Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I found this recipe on the net and decided to share it with all of you. Fish tacos are very popular in the San Diego area. I serve these with Spanish rice or tortilla chips.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour with favorite spices such as garlic powder, red or black ground pepper.
  2. Stir the flour mixture into the beer and mix until well blended.
  3. Wash fish by dipping in cold, lightly salted water or water with a little bit of lemon juice added. Be sure fish is completely dry before dipping into batter.
  4. Prepare salsa; reserve.
  5. Put the vegetable oil into a deep skillet and bring to 375°F
  6. Place fish in a single layer--do not let pieces touch each other.
  7. Cook fish until batter is crispy and golden brown.
  8. Heat corn tortillas lightly in a skillet or Mexican comal until they are soft and hot.
  9. To assemble, on each tortilla layer the fish fillet, white sauce, salsa and cabbage. Top it off with a squeeze of lime. Fold tortilla over to serve.
Most Helpful

If I could give this 6 stars I would! I lived in San Diego for 2 years and while there fell in love with Rubio's fish tacos. Now I've been gone for 7 years and have craved them at times, so when it came time to create a Mexican Fiesta for a dinner party, I knew I had to add fish tacos to the menu. This recipe is IDENTICAL to the fish tacos I remember at Rubio's and now I can enjoy them anytime I want and don't have to spend thousands on a plane ticket to do so! My guests were amazed and everyone LOVED them. I really didn't change anything in the recipe. Every component is simple in itself but when combined, command your taste buds to attention! Thank you for posting!

SouthernAlbertaGirl February 14, 2014

Im a huge fan of the fish taco...Rubios is as close as you get to down in baja cali. I've tried this white sauce, it works but it's not Rubios. We had Rubios last night, got a side of the white sauce and tried it on its own ( great tortilla dip! Combo with Picante sauce) Rubios tastes like watered down tarter sauce with milk, no relish. One i make at home for fish tacos is Mayo, red wine vinegar, lemon, garlic powder, and pepper, it's killer too.

san4dc March 20, 2016

Okay, so the reason I'm giving this three stars is because it doesn't specify the amount of garlic powder or pepper to add. Also it doesn't call for salt. This may be because some brands of garlic powder have salt in them. I used lemon pepper and garlic powder, salt, flour, and beer in the batter. I used cod. There was a lot of trial and error involved because I didn't know how much salt and spices to add. I also added lime juice, cumin, salt, nutmeg, and sugar to the white sauce. Next time I will not add in sugar or greatly reduce it. I didn't make the salsa so I can't say anything about that.

mandysodandy October 23, 2015