Fish Tacos Recipe with Best Fish Taco Sauce!

Our all-time favorite Fish Tacos recipe! These are loaded with fresh ingredients and perfectly seasoned plump fish. Don’t skip the best fish taco sauce – a garlic lime crema that you will want it on all your tacos!

Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

This is our go-to recipe for family get togethers and company because it comes together quickly and it always gets rave reviews. These fish tacos are so flavorful and satisfying but you will feel good and light at the end of the meal.

This recipe is party sized and can be scaled down to feed a smaller crowd. It was developed by my brother-in-law, Slavik and it has been adopted by pretty much everyone in our family. I have had so many requests to publish the recipe so here it is! It’s an easy, excellent fish tacos recipe. Thank you Slavik for sharing your awesome fish tacos with us. I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to ever get tired of this recipe. P.S. They just happen to be gluten free fish tacos! 

Seriously though, be generous with that fish taco sauce! The sauce recipe was adapted from Kaylee on All Recipes. We simply doubled it because there never seems to be enough of the sauce ;).

Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Fish Tacos:

We used tilapia but you are welcome to use any white fish. Salmon or shrimp would be amazing as well!

Fish Taco Toppings:

*Cotija cheese is a Mexican cheese that crumbles when you grate it; similar to feta but much milder in flavor and not nearly as salty. It is inexpensive and found in the refrigerated cheese section of the grocery store. 

Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Best Fish Taco Sauce:

For the fish taco sauce, all you need is sour cream, mayo, lime juice, garlic powder and sriracha. The sriracha gives it a little kick of spice so you can add more or less based on your preference. This taco sauce is essentially a lime crema – the perfect blend of tanginess and heat (print the recipe below).

How to Make Fish Tacos:

1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment or silicone liner. In a small dish, stir together seasonings: 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper and evenly sprinkle the seasoning mix over both sides of tilapia.

2. Lightly drizzle fish with olive oil and top each piece with a dot of butter. Baked at 375˚F for 20-25 min. If you want it to get a little browned around the edges, you can broil for 3-5 minutes at the end if desired.

3. Combine all the Taco sauce ingredients: 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/3 cup Mayo, 2 Tbsp lime juice (from 1 medium lime), 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp Sriracha sauce, or to taste  in a medium bowl or a large measuring cup and whisk together until well blended. It’s really fun and feels like dining out to serve the sauce in a squeeze bottle like this one.

4. To serve the tacos, toast quickly toast the corn tortillas on a large dry skillet or griddle over medium/high heat.

5. To assemble: start with the fish then add remaining ingredients finishing off with a generous sprinkle of cotija cheese and finally that awesome taco sauce! Serve with a fresh lime wedge to squeeze extra lime juice over tacos.

Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

Mmmm so much sauce! I’m so crazy about this taco sauce. Seriously the best!

Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

⬇ Print-Friendly Fish Tacos Recipe:

Fish Tacos Recipe with Best Fish Taco Sauce!

4.99 from 79 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com
Our all-time favorite fish tacos recipe! These are loaded with fresh ingredients and perfectly seasoned plump fish. Don't skip the best fish taco sauce - an irresistible garlic lime crema.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $20-$25
Calories: 172 kcal
Servings: 24 tacos

Ingredients

Fish Taco Ingredients:

  • 24 small white corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 lb tilapia
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Butter

Fish Taco Toppings:

  • 1/2 small purple cabbage
  • 2 medium avocado sliced
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced (optional)
  • 1/2 diced red onion
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro longer stems removed
  • 4 oz 1 cup Cotija cheese, grated
  • 1 lime cut into 8 wedges to serve

Fish Taco Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup Mayo
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice from 1 medium lime
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce or to taste

Instructions

  1. Line large baking sheet with parchment or silicone liner. In a small dish, combine seasonings: 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper and evenly sprinkle seasoning mix over both sides of tilapia.
  2. Lightly drizzle fish with olive oil and dot each piece with butter. Bake at 375 for 20-25 min. To brown edges, broil for 3-5 minutes at the end if desired.
  3. Combine all Taco sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until well blended.
  4. To serve the tacos, toast quickly toast the corn tortillas on a large dry skillet or griddle over medium/high heat.
  5. To assemble: start with pieces of fish then add remaining ingredients finishing with a generous sprinkle of cotija cheese and finally that awesome taco sauce! Serve with a fresh lime wedge to squeeze over tacos.
Nutrition Facts
Fish Tacos Recipe with Best Fish Taco Sauce!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 215mg 9%
Potassium 287mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 6.9%
Vitamin C 16.8%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 4.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

I’m so tempted to make these again for dinner tonight. I will never stop loving this recipe! I hope you all love it as much as we do.

Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Megan
    December 16, 2018

    Made these tonight and loved them! We made a few alterations- cod works so well and we like it more than tilapia. We also used Greek yoghurt instead of sour cream in the sauce which worked really well.

    We also used soft goat cheese instead since we had it on hand and it was very yummy that way.

    Will make again!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Cathy M Corneliuson
    December 14, 2018

    Ahhhhmazing!!!
    So simple and tasty! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2018

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 🙂 Reply

  • Kathryn
    December 12, 2018

    Delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Miriam Turkov
    December 11, 2018

    Love this recipe! I am not a very experienced cook. But your recipes are always simple and delicious!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2018

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Miriam! Reply

  • rorie
    December 11, 2018

    these tacos are the bomb i have used this recipe on many occasions it taste good any tie and it’s easy to pack for the next day Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Christopher Decker
    December 4, 2018

    These fish tacos were awesome!! Tasted very fresh and the sauce was amazing. Cooking time is PERFECT for the fish. Don’t change a thing and enjoy!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 4, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Christopher! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Anna
    December 4, 2018

    The best tacos! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 4, 2018

      Aren’t they!! Thank you for that great review! Reply

  • Anja
    November 27, 2018

    Hi so where I come from tilapia is not a common fish, do you have any other ideas because this recipe sounds so good! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2018

      Hi Anja. Some of our readers have tried this with Pollack, Flounder, Cod etc. One of our readers wrote this: “I hate tilapia, but this works for: shrimp, swordfish, halibut, whitefish, Pike, trout, whatever. You can: broil, fry, sear, roast, grill your fish. Even a possible is to ROAST a WHOLE larger fish and then have guests dig in and build their own tacos.” I hope this helps! Reply

  • Macy
    November 19, 2018

    What if I don’t have an oven? Can I still do the fish by an ordinary frying, microwave, or toaster? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2018

      Frying the fish will work just fine! Reply

  • Nicole Ladopoulos
    November 19, 2018

    My 13-year-old sous chef son and I made these for a women’s curling tournament a couple weeks ago.

    They were absolutely fantastic – every ounce of the 24 pounds of fish/tacos were gobbled up — that I didn’t even get to try one!

    Mind you there were 68 women – and also 50 Chicken Enchiladas, 24 Vegetarian – Sweet Potatoe/Black Bean Enchiladas and 24 “Naked” Enchiladas…and only 8 chicken enchiladas left at the end of the night.

    Let’s just say wow everything was a hit – particularly your Fish Tacos recipe that I made a couple days later to try for myself on my family – the husband who rarely compliments – said they were “downright awesome and he’d like to have them again even though he doesn’t really love fish” – So this is definitely a keeper! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2018

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me!! I love that, Nicole!! Reply

  • Jennifer
    November 18, 2018

    Made this tonight and could not believe how amazing this was!! absolutely delicious!!! Never made fish tacos before did lil nervous but OMGOODNESS they were amazing!! Dfntly a keeper! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2018

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Paula Adams
    November 7, 2018

    I love this sauce! Thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Nicole Ladopoulos
    November 2, 2018

    Would you say 24 tacos serves 12 people or 8? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2018

      Hi Nicole! This recipe makes 24 tacos. It honestly depends on the crowd and what else you are serving with it if anything. Most people can eat 2-4 easily. Also depends on peoples appetites 🙂 Reply

  • kate
    October 30, 2018

    Excellent recipe – so delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 30, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Thank you for the great review! Reply

  • aurora
    October 24, 2018

    amazing
    tasty
    simple
    pefect Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that Aurora!! Thank you for a great review! Reply

  • Anna
    October 24, 2018

    The best tacos Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2018

      Thank you for sharing your awesome review, Anna! Reply

  • Jamie
    October 22, 2018

    I made these tonight for dinner and wow! What a win. This will be making its way into our rotation. I substituted the fish for shrimp and pan seared it. This meal went over very well with the entire family! Thanks for the recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2018

      Hi Jamie! That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Heidi
    October 16, 2018

    I loved them… My boyfriend and my son thought the cheese was too salty and the sauce was too spicy but I thought it was perfect. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 16, 2018

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Heidi! I’m so happy you liked it! Reply

  • JAZ
    October 9, 2018

    OMG. This was amazing! My husband loved these fish tacos! I was happy to prepare a healthy meal for my family. When my husband tells me ” Put this one in the menu.” I know it’s exceptional. Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 9, 2018

      Sounds like you found a new favorite, Jaz! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Claudia
    October 6, 2018

    This recipe looks absolutely fabulous, and I plan on making the tacos tomorrow. Can anybody give me an estimate as to how long the sauce keeps in the fridge? Thanks in advance! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 6, 2018

      Hi Claudia! We kept it for a few days. Hasn’t lasted long enough to test it longer Reply

