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Mexican Tempura Fried Fish Recipe

Mexican Tempura Fried Fish Recipe

This Mexican Tempura Fried Fish recipe comes from LeBlanc Spa Resort Los Cabos. This is the fish used in their amazing poolside fish tacos.

Mexican Tempura Fried Fish


  • 4 fish filets (tilapia or other like fish)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion (or powder)
  • 1.5 tablespoons granulated garlic (or powder)
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1.5 teaspoons chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 light beer (like bud or stella)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water


Video making Fried Fish for Fish Tacos


Step 1
In a deep pot, heat vegetable oil to 370-375 degrees F. Keep the oil at this temperature and make sure it stays consistent.
Step 2
Mix together the dry ingredients, using a whisk to make sure the spices and flour are mixed well.
Step 3
Add the beer and using a whisk, mix together. Add a little water and mix until you get to the correct consistency (view video for consistency if you aren't sure).
Step 4
Set aside a plate with paper towels to drain the fish
Step 5
Slice fish if you want fish tacos. Gently dip fish into batter then into the oil. Gently turn the fish over as it is frying and be sure to fry in small batches. Drain on paper towels. Serve in tacos, burritos, sandwiches or just all by itself.
Mexican Tempura Fried Fish Recipe by Dish Ditty
Mexican Tempura Fried Fish Recipe by Dish Ditty

Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with the exquisite Tempura Fried Fish featured in both the Fried Fish Sandwich and Fish Tacos recipes from Leblanc Los Cabos. This culinary masterpiece showcases the resort’s dedication to elevating seafood to new heights, providing a harmonious blend of delicate flavors and delightful textures. As you indulge in this crispy and succulent creation, you’ll embark on a culinary adventure that combines the artistry of tempura frying with the freshness of the ocean’s bounty.

The Tempura Fried Fish is a true testament to Leblanc Los Cabos’ commitment to culinary excellence. Each fillet of fish is lovingly coated in a light and airy tempura batter, creating a delicate, golden exterior that encases the moist and tender fish within. The result is a harmonious combination of crunch and tenderness, where the fish retains its natural flavors while offering a delightful contrast in every bite. Whether enveloped in a soft bun in the Fried Fish Sandwich or nestled within a warm tortilla in the Fish Tacos, the tempura-fried fish becomes the star of the show, captivating your senses with its impeccable texture and captivating taste.

By incorporating the Tempura Fried Fish into their acclaimed recipes, Leblanc Los Cabos invites you to savor the perfect marriage of culinary techniques and fresh ingredients. The delicate crunch of the tempura crust provides a delightful juxtaposition to the tender fish, offering a textural experience that is nothing short of extraordinary. Each bite transports you to the sun-drenched shores of Los Cabos, where the ocean’s bounty is transformed into a culinary delight that exemplifies the resort’s commitment to creating unforgettable dining experiences. With every crispy and flavorful morsel, you’re invited to immerse yourself in the enchantment of Leblanc Los Cabos and embark on a culinary journey like no other.

Video of Chef Edgar demonstrating how to make this amazing dish:

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