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Here at Gran Luchito, we love Tacos. Probably the most famous Mexican meal loved by people around the world, especially on Taco Tuesday. But if you’re making a Mexican feast, then 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.

1. 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, that 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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 are 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

5. Elotes

The perfect tacos side dish to have in the summer, prepared on the BBQ! The elotes taste even better if you get a nice char going on them before covering in the delicious Chipotle Mayo sauce. BBQ food heaven!

Best Served With: Halloumi Tacos

What To Serve With Tacos
Chipotle Mayo

6. Avocado Crema

Use this quick avocado cream sauce to drizzle over your tacos, especially in the summer months. It’s really delicious, 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

7. Sopes

We went for a classic Mexican recipe here and decided to pair our Mexican sopes with our delicious Gran Luchito chipotle Refried Beans, then add fried chorizo, crumbled feta on top, a spoonful of creme fraiche and Gran Luchito Tomatillo Salsa.


8. 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

9. 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

10. Corn Ribs With Macha Mayo

We’re not sure who was the original source that first came up with corn on the cob ribs but when we saw this trend on TikTok we knew we had to try it and see for ourselves. Well, we can attest that this is actually a pretty good idea and a delicious way to cook fresh corn on the cob! 

Goes Best With: Birria Tacos

What To Serve With Tacos
Crunchy Salsa Macha

11. 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, nutritious and any leftovers can be used as a dip with tortillas the next day.

Goes Best With: Vegan Tacos

Mexican Lunch Ideas

12. 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 ones are charred a little in a pan, then baked in our delicious sauce of sour cream, chipotle mayo, feta, lime zest, lime juice, a handful of fresh coriander.

Best Served With: Fish Tacos

Mexican Corn

13. 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 the couple of spoonfuls of our Tomatillo Salsa stirred into it!

Goes Best With: Chicken Tinga Tacos

Homemade Guacamole

14. Mexican Salad

Our beautiful Mexican Salad is loaded with thin slices of carrots, spring onion, avocado, smoky chipotle honey, radishes and creamy feta cheese. This would be a delightful accompaniment to tacos for those who would prefer something fresh, green and light. Consequently, it had to go in our What To Serve With Tacos list. 

Goes Best With: Pork In Salsa Verde Tacos

Mexican Salad

15. Cheese Quesadilla

These moreish Cheese Quesadillas with Gran Luchito Sliced Green Cactus are the perfect little sides to have with your tacos. The edges are crispy and cheesy, and they just hit the spot every time. They go really well when served with any of our Gran Luchito Salsas.

Best Served With: Breakfast Tacos With Carne Asada

What To Serve With Tacos

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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 really 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

19. Chicken Nachos

Some simple nachos is a great shout when it comes to what to serve with tacos. Whip up a batch of these, and the meal instantly becomes a big hit! In this recipe we use chicken marinated in Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste, with dollops of our Refried Beans, and sprinklings of our hot Serrano Chillies.

Best Served With: Vampiro Taco

Chicken Nachos

20. 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

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

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