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Easy to make, delicious, Tilapia Fish Tacos, pan fried
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Tilapia Fish Tacos

Tilapia Fish Tacos: Easy to make, mildly flavored, delicious, flaky, and loaded with flavor. These tilapia fish tacos are healthy, easy, and delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: tilapia fish tacos, tilapia fish tacos recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 lb Tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning fish
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Finely chopped cabbage
  • 12 Corn tortillas warmed
  • Sliced Avocado

Pico de Gallo

  • 1/4 cup Red Onion diced
  • 1 cup Tomato diced
  • 1 Jalapeño finely diced
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped optional
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Dash of Cumin
  • Dash of Coriander
  • Dash of Chili Powder


  • If making your own pico, rather than using a store bought version, start by mixing together Pico de Gallo ingredients, and seasonings, refrigerate for 15 mins.
  • Meanwhile, mix the chili powder, cumin, coriander, and salt and pepper together and season tilapia fillets by rubbing it onto both sides.
  • In a Heavy Bottom Frying Pan, heat olive oil, and pan fry the tilapia for 2-3 mins per side depending on thickness of filet.
  • After cooking, flake with a fork and set aside
  • Chop cabbage finely
  • Warm tortillas in pan that you used to cook the tilapia.
  • Assemble into corn tortillas, use sour cream, and other taco toppings to liking
  • Serve warm



Increase flavor on these tacos by adding more seasonings, more salt, or by topping with your favorite fish taco toppers. These are intentionally left fairly mild to make them appealing to kids, but are easy to customize for your preference.


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.6mg