If you’re wondering what to serve with your taquitos, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for taquitos.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with taquitos are Mexican sweet potatoes, cheesy enchiladas cups, guacamole, or refried beans. You can also serve salsas like salsa verde, corn salsa, or mango slaw. More filling options include jalapeno cornbread and Mexican rice.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
When you’re serving a Mexican main, you can’t go wrong with this restaurant-style Mexican rice.
It has bold yummy flavors that will hold their own against the taquitos, and highlight their crunchy texture.
The rice dish is easy to make in bulk, so it’s great if you’re cooking for a crowd. And if you’re not, you can save the leftovers for the next day.
Check out butter your biscuit to get the full recipe.
Esquites (Mexican street corn salad)
Want a fun way to jazz up taco Tuesdays?
A Mexican street corn salad is the way to go.
Think fresh sweet corn with tangy lime juice and a creamy sauce.
Most Mexican corn salads use charred or grilled corn, but this esquites recipe uses microwaved corn, so it’s much more low effort (but just as tasty!).
Psst… if you want more of a kick, add some chili powder.
Have you seen anything cuter than these mini enchilada cups?!
Taquitos are a great finger food for parties, and these cheesy cups are the perfect accompaniment.
Your guests will be able to grab them and go and you can fill them with whatever you want.
Chicken, beef, beans, or veggies.
The only mandatory ingredient in these enchilada cups is cheese.
Taco nights wouldn’t be complete without our favorite fresh dip – guacamole.
This beautiful green dip is creamy, zesty, and best of all, healthy.
It will also take the heat out of any taquitos that are slightly too spicy.
You’ll have this authentic guacamole recipe ready in 10 minutes. And you can customize it however you want. I like to add some corn into mine to add sweetness.
Jicama mango slaw
Elevate your taquitos by serving them with a side of jicama mango slaw.
It’s a light, refreshing salad that can turn any frown upside down. And in an unexpected twist of events, the mango is in the dressing and the slaw!
Brittany’s recipe for jicama mango slaw is delish – you must try it.
And if you can’t find jicama or mangos, try this red cabbage Mexican slaw.
Not really feeling creamy guacamole for your rolled tacos?
Try a bit of homemade salsa verde instead.
It’s just as bright and vibrant as guacamole, but with more tang and spice to liven up your meal.
Drizzle it over your taquitos, or leave it as a dip on the side and serve it with a few extra tortilla chips.
Get this slammin’ tomatillo salsa verde recipe here.
Mexican sweet potatoes
Want something to add substance to your meal?
This sweet potato side dish is super fun and satisfying.
It’s like nachos, but with sweet potato slices instead of tortilla chips. It will look great in the center of your table, and the cheesy topping will mesh really well with your taquitos.
Follow JZ eats for the full recipe and different toppings ideas.
You can also simply cube the sweet potatoes and roast them with some smoked paprika (like in this recipe)
Pico de gallo
Who can resist a homemade pico de gallo?
Not me! Especially when you have crunchy taquitos for a main.
Pico de gallo is all about showcasing plump, juicy tomatoes. It’s easy to make and has the Mexican essentials of cilantro and lime.
Spoon this flavorful pico de gallo over the top of your rolled tacos and you’re in for a trip to foodie heaven.
Miso corn on the cob
We all know no one can resist an ear of delicious grilled corn on the cob, especially during the summer months.
And why not take a creative spin on a classic, and use miso butter instead of regular butter.
Miso butter is rich in umami flavor and has a real gourmet feel to it.
This 10-minute miso corn on the cob recipe will have you licking your lips. And leave you plenty of time to prepare your taquitos.
Spicy refried beans
You could cheat and use refried beans from a can, but that would be doing a disservice to your taquitos.
Homemade is always best, the beans have so much more depth to them.
These refried beans are warm, filling, and a little bit spicy – perfect for scooping up with your crunchy tacos.
Follow this recipe for the BEST refried beans you’ve ever tasted.
These fajita vegetables are an easy way of adding nutrients to your plate.
Simply look in your fridge and see what vegetables you have hanging around, chop them up and season them. Then bake them in the oven for 20 minutes.
Before you know it you have a tasty side and a clean fridge.
I’m sure your family will love these roasted fajita vegetables.
Green chile cheese cornbread
Getting bored of your usual plain cornbread?
Spice it up by adding some green chiles and cheddar cheese.
And don’t worry if you’re not a fan of spicy food.
The sweetness of your cornbread offsets the heat nicely, giving you an irresistible sweet-savory flavor that leaves you wanting more.
Enjoy your taquitos with a slice of green chile and cheese cornbread for a filling meal.
Step out of your comfort zone and choose a vibrant bell pepper salad instead of the usual green salad.
It has way more crunch than lettuce and the acidic lemon dressing will help cut through your rich, meaty taquitos
Your Mexican dinner parties will never be the same because of this bell pepper salad recipe.
The best side dishes for taquitos
- Mexican rice
- Esquites (Mexican street corn salad)
- Enchilada cups
- Jicama mango slaw
- Salsa verde
- Mexican sweet potatoes
- Pico de gallo
- Miso corn on the cob
- Spicy refried beans
- Fajita vegetables
- Green chile cheese cornbread
- Pepper salad
What To Serve With Taquitos
- 1 portion taquitos
- Prepare your taquitos according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: Mexican rice, esquites (Mexican street corn salad), enchilada cups, guacamole, jicama mango slaw, salsa verde, Mexican sweet potatoes, pico de gallo, miso corn on the cob, spicy refried beans, fajita vegetables, green chile cheese cornbread, and pepper salad.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!