Kid-friendly frozen fish sticks become crunchy Fish Stick Tacos with a tartar coleslaw that are easy to make, portable, and uses just a few ingredients!

All it takes to make these tacos are some frozen fish sticks, coleslaw, tartar sauce, and some soft warm tortillas for wrapping. This is a quick and easy wrap that is so delicious for kids of all ages!

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Easy Fish Tacos!

  • Meatless main dishes like fish tacos are healthy, affordable, and delicious!
  • This recipe adaptation is scaled back to the basics but still delivers the best fish taco flavor with just a few ingredients. Add extra veggies to the coleslaw and the kids will never know!
  • Fish stick tacos are a simple recipe that even the kids can help cook!

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What’s in Fish Stick Tacos?

FISH STICKS: Brand doesn’t matter! Breaded or beer-battered fish sticks and filets will all work. Fish sticks are more kid-friendly but beer-battered filets are larger for a hearty, big kid-sized taco!

COLESLAW: Ready-made coleslaw makes this recipe extra quick by adding tartar sauce to it. Don’t hesitate to add any other taco seasonings and punch up the flavor!

TORTILLAS: Warm corn or flour tortillas for a few seconds in the microwave so they are pliable. 4” or 6” tortillas are the best size for smaller hands but any size will do!

TACO TOPPINGS: Make a BYO Taco Bar and set out bowls of shredded cheese, sliced olives, diced tomatoes, corn, jalapenos, hot sauce, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.

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How to Make Fish Stick Tacos

  1. Heat fish sticks according to package directions.
  2. Combine coleslaw with tartar sauce (as per the recipe below).
  3. Layer coleslaw, two fish sticks, tartar sauce and red onion in each tortilla.

Garnish and enjoy!

What Goes with Fish Stick Tacos?

Serve fish stick tacos with a side of cold crunchy salad, tomato salad, or a bowl of Texas caviar. Try a healthy side of fresh fruit kabobs, and some fruit salsa with cinnamon chips for a delicious meal.

Add a pitcher of lemonade for everyone to share and some adult lemonade for those big kids in the group!

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Fish Stick Tacos

Make these fish tacos with cooked from frozen fish sticks and creamy coleslaw for the best lunch, dinner or appetizer.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Holly


  • 8 fish sticks
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • cup coleslaw
  • ½ cup tartar sauce divided
  • ¼ red onion diced
  • cilantro and lime for garnish


  • Cook the fish sticks according to the package directions.
  • Mix the coleslaw with 2 tablespoons of the tartar sauce.
  • Divide the dressed coleslaw on the bottom of each tortilla. Layer each with two fish sticks, tartar sauce, red onion. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.


  • Keep ingredients separate until just ready to assemble for best results.
  • Use larger fish filets for a heartier appetite.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 395mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American

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