  • Ann Olps
    October 5, 2018

    Usually don’t give reviews. But this was amazing and so easy! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 5, 2018

      Thank you for the wonderful compliment, Ann! Reply

  • Jo Anne Hacker
    October 5, 2018

    Love this recipe. I used halibut because I had it. Reminder not to use the super hot cayenne if you buy from bulk. Delicious. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 5, 2018

      I’ so happy you enjoyed it, Jo Anne! Thank you for the great review! Reply

  • Abbie Leeson
    October 1, 2018

    Hi Natasha,

    We’ve adopted your perfect fish taco recipe as our own. It’s now our family’s official go-to for fish tacos. We’ve tried it with Coral Trout, Spanish Mackerel and rock fish. All perfect. Bravo and thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 2, 2018

      Hi Abbie! I’m so happy you found a family favorite!! Thank you for the awesome review! Reply

  • Mary Piscani
    September 28, 2018

    For fish tacos with best taco sauce how many tacos are in a serving Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 28, 2018

      Hi Mary! The serving size is towards the top left on each print-friendly recipe card. This recipe makes 24 tacos and the nutrition label is for each taco. I thought that would be the simplest way for someone to calculate if they were to eat 1, 2 or 5 tacos :). Reply

  • Ericka
    September 25, 2018

    The fish tacos were amazing!! Thank you for the recipe! My family loved them! ❤️😍👌🏽 Next time I probably won’t add salt to the fish, that is the only change I’ll make. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 25, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Ericka! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Kasonya
    September 22, 2018

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the recipe! These are better than the fish tacos I had at a fish house in FL. I used polluck & flour shells, because that’s what was in the house. 😊 I also added some taco seasoning to the fish. It still came out delish! My family loved them, too! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 22, 2018

      That’s so great, Kasonya! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Connie
    September 19, 2018

    This was soooo good! I tweaked, of course – added a little cilantro, jalapeños and chili powder here and there. This is a keeper! Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 19, 2018

      So happy you enjoyed this Connie! Thank you for the great review! Reply

  • Sarah
    September 5, 2018

    These fish tacos are amazing!! I love the sauce, my husband who isn’t a big fish person liked them so much that he asked we have them again the next night! I like that you bake them verse sauté in the skillet which makes it easier and gives you time to prep other stuff. I did also make a mango salsa to go with them. These are my new go to recipe for fish tacos now! Thank you!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 5, 2018

      You’re so welcome, Sarah! I’m so happy you both enjoyed that! Reply

  • J-DuB
    September 4, 2018

    Sauce is SOLID

    I hate tilapia, but this works for: shrimp, swordfish, halibut, whitefish, Pike, trout, whatever. You can: broil, fry, sear, roast, grill your fish. Even a possible is to ROAST a WHOLE larger fish and then have guests dig in and build their own tacos.

    Use what is FRESH and even more ideal, LOCAL Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 4, 2018

      Thank you so much for this awesome review! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! I have to agree this sauce goes well with so many dishes! Reply

  • Jacob M.
    September 2, 2018

    These were very good. We used cod. Just a tip, double the spices for the fish, we ran out before the fish was completely covered both sides. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 2, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this, Jacob! Reply

  • Kerry Ochoa
    August 29, 2018

    I am going to make this tonight! Quick question though, you have the nutrition info posted, but it doesn’t say what the serving size is? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2018

      Hi Kerry, The serving size is towards the top left on each print-friendly recipe card. This recipe makes 24 tacos and the nutrition label is for each taco. I thought that would be the simplest way for someone to calculate if they were to eat 1, 2 or 5 tacos 🙂 Reply

  • MB
    August 22, 2018

    Are the baking instructions for frozen or thawed tilapia? Reply

  • Robert
    August 19, 2018

    Thank you Natasha for posting your recipe. I’ve prepared your recipe several times and family just love it! Especially your sauce, I’ve used the sauce not only for the fish tacos, but on sandwiches, steaks just to name a few. Thanks again! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 19, 2018

      You’re welcome Robert! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Cecilia Bjelke
    August 18, 2018

    We just made these delicious fish tacos today and they definately turned out as 5 out of 5. Wow!!

