These fresh and flavorful baked fish tacos with mango salsa are made with broiled tilapia and topped with a sweet and spicy mango salsa.
I don’t know what it is about tacos, but they just seem to make everyone happy. Even though my husband isn’t a huge fan of Mexican food, he and my boys love seafood of all kinds. So we created these Baked Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa. Fish tacos are seriously so easy, and fish cooks so fast! You’ll make them once and return to the recipe over and over again.
- For the tacos: tilapia, Cajun seasoning, salt, canola oil, mango salsa, and tortillas.
- For the mango salsa: mango, cilantro, red onion, lime juice, jalapeño, and salt & pepper.
How to Make Baked Fish tacos with Mango Salsa
Start your fish tacos with mango salsa by mixing your Cajun seasoning with salt.
Then lay your fish out on a prepared baking sheet and sprinkle evenly with seasoning. Broil on high for about 6-8 minutes, or until flaky and golden brown.
While fish bakes, make your mango salsa. Start by mincing your cilantro, onion, and jalapeño, and dicing your mango.
Then in a large bowl, add the diced mango.
Add in the red onion, jalapeño, and cilantro.
Freshly squeeze in the lime juice.
Then season with salt and pepper and stir everything together.
To prepare your tortillas, on a hot skillet seasoned with oil, toast on each side for about 30 seconds.
Assemble your tacos by flaking your fish into bite-sized pieces, and evenly divide among the tortillas. Top with the fresh mango salsa.
Serve garnished with additional cilantro or jalapeño slices, and enjoy your Baked Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa!
- Switch the fish. The Cajun seasoning and salsa would taste great with salmon, shrimp, or even swordfish.
- Take out the spice. If you or your family can’t do spice, make the mango salsa without the jalapeño.
- Add some toppings: Up the flavor by adding some sliced avocado or bell pepper on top, or by throwing diced pineapple into the salsa.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What can you serve with fish tacos?
I’ll serve it with some rice and beans, like my Cuban Black beans and Rice, with a simple salad, or a veggie slaw.
What kind of fish is good for fish tacos?
Any type of white fish usually, like tilapia, cod, grouper, or mahi mahi.
How do you store leftover fish tacos?
Keep the fish and salsa in separate airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
More Fish Recipes
- Honey Mustard Salmon
- New England Baked Scallops with Panko
- Shrimp and Broccoli Penne
- Tequila Lime Shrimp
- Crab Linguine in White Wine Sauce
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No fork required.
Baked Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa
- 1 pound tilapia (or any firm white fish)
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 12 corn tortillas
- 1 ripe mango (peeled and diced)
- ½ cup cilantro (minced)
- ½ cup red onion (minced)
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice (1-2 limes)
- 1 minced jalapeno (remove seeds and stem for mild salsa)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Pre-heat broiler on high. Line a broiler pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Season fish with Cajun seasoning and salt. Arrange prepared fish filets in a single layer and broil until fish is golden brown and flakes easily with a fork, about 6-8 minutes.
- While the fish is broiling, prepare mango salsa by tossing together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove the fish from the broiler pan to a plate and flake into bite-sized pieces with a fork.
- To prepare the corn tortillas, heat canola oil over medium-high heat in a large non-stick pan. Using tongs, quickly toss the tortillas in the warm oil about 30-60 seconds per side and move to a plate lined with a towel. Cover the tortillas to keep warm and continue until you heat all 12 tortillas.
- Divide the fish between the tortillas and top with mango salsa to serve.
I made these fish tacos the other night and I am so happy with the flavor of this dish. This recipe is amazing. Easy to follow and the taste was delicious. Thank you sooo much for sharing!
Not a good blend of flavors; will not make again
This is my favorite fish taco recipe. Also love the mango salsa. I used frozen mango for the simplicity in preparation.
Thank you so much!!!! Appreciate it!
I made these last night for dinner- they were wonderful! I added a little bit of avocado to the salsa just to offset the heat from the jalapeño. Yum!
I used cod instead of catfish and had my friendly Kroger associate season them and wrap them up in the baking packet. It was so easy to use I will definitely return!
Oh I’m so thrilled to hear that Amy!!! Let me know if you try any other recipes of mine!!
Delicious tacos. I loved the flavor and crispness of the fish, also you dont make a mess since you broil it, and it cooks fast. I didnt find mangoes and used avocados instead, perfect flavor. Thank you for sharing this recipe :)
Oh I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!! Great idea to use avocados instead!!
Fish tacos are such a favorite of mine – and I love them with mango salsa!!
Whenever I make them I ask myself why I don’t make them more often!! Thanks Susan!
My biggest challenge is finding recipes for fish and seafood that my kids will eat. I’ll eat it all! These fish tacos look fabulous!
I feel like putting anything in a taco helps a kid eat it – haha!
The mango salsa with those Cajun seasonings you can just call me a happy camper, I’ll eat this everyday!!
haha – right??
I love that you officially out rank Rich in the taco department, ha ha! that made me smile :) I love fish tacos so much, and fish tacos are my favorite! I tend to buy more frozen fish these days because it is so hard to find good fresh where I live (I know.), need to add it into the rotation more regularly. That mango salsa and cajun seasoning is on point! Delicious!
hahah I am so glad we do!! My kids literally LOVE tacos so he can’t even deny us anymore hahaha! I still can’t believe you can’t find fresh fish easily – and here I always had fish envy of you!!
Tacos make everyone happy around here, too! Can’t wait to try this awesome recipe for a little something different!
I hope you love it Cathy!
I looove fish tacos, and love having homemade mango salsa around, too. I’ll have to make these – my husband doesn’t eat fish and he doesn’t love tacos, so I’m saving this for a night he’s not home! ;)
Honestly I wanted to eat the mango salsa with a giant spoon it was so good!
Looks soooo good! How I love fish tacos and mango salsa!
Thank you so much Marsha!!
hey girl This looks amazing! I love fish tacos!
Thank you lady!
I would have one of these right now (minus the fish) ♥
I had my first fish taco about 2 years ago and I fell in love with them because they had a mango salsa on them! Oh my gosh, I had no idea that Kroger did that! We don’t have a Kroger here but we have one about 45 minutes away! I’ve got to go check that out!
YES!!! Fresh mango salsa really makes everything better!
What a light, bright, inviting plate! I want it, and NOW! And I love the idea of getting whatever fish you want and they will season it and pack it for you. That’s smart, and so helpful for many people.
Aww thank you so much!!! Light, bright and inviting <-- my goal in life!! :)
Dear Liz, these tacos look fantastic! I love the fresh mango salsa…what a flavorful meal. These would be a hit with my family. xo, Catherine
Thank you so much Catherine!! I hope you’re doing well!