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Here at Gran Luchito, we love Tacos. It is probably the most famous Mexican meal loved by people worldwide, especially on Taco Tuesday. But if you’re making a Mexican feast, what to serve with tacos for a party? Well, look no further. Here’s our round-up of what to serve with tacos, with a link to each recipe. Any leftovers can be put in the fridge for the next day.

Bringing People Together with Tacos

There’s something undeniably joyful about the process of making tacos. From assembling the ingredients to indulging in the flavours and textures, this beloved Mexican dish offers a culinary experience that brings people together. But what makes tacos even more delightful is the fact that they harmonise perfectly with other Mexican delicacies, creating a vibrant and delicious feast.

What To Serve with Tacos
What To Serve with Tacos
What To Serve with Tacos

Join us in the heartwarming tradition of crafting tacos alongside loved ones. Together, we will explore the memories of making tacos weaves, and discover the delectable accompaniments that perfectly complement this special Mexican dish.

1. Guacamole

You could spoon this on top of your tacos to upgrade them slightly, or have it on the side with some Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips for dunking. Above all, our Guacamole recipe is simply the best around due to a couple of spoonfuls of our Tomatillo Salsa stirred into it!

Goes Best With: Chicken Tinga Tacos


2. Refried beans

These are a no-brainer when it comes to a Mexican side dish to tacos. Our Gran Luchito Refried Beans are great if you don’t have all day to make them, they are easy to prepare, and nutritious and any leftovers can be used as a dip with tortillas the next day.

Goes Best With: Vegan Tacos

Black Beans and Rice

3. Mexican Rice With Chipotle

An authentic Mexican side dish that goes with every Mexican main. Our Mexican Rice With Chipotle is a simple recipe filled with carrots, peas and coriander, and uses our Chipotle Paste to add sublime heat and smoky flavour. In short, its a winner!

Goes Best With: Pulled Pork Tacos

Mexican Rice with Chipotle

4. Pico de Gallo

What to serve with tacos besides rice and beans? Pico de gallo is a classic. It’s very easy to make and popular due to its fresh, zesty yet spicy nature. You can make it as hot as you like – we like to add a fresh jalapeno as well as some of our Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix.

Best Served With: Chipotle Prawn Tacos

Pico de Gallo

5. Chips and Salsa

Chips and salsa are a classic Mexican snack and a perfect side for tacos. Nothing could be easier than opening a bag of Gran Luchito Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips and jars of our authentic salsa including super smoky Chipotle Salsa, zingy and fresh Tomatillo Salsa, or fruity and hot Mango Salsa. The perfect, easy side for tacos.

Goes Best With: Baja Fish Tacos

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Gran Luchito Authentic Salsas
What To Serve With Tacos

6. Queso Fundido

Indulge in the irresistible combination of gooey melted cheese, chorizo, onions, and Gran Luchito Crunchy Salsa Macha for a flavorful and satisfying kick. Simply serve this delectable dish to your guests with warm tortillas, allowing them to enjoy the stringy cheese and create mouthwatering tacos.

Best Served With: Chicken Fajitas with Chipotle

Avocado Crema

7. Mexican Corn

Mexican Elotes (aka Mexican street corn) is a classic way to enjoy corn on the cob! Such a treat and perfect to accompany those tacos. These are charred a little in a pan, then baked in our delicious sauce of sour cream, chipotle mayo, feta, lime zest, lime juice, and a handful of fresh coriander.

Best Served With: Fish Tacos

Mexican Corn

8. Lime and Coriander Rice

This is a delightful and easy recipe and one that you will make again and again. It’s a great one to pair with fish or chicken tacos, as it has a slight tang due to the lime juice and Chipotle Lime Paste. The combination of lime and coriander is insane, and it compliments some fresh fish tacos perfectly. Give it a try!

Best Served With: Salmon Tacos

What To Serve With Tacos
Chipotle Lime Paste

9. Chipotle Crema

A spicy crema that can be added to every taco going is a must! Using our Chipotle Paste, make a big batch of this chipotle sauce recipe, and keep it in a sealed jar in your fridge. You can use it throughout the week.

