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Apr 30 2010

Grilled Fish Tacos with Rubios Sauce

Published by at 3:07 pm under Cooking at Home,Mexican

In honor of the upcoming Cinco De Mayo celebration, we made Grilled Fish Tacos with Rubios Sauce, all thanks to La Tortilla Factory for sending us some amazing products – like Hand Made Style Corn Tortillas, 100-Calorie Tortillas, and Soft Wrap Tortillas made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. These are some of their newest products, and we got the opportunity to try them! La Tortilla Factory is also letting us do a giveaway for our readers, so stay tuned for this in the next couple of days. For now, let us share with you a great and easy recipe for Grilled Fish Tacos with Rubios Sauce, which I found online at and, respectively. I marinated the fish for a few hours and also made the white Rubios sauce for the tacos. Along with the fresh cabbage, cilantro, and lime, these tacos kick ass! No need to deep fry the fish like the traditional fish tacos – this is a healthier and tastier version! You will thoroughly enjoy them.

I used about 1 lb. of pollack, cut into small pieces. You can also use tilapia or any other kind of white fish. The marinade consists of: 2 tbsp distilled white vinegar, 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, 2 tsp lime zest, 1 1/2 tsp honey, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp Old Bay seafood seasoning, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, and 1 tsp hot pepper sauce. Then whisk in 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Mix well and pour the entire mixture on top of the fish and let this marinate in the fridge for a few hours.

Okay, normally it's a sour cream sauce, but I didn't have sour cream on hand so forget that! I did however have plain yogurt, so I decided to make this Rubios sauce instead. To prepare the Rubios sauce, combine 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp fresh chopped dill, 1/4 tsp cayenne, juice of 1 lime, and salt to taste. Mix this together and put in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors incorporate.

I'm not even a fan of corn tortillas because they usually taste really dry and hard to swallow. But when I tried these Corn Tortillas from La Tortilla Factory, I was really impressed. It's a mix of corn and flour, which makes it really moist and flavorful. You can get their products at Whole Foods across the nation. In any case, these were delivered to us and we made great use out of them!

Once the fish is ready to cook, we grilled them indoors on a cast iron grill since the fish was cut up into small pieces (it will fall through the cracks with our backyard grill!). If you don't have a fancy indoor grill, just pan fry it! Once the fish is cooked, assemble the tacos by lightly warming the tortillas in a pan and layering it with the fish, cabbage, cilantro, red onion, tomatoes, and the Rubio's sauce. Looks like a fiesta to me!

Since we still have the other tortillas, we are going to make another classic Mexican dish for out next post, which will include the details of the giveaway from La Tortilla Factory. You don’t want to miss it!

To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Grilled Fish Tacos with Rubios Sauce

You may also enjoy a previous post we did on Beer Battered Fish Tacos.

38 responses so far

38 Responses to “Grilled Fish Tacos with Rubios Sauce”

  1. Sandyon 30 Apr 2010 at 3:15 pm

    FIRST! Ha! Thanks for putting out a fish recipe. I have leftover halibut! Maybe I can use that?

  2. thefoodaddictson 30 Apr 2010 at 3:52 pm

    HAHA. We’ll definitely share more fish recipes! Salmon, cod, pollock, rock cod and more! You can definitely use your halibut for the fish tacos… so long as you have the other important ingredients to make this dish!

  3. Kristaon 30 Apr 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Oooee, those look fantastic! :-) I love fish tacos so much, and haven’t had them in far too long. :-)
    .-= Krista´s last blog ..Anticipation and Buckwheat Pancakes with Crème Fraîche and Mangoes =-.

  4. Altaon 30 Apr 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Wow, that looks good. And I’ve seen those tortillas – can’t eat them but they look yummy!
    .-= Alta´s last blog ..Beet and Orange Salad with Basil Vinaigrette =-.

  5. Kathleenon 30 Apr 2010 at 5:19 pm

    These look absolutely awesome. I just tried your recipe link and it said it was not available. Thought you’d like to know ;)
    .-= Kathleen´s last blog ..Strawberry Tiramisu =-.

  6. 5 Star Foodieon 30 Apr 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Very yummy, I like your Rubios Sauce!
    .-= 5 Star Foodie´s last blog ..Basque-Style Grilled Cheese with Etorki, Piquillo Peppers, and Chorizo =-.

  7. Alisaon 30 Apr 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Oh I love fish tacos, what a great idea!
    .-= Alisa´s last blog ..BSI Sunflower Seeds – Don’t Miss Recipes and a Winner! =-.

  8. bodyhackeron 30 Apr 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Your Grilled Fish Tacos look fantastic! Thanks for sharing. We also love La Tortilla and use their low carb wraps for all of our meals – breakfast (egg burritos), lunch (different wraps such as veggie, turkey, fruit..etc) and dinner (pizzas) can be also used for snacks (you just have to get creative).

    If you are interested, we list one of our favorite recipes (Italian Pizza) on our site which uses the La Tortilla Wrap.

    Hope you can enjoy and thanks again for the great recipe ideas!

  9. Andyon 30 Apr 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Fish tacos rock! I haven’t found too many great fish taco places here in TX so maybe next time I have a craving I’ll make my own!

  10. thefoodaddictson 30 Apr 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Andy, that just means you need to move out of Texas and come here to California. We’ll make fish tacos for you anytime!

