Mayonesa Sauce for Fish Tacos

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes about

    ½ cup


Appears in

Amor y Tacos

Amor y Tacos

By Deborah Schneider

Published 2010

  • About

This is the legendary “secret sauce,” a fixture at fish taco stands, where you add it yourself from a pump dispenser. Use small amounts to enhance any seafood taco—or a perro caliente.


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro


Whisk all ingredients together. The mayonesa keeps, refrigerated, for 48 hours.