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Tiritas de Pescado Zihuatanejo recipe

This is easy to make the fish cocktail from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo in the state of Guerrero, where it is usually prepared using sailfish or marlin. The fish is finely sliced in small 2-in stripes of about ¼-in thickness, that is quickly marinated in lime juice...
Course Seafood
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 81kcal


  • 1 Lb. Tilapia filets cut into 2-in by ¼ in
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ½ medium red onion finely sliced (about ½ cup)
  • 2 serrano peppers finely diced* (about ¼ cup)
  • 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


  • Corn tostadas or Saltine crackers.
  • Extra finely diced Serrano pepper for those that like spicy
  • food.


  • Place the lime juice in a medium size glass bowl. Add the fish stripes and marinate for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients and serve immediately with corn tostadas or saltine crackers.


  • You can substitute with other types of pepper like jalapeño or Habanero, use according to your own tolerance to spicy food.
  • Make sure to cut the stripes along the length of the fish fillet, this way the stripes will keep their shape.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 271mg | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg