fish tacos, revisited
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.