What to Serve With Fish Tacos? 20 Tasty Side Dishes

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Do you love fish tacos? They are our favorite food, especially when we don't feel like having beef or chicken.

You can make them using your Instant Pot or any other way you like, and get a delicious dinner in no time.

However, having fish tacos alone might not curb your hunger. Fortunately, there are plenty of tasty and nutritious sides that can be paired with fish tacos to create a well-rounded and satisfying meal.

what to serve with fish tacos

Looking for a quick answer?

The best side dishes to serve with fish tacos are nachos, lentil salad, couscous, chicken burrito bowl, calamari with tomatoes, crispy green beans, potato rosti, chili cheese fries, shrimp fried rice, fried pickles, mango salsa, guacamole, jalapeno poppers, cucumber salad and watermelon salad. 

Now, let's get cooking!

20 Fish Tacos Sides

1. Nachos


Fish tacos taste incredible with nachos, especially when you feel like having them on a movie night. The combination reminds you of your childhood and gives you every reason to have it repeatedly.

You can serve the nachos with a cheese sauce and elevate your food experience to a new level.

Follow the tagged recipe to make the best nachos.

2. Lentil Salad

Lentil Salad

Here is another side dish that goes amazing with your fish tacos. Lentil salad is refreshing, healthy, and quite fulfilling. It features many ingredients; however, don't get overwhelmed, as each plays an excellent role.

Prepare a big bowl of this amazing salad and witness how it complements your tacos. You can make this salad for lunches and dinners and add it to your party menu. It is indeed an excellent crowd-pleaser dish.

3. Couscous


This side dish can get ready within five minutes and tastes magical with fish tacos. This light dish can be made with just a few ingredients, like couscous, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, feta cheese, vegetable broth, and butter.

You can use your instant pot to make this amazing side dish and enjoy it for lunch or dinner.

4. Chicken Burrito Bowl 

Chicken Burrito Bowl

A fulfilling and satisfying lunch or dinner is a blessing. So, if you plan to make fish tacos for a gathering, serve them with a chicken burrito bowl. This way, everyone gets to have something to eat and feel satisfied.

Surprisingly, a chicken burrito bowl doesn't take a lot of effort to make. Within ten minutes, you can create an amazing dish with ingredients like chicken breast, taco, chicken broth, and Mexican cheese. This is a flavorful side dish and perfect to elevate anyone's mood.

5. Calamari With Tomatoes

Calamari with tomatoes

This colorful dish explodes with various flavors and textures. It is an excellent dish for dinners and tastes amazing with fish tacos.

The dish combines curry powder, tomatoes, and lemon juice quite wonderfully. Undoubtedly, your dining table will shine with flavors with this wholesome dish. So, pair it with fish tacos and receive loads of praise from friends and family.

6.  Crispy Green Beans

Crispy Green Beans

Do you use an air fryer? If yes, make these crispy green beans using the tagged recipe. These beans are soft on the inside and crusty on the outside.

They are a favorite of kids and adults and taste great with fish tacos. Also, we can't deny the additional nutritional value they add to your meals.

So, with just a few ingredients already available in your pantry, make these green beans and enjoy the taste and textures on offer.

7.  Potato Rosti

potato rosti

Have you ever had potato rosti before? This is a unique yet tasty side dish; you can make it with five ingredients. The dish is quite crispy and complements most dishes, like fish tacos.

Have them together and enjoy a satisfying meal.

8. Chili Cheese Fries

Chili cheese fries

Whether you plan to have fish tacos on Tuesday or a movie night, chili cheese fries are the perfect side dish on your menu.

So, what makes these fries special? These hearty fries are like normal fries but with loads of cheese and canned chili. It is easy to fall for the flavors on offer. Besides, the cheesy fries are quite fulfilling.

Since they are full of calories, have them in small portions if you are on a diet.

9. Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried RiceFish tacos can also be paired with shrimp fried rice. This is an excellent combination, especially for people in a large gathering.