  11. Danicaon 30 Apr 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I think that TACOS are seriously the BEST creation ever – fantastic recipe and presentation!
    .-= Danica´s last blog ..Photo Friday ~ SPOILED! =-.

  12. Cookin' Canuckon 30 Apr 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! What a beautiful recipe (and photo) for Cinco de Mayo.

  13. MaryMohon 30 Apr 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Mmm…that look very delicious!
    .-= MaryMoh´s last blog ..Spicy Salmon On Spinach =-.

  14. Nanceeon 30 Apr 2010 at 11:16 pm

    This looks fantastic and very easy to make. Thank you. I especially love the sauce as I dislike sour cream and plain yogurt is a very creative substitution. This is definitely a recipe that I will try.

  15. noobcookon 01 May 2010 at 6:45 am

    tacos are one of my fave to-go meals, yours look really yummy and healthy with the grilled fish!
    .-= noobcook´s last blog ..Tiramisu in a Glass (Eggless Recipe) =-.

  16. Nicole @cookingafterfiveon 01 May 2010 at 8:48 am

    Love fish tacos! These looks delicious.
    .-= Nicole @cookingafterfive´s last blog ..Wine Resolution #3 + thoughts on kale =-.

  17. Cindyon 01 May 2010 at 9:40 am

    Those look fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Those tortillas are on sale at my Safeway in California for $1.94 a package. I stocked up on them for my Black bean tacos. I may try the fish ones tonight

  18. Tamaron 01 May 2010 at 10:02 am

    I love La Tortilla Factory’s Low Carb tortillas. I also looks like you were using Kewpie Mayo in this recipe. Kewpie rocks! : )
    .-= Tamar´s last blog ..Recipe: Yuja Chicken =-.

  19. Lori Lynnon 01 May 2010 at 11:01 am

    Those would be a bit hit around here. We love Rubio’s!

  20. Kristi Rimkuson 01 May 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I love the sauce. Lucky you to have all those wonderful tortillas. I use them all the time to make lunches out of leftovers!
    .-= Kristi Rimkus´s last blog ..Tasty Creole Rice and Beans =-.

  21. thefoodaddictson 01 May 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Glad to hear that some of you are fans of La Tortilla Factory. They definitely have great products!

  22. Conor @ Hold the Beefon 01 May 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Totally looks like a fiesta! Nicely done! We don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo but if it involves eating stuff like this then I might have to start a one woman drive to bring the celebration to Australia.
    .-= Conor @ Hold the Beef´s last blog ..Master Farter turns 1 (and so does something else) =-.

  23. Laurenon 02 May 2010 at 2:09 am

    I’ve never made fish tacos before but it sounds wonderful, definitely going to add the ingredients for this to my list! Thanks.
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..First Award! =-.

  24. johannaon 02 May 2010 at 4:12 pm

    you know in all my time living in mexico i have never come across fish tacos… but then, i am a southern girl, and fish tacos are very much from the north! the one i’ve been introduced to used battered, fried fish, which i think is torture for the beast and for the eater – why ruin a perfectly fine fish by drowning it in sizziling oil? i much prefer your version and will try it very soon!

  25. tigerfishon 03 May 2010 at 3:23 am

    I don’t think I need the sauce for this….I don’t know. But just the grilled fish in wraps is enough to attract me :)

  26. Joyon 03 May 2010 at 9:15 am

    Great fish tacos. I like the use of yohurt instead of using sour cream!

  27. The Duo Disheson 03 May 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Fried or grilled, it’s all good. Very nice!
    .-= The Duo Dishes´s last blog ..The Appeal of Portable =-.

  28. Baking is my Zenon 05 May 2010 at 10:27 am

    I love the photos…and…the recipe!

    .-= Baking is my Zen´s last blog ..Sweet Melissa Sundays-Peanut Butter Truffles =-.

  29. Cristina @ TeenieCakeson 07 May 2010 at 8:25 am

    Looking forward to trying out that Rubio sauce! Thanks for sharing it.
    .-= Cristina @ TeenieCakes´s last blog ..Chile Relleno Casserole =-.

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  32. Chef Eon 07 May 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I love fish tacos, and now wish I had them! Love the sauce you made. I am playing catch up from being gone for a week…
    .-= Chef E´s last blog ..‘Soegalbi’ Korean BBQ =-.

  33. kristyon 08 May 2010 at 12:53 am

    Oh boy, these look amazing! I want them all now…NOW!
    Enjoy & have a great weekend!

  34. Emily @Cleanlinesson 11 May 2010 at 8:10 am

    Fish tacos are my obsession. This recipe is fantastic.
    .-= Emily @Cleanliness´s last blog ..Grilled Salmon with Dijon-Walnut Sauce and Quinoa =-.

  35. Anonymouson 21 May 2010 at 1:26 am

    Hey really good blog!!

  36. Annieon 27 Sep 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Trying them tonight, can’t wait.

  37. RUBENon 11 Nov 2011 at 8:08 am


  38. Amandaon 19 May 2014 at 1:51 pm

    We made these and they are perfect! So good! I used Tilapia once and cod once. And the Rubios sauce is to die for.
    I am about to make them again for dinner tonight.
    Thank you for posting this!

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