Pescadillas (Crispy Fish Tacos)


Pescadillas are crispy fish tacos made with flaky fish, wrapped in a tortilla, and pan-fried until golden and crispy. They are typically served with fresh toppings and salsa for a delicious and satisfying meal.

Pescadillas (Crispy Fish Tacos)

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 35 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 1 Calories: Approximately 250 calories per serving Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Season the fish fillets with salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the seasoned fish fillets and cook until golden and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  3. Remove the fish from the skillet and flake it into small pieces using a fork.
  4. Heat a separate skillet over medium heat. Place a corn tortilla on the skillet and spoon some flaked fish onto one half of the tortilla.
  5. Fold the tortilla over the fish to create a half-moon shape and press down gently with a spatula to seal.
  6. Cook the pescadilla until golden and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  7. Remove from the skillet and repeat with the remaining tortillas and fish.
  8. Serve the pescadillas hot with your favorite toppings and salsa.


  • Use a firm white fish like cod, halibut, or tilapia for the filling.
  • Make sure to season the fish generously with spices for flavorful tacos.
  • Use corn tortillas for an authentic Mexican taste and texture.
  • Serve with toppings like shredded cabbage, salsa, avocado slices, and lime wedges for a burst of flavor.
Keywords: fish tacos, tacos, easy fish tacos

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