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fish tacos, revisited

rosep Apr 5, 2007 11:41 AM

i know there have been some threads on fish tacos. but i am looking for more. i have had bonita's. I have had mercadito's. where else should i go?

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    KTinNYC RE: rosep Apr 5, 2007 11:51 AM

    Cross La Esquina off the list. I had them 2 weeks ago and they consisted of 1 piece of grilled tasteless (could have been chicken breast meat) grilled fish on a tortilla with some cabbage.

    1. LFeinberg RE: rosep Apr 5, 2007 12:45 PM

      Have you ever had fish tacos in California? They're so amazing there and I'm too scared to try them here b/c I know they won't be nearly as great.

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        Tifa2276 RE: rosep Apr 5, 2007 01:01 PM

        Hi, I have had fish tacos in California before, and although you can't get the exact same version in NYC, a tasty fish taco can be had at Gabriela's on the UWS, on 93rd and Columbus. The fish is battered, deep fried, served in a soft tortilla with shredded cabbage, salsa, guac (i think) and special sauce. Although the tortilla is flour, and not corn, which is what i had in cali, it is still a pretty tasty fish taco. the entree portion is 3 pretty big tacos, and the appetizer portion is 2 small tacos. Hope this helps!

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          AKR RE: Tifa2276 Apr 5, 2007 01:39 PM

          Mercadito has really great fish tacos.

          And on Mondays you can get 10 of them for $20. Wow.

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            nuxvomica RE: AKR Apr 5, 2007 07:44 PM

            10 tacos for $20 - tell me more?

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              Joe MacBu RE: nuxvomica Apr 8, 2007 10:05 PM

              Mercadito tacos are tiny. I find them highly overrated and expensive.

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          jth RE: rosep Apr 5, 2007 04:00 PM

          El Parador Cafe, but ask if they're making it, it's only on the specials menu

          1. emilia RE: rosep Apr 5, 2007 10:31 PM

            i'm always looking for fish tacos too, but haven't quite found amazing cali style ones, but some decent ones here and there. besides mercadito etc,:
            -snack dragon on B & 3rd is a tiny hole in the wall place but they have decent tacos. $4 gets you two small fish tacos wrapped in blue corn tortilla, with fresh fish (they have different kinds -- higher end) and pretty basic fillers like lettuce, beets, etc. i only had it once but from what i remember it was quite tasty. not really your standard fish taco, but a nice variation on it.

            -clinton st. bake shop has some fish tacos that i actually enjoy, although some ppl may not agree. again, not standard, but nice healthy and spicy, with some kind of white fish (grilled?) and red cabbage, etc.

            i've noticed a few of the east village mexican joints have fish tacos on their menus too although i haven't tried them. namely, i think i remember seeing them on benny's burritos menu.

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              jon RE: emilia Apr 6, 2007 05:08 AM

              i really like the fish tacos at baby bo's (34th and 2nd). there rest of their menu is ok, but the fish tacos are very good.

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                Bugsey34 RE: emilia Apr 8, 2007 12:51 PM

                Snack Dragon is good, not only for fish tacos. And extremely cheap, though it's basically to eat in the street.

                I had some decent fish tacos at Food on Lexington around 100 or 101 Street, not the best but pretty good, I think the fish was lightly battered and not grilled, so they weren't the best I've ever had.

                Honestly the best fish tacos I have had in the past year or so I made myself at home.

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                Katherine H RE: rosep Apr 6, 2007 06:07 AM

                I like the fish tacos at Florencia 13 on Sullivan St in the Village.

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                  MRG RE: Katherine H Apr 6, 2007 07:08 AM

                  I have to agree with Katherine on this one. Florencia 13 has great fish tacos. But then again, they have great everything!

                  I am originally from Texas and it took me years to find good mexican food in NYC. While Florencia is more of a SoCal type mexican. It is really great food all around.

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                    ronoc RE: Katherine H Apr 8, 2007 03:34 PM

                    Also agree. I am a fan of Florencia 13 and love the fish tacos. Great margaritas too. Low-key, family vibe there.

                  2. ballulah RE: rosep Apr 6, 2007 07:23 AM

                    I'm not a fan of Rosa Mexicano for the most part, but they do a pretty good rendition of the fish taco. It's an assemble yourself situation, and they use grilled sea bass. Comes with a selection of salsas.

                    And ok, don't shoot me but, tacos are technically street food/fast food, and what I'm about to say may be controversial, but anyway... There is a fast food joint on 5th Ave and 32nd St called Maui Taco, I believe it's a West Coast chain, and they do a pretty decent fish taco. It's not something to go out of your way for, but if you're passing by and hungry I recommend it over a street cart hot dog.

                    1. jinet12 RE: rosep Apr 7, 2007 07:07 AM

                      I think that there is a rendition on the menu at Bobby Flay's "Mesa Grill", and though I really enjoy the restaurant, I have not personally tried them...

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