Are you wondering what to serve with tacos?If you are looking to serve them for lunch or dinner, you are in the right place. Here you’ll find over 25 of our most popular and best side dishes including vegetable side dishes, pasta and potato sides, the perfect rice, salads, and more!
It always feels like a treat when tacos are in my dinner lineup. Tacos make a versatile and delicious meal that can be enjoyed in many different ways. While the fillings, the salsas and either flour or corn tortillas are undoubtedly the stars of the show, serving the right accompaniments can elevate your taco experience to new heights.
Best Sides For Tacos
Whether you’re hosting a taco party or preparing a family dinner, choosing the perfect side dishes, toppings, and beverages can take your taco meal from good, to a feast!
They're refried beans mixed with cooked chorizo, melted cheese and smoky chipotle pepper. These are called "Party Beans" since they're served at most parties in Mexico, making them a great option for your feast!
Hands down, the best Frijoles Charros Recipe! It’s rich, hearty and so flavorful! The beans are perfectly tender, served as a side or as a main dish. It’s a comforting meal in a bowl, that’s bound to please!
This Mexican Bean Salad is quick, easy, and the perfect make-ahead side to serve at dinner parties and potlucks. We also love it for breezy lunches! A fresh cilantro lime vinaigrette makes this protein-rich bean salad a perennial hit.
Tasty, inexpensive, and very versatile, these rice side dishes are the perfect way to use up your pantry staples. Grab a bag of rice and prepare to be amazed at what you can do with the humble grain and how well it goes with all kinds of tacos!.
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. Yum! This beautiful green rice goes with anything, from enchiladas, tacos and even stews.
Whether you’re a veggie lover or just looking to add some healthy goodness to your plate, these vibrant sides will brighten up your meal and leave you feeling satisfied. Some can even act as the main taco filler for delicious vegetarian or vegan tacos.
Rajas Con Crema (Roasted Poblanos in a creamy sauce)
There’s nothing easier than these Rajas Con Crema. It’s the type of side dish you can make any night of the year, or even special occasions like holidays or get togethers. The cream sauce is silky and delicious plus it goes perfect with the roasted poblano peppers. So good!
Calabacitas is a delicious and healthy side dish recipe, perfect for any meal! It just might be the Best Healthy Calabacitas Recipe I’ve ever had. This side dish is good enough to eat on its own, but it pairs well with other Mexican recipes.
These roasted vegetables can be served in tacos but also make a perfect side dish.
These Veggies Tacos are so fresh and delicious with just the right amount of spices. The veggies are super healthy and can be enjoyed in many ways! You can grill them, roast them or even sautéd in a skillet.
If you’re anything like me, you can’t resist the sweet and juicy goodness of corn. Whether it’s on the cob or off, corn is a versatile veggie that can bring lots of flavor and texture to any meal. Here are just a few that I’m sure you’ll enjoy:
Mexican Street Corn Salad (Dairy, Gluten and Allergy-Free)
Fresh, grilled corn on the cob (elotes), sliced off the cob (esquites), and paired with a cool, creamy, and tangy gluten-free, allergy-free mayo-based sauce with cilantro, lime, and a dash of spice! An easy summer side dish recipe!
Smoked elote, or Mexican street corn, is corn on the cob served south of the border style. It makes a perfect side dish with any grilled protein and the smoke flavour really brings out that sweet corn on the cob taste.
If you’re looking to jazz up your tacos and take it to the next level, I’ve got just the thing for you: pasta side dishes. Even in Mexico, pasta is very popular in many dishes. These delicious additions complement your tacos perfectly, making for a well-rounded and satisfying meal. Let’s dive into some fantastic options:
Sopa De Fideo is a comforting soup that's easy to become nostalgic for. Like many of our familial recipes, it's a dish whose exact combination of pasta and broth makes us think of our parents or grandparents who lovingly prepared it for us as children.
Incredible Espagueti Verde packed with flavor and made with super simple ingredients. This Green Spaghetti recipe comes together in less than 40 minutes for a delicious dish that the whole family will love!
From coffee and cocktails to Agua Frescas. Here you’ll find the best drinks and beverages for every occasion. Whether you’re looking for a licuado de platano (banana smoothie) to go with breakfast tacos or refreshing agua fresca, I’ve got you covered!
When you think of what to serve with tacos, this also means Salsas! Tacos are built on layers and a good Mexican salsa is a must. Be sure to explore my Salsas collection since they all pair differently depending on the taco.
What To Serve With Tacos (Best Side Dishes & More)
6scallions, white and light green partsthinly sliced
½cupfinely chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
½serrano chile (use the whole pepper if you like it spicy)thinly sliced
1garlic clove, minced
1large lime, juiced
1cupfreshly popped popcornoptional
¼cupcrumbled cotija cheese
Heat a gas or charcoal grill to medium heat. Grill the husked corn, turning the ears every few minutes, until the kernels are blistered and the color has gone from pale to bright yellow. Let the corn cool, and then slice the kernels off the cobs.
In a medium serving bowl, combine the grilled corn, Chipotle Crema, scallions, cilantro, serrano, garlic, and lime juice and mix well.
Sprinkle with the popcorn, Cotija, and more cilantro.
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