Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos Recipe (CPK Copycat)

Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos Recipe (CPK Copycat)

You’re probably craving more of that delicious crispy California Pizza Kitchen fish tacos, and that’s what brought you here. Don’t worry, we got you! Serve batches of these mouthwatering mahi mahi fish tacos served with rice and sriracha-ranch dressing by following our recipe.

You can also enjoy mahi mahi tacos with spanish rice and a side of chips and guacamole. But for now, let’s jump right into making it and solve your weeks’ worth of cravings!

Tips for Making Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

Bringing the flavors of the best fish tacos to your tabletop has never been easier. Here are some tips to make utterly delicious fried mahi mahi tacos:

  • We love mahi mahi for its mild flavor and toned-down “fishy” taste. But in case you can’t find it, replace it with other lean white fish like halibut, tilapia, snapper, cod, bass, or catfish.
  • Soak your rice in deep water as a part of the cleaning process. With clean hands, stir the rice grains and remove the starchy residue. Do this for at least 1 minute, then drain. This reduces the stickiness of the rice as well, making it perfect for your mahi tacos.
  • Prevent your taco shells from cracking by warming them enough. Corn tortillas tend to break apart when it’s not heated enough. Check our CAQ section to learn how to properly warm tortillas for your mahi mahi tacos.
  • Serve them with fresh lime to squeeze to give your mahi mahi fish tacos an extra fresh flavor.

Other than our delicious toppings and dressing, you can customize your fish tacos by adding sweet apple slaw or silky avocado crema that will add just the right amount of creaminess to your mahi mahi fish tacos.

Turn your mahi mahi fish into a delightful mahi mahi tacos ensemble to satisfy your appetite! Have a CPK fish tacos experience at the comfort of your home.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 50 mins


  • 2 lbs mahi mahi, skinned, boned, and cleaned, cut in 1-inch strips
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 cup white rice, plain, non-sticky, long-grained
  • 10 small corn tortillas, warmed
  • ¼ head cabbage, finely shredded
  • ¼ head radicchio, finely shredded
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • masago, for garnish

For Dressing:

  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 8 tbsp sriracha hot sauce, or more to taste
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground


  1. Cut mahi mahi into 1-inch strips after cleaning.
  2. For the breading, prepare all purpose-flour, lightly beaten eggs with 4 tablespoons of water, and breadcrumbs, separately in each bowl.
  3. Season the fish cutlets with salt and pepper.
  4. Dredge the fish in the flour, then the egg mixture, and lastly in the breadcrumbs.
  5. After breading the fish pieces, heat about 2 inches of oil in a Dutch oven.
  6. Wait until the temperature reaches 375 degrees F before frying.
  7. Once the oil is hot, fry the fish in batches until it’s light golden brown in color.
  8. Remove from the oil and let it drain on paper towels.
  9. Proceed to prepare your rice according to package directions.
  10. To make the dressing, combine the ranch and sriracha hot sauce in a small bowl. Add about a tablespoon of sriracha at a time.
  11. Then, season with salt and pepper. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  12. To assemble, start with laying the tacos on a flat surface.
  13. Pour a small scoop of cooked white rice, followed by strips of fried mahi mahi.
  14. Place the cabbage, radicchio, and green onion on top.
  15. Serve with lime wedges, and your sriracha-ranch sauce.


  • Sugar: 3g
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  • Calcium: 93mg
  • Calories: 483kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Cholesterol: 123mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 594mg
  • Protein: 26g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 742mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 319IU
  • Vitamin C: 18mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
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Frequently Asked Questions

What goes well with fish tacos?

It’s good to have a swirl of texture in every bite. So aside from rice, you can serve it with smokey grilled corn and chips, salsa, and guacamole. Even the iconic jalapeno poppers are a great addition to fish tacos. You can enjoy crunchy, spicy, savory, creamy, and smokey flavors all in one meal. You can also top it with fresh mango guacamole.

Is Mahi Mahi healthy?

Mahi mahi fish is a good source of protein. It’s also rich in other vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins and Iron.

How do I properly warm my corn tortillas so it doesn’t break?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. For faster and effective reheating, stack your corn tortillas into a pile of three or four depending on how much you use. Then, wrap each pile with tin foil. Place these on a baking sheet and insert them inside the oven. Allow to bake for 15 minutes and enjoy!

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