Baja-Style Fish Taco Bowls

Surf, sun, sand and fish tacos. That is Cali’s state slogan, right? They might think about changing it once they try these Baja Fish Tacos in bowls that can stand up longer than a surfer catching their first wave of the morning.
Prep 1 Hours
Total Time 1 Hours
Servings 8

Ingredient List

  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup flat, room temperature beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 lb firm white fish fillets (such as red snapper, halibut, mahi mahi, or other white fish fillets), thawed if frozen
  • 1 package (6.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Soft Tortilla Bowls (8 Count)
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cabbage
  • Sliced radishes, chopped avocado, fresh cilantro leaves, lime wedges, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In deep fryer or heavy-bottomed pot, heat at least 2 inches oil to 350°F.
  2. In medium bowl, mix flour, beer, chile powder and salt with whisk or fork until smooth. Cut fish fillets into 1 1/2-inch cubes. Dip cubes into batter; let excess drip off. Fry fish in batches 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through. Drain on paper towel-lined cookie sheet. Keep warm while frying remaining fish.
  3. Heat bowls as directed on package. Fill bowls with about 1/4 cup shredded cabbage and fish. Top with radishes, avocado, cilantro and lime wedges.

Expert Tips

  • Red snapper, halibut and mahi mahi are local to the area and are excellent choices for fish tacos. Cod fillets (1 1/2 inches thick) are a good substitute, if needed.
  • Pop open a bottle of beer 20 minutes before using so bubbles will disappear and batter is easier to mix.
  • Using a candy thermometer/deep frying thermometer helps to ensure correct temperature when frying to give best results.


  • 1 Bowl Calories 260 (Calories from Fat 100);  Total Fat 11g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 20mg;  Sodium 630mg;  Potassium 260mg;  Total Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 1g);  Protein 13g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 2%;  Vitamin C 8%;  Calcium 4%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1 1/2 Very Lean Meat;  2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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