Cilantro Lime Ranch Crema

This Cilantro Lime Ranch Mexican Crema will be a staple for your Mexican recipes. It’s made with mayonnaise, greek yogurt, garlic powder, lime juice and ranch powder. It goes perfect on tacos, drizzled on roasted vegetables, enchiladas and more!

24. Salsa De Aguacate (Avocado Salsa)

This Salsa De Aguacate (Avocado Salsa) is easy to make, tangy and flavorful! All you need is 5 minutes to whip up this creamy and healthy salsa.

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  1. What a great roundup of delicious recipes! Tried the spicy potatoes with dinner last night and they did not disappoint! Looking forward to giving more of these a try, indeed!

  2. This article kind of makes me make a bunch of side dishes and forget about tacos! Great collection to refer to on our next taco night! 🙂

  3. These side dishes for shrimp tacos are a game-changer! A lot of sides to choose from, can’t wait to try it all. It’s the perfect combo to take your shrimp tacos to the next level.