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Non-fried fish tacos

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Lindy74 Jan 12, 2007 05:22 PM

On a recent trip to Mexico, my husband and I had fantastic smoked marlin tacos--the fish was shredded and mixed with a flavorful, tomato-based sauce. But the only fish tacos I've been able to find in New York are of the battered-and-fried variety--a fine item in its own right, but I'm really craving the other kind. Does anyone know of a place that has them?

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    HWiley Jan 20, 2007 03:06 AM

    I had the fish tacos at Rosa Mexicana. Not cheap. It was a pretty simple preparation. The tortilla, chilean sea bass (unbattered, unbreaded), and toppings were served separately (two salsas and I can't remember what else) on a platter. You build the taco however you like. It made for a nice lunch.

    1. ballulah Jan 19, 2007 05:59 PM

      Uncle Moe's on 19th Street between 5th and 6th uses grilled salmon in their fish tacos, and they use a squirt of avocado and roasted corn sauce/relish on them. Not the same thing I am sure, but maybe a new favorite? It's one of mine.

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        Todd Jan 19, 2007 05:31 PM

        The Snack Dragon Taco Shack on 3rd btwn A and B has really good grilled fish tacos...it's some sort of white fish maybe tilapia or sole...not exactly like the tacos you described but they're definitely not fried and super tasty

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          mpls brat Jan 19, 2007 03:19 PM

          don't know if its exactly the same, but I had some great non-fried fish tacos at Cafe El Portal last night. Elizabeth st near Kenmare. try it out. Their food is really great, pretty cheap.

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