What to Serve with Shrimp Taco: 20 Terrific Dishes


Quick answer: What to Serve with Shrimp Taco

The delicious side dishes for shrimp tacos are- Cilantro Lime Rice, Tortilla Chips and Mango Salsa, Mexican Corn Salad, Refried Beans, Pico De Gallo, Seven Layer Dip, Elote Style Corn on the Cob, Fresh Pineapple Salsa, Mexican Rice, Frijoles De La Olla, Zesty Quinoa Salad, Jicama Slaw, Stuffed Mini Peppers, Sweet Mexican Corn Cake, Sopapillas, Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup, Chip Crusted Jalapeno Poppers, Kiwi Avocado Salsa Verde, Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho and Margarita.

In this post, I have listed out all the mind-blowing side dishes that you can serve with shrimp tacos to have the best Mexican meal ever!

I have not only poured in my experience while making this list but also referred to the combinations served in the most renowned Mexican restaurants across the world.

Let’s jump into the list of delectable accompaniments for shrimp tacos!

1. Cilantro Lime Rice

Total Preparation Time– 35 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 150

I love how the tangy flavor of lime complements the tempting fragrance of cilantro!

It is a superb accompaniment for any Mexican dish, especially shrimp tacos!

I tried this combination recently and I have been obsessed with it since then.

If you’re looking for a fuller meal, then do not think twice before serving your shrimp tacos with a bowl of hot cilantro lime rice!

Check out its recipe-

2. Tortilla Chips and Mango Salsa

Total Preparation Time– 20 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 47

Colorful mango salsa filled with sweet, zesty, and spicy flavors along with crunchy tortilla chips is an addictive combination!

For an authentic yet simple Mexican meal, serve your shrimp tacos with tortilla chips and mango salsa.

How to prepare it yourself-

3. Mexican Corn Salad

Total Preparation Time– 20 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 210

It has buttery golden-brown corn kernels with a kiss of garlic mixed in a delectable creamy and zesty dressing.

The punch of jalapeno and aroma of fresh cilantro gives it the perfect Mexican street vibes!

Now all you need are some shrimp tacos and you are ready to have a refreshing and delicious meal.

Watch its recipe here-

4. Refried Beans

Total Preparation Time– 25 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 90

It is a healthy Mexican staple that is prepared by mashing fried beans.

It has rich irresistible flavors and texture.

And the best part? It can be served as a side dish as well as a dip!

Try this stunning accompaniment with shrimp tacos!

5. Pico De Gallo

Total Preparation Time– 15 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 17

The freshness of Pico de Gallo is unmatched!

It has juicy tomatoes and crunchy onions oozing tangy and spicy Mexican flavors!

If you wish to amaze everyone without putting in much effort, then this flavorsome salsa is an excellent side dish for your shrimp tacos!

Check out its recipe here-

6. Seven Layer Dip

Total Preparation Time– 15 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 150

How about combining authentic Mexican sides to make an ultimate traditional dip?

Layers of refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese, diced tomato, olives, and onions give this dip seven luscious flavors, textures, and aromas.

Serve this fab side dish with shrimp tacos and give everyone an exciting experience.

Watch its complete recipe-

7. Elote Style Corn on the Cob

Total Preparation Time– 25 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 106

Corn on the cob is insanely delicious! And it can be prepped up so easily and quickly!

To tie your whole Mexican feast together, serve smoky grilled corn on the cob with shrimp tacos in a Mexican way seasoned with cotija cheese, chilli powder, lemon juice, and fresh cilantro.

How to prepare it yourself-

8. Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Total Preparation Time– 15 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 45

This is my all-time go-to salsa!

It is colorful and has a myriad of different pleasing flavors.

Serve a bowl of this fresh pineapple salsa with your shrimp tacos and leave everyone wanting more!

Watch its recipe-

9. Mexican Rice

Total Preparation Time– 30 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 82

Who doesn’t love a bowl of hearty Mexican rice loaded with the taste of tomato and traditional Mexican spices?

The added veggies elevate this dish to another level.

It has a stunning taste that complements shrimp tacos so well that the entire meal will make you feel that you’re in Mexico!

Check out its recipe-

10. Frijoles De La Olla

Total Preparation Time– 2 hours 45 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 155

A pot of slowly cooked pinto beans in a broth is a classic Mexican side dish.

You can serve it alongside shrimp tacos by topping it with fresh Mexican cream or ladle it over your shrimp tacos!

