Baja Fish Tacos

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: 314kcal
Author: Kris Longwell
These Baja Fish Tacos are the bomb! This version uses fresh cod, quickly fried, for a nice yummy crunch. Serve with avocado, fresh pico, cabbage, homemade tortillas, and hot sauce. Oh wow, these are good.
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  • 1 quart vegetable oil
  • 12 to 16 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp Adobo all-purpose seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 cup beer not dark
  • 1 lb cod fillet cut into bite-size pieces


  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup quality mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste



  • Mix together the ingredients for the Baja sauce and place in 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 tortillas in foil and heat in oven for about 15 minutes at 350° F.
  • Add all the ingredients for sauce in a bowl and mix. Place in 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 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: 314kcal