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Avocado Fish Tacos

Combine your favorite fish with cheese and avocados to make Avocado Fish Tacos, a quick and delicious dinner for any night of the week.

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Sometimes we base our meals off of a recipe, other times we just wing it. Avocado Fish Tacos was one of those “just wing it” nights. We were getting low on food and having our “pantry week”. This means we have to work with whatever we have before we go grocery shopping. It allows us to try to use up some of the food we already have.

One of the foods we try to always have is some fish. Fish stays good for a long time in the freezer and can be thawed in minutes. Perfect for the nights we forget to take something out or just don’t have time.

Another food we tend to have extra of is tortilla shells. The packages come with so many of them, and the boys don’t use them much yet. So it’s only Justin and me who eat the shells, meaning we often have leftovers. Lately, I make homemade tortilla shells so we only have what we need.

So that, plus some cheese and avocado from the refrigerator and we had the makings of a delicious meal. We started making these in a similar way to our fried fish sandwich recipe. We breaded the fish, only with a bit different seasonings this time.

The avocado helps give the fish tacos a fresh flavor and adds nutritional value to the meal as well. If you don’t like eating fried foods, you could cook up the fish in a pan and have it plain. It just won’t have as much flavor that way. I don’t eat fried foods very often, so I make an exception for something as delicious as this meal.

Avocado Fish Tacos Step by Step


  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 2 fillets fish (such as tilapia)
  • 1 avocado
  • flour tortilla shells
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese (shredded)
  • 1 tsp lime juice


Before you get the fish prepped, heat a medium-sized frying pan over medium-high heat. Fill it with enough oil to be about 1/2-inch deep.

Prep the fish by adding two eggs to a small bowl and beat them together. In a second bowl, combine breadcrumbs, parsley, and pepper.

Then dip your fish of choice (we used tilapia) into the eggs, coating the fish as well as possible. Dip the fish in the breadcrumb mixture, making sure the fish is well coated with the seasonings.

Once the oil is warm, place the fish fillets into the oil. Cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side. The fish is done when it’s flaky and golden brown. Make sure to flip the fish at least once while you are cooking.

Remove the fish from the pan and place it on a wire rack with paper towels or a dish rag underneath to catch some of the oil.

Meanwhile, slice the avocado and prepare the tacos by placing some of the fish on the center of a tortilla shell. Top that with cheese and avocado and garnish with a little more parsley. We also sprinkled a bit of lime juice on as well before eating the tacos. I added a small spoonful of sour cream to mine, but I love the taste of sour cream.

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Originally Published On: May 1, 2018

Last Updated On: July 31, 2023

Avocado fish tacos rolled up and ready to eat

Avocado Fish Tacos

Combine your favorite fish with cheese and avocados to make a quick and delicious dinner for any night of the week. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Main Dish
Servings: 2 servings
5 from 6 votes


  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 2 fillets fish (such as tilapia)
  • 1 avocado
  • 4 flour tortilla shells
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese (shredded)
  • 1 tsp lime juice


  • Preheat a medium-sized frying pan over medium-high heat and add enough oil so it's about 1/2 inch deep
  • In one small bowl, beat both eggs together
  • In another bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and parsley
  • Dip each fillet of fish into the egg followed by the breadcrumbs to coat as well as possible
  • Carefully cook the fish in the heated oil on each side for about 3-5 minutes until the fish is golden brown and cooked through
  • Remove the fish from the oil and place on a wire rack with a paper towel or cloth underneath to catch the extra oil
  • Slice the avocado
  • Prepare the tacos by filling each tortilla shell with 1/4 of the fish topped with cheese and avocado
  • Garnish with a bit more parsley and lime juice
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Nutrition Facts
Avocado Fish Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 852 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 217mg72%
Sodium 914mg38%
Potassium 757mg22%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 915IU18%
Vitamin C 13.4mg16%
Calcium 528mg53%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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52 thoughts on “Avocado Fish Tacos”

  1. Nothing better than a fish taco on a Wednesday night. I have all the ingredients to make this recipe and the kids will be so happy to have tacos.

  2. This came right on time! 🙂 I made fish tacos several times but it never tastes as good as the battered ones lol. I also keep fish in the freezer for times that I need a quick meal so I’m defiantly going to try this recipe out soon, it looks so fresh and yummy, thank you! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    My daughters both love fish and avocados. This recipe will be a win for dinner in our home. I’m definitely adding this to our weekly meal lineup.

  4. Avacado prices were going up recently, not a fan of that. I’ve always like shrimp tacos but I’ve never tried avacado…will give it a shot!

    1. I know, I’ve heard about that. We are in south Texas, so close to the source of the ones that come from Mexico. I haven’t noticed much of an increase here, but I haven’t looked too closely recently, either. Next time you have fish tacos, try adding the avocado, it adds a lot of flavor and texture to it.

  5. This looks like such a great recipe. I don’t eat meat so so I am always looking for new fish recipes to try. Throwing avocado in the mix makes it that much more appetizing!

  6. My family loves fish tacos! Taco varieties are great and easy for a work night dinner. I love that this one is so healthy. I’ll have to try adding avocados to our next fish tacos.

  7. 5 stars
    The whole family loves avocado and this recipe …ahhh, very delicious I can’t wait to try this at home. Always loving new ideas from you 🙂

    1. If you all love avocado then this is the recipe for you! It adds such a great taste to the fish tacos, and also changes the texture for something a little different than normal.

  8. Taco’s is one of my go-tos but it’s only been recently that I’ve managed to explore more than just the basic, meat, cheese, lettuce and there are so many great options out there. I would love to try these!

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