    We’re in Spain right now, so we needed to make some adjustments; we used a Spanish hot sauce for the fish sauce, and Grana Padano cheese, instead of the Mexican ingredients (couldn’t find them here). Other than that, we followed the recipe to the letter (using white flaky fish) and wow!! we will definitely be making these again. So fresh, but still with some sting. Amazing, thank you for the recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2018

      That’s so great Cecile. Thank you so much for sharing this review with me! Reply

  • Gina Bonefas
    August 10, 2018

    Looked for a fish taco recipe and yours looked so good. Love the sauce, although I had to lessen the sriracha as we are not “heat” people. Thanks so much for posting it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 11, 2018

      Thank you for the great review Gina! Reply

  • Brandy
    August 4, 2018

    We made these tonight. They tasted amazing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 4, 2018

      That’s so great! Thank you for the great review! Reply

  • Rob
    August 3, 2018

    Fish tacos were great! We used black drum we caught yesterday out of Port Aransas, TX. Thanks a lot for the recipe! Rob Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 3, 2018

      Hi Rob! That sounds amazing! I can imagine that tasting even better with fresh caught fish! Reply

  • ChowLuve
    August 3, 2018

    This is my go to recipe for fish tacos. Have made the sauce many times. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 3, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Thank you for the great review! Reply

  • Lay
    August 3, 2018

    Love this recipe! The fish seasoning AND the taco sauce are amazing! Any ideas of what else I could use the sauce with? I always have extras and hate throwing it out cuz it’s so good! (I know I could just make smaller batch, but it’s delicious and I’m wondering what else it could work for ;)) Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 3, 2018

      I think it would be great along with other fish dishes, or fritters! It can also be used as a dipping sauce! Reply

    • sandy
      August 13, 2018

      Make slaw with the purple cabbage. Add the sauce, green onion and cilantro. Delish! Reply

  • Ron
    August 2, 2018

    After searching the web for a good, quick and easily prepared fish taco if found this. I tried your recipe last week on the Boss, aka The Wife, said she it was great-which I couldn’t agree with more. She also asked me to make it for my daughters because they love fish tacos when they’re here on Aug 1, 2018-which I am. The only difference is that I use halibut. Thanks again, Natasha. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2018

      I’m so happy you all enjoyed these Ron! Thank you for sharing your great review with us! Reply

  • Ro
    July 31, 2018

    Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe- I made it last night and it was a hit! Definitely planning on adding this to my repertoire of go-to recipes. Only thing we changed is trying the tacos with the corn (esquites) inside them, which I’d intended as a side. It worked well, and I was able to use the fish taco sauce on the corn as well. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 31, 2018

      Hi Ro! That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with us! I’m so happy you liked this recipe! Reply

  • Marie Godbout
    July 27, 2018

    I love them so much I made it 5 times already! I was wondering if the sauce could be frozen? We are going on vacation for 2 weeks and it’s so good I don’t want it to spoil!! Reply

    • Natasha
      July 27, 2018

      Hi Marie, I haven’t tried that so I honestly don’t know. You might try freezing a portion of it to see if it separates or gets weird. Sorry I can’t be more helpful with your question. Reply

  • Gina L Daggett
    July 26, 2018

    These are so amazing! I looked all over the internet to find a good fish taco recipe and this will NOT disappoint!!! Everyone in the family loved it. Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 26, 2018

      You’re so welcome! I’m so happy you all enjoyed that! Reply

  • heidi
    July 25, 2018

    Hi,
    This was a fab summer recipe which we enjoyed yesterday, even had some of the salad filling left over for lunch the next day with the taco sauce. Can I share a link to this recipe on my new blog?
    Thanks Reply

  • Sheri
    July 20, 2018

    DELISH Yum! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 20, 2018

      Thank you so much for following our blog! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Kimberly Nghiem
    July 20, 2018

    Made this last night for dinner and it was an absolute hit! I had some fresh shrimp on hand and decided to season it with the taco mix and roast it in the oven with the fish for about 8 minutes. It was sooooo good! My fiance and I loved eating it and that taco sauce is SUPER AMAZING! I had to make a double batch because my fiance is a big “sauce and dip” kind of guy. I also worked a ways away so time is of the essence when I am done with work so the timing of this recipe was seriously less than 25 minutes. While the fish/shrimp were cooking, I was able to make the taco sauce and dice up the avocodo. I also mixed in the corn and the avocado and onion so it was like a salad on top of the shredded cabbage (also got a bag of cole slaw to cut time too). My fiance said these tacos are better than any restaurant tacos he has ever had and I absolutely agree. Nothing like making fresh and abundant tacos at home and seriously for less than 25 bucks too! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 20, 2018

      Thank you so much for this amazing review, Kimberly! We are so happy you discovered our blog! 🙂 Reply

  • James
    July 18, 2018

    Great tacos. Second time having them this week!!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 18, 2018

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Mahesh Krishnan
    July 11, 2018

    I just realized I referred to you as Sarah. Perhaps was confused reading the comment trail! haha. Sorry Natasha!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 11, 2018

      Oh that’s okay. Thank you for clarifying! Reply

  • Mahesh Krishnan
    July 11, 2018

    Hi Sarah:
    This is the first time I visited your website. I made this last night and my wife and I loved it..especially the Crema. I used my own seasonings for the fish. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 11, 2018

