National Fish Taco Day

October 4th is National Fish Taco Day, a day to celebrate the delicious and flavorful Mexican classic that’s enjoyed around the world. Fish tacos are a fresh and healthy option that’s perfect for summer and beyond.

In this article, we will explore the history of fish tacos, different variations of fish tacos, and how to make your own delicious fish tacos at home.

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When is it?Every 
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  • Fish
  • Food & Drink
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When was it founded?2018
Who founded it?Rubio’s Coastal Grill

The History of Fish Tacos: A Mexican Classic

Fish tacos have been enjoyed in Mexico for centuries, dating back to the indigenous people who lived along the coast. The original fish tacos were made with local fish, wrapped in a tortilla and served with lime and hot sauce.

Today, fish tacos are enjoyed around the world and have evolved to include a variety of different toppings and flavors.

Different Variations of Fish Tacos: From Baja to Grilled

Fish tacos can be made in many different ways, depending on your preferences and tastes. Here are some examples:

  • Baja-style fish tacos: Baja-style fish tacos are a classic version of the dish, made with battered and fried fish, cabbage slaw, and a creamy sauce.
  • Grilled fish tacos: Grilled fish tacos are a healthier option, made with grilled fish and a variety of toppings like avocado, salsa, and lime.
  • Fish tacos with mango salsa: Fish tacos with mango salsa are a sweet and savory twist on the classic dish, made with grilled fish and a fresh mango salsa.
  • Fish tacos with chipotle sauce: Fish tacos with chipotle sauce are a spicy and flavorful option, made with a chipotle cream sauce and a variety of toppings.

How to Make Fish Tacos at Home: A Simple and Delicious Recipe

Making fish tacos at home is easy and delicious. Here’s a simple recipe:


  • 1 lb. white fish fillets, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • Toppings of your choice (sliced avocado, salsa, cilantro, lime)


  1. In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, paprika, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  2. Dredge the fish strips in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add a drizzle of oil.
  4. Cook the fish strips for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Warm the tortillas in the skillet or in the microwave.
  6. Assemble the tacos by adding the cooked fish strips and your choice of toppings.


National Fish Taco Day is a great opportunity to celebrate this delicious and flavorful Mexican classic. Whether you enjoy them Baja-style, grilled, or with a variety of toppings, fish tacos are a fresh and healthy option that’s perfect for any occasion. So why not celebrate this October 4th by trying a new fish taco recipe or enjoying your favorite version of this tasty dish?

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