Spicy. Tangy. Creamy. Crispy, flaky fish filled tacos. These fantastic Baja Fish Tacos with a Baja Cream Sauce are absolutely perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or anytime you feel like some yummy tacos!

Fish Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce

If you’re a mom (and really even if you’re not) weeknights tend to be so busy.

Activities, homework, LIFE – there’s just so much to do and there isn’t a lot of time to stand in the kitchen for hours on end.

I love preparing made from scratch recipes for my family, but every once in awhile, when I’m short on time I need to come up with an easier version.

Let’s introduce these awesome Fish Tacos with a Baja Cream Sauce, spicy, savory goodness.

Fish Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce

Now, if you have lots of time on your hands, feel free to beer batter your fish on your own. I do sometimes… but usually only on weekends.

But if you are looking for a super easy, delicious weeknight dinner that takes less than 30 minutes to put together with a few short cuts… this really is it.

It’s delicious, easy and filling. Plus… tacos!

The perfect addition to Taco Tuesday!

Baja Fish Tacos with a Cream Sauce

Fish Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce

Be sure and check out the other fabulous easy recipes posted so far this month.

Want some more delicious tacos? Try these Butternut Squash Portobello Tacos with Garlic Sage Cream Sauce, Easy Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Ranch Sauce or these Baja Lime Grilled Shrimp Tacos .

They are all to die for! Kick up your Taco Tuesday’s with a different taco recipe each week!

Recipe for Fish Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce


Fish Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce

Fish Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce

Nicole Cook
Spicy. Tangy. Creamy. Crispy, flaky fish filled tacos. These fantastic Fish Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce are absolutely perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or anytime you feel like some yummy tacos!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 144 kcal


For the Baja Sauce:

  • ½ cups plain yogurt
  • ½ cups mayonnaise
  • 3 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper seeded and finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ cups fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley finely chopped

For Fish Tacos:

  • 1 box of frozen crispy fish tenders we used Van de Kamp’s
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Capers
  • Avocado diced
  • tomatoes diced
  • shredded mexican or taco cheese
  • Soft Corn or Flour Tortillas


  • For the Baja Sauce:Combine all ingredients. Set aside. (I put mine in the fridge while I prepared the rest – gives it a chance to marry all the wonderful flavors). We also made some early for photos and then again at dinner and wow… the sauce was SO much more flavorful at dinner time (2 hours later)
  • For Fish Tacos:Prepare 1-2 fish tenders per person (per taco) as directed on the back of the package. (this took 20 minutes for us) When finished, slice the fish up anyway you’d like to put it in the taco.
  • Lay a soft tortilla on a plate. Place shredded lettuce on the tortilla. Then layer the capers, avocado and tomatoes.
  • Top with the cooked fish tenders. And then drizzle the Baja sauce over all of it.
  • Eat & Enjoy!


Calories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 134mgPotassium: 67mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 268IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword easy seafood recipes
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  1. Just the other night I had fish tacos at a restaurant. The sauce they served them with was not so good. It made me want to make some at home and have something better. Now I see your sauce and wow! Love it! Great flavors and I can’t wait to try it.

    1. It’s funny, I don’t really adore regular taco’s. I mean I’ll eat them. But give me fish or shrimp tacos… and I’m there. Forever. LOL
      They do need a good sauce though, and I’m sorry you didn’t get a good one at that restaurant.
      I adored this sauce and was thinking of so many other ways to use it. Delish! Thanks Renee!

    1. No, no it’s certainly not. Because if it is, I’m in trouble. Everytime I look back at these things, I think…. I want. Now.
      I really do love using yogurt instead of sour cream. I find it more flavorful anyway. 🙂
      Thanks Jamie!

  2. These look and sound fantastic! And not only did the sauce make me drool, but love that you used Van de Kamp’s Fish Tenders- I haven’t had those since I was a kid, and love them! Great recipe 😉

    1. Diana, I switch it up all the time. Sometimes we do unbreaded fish, but this time I wanted some good breaded fish and Van De Kamp was what I reached for at the store. I remembered how wonderful they are, and just knew they would make this recipe perfect. My kids devoured these and I highly suspect it was due to the Van De Kamp’s. LOL
      Thank you!

  3. I had fish tacos in Hawaii that were amazing and ever since I got back, I’ve been dreaming about them. This is such an ingenius and quick way to make them – using frozen fish! I’m always hesitant at buying fresh fish because I either buy bad cuts or I mangle them during the cooking process. This way, I’ll be guaranteed delicious fish. Thanks for sharing, Nicole!

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