Fish Tacos

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Fish Tacos

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Adjust Servings:
1 tbsp Olive oil
3 Tilapia Fillets
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Serve with
8 Warm flour or corn tortillas
Pico De Gallo links in the directions
Lime (juice)
  • Fish

These tasty tacos can be pulled together in less than 15 minutes. Just make sure to make the "pico de gallo" ahead of time. ARRIBA MEXICO!

  • 15 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy


  • Spices

  • Serve with



I picked up a few fresh Tilapia fillets yesterday to make these super simple fish tacos. I would not recommend using frozen fish for this recipe, you are looking for a few fresh fillets here. The fresher the better, which will produce a moist and flaky fish taco.

You can also substitute the tilapia for another white fish such as halibut or cod. In our house this recipe is enjoyed more often than any other taco recipe.

It’s that good guys, amo los tacos mexicanos!

These fish tacos are so darn delicious, pair them with fresh homemade “pico de gallo” and you can’t get a tastier or healthier fish tacos if you ask me.


What is pico de gallo? It’s Mexican salsa y’all and it goes great with just about any type of mexican food.

Also don’t forget to squeeze some fresh lime juice over top the fish at the end, this really helps the flavors to pop.

This recipe can feed roughly 4 people, so if it’s just the two of you dining tonight then there certainly will be some leftovers.

If your wanting to feed more people, simply double up the recipe with our easy to use recipe adjuster above.

Super easy to prepare too, all you are doing is a little prep work that takes less than 15 minutes. If your wanting to serve this with the same  “pico de gallo” salsa you see in the picture here.

Be sure to make the salsa one hour ahead of time, as it’s best to let the salsa marinate which enhances it’s flavors. 

Check out my two favorite recipes for Pico De Gallo below you will serious love them! 

  1. Pico De Gallo this goes great with these tacos.
  2. Cabbage Pico De Gallo this also goes great with these tacos.

fish tacos

This fish can be served in burritos, tacos, and or over rice with beans.

tilapia fish tacos


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To make the Fish Tacos:

Start by rinsing and pat dry the fish fillets.


Then in a small bowl add all the spices together and rub on all sides of the fish.


In a large non stick skillet heat some cooking ou over medium heat then add the fish fillets. Fry on each side for 4 minutes till cooked.


Remove from the heat, and with a fork gently flake apart.
Season with a bit more salt to taste and then remove from the pan and set aside.


In the same frying pan, heat a little bit more oil and fry the corn tortillas on both sides till browned.


Spoon some "pico de gallo" salsa on top the tortilla shell or top with avocado, tomatoes, cilantro etc
Drizzle with a little lime juice, then serve. Enjoy!


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