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

1. Classic Arroz Rojo
Learn the secrets to making the perfect Mexican Red Rice each and every time. Mexican Rice, or arroz rojo, is a staple in Mexican cuisine! It is a red rice that is cooked in chicken stock and tomato juice, which gives it that beautiful red color. It goes perfect with all kinds of fish tacos.
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A white plate with red rice garnished with cilantro.
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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3. 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.
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Green onions on a grill with carne asada on the side.
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!

5. Healthy Frijoles Charros
Sometimes you need something soupy with fish tacos and this is the perfect dish for that! These Frijoles Charros go great with Baja Fish Tacos.
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A brown bowl with beans and a spoon.
6. Fiesta Salad
Fiesta salad is an easy and healthy side that can be made ahead. Loaded with black beans, fresh veggies and tossed with cilantro lime vinaigrette, serve by itself or with a side of tortilla chips for dipping. 
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A photo of a bowl with a mexican salad and avocado slices on the side. Perfect for fish tacos.
7. 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!
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Close up image of papas a la diabla on a white oval plate.
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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9. 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.
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A plate with beans and sauteed champiñones.
10. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Make these delicious and crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries! Perfect for a side dish!
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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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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!
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A large oval serving plate with chiles poblanos in a creamy white sauce.
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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14. 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.
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A bowl with espagueti verde garnished with fresh cilantro.
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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16. 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. 
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A bowl of black beans with chips on the side
17. Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Salad is a spicy light, warm-weather twist on classic Southern comfort food. Perfect with anything you’re grilling or on its own as a healthy lunch!
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A white bowl with black eyed pea salad.
18. 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. 
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Frijoles refritos in a white bowl topped with crumbled queso fresco
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.

19. 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.
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salsa verde placed in a clay bowl with a wooden spoon.
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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21. 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. 
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A pretty white bowl with Salsa De Piña and tortilla chips on the background
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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23. 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.
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Pico De Gallo Salsa on a white bowl with tortilla chips on the side
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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25. Authentic Guacamole
THE best Authentic GuacamoleComplex taste with simple ingredients, this recipe is fabulous as a snack or appetizer. Add to tacos, tostadas, or your favorite Mexican dish!
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A spoon with dripping Mexican Crema

Are you looking for light dishes that you will enjoy without any guilt? Check out these 9 Healthy Mexican Recipes.

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