by Erica Dinho on May 5, 2009

Tilapia Fish Tacos
Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines and it’s full of tradition and flavor. I want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday, with this Tilapia Taco recipe.




  • 1 Pound tilapia fish
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • Juice of 2 limes, divided
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Place the fish on a plate and sprinkle with the cumin, salt, pepper and chili powder, if you want a kick. Drizzle with olive oil and the juice of 1 lime.
  2. Preheat a skillet over medium- high heat. Add the fish and cook until golden on the outside. Remove from the skillet and transfer to a plate.
  3. Combine the avocado, juice of 1 lime, onion, cilantro, salt and pepper and set aside.
  4. Heat the tortillas in an ungreased nonstick pan and wrap the tortillas in a clean towel to keep them warm.
  5. To assemble the tacos, place an equal amount of the tilapia in each tortilla, along with a big spoonful of the avocado mixture and top with shredded lettuce. Serve with favorite salsa on the side.
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1 Jen @ MyKitchenAddiction.com May 5, 2009 at 10:04 AM

These tacos look great – I love fish tacos! Delicious!


2 Soma May 5, 2009 at 10:20 PM

Tilapia is something my & my kids have ( my hubby does not eat fish) atleast twice a week, & with the same spices:-D I guess Indian spices are very similar to yours. I have never made anything so elegant like this one tho! Such a great idea & an easy healthy meal.


3 Nancy S December 15, 2009 at 11:09 AM

I was at a loss for dinner – I had the tilapi but didn’t want to panko crust and bake it AGAIN……. Everyone loved it the fish tacos!!! THANK YOU for all of these great recipes!!


4 Erica December 15, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Nancy-Thank you so much for the feedback!


5 Sophie March 13, 2010 at 2:49 PM

I made these tacos today and we loved them. They were delicious with guacamole. Thank you.


6 Silvia March 20, 2010 at 11:24 AM

My kids loved these tacos. I made your tomatillo salsa with them and they were perfect.


7 Anonymous May 7, 2010 at 10:16 AM

Loved these tacos! they were simple to make, but the flavor was amazing. My husband loved them. I made the salmon tacos, too. Fantastic recipes!!!!!


8 Anonymous June 8, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Wonderful flavor!!!Healthy and delicious.I made today and we all loved them. I made your tomatillo salsa, too.


9 Maria July 7, 2010 at 7:25 PM

I made these tacos and the salmon tacos! We love both recipes. Fantastic and easy to make. Thanks!


10 MArtha November 1, 2010 at 8:57 AM

Sounds delicious! I just came back from mexico last month and find myself addicted to these incredible enchilada recipes now!! Must go back next year sometime, I suppose, and this time head off the beaten track a little. Looking to reading more!


11 Bonnie December 20, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Just made the Tilapia Tacos!! Not only quick and easy- Delicious!!! Thanks, I just found your site, and my colombian husband is so happy that I found this site…made him Changua yesterday for breakfast!


12 Claudia January 4, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Delicious!!! Would definately make again! Easy too!


13 Sofia May 13, 2011 at 8:20 AM

These tacos were delicious. Thank you for this simple and good recipe. My kids loved them.


14 Claire June 10, 2011 at 8:48 AM

I made these tacos and the your chicken tacos. They were delicious. i love the flavor and really easy to make.


15 Kim June 23, 2011 at 2:29 PM

Delicious! Will make again!


16 Jennifer June 28, 2011 at 10:09 AM

I made this recipe for tilapia tacos and it was really good and I made the salmon and chicken tacos for a taco party and they were so delicious. Thank you!


17 Sam August 22, 2011 at 10:57 AM

I made these tacos and the chicken quesadillas and they were really easy ans tasty.


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