Foil-Wrapped Grilled Fish Tacos Made Easy: Get Fired Up

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Hey, foodies and campfire lovers! Today, we’re diving into the magic of Foil-Wrapped Grilled Fish Tacos.

Ever wondered where this dish originated? Mexico, my friends!

What makes it special? Simplicity, flavor, and yes, that smoky campfire goodness.

It’s perfect for an outdoor gathering or a chill weekend at the lake.

The aluminum foil technique seals in flavors while making cleanup a breeze. You’re in for a treat, so let’s get started!

Foil-Wrapped Grilled Fish Tacos Recipe

This is your go-to guide for making scrumptious fish tacos with the added smoky flavor from your campfire grill. Don’t underestimate the convenience that comes with a well-equipped campfire cooking kit—it’ll make your cooking experience a breeze.

Foil-Wrapped Grilled Fish Tacos

Foil-Wrapped Grilled Fish Tacos

Sukhen Tanchangya
An easy-to-follow recipe that infuses smoky flavors into a classic fish taco, all thanks to your campfire.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 450 kcal


  • Campfire or grill
  • Aluminum foil
  • Tongs
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 4 Tilapia fillets
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  • Prep the Fish: Marinate the Tilapia fillets with lime juice, minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  • Prep the Foil: Lay out large sheets of aluminum foil. You'll be making individual packets, so cut enough for 4 packets.
  • Load Up: Place a tilapia fillet on each foil sheet. Top with slices of red onion and jalapeño.
  • Wrap It: Fold the aluminum foil over the fish and veggies, sealing the edges tightly.
  • Grill Time: Place the foil packets on the campfire grate or directly on the embers. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Check: Carefully open a packet to check if the fish is cooked through. It should be opaque and flake easily.
  • Assemble and Serve: Warm the corn tortillas over the fire. Place a piece of fish on each tortilla and top with avocado slices and fresh cilantro.


Always make sure to check the internal temperature of your fish to ensure it’s cooked to a safe 145°F (63°C).

Want to read more? Check out our campfire recipes.

Nutrition Facts

Service SizeServingsAmount Per Serving% Daily Value*
2 tacos4Calories 450
Protein 35g70%
Fat 20g31%
Carbs 35g12%
Vitamin C30%

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Foil-Wrapped Grilled Fish Tacos Cooking Tips and Tricks

  • Fish Choices: You’re not limited to Tilapia. Feel free to use other fish like cod or even salmon.
  • Spice Levels: Adjust the jalapeño according to your taste. Remove the seeds if you want it less spicy.
  • Tortillas: Corn tortillas can break easily. Warm them on the fire for better flexibility.
  • Aluminum Foil: Use heavy-duty aluminum foil to prevent leaks or tears.
  • Fire Safety: Keep a fire extinguisher or bucket of water nearby, just in case.


So there you have it! A super-simple yet incredibly flavorful Foil-Wrapped Grilled Fish Taco recipe perfect for your next outdoor adventure. Whether you’re a camping newbie or a seasoned pro, this recipe is sure to impress. Have fun cooking, and enjoy the great outdoors!

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Sukhen Tanchangya

Sukhen is a passionate blogger and has a passion for camping. He enjoys cooking, especially over a campfire. Sukhen enjoys sharing adventure insights and outdoor cooking tips.

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