Watch this video-

11. Zesty Quinoa Salad

Total Preparation Time– 50 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 155

Quinoa, chopped veggies, and a tangy vinaigrette dressing fuse together to form a protein-rich, delicious, and filling salad!

It is so easy to put together!

Pair your shrimp tacos with this quinoa salad and I promise, you will never get enough of this combination!

Check out its recipe-

12. Jicama Slaw

Total Preparation Time– 35 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 38

This is another simple yet impressive salad that I pair with shrimp tacos for a light meal.

The colors, textures, and flavors of fresh shredded veggies when mixed with the sweet and citrusy dressing complement shrimp tacos wonderfully.

How to make it yourself-

13. Stuffed Mini Peppers

Total Preparation Time– 40 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 345

These are tender mini peppers with cheese combined with flavors of garlic and jalapeno oozing out of them.

If you want to try something thrilling which is also easy to make, then go for these stuffed mini peppers along with your shrimp tacos!

Watch its recipe here-

14. Sweet Mexican Corn Cake

Total Preparation Time– 1 hour
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 93

I absolutely love something sweet along with my spicy and savory shrimp tacos!

And what is better than a Mexican Corn Cake?

It is incredibly moist with a crumbly texture! Sprinkle some powdered sugar over it and you are good to go!

Check out this video-

15. Sopapillas

Total Preparation Time– 55 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 360

Sopapillas are crunchy with a mild sweetness that comes from the sugar-dusted on them.

If you like it sweeter then drizzle some honey over them!

Trust me, these puffy and crispy sopapillas when served with shrimp tacos will satisfy your taste buds perfectly!

Watch this recipe-

16. Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup

Total Preparation Time– 35 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 47

A bowl of thick and velvety black bean soup never fails to dazzle everyone!

It is filled with all the spices and aromatics!

The touch of garlic makes it even more appealing.

Pair it with your shrimp tacos for an exhilarating Mexican experience.

How to prepare it yourself-

17. Chip Crusted Jalapeno Poppers

Total Preparation Time– 35 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 291

The pepper crunch with every bite of these tortilla-coated jalapeno poppers will make you crave more!

They are so insanely delicious, just plate them alongside your shrimp tacos and have a phenomenal spicy and savory meal!

Check out this video-

18. Kiwi Avocado Salsa Verde

Total Preparation Time– 10 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 95

If you’re bored of the regular salsa, why don’t spice it with kiwi?

The combination of avocado and kiwi will make a mouth-watering dip for your tacos!

Watch this video-

19. Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho

Total Preparation Time– 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 108

This creamy puree has the sweetness of watermelon with the tartness of tomatoes.

Its color and texture will attract you to it.

Top it with avocado cubes and serve it with savory shrimp tacos!

Watch its recipe-

20. Margaritas

Total Preparation Time– 10 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 218

Margarita is undoubtedly the most iconic Mexican drink!

It’s super easy to make and there are so many variations that can be made to suit your taste.

Pair your shrimp tacos with glasses of classic margarita and have the most elegant taco night!

Check out this video-

What Drink Goes with Tacos

The best drinks to serve with shrimp tacos besides margarita are Gin and Tonic, Sangria, and Paloma.

If margaritas seem too mainstream for you and you want to experiment a bit with your cocktails, then I have listed below some iconic cocktails to pair with shrimp tacos at your dinner party!

Gin and Tonic

It is the ultimate cool and airy drink that is so refreshing.

Try it out with shrimp tacos and let me know how it went!


I personally prefer this drink because it’s filled with the flavors of many fruits.

It adds the perfect fun element when paired with tacos.


It is the combination of the earthy flavor of the tequila, sourness of lime juice, and sweetness of grapefruit!

Bottom Line

I hope you found this list of side dishes useful for finding that perfect side dish for your shrimp tacos.

I am looking forward to hearing some suggestions and feedback from you.

Also, if you have queries regarding this, then I will be happy to help you.

Share this list with your friends and relatives and help them choose an excellent side dish for shrimp tacos!

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About Marie Thomas

Marie is a food enthusiast who has always wanted to have her own food blog. She loves cooking and experimenting with new recipes, and she can't wait to share them with the world when she finally launches her blog! When Marie isn't in the kitchen cooking up something delicious or writing about her adventures at home or on vacation, you might find Marie taking care of her family and enjoying time with friends.

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