      Hi Mehesh, I’m so happy you liked this recipe. Reply

  • Char
    July 11, 2018

    Hello. I made these -first time making fish tacos-and they were delicious! Thank you. Question-I have left over cooked chicken- would this recipe work with chicken? Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      July 11, 2018

      Hi Char, We always make them as fish tacos, but I think it would still work as chicken tacos. I hope you love them that way! Reply

  • Amanda Spillane
    July 9, 2018

    We use your recipe for the seasoning and amazing sauce every time now. Thank you for sharing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 9, 2018

      That’s so great! I love to hear our recipes becoming family favorites! Thank you for sharing that with me, Amanda! Reply

  • Sarah
    July 3, 2018

    I made this recipe for my husband who is a picky eater. Once I served it there was nothing but sweet silence and the sound of people going up for seconds. I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of using grilled Pollock in place of tilapia. I will definitely make this again! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2018

      I’m so happy you both enjoyed that, Sarah! Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Alana Backer
    June 18, 2018

    Made these for supper tonight, everyone said they loved them. With my husband being celiac I’m always looking for good recipes to add to my arsenal! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2018

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Alana 🙂 Reply

  • Margaret S Rasor
    June 18, 2018

    Best fish taco recipe I have ever tasted, we use cod instead of tilapia and it turns out great. It is a regular at our house, everyone loves it! Greetings from Norway 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Karolina! Reply

  • Will
    June 17, 2018

    Nice Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2018

      Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Heather Newman
    June 17, 2018

    Made these tonight for my husband’s father day dinner. We all really enjoyed them. I was worried the fish would be a bit spicy for my son, but the sauce cooled it right down and he had no complaints. No need to find another fish taco recipe. Thank you Natasha. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2018

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Aisha
    May 25, 2018

    Made these today! Really loved them! Full of flavor! Thank you for sharing! 😋 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 26, 2018

      You’re welcome AIsha! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for taking the time to share your excellent review! Reply

  • Yvette
    May 24, 2018

    I made these for my family and they loved it!! Even my extremely picky-eater daughter devoured them!!! I added some homemade picodegio which just sent these tacos over the top and served them in whole wheat tortillas, so yummy!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 24, 2018

      I’m happy to hear the recipe is “picky eater” approved! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Yvette! Reply

  • Liz
    May 19, 2018

    I don’t usually comment on blog posts I have tried, but these are AMAZING! Cooked them for a group of five and everyone raved!! And the sauce…OMG! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 20, 2018

      I’m happy to hear the recipe is a huge hit! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Liz! Reply

  • Natalie
    May 14, 2018

    I was looking for ways to use up some leftover salmon and came across this recipe. It was so good!!! I didn’t have the cheese but will make sure to use it next time. Can’t wait to check out some of your other recipes! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 14, 2018

      You’re welcome Natalie! I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for following and sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • SL
    May 14, 2018

    Love this recipe! Not a big fish eater, but this was a great place to start.
    Also, thanks for how gracious you are about people that feel like the need to correct your choices or improve your recipes with superior knowledge. Class act. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 14, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for following and sharing your great review! Reply

  • Summer
    May 8, 2018

    AMAZING!!! First time making fish tacos, last recipe I’ll ever need for fish tacos!! Who ever created this recipe knocked it outta the park!!! For a mom and daughter that do not care for fish we gobbled this down!! My family said it was coastal restaurant quality!!! Forever a favorite now in our home, thank you!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 9, 2018

      You’re welcome Summer! I’m happy to hear how much you and your daughter love the recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review with other readers! Reply

  • Ryan Sinclair
    May 6, 2018

    How long do you think the sauce is good for. I made these last week and wanted to make them again

    Thank Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 7, 2018

      Hi Ryan, I think the sauce is best enjoyed within 3 days of making it, but I think it could last longer – it won’t go bad within a week but the flavors do mellow out the longer it is refrigerated so if you want more heat or zestiness, add a little more citrus and or hot sauce to taste. Reply

  • Erin
    May 5, 2018

    These are delicious! Even my picky 2 year old liked them. It is now in a regular rotation of dinner meals. I used plain nonfat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream in the sauce- it was the best!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 5, 2018

      I’m happy to hear the recipe is “picky eater” approved! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review Erin! Reply

  • Jackie
    May 4, 2018

    This was amazing!! How long is the sauce good for? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 5, 2018

      Hi Jackie, I’m so happy you loved it! The sauce can be made 1-3 days in advance and kept refrigerated until served. Reply

  • Katie
    April 25, 2018

    Oh my goodness! I had some salmon and cod that I needed to use up so I just put them together. Absolutely amazing! Thanks so much : ) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2018

      You’re welcome Katie! I’m glad you love the recipe, I will have to try that combo myself! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Karen
    April 5, 2018

    The majority of tilapia in the USA comes farmed from China. If you wish to eat tilapia you might want to educate yourself about their fish farming practices. Eating fish that has been fed on livestock feces doesn’t appeal to me.

