9+ Tasty Taco Sauces (Easy + Delicious)

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The BEST Taco Sauces

These are some of my favorite sauces to serve with tacos:

Pick one of your favorites from the list below, add some baked tortilla chips, a margarita, and you’re guaranteed an amazing dinner!

Be sure to check out these 35+ Mexican Appetizers and 25+ Mexican Desserts too!

Sauces to Elevate Your Taco Night

Jar of chipotle crema with spoon on small plate next to lime wedges and small bowl of chipotles.
Add some smoke and spice to your favorite recipes with this Chipotle Crema. A Mexican-inspired sauce, this creamy mix is made with chipotles in adobo to give a boost to tacos, salads, and more!
Chipotle Crema
Crema arranged on plate with limes and cilantro.
This quick and tangy Cilantro Lime Crema is ready in just 5 minutes. Better than sour cream, this Mexican condiment is flavored with fresh cilantro and lime juice to create a creamy and vibrant dressing, taco topping, or dipping sauce.
Cilantro Lime Crema
Bowl of mango salsa in serving bowl next to tortilla chips.
This sweet Mango Salsa has tons of flavor and flair! The bursts of acidity and brightness from the juicy fresh mangos, jalapeno, lime juice, and red onion are delicious with tortilla chips or on fish tacos.
Mango Salsa
Overhead shot of bottle of salsa taquera next to dried chiles and spoon with sauce.
Skip the jar of store bought salsa and make ​​Salsa Taquera instead! It’s a smoky and vibrant condiment that’s perfect for tacos, carnitas, grilled meats, and more. The ingredients are simple, but the flavor is extravagant!
Salsa Taquera
Jar of creamy fish taco sauce.
Creamy Fish Taco Sauce adds pizzazz to your Baja fish tacos & more! It takes less than 5 minutes to make & is made with simple ingredients.
Fish Taco Sauce
Bowl of jalapeno salsa next to small bowl of sesame seeds.
This jalapeno sesame salsa recipe is totally unique and so addictive! It's the perfect topping for Yumm bowls, hummus, scrambled eggs, pizza and more! Or just use it as a dip.
Jalapeno Sesame Salsa
Pineapple salsa served in fresh pineapple bowl.
This Easy Pineapple Salsa is light and fresh with just a hint of heat. It makes an amazing dip for chips but is also amazing as a topping for grilled fish or pork tacos! 
Pineapple Salsa
Bowl of guacamole on tray with chips.
This fresh and vibrant Guacamole recipe is so easy! Mix it up in minutes for a creamy dip, a delicious topping for nachos, or to serve on Taco Tuesday.
Easy Guacamole
Chipotle hot salsa in bowl with chips dipped into it.
Spice up your life with this copycat Chipotle Hot Salsa! It’s a tomatillo and red chili salsa that’s easy to make at home and packed with layers of nuanced, spicy flavors. Perfect with tortilla chips, tacos, burrito bowls, and more!
Chipotle Hot Salsa
Overhead shot of fish taco bowl next to small bowls of mango salsa and avocado.
Avocado Cream Sauce is delicious on tacos. Especially these fish taco bowls!
Avocado Crema
Al pastor marinade in small bowl with spoon.
Taco night will never be the same after soaking your meat or veggies in this flavor-packed Al Pastor Marinade. It’s surprisingly easy to make and loads every bite with addictive layers of smoky, earthy, and citrusy goodness!
Al Pastor Marinade

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Jar of chipotle crema with spoon on small plate next to lime wedges and small bowl of chipotles.

9+ Tasty Taco Sauces

The BEST Taco Sauces to elevate dinner. One of my favorite recipes is this Chipotle Crema!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • ¾ cup sour cream (regular or fat-free)
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise (regular or fat-free)
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 1 lime (zested and juiced)
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin (optional)
  • Salt (to taste)


  • Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Season with salt, to taste.
  • Transfer to a jar or squeeze bottle and serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

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