Baja Style, Beer Battered Fish Tacos

Posted · 10 Comments

Baja Style, Beer Battered Fish Tacos |


There’s something about simple fried foods during the summer time that makes life something to be enjoyed. Biting into food with a crispy crunch knowing that it’s a bit naughty makes everything seem, oh so right.

Hey, it’s summer – a time to relax and have fun, and let me tell you, these Baja style, beer battered fish tacos are a lot of fun!

When I bite into a Baja fish taco, I like to hear that crunch followed by a deep flavor that you can only get from a good quality crafted beer. For my tacos I used Boulevard Wheat but I’ve also used a Fat Tire from New Belgium that have turned out delicious in their own right.

These tacos pair well with my Mexican summer coleslaw on the side or even garnished within.

Although Big and Little Brother aren’t fans of the taco, they love to take the pieces of fried fish and dip them in ketchup.  Like I said, it’s summer.  The time to relax and have fun.

Baja Style, Beer Battered Fish Tacos

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4-5 Servings

Baja Style, Beer Battered Fish Tacos

Baja Style, Beer Battered Fish Tacos, a perfectly crunchy and full flavored summer meal.


    Fish Tacos and Batter
  • 1lb wild caught cod, cut into bite sized pieces
  • extra virgin olive oil or lard for frying
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup good quality crafted beer
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Cream Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbls lemon juice
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeds removed and deveined, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried Mexican oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste


    Baja Style Fish Tacos
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour baking powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. Add the egg and beer, then stir into a batter.
  2. Lay the fish out on a flat surface and dust with flour, then mix the fish pieces into the batter.
  3. In a skillet or cast iron pan gently heat 1/2” of olive oil or lard. Working in batches, add the pieces of fish making sure they have a good coating of batter. Fry on both sides until golden brown.
  4. Cream Sauce
  5. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving.

What are your favorite fried foods to eat during the summer time?

10 Responses to "Baja Style, Beer Battered Fish Tacos"
  1. Jennifer says:

    Going to try this with snapper (we live on the Tx coast). Can’t wait! Looks so yummy!! Love fish tacos!

  2. I’m with ya! Baja-style fish tacos are the best!! Brings back memories of Jon and I going to our favorite fish taco stand in Ensenada 😀

  3. Muy rico! These look fantastic!! Baja style is the ONLY way to go in my opinon. I’ve been meaning to write about fish tacos for awhile now but mkae them so rarely. It makes me want to eat one right now, even though I am full. :)

  4. Paula says:

    We just finished eating the the leftovers from last night. Amazing recipe! We started thinking about the leftovers at 10 this morning and could hardly wait until noon. Nothing is left and we all wish we had more. It is our new favorite recipe! Printed one hard copy for my husband’s book and scanned my copy.
    Best slaw ever and I am on the way to the store for at least 3 more pounds of cod for the freezer! thank you!

  5. Megan says:

    I made these the other night and they were so delicious! I’m definitely filing this recipe away for future use!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *