If you are trying to figure out what goes well with tacos for dinner or a taco party, this list is exactly what you are looking for. Crispy or street tacos is a simple hearty meal that can be hearty with meat such as beef, chicken, seafood, or pork but also vegetarian. No matter what your favorite taco is, they have so many flavor combinations. Tacos whether spicy or mild, go well with all sorts of side dishes. All of these suggested sides work great for all your meal ideas, including party buffets, potlucks, backyard barbecues, or any taco dinner plan.
The best sides to serve with tacos are all right here. Many fellow food bloggers have shared some of their quick and easy side dish recipes to serve and eat with tacos besides just beans and rice. If you want a salad, baked goods, vegetables, or dessert, we have you covered with so many choices on what to enjoy with your next taco Tuesday. There are healthy, gluten-free, traditional, unique, vegetarian, and keto-friendly side dishes.
What to Serve with Tacos
This is a tasty list of what sides to eat with your homemade tacos Many of these side dishes are also great to serve with quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, and tamales. In reality, all of these sides can be made to eat with any taco filling including ground beef, steak, chicken, carnitas, lengua, shrimp, or vegetarian tacos. There is a variety of side dish options that include low-carb, vegan, gluten-free, healthy, and dairy-free.
To help you decide what to serve with tacos, I have broken down the list into some subcategories. So based on your mood, preference, or diet, there is something for everyone. So based on what course you are looking for these recipes all are perfect to serve with tamales including appetizers, drinks, side dishes, and even dessert. This list includes the best of what to cook and enjoy with tacos:
Drinks & Side Dishes by The Short Order Cook
Drinks & Appetizers to Serve With Tamales
Classic & Unique Mexican Side Dishes
Healthy Side Dishes
Desserts to Serve With Tacos
Drinks & Side Dishes by The Short Order Cook
All of these recipes can be found on the website and are what to eat with tacos the next time you make them at home. These are some of our family favorites.
TEQUILA SUNRISE COCKTAIL: TWO UNIQUE TWISTS ON A CLASSIC
A gorgeous colorful cocktail with tequila, citrus juices, and grenadine.
Start off dinner with a cocktail or appetizer the next time you have tacos or any other Mexican entree at home. Enjoy a margarita, chips & dip, and more with these recipes that are the best to get things started.
This cocktail is inspired by a sweet and sour Mexican tamarind candy. This Tamarind Margarita recipe is a great start to your Mexican meal!
For a cool refreshing drink, try this homemade matcha horchata. This easy vegan recipe is a combination of rice and almond milk with a ton of flavor from the matcha green tea powder and cinnamon combination.
Homemade ceviche is so easy to make, it really should be part of any taco night at your house. Plump shrimp with citrus and crisp onion and jalapenos is the flavor combo that makes this a classic Mexican appetizer.
This list of sides to serve with Mexican food includes some of the best authentic and new recipe ideas. If you want standards like rice or beans, two amazing recipes are listed below. Plus for a new twist on what to serve with tacos, try out different takes on beans and rice here. No matter which recipe you choose, they all taste amazing and go well with your next Mexican meal.
Homemade Refried Black Beans
Instead of the same old pinto beans, try refried black beans. This easy recipe is done in about 10 minutes and has all the spices and flavors as your favorite restaurant-quality beans.
For avocado fans like myself, this will be your new favorite salad for any day of the week. WIth just a few ingredients and some fresh lime, this recipe could not be more simple or delightful to serve along with your favorite tacos.
This category of ideas to serve with tacos includes quick, easy, and healthy recipes. They are all on the lighter side and include fruits, vegetables, and quality whole ingredients. These Mexican recipes include gluten-free, keto, paleo, vegetarian, and low-carb ideas.
Quick Pickled Red Onions
I am such a sucker for pickled vegetables when I eat tacos. I love them all but onions are my absolute favorite. This quick and easy recipe is perfect to put on tacos or munch on the side.
A Mexican meal isn’t complete until you have dessert. Any of these wonderful desserts would be great to complete your taco supper. Whether you want something rich or cool and spicy, these dessert recipes are great to eat with tacos.
Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes
This dessert is a strawberry margarita lovers dream. The cupcakes include liquor so be ready for a kick with this sweet treat.
Fried ice cream is a special treat and showstopper when you go out to Mexican restaurants. Now make this dessert at home with this delicious no fry method that still gives you that classic crispy outside and the cool creamy ice cream center. Dig in!
MORE MEXICAN APPETIZERS, DRINKS, SIDE DISHES, & DESSERTS
For more Mexican recipe options, check out these other posts that include more tasty choices. All of these are wonderful to serve for your next dinner, party, or gathering when you want unique or authentic traditional Mexican flavors.
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What To Serve With Tacos
If you are trying to figure out what goes well with tacos, this list is exactly what you are looking for. If you want salsas, cocktails, salads, rice, beans, or dessert this list has the best recipes for side dishes to eat with Mexican entrees.
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I'm Angela, a petite mom that loves to cook, eat and explore all things food. I am a former personal chef turned blogger that enjoys family recipes, kids in the kitchen, travel eats, and fun with friends.
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