Want to know What To Serve With Fish Tacos? This is the ultimate guide for side dishes for fish tacos! So if you are wondering to pair them with, then you are in the right place!

Three tacos on a white plate topped with onions, cabbage and chipotle crema. A slice of lime on the side.

If your family is anything like mine, tacos are part of your lunch or dinner plans at least once per week. Affordable, delicious, and easily adaptable to anyone’s tastes, seafood tacos are a fast and easy way to get a homemade meal on your table.

Today I’m sharing over 20 of my most popular and best recipes that compliment seafood including all grilled vegetables, easy to make ahead side dishes, tortillas, and as as a bonus, what salsas go perfect with fish tacos!

Sides For Fish Tacos Roundup

Calabacitas in a white bowl
2. Calabacitas (Mexican Style Zucchini)
Calabacitas are a delicious, healthy & easy zucchini side dish that’s typical in Mexican kitchens.
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A white bowl with Arroz Primavera with a white spoon in it.
4. Arroz Primavera
This rice is fluffy and light making it perfect to eat with fish tacos.
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5. Healthy Frijoles Charros

Sometimes you need something soupy with tacos and this is the perfect dish for that! These Frijoles Charros go great with them!

Chiles toreados on a silver vintage skillet. side view.
8. 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!
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A white plate with a pile of sweet potato fries. Perfect for fish tacos.
Ensalada De Coditos in a white bowl and a wood spoon. A small jar with bacon on the background.
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.
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Mexican Corn Salsa in a white bowl
13. 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! 
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Three corn on the cob with the husk pulled back and crema on top of the corn.
15. 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.
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Close up image of a white bowl with cabbage slaw and a wood spoon.
19. Fish Taco Slaw
This Fish Taco Slaw With Mango is made with shredded cabbage, mango and a creamy dressing, making it perfect for fish or any seafood taco.
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Seafood Tacos Recipes

What’s the best kind of fish for Tacos?

Any type of white fish is the best kind for frying with batter. I recommend cod, halibut, tilapia or snapper. Make sure the fillets are not thicker than 1 inch or they will take too long to cook.

Frozen fish will work too if you don’t have access to fresh fish. Normally frozen fish gets frozen right after they’re caught!

Here are some bonus recipes besides Sides. Since tacos are built on layers, these are a must for the perfect bite!


  • Shredded cabbage, slaw or coleslaw
  • Drizzle of fresh lime juice  and a pinch of salt
  • Sour cream
  • Mexican Red Onion
  • Crumbled cotija cheese
  • Bottled hot sauces
  • Chopped mangoes
  • Sliced avocados
  • Fish taco sauce

Perfect Salsas

Every taco must have a salsa! It’s the perfect layer of flavors.

A hand with a tortilla chip dipping into Salsa Morita.
20. 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!
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Salsa on top of a tortilla chip.
22. 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.
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A spoon with dripping Mexican Crema
24. 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!
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Are you looking for light dishes that you will enjoy without any guilt? Check out these 9 Healthy Mexican Recipes.

A collage of photo for Mexican side dishes.

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