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corn tortilla tacos stuffed with air fryer fish, garlic lime crema, cabbage and cilantro.
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Air Fryer Fish Tacos

Air Fryer Fish Tacos are tender and juicy white fish with a crispy cornmeal breading. Wrapped in tortillas and topped with authentic Mexican taco toppings, including a delicious garlic lime crema sauce, these fish tacos will be the best you've ever had.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: air fryer fish tacos
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 476kcal
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  • Air fryer


For Fish Tacos

  • ½ cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Dried parsley
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • 1 Egg large
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • ½ lb Cod or Mahi-Mahi cut into 1-inch x ½ inch chunks
  • 4 Corn tortillas or flour tortillas
  • 1 ½ cups Shredded green cabbage or coleslaw mix
  • ¼ cup Red onion thinly sliced
  • Lime wedges for serving
  • Fresh cilantro for serving

For Garlic Lime Crema


Air Fryer Fish Tacos

  • Whisk flour, cornmeal, paprika, salt, cumin, parsley, and pepper together in a shallow bowl.
  • In another shallow bowl, beat egg and water.
  • Dredge fish pieces in flour mixture.
  • Then in egg mixture.
  • Then through flour mixture a second time.
  • Place fish in an even layer in the air fryer basket. Cook at 400 F/204C for 8-10 minutes, carefully shaking once during cooking.
  • Warm up tortillas in a hot skillet or microwave.
  • Fill each tortilla with fish and top with slaw, onion, and crema. Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

To Make Garlic Lime Crema

  • In a small bowl, mix sour cream, garlic, lime juice and salt.
  • Add hot sauce to taste
  • Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.



  • 3 tbsp taco seasoning can be used in place of the seasonings in the breading. 
  • Spray fish pieces lightly with oil for extra crisp.
  • Any type of firm white fish can be used in this recipe. 
  • Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.
  • Pro Tip: Check your food as it cooks. Each air fryer runs a bit differently. Sometimes airfrying is a trial and error process. Check your food as it cooks to learn your air fryer better!  When cooking a new recipe or food items be sure to check your food often to help avoid over/under cooking.
Have oven recipes that you’d like to convert to an air fryer recipe? Use our Air Fryer Calculator to help you estimate cooking times and temps! Calculator here: https://airfryereats.com/air-fryer-conversion-air-fryer-calculator/


Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 1607mg | Potassium: 871mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 901IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 4mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.