    I’m going to make these tacos this weekend, using wild cod.

    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/tilapia-fish#section4 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 5, 2018

      Thank you for sharing! I love the idea of these with wild cod! Reply

  • Wendy
    April 3, 2018

    Your page and this recipe is really impressive. Your photos make me wish I could skip the work and just start eating. Thanks for the food love.

    p.s. I love it when I find gluten-free recipes that aren’t specifically labelled as such. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 3, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe Wendy! Thanks for sharing your thoughtful review! 🙂 Reply

  • Linda
    March 31, 2018

    Yummy loved the fish tacos and the sauce is the bomb. Forever recipe for my hubby and me.Linda Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 31, 2018

      I’m happy to hear that both you and your husband love this recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review Linda! Reply

  • Nancy
    March 30, 2018

    The nutrition facts say for one serving. What is considered a serving? Is the nutrition facts for one taco or is a serving more than one taco. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 30, 2018

      Hi Nancy, The serving size is towards the top left on each print-friendly recipe card. This recipe makes 24 tacos and the nutrition label is for each taco. I thought that would be the simplest way for someone to calculate if they were to eat 1, 2 or 5 tacos :). Reply

  • Debra Sulz
    March 21, 2018

    Can the sauce be made in advance? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 22, 2018

      Hi Debra, yes, you can make this 1-3 days in advance and keep it refrigerated. Reply

  • JJP
    March 7, 2018

    These were so good. I’ve been trying to cook weekday Mexican meals for ages and this has been the first unqualified success. My family is super satisfied. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 7, 2018

      I’m glad to hear the whole family enjoys the recipe! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Yas
    February 25, 2018

    These fish tacos are great! I used sea bass, because I live in Costa Rica. 😄 Only change I made was I added 1 teaspoon (packed) grated lime peel, just perfect! Thanks so much for the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 26, 2018

      You’re welcome Yas! I’m glad you love the recipe, thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Frank Gallardo
    February 24, 2018

    The “Tacos” at the bottom of the article, which are lying flat are not Tacos , they are what we call “Tostadas” Just nit-picking Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 24, 2018

      Hi Frank, you’re right they do lay flat on the plate but are folded up and eaten as tacos 🙂 Reply

  • Lourdes
    February 21, 2018

    Hello,
    how many fish tacos do you get from this recepie. We are a family of 10 and my boy’s would probably eat about 3-4 tacos per serving. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 21, 2018

      Hi Lourdes, this recipe makes 24 tacos (serves 8). Reply

  • Andrew
    February 20, 2018

    These were fantastic. Made in Canada! Costco had Tilapia! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2018

      I’m happy to hear that Andrew, thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Braxton
    February 19, 2018

    I made these for some friends this weekend and they were a huge hit. Instead of baking the fish, I grilled it and it turned out great. Everyone loved the sauce – so simple, but so delicious! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 19, 2018

      I’m glad to hear the recipe is such a hit! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Braxton! Reply

  • Barbara
    January 26, 2018

    Made with Trigger fish, awesome white fish! I live in Florida so fresh fish easy to get. Also grilled the fish rather than baked, absolutely delicious. One thing I did was make a red cabbage salad, and then use that in the taco, added a layer of flavor😊 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 26, 2018

      Yum, I’m glad to hear the recipe is a success! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Ann
    January 12, 2018

    I had some of the ingredients for this fish tacos recipe hanging around the house. I went out to pick up the rest of the fixin’s, threw the tacos together, and served them up for dinner. Really good, and really easy but for a bit of chopping. Family loved them…will make again. If ya like fish tacos this IS your recipe… (substituted half the cayenne with chili powder) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 12, 2018

      I’m glad you love the recipe Ann! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review with other readers! Reply

  • Janet B.
    January 8, 2018

    I made these tonight and they are the bomb!!! Picky hubs loved them and we will be making again soon. I used premade pico and used Trident pub house cod filets for quick prep. Five stars. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 8, 2018

      That’s great Janet! I’m glad to hear how much you and your husband enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Alla
    December 13, 2017

    These were amazing! The sauce was perfect. Husband loved it!!! I have made these several times already. I use fish for the adults, and shrimp for the picky kiddos. Thanks for another great recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2017

      You’re welcome Alla! I’m glad to hear your family enjoys the recipe as much as mine does! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Christa Jones
    December 3, 2017

    Made this tonight with Pacific Cod, and OH my goodness, this makes me want to go back to mexico! haha! My husband loved it and I couldn’t get enough! Will DEFINITELY be making this again! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 4, 2017

      I’m glad to hear you both enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review Christa! Reply

  • Betty Haniotakis
    November 5, 2017

    This was the first time we tried fish tacos – I didn’t know what to expect as they are unknown in Greece – we really enjoyed them!
    Fortunately the recipe is very clear and easy to follow. I had to make some changes in the ingredients in accordance with what is available here and what I already had in the fridge. So I used small wheat tortillas, cod instead of tilapia, white cabbage, no cilantro, Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I doubled the sauce as suggested, and am glad I did. I forgot to add the crumbled cheese (which would have been feta), but will try it today. For us, the recipe made enough for 8 tacos – maybe we have big appetites.