Best Served With: Fried Chicken Tacos

Chipotle Crema

10. Mexican Coleslaw

Is there anything a side of delicious Mexican coleslaw can’t improve? Add a generous amount of this crisp cabbage Mexican slaw recipe to your tacos and you’re on to a winner.  Much more flavourful than traditional coleslaw, it’s taken up a notch with a dressing made with our Chipotle Mayo and zingy lime. A great idea for veggies to serve with tacos.

Best Served With: Crunchy Beef Tacos

Mexican Coleslaw
Mexican Coleslaw

11. Mexican Black Beans

Mexican black beans are a great option to serve with tacos. Our lovely Cantina Beans (authentic black beans with their juices) are waiting for you to warm up and dollop inside them. You can garnish them with some finely chopped onion, tomatoes, chillies, coriander, some scoops of avocado and dollops of creme fraiche! 

Best Served With: Easy Chicken and Chorizo Tacos

Mexican Black Beans

12. Avocado Crema

Use this quick avocado cream sauce to drizzle over your tacos, especially in the summer months. It’s delicious, and super healthy, and you’ll be addicted! We whizz up avocados with lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, greek yoghurt/sour cream, coriander, salt and pepper. Yum!

Best Served With: Fish Tacos

Avocado Crema

13. Mexican Bean Salad

Finishing off our sides to serve with tacos is this fresh, crunchy, and colourful Mexican Bean Salad. Packed full of smoky Chipotle goodness, it’s a delicious side dish for tacos.

Mexican Bean Salad

Best Served With: Chicken Tacos

14. Grilled onions

Enhance the flavours of your grilled onions with our special touch – one of our Gran Luchito spice mixes. Elevate the taste of spring onions to new heights by seasoning them with our exquisite blends, including Guajillo, Habanero, and Chipotle. Experiment with these three different options and unlock a world of amazing flavours in your onion recipe.

Goes Best With: Chipotle Prawn Tacos

Mexican Salad

15. Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans also known as “Frijoles Charros” are a delicious side dish consisting of our Cantina Beans cooked with meat, we like to use chorizo or bacon, which gets fried with onion, garlic, Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste. The beans are topped with freshly diced tomatoes and coriander for freshness. 

Best Served With: Crunchy Beef Tacos

Cowboy Beans

16. Black Beans and Rice

Beans and rice is a tried and tested combination, that has survived since the dawn of time! Pack some of this recipe into tacos, and you have a very nutritious and hearty taco. Our Cantina Beans are used as well as some Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix to add some Mexican flavour.

Best Served With: Chicken Tacos

Black Beans and Rice

17. Macha Mayo

Discover the ultimate taste sensation with Macha Mayo! This irresistible condiment is created by blending mayonnaise with a generous portion of Gran Luchito Crunchy Salsa Macha and a hint of refreshing lemon juice. The result is a delectable sauce that can be effortlessly added to any dish, elevating its flavour profile to new heights.

Best Served With: Fish Fajitas

Mexican Black Beans

18. Michelada

To create a refreshing Michelada or a similar beer-based concoction, incorporate Mexican lager into this recipe. Elevate the flavour profile with the addition of Gran Luchito Chipotle Lime Paste that adds deliciously spicy, but it also provides a nice zesty flavour that blends perfectly with the lime juice, the ice, and the beer.

Best Served With: Carne Asada Tacos

Pico de Gallo

19. Frijoles

Frijoles are a great little dish as either a Mexican side, a delicious layer in a burrito, wrapped up in warm soft tortillas or for some serious snacking as a dip with Tortilla Chips perfect for when you are in front of a film or enjoying board games

Best Served With: Chilli Con Carne Burrito

Chicken Nachos

20. Chipotle Margarita

This Chipotle Margarita takes the classic margarita up a notch. With a touch of smoky Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste balanced with zesty orange and lime, it’s certainly one special Mexican cocktail to try!

Mexican Bean Salad

Best Served With: Chicken Tacos

Has this helped to answer what to serve with tacos? We hope so.

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