Effortless Tequila Fish Tacos Deserve a Spot on Your Menu

Fish Tacos

Tacos have been a household staple for quite some time. If Mom is busy, make tacos. Not sure what to whip up for dinner? Make tacos. Looking for a dish everyone can customize to their own liking? Make tacos. Face it: Tacos are awesome and bring us so much joy. (Plus, they're super easy to make.)


As much as I love to bite into a good chicken or beef tortilla, you gotta switch it up from time to time.

Enter fish tacos.

One of the great things about a surf taco is that you don't need a ton of ingredients to make it yummy -- unless you want 'em -- but that choice is up to you. (Personally, I like the less-is-more approach.) Plus, they're a fun way to introduce picky eaters to a new food that you can mask with their favorite condiments and sides.

Whether you're looking for something tasty to add to your Cinco de Mayo menu or need something for the weekday, this effortless (tequila) fish taco recipe is one for the books.

(Tequila) Fish tacos


  • 6 fillets of white fish (I used flounder)
  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons of parsley flakes
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of tequila*
  • 6 taco shells (hard or soft -- doesn't matter)
  • Taco salsa
  • Rice (optional)
  • Lettuce

(*Note: You definitely don't have to use alcohol. It's just a fun option.)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and parsley flakes over each fillet, and add a tablespoon of butter on top. Bake for 15 minutes.

Fish Tacos

2. Allow to cool before breaking into pieces. Add lettuce, rice (optional), salsa, and whatever other taco fixings you enjoy.

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Fish Tacos

Price of items used:

  • $1.50 - Taco shells
  • $7.00 - Fish
  • $1.50 - Taco salsa
  • $1.00 - Lettuce

(I used butter, lemon juice, tequila, and rice from my refrigerator and pantry. You can purchase a small container of butter for $1, lemon juice for $1, a small box/bag of rice for $2.50, and a little tequila for $5 if you need it)

$11 ($20.50, if you purchase rice, butter, lemon juice, and tequila)

Images via Tanvier Peart

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