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Two Baja Fish Tacos sitting next to each other on a cutting board with small ramekins filled with pico de gallos and a white sauce nearby.

Baja Fish Tacos

Course: CalMex
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Fish Tacos
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 410kcal
These Baja Fish Tacos are the bomb! This version uses fresh cod, quickly fried, for a nice yummy crunch. Serve with avocado, pico de gallo, cabbage, homemade tortillas, and hot sauce. Oh wow, these are good.
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  • Deep fryer, of sturdy skillet/pot with 1 to 2 inches of vegetable oil


  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp Adobo all-purpose seasoning
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 1 cup beer not dark
  • 1 lb cod fillet cut into bite-size pieces


  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp cumin ground
  • ½ tsp dill dried
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp lime juice from 1 lime
  • ¼ tsp salt or to taste



  • Mix together the ingredients for the Baja sauce and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour. 
  • Heat deep-fryer, or 1 inch of oil in a 10-inch heavy pot (2 to 3 inches deep). Bring temp to 350°F.
  • Meanwhile, wrap the tortillas in foil and heat in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350° F.
  • Add all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and mix. Place in the fridge until ready to assemble the tacos.
  • Stir together the flour and seasonings in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the beer (batter will be thick).
  • Gently stir fish into the batter to coat.
  • Lift each piece of fish out of the batter, letting excess drip back into the bowl.
  • Fry fish in batches, turning once or twice, until nice and golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain on a rack.
  • Assemble tacos with the warm tortillas, smeared with the Baja sauce, fish, pico de gallo, cabbage, and a squeeze of fresh lime. Add hot sauce to liking.


Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 873mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg