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What To Serve With Pulled Pork Tacos – 11 Tasty Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your pulled pork tacos, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for pulled pork tacos.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with pulled pork tacos are guacamole, Mexican coleslaw, and loaded baked potato salad. You can also try cucumber and tomato salad, or a mango pico de gallo for some more refreshing options. I also like Mexican rice or a salsa verde.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Mango pico de gallo

If you want something sweet to pair with your pulled pork tacos, why not try mango pico de gallo?

Sweet and savoury is always a good match. 

Plus the mango go really well with the acidity of the lime and the onions in the salsa. 

Need more persuading? The vibrant pico de gallo will look amazing in your table, and it’s a total cinch to make.

Head over to Fat Girl Hedonist for a no-fuss recipe.

Tropical guacamole

Is it possible to eat tacos without guacamole on the side? I don’t think so.

But guacamole doesn’t have to be boring. 

Jazz up your plain guacamole into something tropical by mixing in some fresh pineapple and sweet mango. It’s a refreshing side for your utterly rich pulled pork tacos.

Perfect for a summer party, this tropical guacamole is a must-try. (you’ll never want plain guacamole again!)

Jalapeno cheddar honey cornbread

Are your pulled pork tacos saucey?

Then you need something to mop up all that sauce with!

And cheesy jalapeno cornbread is that something.

Believe me, it is GOOD. Wonderfully light, crumbly, sweet, and savory, Jenn’s recipe is a must-try!

Cucumber and tomato salad

Cucumber and tomato salad is crunchy and bright. 

With the acidity from the vinegar and a squeeze of lime, it will adds a freshness to your pulled pork tacos.

Plus it’s super simple and easy to make. This Egyptian Cucumber and Tomato Salad is a favorite at my table. 

Psst.. I add some red onions too for a bit more bite.

Chipotle chicken nachos

Nachos and tacos are from the same family, and they’re both super fun to eat.

The tacos bring a tender texture, while the nachos bring the crunch (and a whole lot of cheese).

The key to nachos is to eat them directly after baking – so don’t let these sit out for too long. 

These chipotle chicken nachos are smothered in a spicy-but-cooling jalapeno yogurt.

Pickled onions

I always like to have a jar of pickled onions in my fridge. 

It is my go-to side dish when everything seems hectic in the kitchen.

It adds a bright zing to any meal, and will cut through the richness of the pulled pork taco filling nicely. 

Keep this simple yet delicious pickled onion recipe on hand at all times!

Mexican rice

Mexican rice, aka Spanish rice, is a good, filling accompaniment to your tacos.

And this rice is anything but plain – it packs some major smoky flavors from the paprika and fire-roasted tomatoes.

Butter Your Biscuit’s recipe is a one-dish that comes together in just 30 minutes.

It’s a real crowd-pleaser that’s guaranteed to have people asking for seconds.

Loaded baked potato salad

Loaded baked potato salad is just as creamy as your traditional potato salad, but with a lighter, fluffier base. 

The creamy dressing works really well to mellow out any pulled pork tacos that are a tad too spicy or rich. 

Tip: it’s best to plan ahead and give this potato salad a few hours to chill before serving. This lets all the flavours meld together.

Mexican coleslaw

Coleslaw and pulled pork is a classic – one is rarely seen without the other, so we couldn’t not include coleslaw on this list. 

But of course for tacos, you need to give the coleslaw a little twist. 

This Mexican coleslaw recipe uses corn, cilantro, and jalapenos to celebrate Mexican flavors.

It’s like half coleslaw half taco salad!

Sweet corn fritters

If you’re having a pick n’ mix kind of table, sweet corn fritters are a great addition.

They’ll add some crunch and are small enough that everyone can enjoy a few without feeling too full. 

Make a large batch using this quick nine-ingredient recipe and store any leftovers to snack on later.

They’re best served them warm with maple syrup or honey drizzled on top. YUM.

Tomatillo salsa verde

Do you feel like your pulled pork tacos need a little extra zing?

Serve some tomatillo salsa verde on the side.

It’s fresh, tangy, and has a subtle fieriness that complements the deep, meaty flavors of pulled pork tacos.

Serve your tomatillo salsa verde as a dipping sauce or as a dressing. Either way, it’s sure to be a hit.

The best side dishes for pulled pork tacos

  • Mango pico de gallo
  • Tropical guacamole
  • Jalapeno cheddar honey cornbread
  • Cucumber and tomato salad
  • Chipotle chicken nachos
  • Pickled onions
  • Mexican rice
  • Loaded baked potato salad
  • Mexican coleslaw
  • Sweet corn fritters
  • Tomatillo salsa verde

What To Serve With Pulled Pork Tacos

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your pulled pork tacos.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pulled pork tacos side dishes, what to serve with pulled pork tacos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 168kcal


  • 1 portion pulled pork tacos


  • Prepare your pulled pork tacos according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it!
  • Side dishes include: mango pico de gallo, tropical guacamole, jalapeno cheddar honey cornbread, cucumber and tomato salad, chipotle chicken nachos, pickled onions, mexican rice, loaded baked potato salad, mexican coleslaw, sweet corn fritters, and tomatillo salsa verde.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 168kcal

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