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Crispy Baja Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce

Crispy Baja Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce are so yummy, they’re sure to become a fast family favorite! They’re a healthy and tasty addition to your Tex-Mex menu. 

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Hi, Friends!

We’re gonna do better than just Happy Taco Tuesday today.

It’s midsummer, it’s gorgeous out, and that deserves a big ‘ol: Happy Crispy Baja Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce Day! 😋

We are embracing all the opportunities to celebrate big and small things today, because we finally are on the other side of Sickness Mountain.

Never have our peeps been so sick and up to our neck in antibiotics all at once. I counted 10 doctor’s visits in 1 month. In midsummer, no less. We’ve been trading camping, swimming, and parties for days of laying on the couch.

Even The Bulldog got an ear infection. Wish I were kidding.

So yeah. We’re totally celebrating big and small things now that we’re feeling human again.

That’s why we’re going way beyond plain old Taco Tuesday today…

baja fish tacos

It’s been forever and a day since we’ve set foot in our favorite little San Diego style taco hangouts. So many scrumptious hole in the wall eateries.

I absolutely took my proximity to such tasty establishments for granted. #excalifornian

These days we whip up our own crispy Baja fish tacos with creamy lime sauce.

The fish is tender and perfectly crispy with a light batter. The zesty lime sauce is a dreamy covering for fish tacos – tastes just like I remember back in SD.

The fixings are like cherries on a sundae. Plenty of crunchy veggies, tomatoes, salsa, Chunky Guacamole if you like (who doesn’t like,) cilantro, and extra lime. Never forget the extra squeeze of lime.

baja fish tacos

The best part: pile up your own fish tacos just the way you like them.

Create. Eat. Repeat.


baja fish taco

Crispy Baja Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce

5 from 4 reviews

Crispy Baja Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce are so fantastic, these are sure to become a fast family favorite! They’re healthier and tastier than regular tacos. Make them part of your Taco Tuesday rotation.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins

Yield: 8 1x


  • For Creamy Lime Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 23 sprigs fresh dill
  • 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp cayenne, to taste
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black papper to taste
  • For Fish Tacos:
  • 1 Recipe for Beer Battered Fish
  • Homemade tortillas or 1 package tortillas (corn or flour are both good)
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
  • cilantro for garnish
  • Garnish suggestions: sliced avocado, Authentic Chunky Guacamole, lime slices


  1. Make Creamy Lime Sauce: Mix together yogurt and mayo. Stir in lime juice. Stir in cumin, dill, and cayenne. If desired, add dash of salt and black pepper to taste. Set sauce in fridge (make ahead for flavors to meld.)
  2. Follow directions for Beer Battered Fish.
  3. Warm up tortillas to soften. Assemble fish tacos, with desired garnishes and creamy sauce while fish is crispy and hot!


Prep ahead: Have all your fixings ready to go, including sauce. Fry fish right before ready to eat. Enjoy while still crispy and hot.
Note: This recipe works well with grilled fish, too.

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      • Brendon

      Delicious recipe and easy to make. Thank you!

      • Roses

      This is my first time making and enjoying Crispy Baja Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce. It tastes great. My family love it. I think it will be our favorite food in the future. Thanks you!

        • chewoutloud

        So happy you guys enjoyed these tacos…they’re a favorite here, too! 🙂

      • Michael

      Everyone loved this recipe! It was easy to make and I will definitely be making it again at other family gatherings. Also, I usually tweak recipes that I find, but this recipe doesn’t need any changes. Thank you!!!

        • chewoutloud

        Oh, that is amazing, Michael! Super happy you all enjoyed these tacos so much. Thanks for coming back to tell us 🙂 🙂

      • Elizabeth


        • chewoutloud

        That’s amazing, Elizabeth!! So so happy to hear your family loved these tacos. YAY! 🙂

      • Kelly

      These all look amazing!! Your pictures are making me so hungry 🙂

        • chewoutloud

        Yay, that means I’m doing my job 😉 Thanks, Kelly!

      • kenknight

      I was curious looking at your recipe. I have not tried avocado with onions, though I love eating both, separately at least. Although I like tacos in salsa, maybe this simple ingredients may open up a whole new taco experience for me.

      • Fred

      My family and I enjoyed fish tacos when we visited LA last summer. I read the ingredients of the creamy lime sauce and my mouth watered in approval. Should make and taste.

      • franckxethee

      You can really play around with the ingredients for this one. It also looks tasty and can be a meal substitute.

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