What to serve with tacos?

Tacos are really delicious especially when served with a variety of side dishes. A side dish is always the way to go whenever you want to round up your meals. There are more side dishes that go with tacos than you might imagine. I came up with the following to spice up your tacos.

Easy taco slaw

This healthy coleslaw is great on the side or heaped on top of your taco. The cilantro and lime give a burst of fresh summer flavor, while the onions, carrots, and cabbage give this side a nice crunch. Add the jalapeño, and you have a dish that brings the heat. Pair this slaw with crunchy fish tacos for a healthier take on Taco Tuesday.


This is perhaps the most typical side dish for tacos. It’s super easy and quick to make and tastes delicious every time.

Refried beans

Refried beans are a classic side for any Mexican dish. This refried bean dip is one of our favorite sides to go with tacos. You can make it with either instant Pot refried beans, stovetop refried beans, or canned refried beans. It’s a healthy spin on bean dip, which is usually loaded with cheese. Instead, this one is loaded with flavor: and 100% plant based.

Elote (Mexican street corn)

Elote is a traditional street food in Mexico: sweet corn is charred to smoky perfection on the grill. Then it’s slathered in creamy mayo and sour cream, seasoned with chili powder, and topped with feta or queso fresco cheese. The sweet burst of the corn against the creamy sauce is perfection.

Cucumber avocado tomato salad

This cucumber tomato avocado salad is all about fresh simplicity: ripe and juicy tomatoes, cool cucumbers, and creamy avocado. They’re mixed with lime juice and cilantro for a tangy pop that perfectly accentuates their flavors. This one is great as a side dish for tacos or any Mexican-style meal.

Black beans and rice

For black beans and rice recipe you have got black beans, jumbled with rice and green bell pepper, and seasoned with cumin, lime and cilantro. It’s a tasty, zesty side dish, and leftovers save well for lunch throughout the week.

Lime cilantro rice

If you’re looking for something light to pair with heavy tacos, this recipe is the perfect pick. The cilantro and lime carry the flavor in this dish, without overpowering your taste buds. All you need are some spicy turkey tacos for a dish that’s bursting with flavor.

Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup

All you need is a couple cans of beans, an onion, some bacon, and spices to whip up this simple but delicious soup It’s the perfect warm and spicy pairing for your fry bread tacos.

Mexican quinoa

It’s a mix of colorful vegetables and quinoa, and pretty simple to put together. Featuring black beans, tomatoes, corn, and zucchini, it’s spiced up with fajita seasoning.

Mexican sweet potatoes

Here’s a great side to go with tacos Start with a baked sweet potato. Then add black bean salsa, corn, and drizzle with creamy cilantro sauce! You can use up leftover cilantro sauce on the tacos, too,

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Why not add a little fruit to your next taco meal? This tropical salad has a mix of pineapple, peppers, cilantro, and lime. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory, and goes well with these Baja style fish tacos.

Mexican cheese dip

This one is a play on white chili, using white beans, mild green chiles, corn, and a gooey mess of Mexican cheeses.

It’s a rich side for dipping with chips while noshing on tacos.

Seven Layer Dip II

This dip layers refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, veggies, and cheese. It’s like all your favorite foods in one side dish. Pair this side with a lighter taco

Hot and spicy minced beef

This particular dish can be used both as a filling for tacos or as a dip. It goes great with any type of chips actually. It depends on you prepare it. How you serve them depends on how dry you prepare the meal. Juicier and fluid like structure means you can use them as dip, a dry version goes better as filling..

Classic Lemon Mint Mojito

A pro tip from us; lemon mint mojito goes well with all types of Mexican food. The spicy taste of authentic Mexican food needs something refreshing and zesty and that’s what lemon mint mojito provides you.

Some lime juice and mint are the key essentials of lemon mint mojito. Ice it up and create a refreshing drink to enjoy with tacos.

Grilled zucchini

Grilled zucchini is an easy and healthy side for tacos or enchiladas. The Mexican spice brings out the flavor in your meal.

Jicama with Mango Slaw 

Jicama is a Mexican yam. Jicama tastes like a cross between a pear and a potato and is best paired with sweet mangoes. Add some honey, red onion, and lime juice, and you get a slaw that’s perfect for your next taco party.

Corn Pudding

If you want to partner with your savory dish with something sweet, it is highly recommended you choose Mexican corn pudding. It contains almost all nutritional requirements – sweet corn kernels (veggie), milk, cheese (dairy), and egg (protein). Together, tacos and corn pudding make a complete meal, not to mention, taste great together

Instead of eating the spicy taco alone you can go for any of the above side dish to complement your taco for maximum satisfaction!