grilled cod fish tacos recipe

Easy Grilled Cod Fish Tacos

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I have been obsessed with these grilled cod fish tacos recently! They are extremely fresh and only take about 20 minutes to make! Plus, I added two of my favorite that I make to go the fish tacos.

Everyone loves sauce but they can be full of calories and sugar so I like to make my own. You can also adjust the flavor and spice when you make sauces instead of buying them.

Click here if you want to check out how I make my shrimp tacos.

Best Fish for Tacos

  • Cod
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Snapper
  • Tilapia
  • Grouper
  • Halibut

Grilled Cod Fish Tacos Ingredients

  • 1 lb cod any white fish works
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • Salt/pepper to liking
  • 2 limes

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  • Red Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Cotija Cheese
  • Jalapenos
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Lime
grilled cod fish tacos recipe

Health Benefits of Cod

Cod has benefits which are why like to use it when making grilled fish tacos. You could also use any white fish or even salmon.

  • High in lean protein.
  • Source of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Low in mercury.
  • High in vitamins like B-6 and B-12
grilled cod fish tacos recipe

How to Cook Cod Fish Tacos

Grilling Method:

  1. Preheat grill to medium0high heat.
  2. Brush or grease grill with oil.
  3. Grill on each side for about 3-5 minutes or until fully cooked.
  4. Allow fish to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Skillet Method:

  1. Heat a skillet or a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat with olive oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot add the fish to the skillet but make sure not to overcrowd so the fish can sear not steam.
  3. Cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side or until fish is flakey and opaque.
  4. Allow fish to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Oven Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place fish onto a baking sheet with parchment paper or onto a baking dish.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until completely cooked through.
  4. Allow fish to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Easy Grilled Cod Fish Tacos

These grilled codfish tacos are delicious, fresh, and extremely easy to make! I love making these for dinner but also lunch because they are on the lighter side if you use lettuce wraps.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: baked cod, baked fish, cod fish tacos, cod recipes, easy fish tacos, fish recipes
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb cod any white fish works
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt/pepper to liking
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 8 corn tortillas


  • Cotija Cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Red Onion
  • Avocado
  • Jalapenos

Lime Sauce

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup avocado mayo or regular
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp siracha
  • salt/pepper to liking

Chipotle Sauce

  • 1/2 cup avocado mayo or regular
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1-2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • chipotle peppers



  • Season both sides of the cod with salt and pepper.
  • In a small mixing bowl add olive oil, lime juice, and seasonings to make the marinade.
  • Add fish to a ziplock bag and pour in the marinade. Marinate for 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Brush or grease grill with oil, cook fish for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Add corn tortillas to grill for 15 seconds on each side.


  • For both sauces add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until everything is evenly combined.

More Fish Recipes

Baked Sea Bass Fillets

Healthy White Fish Recipe

Mediterranean Cod Bake

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