Shrimp fried rice is very easy to make. It also contains peas and carrots, but you can customize these ingredients according to your preference.

10. Fried Pickles

Fried Pickles

Make your fish tacos more flavorful with these spicy and sour fried pickles. You can make them instantly using the tagged recipe. Ensure you cook them in your instant pot and achieve the promised results.

Eat them with homemade chutney and enjoy.

11. Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

Fish tacos taste quite refreshing with mango salsa. This salsa has a sweet and savory taste that goes amazing with many main dishes.

According to the recipe card, you need mangoes, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lemon juice to create a wonderful salad.

12. Guacamole


This is an excellent dip, perfect to have with fish tacos. To make guacamole, you need avocado, lime juice, tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro, and cayenne pepper.

Make a good amount of this dip, so you can eat as much as you want. Make sure to enjoy it fresh every time.

13. Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers

Next, we have the spicy, crisp, and irresistible jalapeno poppers.  Although these poppers are spicy, they are loved by both kids and adults alike.

Make them a side dish with your fish tacos, and see them vanish quickly. You can also serve the poppers with a creamy dip to dilute the flavors.

14. Cucumber Salad


If you are looking for an easy and quick side dish, make a cucumber salad home. This salad recipe is a charmer with ingredients like onions, salt, sugar, vinegar, and cucumbers. The light taste makes this salad a perfect companion to fish tacos.

15. Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is a classic and tastes great with fish tacos. To make this salad, you require lettuce leaves, Parmesan cheese, crisp croutons, and a dressing. You can buy the salad dressing from the store or make it at home.

16. Creamy Coleslaw


This delicious salad is heaven on a plate. It is creamy, rich, and quite popular among kids and adults.

Make the salad at home using the tagged recipe. Serve it with fish tacos, and enjoy.

17. Rice Salad

Rice Salad

Are you looking for a salad recipe but want to avoid potatoes? If yes, we suggest you try this amazing salad with white rice, eggs, celery, onions, pimento, mayonnaise, mustard, tuna, and other flavorful ingredients.

This is a fulfilling salad and perfect to pair with fish tacos.

18. Avocado Mango Salad

Avocado Mango Salad

This is another version of mango salsa. It has mangoes, avocados, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro as primary ingredients. For the dressing, you require lemon juice and olive oil to create an amazing and addictive salad.

19. Tomato Pasta

To create a flavorful meal, serve tomato pasta with fish tacos. This pasta is creamy with a rich flavor of tomatoes, perfect to make your day.

The pasta is quite addictive and can be enjoyed with a cold drink.

Follow the tagged recipe and create a perfect dish.

20. Watermelon Salad with Feta

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Here is another salad to make your meal worth every bite. Watermelon salad is a juicy dish and when paired with feta cheese, it becomes flavorful too.

You can follow the recipe card to add more relevant ingredients and prepare a wholesome side dish for yourself.

20 Side Dishes For Fish Tacos

  1. Nachos
  2. Lentil salad
  3. Couscous
  4. Chicken burrito bowl
  5. Calamari with tomatoes
  6. Crispy green beans
  7. Potato rosti
  8. Chili cheese fries
  9. Shrimp fried rice
  10. Fried pickles
  11. Mango salsa
  12. Guacamole
  13. Jalapeno poppers
  14. Cucumber salad
  15. Caesar salad
  16. Creamy coleslaw
  17. Rice salad
  18. Mango avocado salad
  19. Tomato pasta
  20. Watermelon salad with Feta

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fish tacos sides

What To Serve With Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are perfect for lunch and dinner. If you want to make them extra special, pair them with on of these 20 delicious side dishes.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Fish Tacos, Tacos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 2 fish tacos


  • Make fish tacos using your favorite recipe.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can serve them chili cheese fries, watermelon and feta salad, cucumber salad, creamy coleslaw, mango salsa, couscous, rice salad, lentil salad, fried pickles, potato rosti, crispy green beans or nachos.
  • Serve and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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