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Fish Tacos?

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naptown chow hound Apr 18, 2007 01:38 PM

Anyone know of any good places for a fish taco? I recently went to Charleston, S.C. and had some really great ones at average bar/restaurant places, but I can't think of anyplace up here that has them on the menu. I live in Annapolis, so the closer the better, but I'm willing to make a pilgrimage for a good meal!
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    pigtowner RE: naptown chow hound Apr 18, 2007 01:47 PM

    From a suggestion on here, I had them at Captain Larry's on Fort Ave in Baltimore and they were pretty delicious...But I've never had them anywhere else but my kitchen

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      KAZ RE: pigtowner Apr 19, 2007 10:16 AM

      I'll second the Capt Larry's recommendation. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of their fish tacos. Fried fish, cabbage, "white sauce". I guess that qualifies as Baja style. They are really good.

      Side bar: I once drove for ten days down the Baja peninsula. Nothing better than catching your own fish and then bringing it to a little hut for them to make tacos out of. The best were the ones that would only charge you a percentage of your catch. Bring three fish, they will make tacos out of two and keep the third.

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        naptown chow hound RE: KAZ Apr 19, 2007 10:50 AM

        Thanks! I'll definitely try out Capt. Larry's next time I'm up in Baltimore. I wish I could say that I liked Diegos in Severna park, but I was terribly dissapointed last time I went.

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      dcreverend RE: naptown chow hound Apr 18, 2007 01:51 PM

      This might be too generic but I really like the ones at Baja Fresh (any location). And they are cheap!

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        CerealKiller RE: dcreverend Apr 18, 2007 03:37 PM

        I would check the menu over at Pussers - I don't remember if they specifically have fish tacos but they have a crab quesadilla that is very good and other fish items that are very good too.

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        sweth RE: naptown chow hound Apr 18, 2007 03:54 PM

        What style do they serve in Charleston? Baja style (fried fish w/ slaw) or the kind with grilled fish?

        Baja Fresh has not-bad (but not-great) Baja-style ones, and there's probably a franchise near you.

        If you're ever in DC/NoVA, Burrito Joynt (on Franconia Rd. just west of Van Dorn) has better Baja-style ones; for the kind w/ grilled fish, I used to be a fan of Teocalli Tamale in Herndon (but it's been a few years since I've been there), and I've been pleased recently w/ the fish taco at Oyamel (in Penn Quarter in DC). None of those are worth a special trip from Annapolis, though, I don't think.

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          Dennis S RE: sweth Apr 19, 2007 11:25 AM

          Teocalli is still good. Had the fish tacos just a couple of weeks ago.

        2. anhdeluxe RE: naptown chow hound Apr 18, 2007 07:06 PM

          Taqueria Poblano on Mt. Vernon Ave. It's not always available, so when it is, you know it's fresh! Great margaritas too! Watch out, it can get crowded weekend nights.

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            mattm RE: naptown chow hound Apr 18, 2007 10:17 PM

            Sadly, fish in the DC area just isn't that good. If you can't find decent fish tacos in Annapolis, I wouldn't expect much around DC.

            The best fish tacos I've had were on Maui. But that's a bit far to travel just for fish tacos.

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              Elyssa RE: mattm Apr 19, 2007 08:57 AM

              I'm going to be in Maui for a short time before a wedding in October...where did you get this wonderful fish taco?

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                mattm RE: Elyssa Apr 19, 2007 07:20 PM

                It was at a chain called Maui Tacos, which several locations on Maui. I went to the location just off the main drag in Lahaina. The fish was lightly seared and delicate with a touch of sweetness. It was wonderful, and inexpensive too.

                There are apparently locations of Maui Tacos in Manhattan and National Airport as well, but the fish can't compare to Maui's.

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              Jason1 RE: naptown chow hound Apr 19, 2007 09:04 AM

              Diego's in Severna Park has Baja style fish tacos, but I haven't tried them.

              1. jpschust RE: naptown chow hound Apr 19, 2007 11:07 AM

                I just tried Baja Fresh based on this reccomendation. Blech- I wouldn't try that again. Fish was terrible, overly fried and way too much vinegar in their sauce.

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                  sweth RE: jpschust Apr 19, 2007 10:34 PM

                  I've tried the fish tacos there 3 times to try to satisfy cravings when nothing else was close; twice they were OK, once way overdone as you apparently experienced. I wouldn't ever go out of my way to hit a Baja Fresh, though; sorry if my "not bad" was taken as a recommendation.

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                    jpschust RE: sweth Apr 20, 2007 06:02 AM

                    It's certainly not out of my way to go about 2 minutes down the road from my office :) Not as much a rec as much as a, hey that sounds better than my other junk for options in Reston.

                2. pleen RE: naptown chow hound Apr 19, 2007 12:43 PM

                  Mexicali's in Clarendon has pretty good Baja-style fish tacos.

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                    katecm RE: naptown chow hound Apr 19, 2007 01:51 PM

                    Come to DC! Jose Andres' Oyamel, newly moved to Penn Quarter, is just what you want. Plus, if you're feeling adventurous, try a grasshopper taco.

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                      Elyssa RE: katecm Apr 19, 2007 04:11 PM

                      Were you adventurous enough to try the grasshopper taco? How did it taste????

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                      John_Pardoe RE: naptown chow hound Apr 20, 2007 03:33 AM

                      I've had pretty good ones at Mt. Washington Tavern. They are well worth a try.

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                        hon RE: naptown chow hound Apr 20, 2007 10:07 AM

                        I have never been here but people of this board seem to like it:

                        http://www.mariluna.com/cgi-bin/index...

                        1. ko1 RE: naptown chow hound Apr 21, 2007 06:44 AM

                          For good, fairly authentic Baja fish tacos, try Taco Fiesta in Inner Harbor East.

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