    Thanks so much for the recipe – we’ll be making it frequently! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 6, 2017

      You’re welcome Betty! I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • October 5, 2017

    I tried it last night. It was delicious. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 5, 2017

      That’s great! I’m happy to hear that Joan! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Heather
    September 23, 2017

    We made this last night and it was SO good! My boyfriend gave it a 5/5 which I can only recall him doing that once or twice. So count my 5/5 rating twice! 🙂

    Also, I only tweaked it a little bit. 1) I make killer guacamole, so I made that instead of having all the ingredients of it separately as toppings. But it’s basically the same thing. 2) I “pickled” the cabbage a little by letting it sit in lime juice and olive oil. I’m just not a fan of raw cabbage.

    All-in-all, outstanding! It’s the first recipe we’ve tried from you and we’ll definitely be trying more. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 23, 2017

      I’m so glad to hear how much you both enjoy the recipe! Thanks for following and sharing your fantastic review Heather! Reply

  • Inga
    September 14, 2017

    I already left a 5-star comment a while ago. But I must comment again. We are not the type of family to have one meal repeated once a week, every week – until now. I LOVE these tacos. And when it is Fish Taco night at my house (I’ve instituted a new “thing”) we get really happy. I’ve made these with shrimp too and they are just oh-so-good! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 14, 2017

      I’m happy to hear that your family enjoys this recipe as much as mine does! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Inga! 🙂 Reply

  • Robin Luedeman
    September 9, 2017

    These are the best ever! We absolutely love them! (made them twice in a month now) We use wild caught Flounder though. I can’t find wild caught Tilapia. We also omitted the cumin and cayenne only because we don’t have any on hand. Remarkable recipe!! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 10, 2017

      You’re welcome Robin! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! 🙂 Reply

  • John
    August 29, 2017

    Ive always loved Talapia BUT with all the talk and articles about the conditions Talapia are grown and produced in other countries (china) very disgusting. I am now afraid to buy it. What are your thoughts? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 29, 2017

      Hi John, you can replace it with salmon or any other white fish, or even shrimp if you prefer. It is a very versatile recipe. Reply

      • Phyllis Sliss
        August 29, 2017

        Why not just change the fish type in your recipe to another white fish so the recipe is more healthy? Several have written about the choice of fish. Then the recipe would be perfect! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          August 29, 2017

          Hi Phyllis, this is how we prepare it but you can definitely swap it out if you prefer. Reply

        • August 29, 2017

          Not sure where the unhealthy part comes from, not all Tilapia come from China, Tilapia is raised in the states as well. I live in Asia, if I name off whitefish most you will not know or will be costly. Tilapia is farm raised around the world, not just China. Reply

          • Closed
            February 20, 2018

            Farm raised talapia eats it’s poo….watch dirty jobs on discovery I will never eat talapia

  • Cathy
    August 26, 2017

    We made these tonight, followed the recipe exactly, except we used haddock filets in place of tilapia. SOOO VERY, VERY good. Flavor, texture, freshness – just terrific! Easy and quick…a definite keeper recipe. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 27, 2017

      You’re welcome Cathy! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy this recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Robin
    August 26, 2017

    Absolutely phenomenal fish tacos! We didn’t have cumin, so we skipped that, we also used flour tortillas. Wow!! Definitely a keeper & a regular on our menu! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 27, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe as much as I do Robin! Thanks so much for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Phyllis Sliss
    August 17, 2017

    I have read several negative reviews on eating tilapia so I felt this was not a good choice of fish for this recipe. Cod, halibut or other white fish would be better.. Viktorya had it nailed on texture and taste of tilapia though I know many people like it just fine. I’m going with the health warnings and use another type of fish. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2017

      Hi Phyllis, you can definitely use a different kind of fish. I think salmon or even shrimp would work well also. Reply

    • August 22, 2017

      One of the reasons I am sure Tilapia was chosen for this recipe is cost factor, and please do not believe everything you here related to Tilapia, I live in Asia.

      The original fish used is Mahi Mahi, aka Dorado, aka Dolphin Fish, which would put the cost of this meal quite high.

