With the wide variety of fish available, as well as an increase in tortilla options, we love serving fish tacos for our families. If you love fish tacos as much as we do, you’ll appreciate this list of 19 of the Best Side Dishes for Fish Tacos. Let’s get started!
Whether you prefer them grilled or battered and deep-fried, there’s a lot to love about fish tacos. You can use halibut, baja fish, or even salmon in your tacos. You can also try other types of Mexican Tacos.
They’ve been popular at restaurants for years, and have recently been readily available on food trucks!
If you have leftover cilantro from a fish taco recipe, use it in this delicious rice dish. Along with the lime, it really elevates the flavor of the rice.
Easy to make, and ready to eat in minutes, enjoy your fish tacos topped with guacamole, and serve it with some tortilla chips for extra crunch!
If you like your fish tacos with spicy salsa, serve this refreshing salad to balance the heat. And, it’s ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes!
5. Mexican Rice
There’s nothing better than the fresh taste of this homemade condiment. Enjoy it sprinkled on fish tacos, or scooped up with tortilla chips as a vegetarian option!
Featuring a healthy amount of fresh cilantro, garlic, and onion, this traditional Mexican salsa is big on flavor. Serve it with tortilla chips as a quick snack, or sprinkle it on fish tacos for a boost of flavor and texture.
Take regular corn-on-the-cob to the next level with this delicious combination of diced veggies, flavorful seasonings, and a tangy sauce.
Serve these perfectly seasoned roasted sweet potatoes as an option for non-meat eaters! They’re just as filling, and are delicious with traditional taco toppings.
10. Refried Beans
11. Chips and Salsa
Surprise your guests with this homemade salsa that’s easy to make and tastes incredible! Serve it as a topping for tacos, or enjoy it with a colorful array of blue and white tortilla chips.
12. Cole Slaw
Every taco needs some crunchy coleslaw for texture. This recipe is the perfect balance of creamy and tart flavors.
13. Corn on the Cob
Saturday nights are for finger food! Your kids will love the idea of a no-utensil night. The buttery corn would be perfect with grilled fish tacos.
14. Fruit Salad
15. Black Bean Salad
16. Pineapple Salsa
17. Mango Salsa
This is a wonderful option when mangoes are in season. There are only 5 ingredients, and it’s ready to eat in just 10 minutes. Serve it with some blue tortilla chips for a gorgeous contrast of colors, or as a topping on tacos for a burst of sweet flavor!
18. Cauliflower Rice
If you love the flavor of tacos but are following a low-carb lifestyle, ditch the flour tortillas and serve the fish on a bed of cauliflower rice instead! Add your favorite toppings and you’re good to go.
19. Baked Beans
This dish is so easy to make. All you have to do is slather some baked beans in the bottom of your taco shells and top with your regular toppings.
You can keep it vegetarian by using the beans as a meat substitute or you can use it as a way to make your tacos heartier.
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What to Serve with Fish Tacos
For the Salad
- 4 cups corn kernels
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 red bell pepper diced
- 1/4 cup purple onion diced
- 1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
- lime for garnishing optional
For the Dressing
- 2 tablespoons mayo
- juice from 1/2 lime
- 1/4 cup Mexican cream or sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- In a large mixing bowl, add all salad ingredients (except lime). Mix together.
- In another bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
- Add the dressing to the salad and toss gently. Coat the salad evenly with the dressing.
- Garnish with lime wedges. Serve and enjoy!