      Another alternative to Tilapia is Pangasius. I would be interested in the results based on the fish you use. Reply

  • Victoria Korin
    August 11, 2017

    A big thank you from Korin’s family – kids and parents. Everybody loved it and it’s a keeper. My husband asked me – Why didn’t you make it before? I will from now on.
    Victoria Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 11, 2017

      That is awesome!! I’m so happy to hear that 🙂 Reply

  • Inga
    August 10, 2017

    I wasn’t a fan of tacos until last night. I made these because my husband loves tacos, and these were delicious! Can we say “awesome sauce?” I had to have another helping at 9 p.m. as a snack. The sauce gives the tacos a fresh and scrumptious kick. Side note, when I watch your videos, my two year old daughter says, “O! eto “tashinka.” Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2017

      LOL, that’s awesome! I’m glad to hear you love the recipe! Thanks for following and sharing your wonderful review Inga! Reply

  • Debora Palmer
    August 9, 2017

    Natasha, I’m a new fan of yours. These fish tacos were super easy and so delicious!!! My entire family loved them!
    I can’t wait to try more of your recipes! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2017

      Hello Debora! I’m glad to hear your family enjoys the recipe as much as mine does! Thanks for following and sharing your great review! Reply

  • Tania
    August 9, 2017

    Another great recipe. Came together quick. No more then 30 minutes. I didnt count on my kids liking it. The ingredient list didn’t look kid friendly to me. But they gobled them up and asked for seconds. Overall great dinner idea for the summer. Thank you Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2017

      You’re welcome Tania! I’m glad to hear how much your family loves the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • I remember trying these tacos at the church camp last year. They are sooo good! Thank you so much Natasha, for sharing this recipe, now I can’t wait to make them!!!:) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 8, 2017

      My pleasure! I’m glad you like them! 🙂 Reply

  • Oksana
    August 7, 2017

    I made it today for dinner and everyone loved it. It was so delicious. The sauce made a huge difference. Will do it again soon. Thanks for sharing Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 8, 2017

      You’re welcome Oksana! I’m glad to hear everyone enjoys the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Viktorya
    August 7, 2017

    Hi Natasha! I’m personally not a fan of tilapia due to texture and taste. What other fish can I substitute for this recipe which would provide a similar result? Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 7, 2017

      Most white fish would work fine or even salmon or shrimp 🙂 Reply

  • Yolanda
    August 7, 2017

    This came out great…my family loved it. It will go into rotation with your Korean beef taco recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 7, 2017

      Awesome, I’m glad to hear your family enjoys the recipes as much as mine does! Thanks for sharing your great review Yolanda! Reply

  • Maria W
    August 7, 2017

    Hi Natasha,
    Thank you for all of your recipes, I have tried many of them (especially cakes), and its never a disappointment.
    Your website is “go to” and is in my ” favorites”, can’t thank you enough….
    As far as this recipe goes, could I substitute tilapia with salmon?
    Thbank you,
    Maria Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 7, 2017

      Hi Maria, yes! Absolutely! That would work great. 🙂 Thank you for that amazing compliment! Reply

  • August 7, 2017

    These fish tacos look amazing! I can’t believe I haven’t tried making tacos with fish yet! Delish! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 7, 2017

      I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipes Julia! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Jackie
    August 6, 2017

    Wow I just made these for dinner and they were incredible I’m so impressed! Thanks so such a delicious recipe, this is 100% going to be a summer staple for me now. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 6, 2017

      Awww!! That’s awesome! I’m so happy to hear you loved the recipe 🙂 Reply

  • Patty L.
    August 6, 2017

    I love this website. Different, easy to make, impressive recipes. Keep up the good work Natasha. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 6, 2017

      Thank you so much Patty! That is quite a compliment and I’m so glad you are enjoying our site 🙂 Reply

  • Katie
    August 5, 2017

    Made these for my hubby (he loves tacos). Easy and yet delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 6, 2017

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your amazing review! 🙂 Reply

  • Karina
    August 5, 2017

    So simple to make & delicious 🙂 my favorite combination 😀 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 6, 2017

      Thank you Karina!! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂 I completely agree – can’t get enough! Reply

  • Jenny
    August 4, 2017

    Amazing Recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 4, 2017

      I’m glad you love it Jenny! Reply

  • Natalie
    August 3, 2017

    Made these and they are my new favorite. That sauce is amazing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 4, 2017

      Awesome, I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review Natalie! Reply

  • August 3, 2017

    Dear Natasha, thank you and Slavik very much for this idea ! Since it’s 102 F here and it lasts for days, I am pinning this one for later ! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 3, 2017

      That is sure hot!! Our temperatures are pretty close this week in Idaho. Thank you so much for pinning! 🙂 Reply

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