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Best Fish tacos in Dallas?

Where can I find the best fish tacos in Dallas, preferably in the downtown area? I will be in Dallas this week and want to taste some authentic fish tacos.

On a side note, are authentic fish tacos fried? We've been making them at home here in MD and DH has been deep frying the fish in tempura batter. Its SO awesome and I'd love to find something similar while in Dallas.

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  1. I would love to know the answer to this question as well - fish tacos are delicious, but I haven't seen many around. The ones I've had are:

    Taco Diner: fish rubbed with achiote paste and grilled (probably griddled). Kind of oily, and not really as flavorful as I'd prefer... but good enough. They also make fish tacos that are served with a sweet tamarind-based sauce, which I enjoyed less.

    Mia's: a relatively new item there - almost like a fish-hash, with small bits of fish, peppers and onions - it had a pretty good jalapeno kick to it. It was also oily, but really tasty! A slightly sweet slaw on the side went well.

    Tin Star: these are fried (don't know if it's authentic or not, but it's good!) Probably not the best quality fish, but with all the toppings it's a pretty enjoyable taco.

    if there are great ones out there, I haven't found them. But these are all fair to good. I'm sure we'll hear about the really good stuff from the more experienced chowhounds.

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    1. re: gavlist

      Try Fish City Grill (one at Preston & Royal is closer to downtown but not really close). Their fish tacos are unique (wrapped like a tight burrito instead of a taco) but they are addictively good. Even the dirty rice that comes with it is great.

    2. I like the ones at La Duni..the location on Mckinney (the other one does not have them)...The fish is not fried, but very tasty...

      1. My DH loves the fish tacos at Cafe San Miguel on the south side of Henderson. He is a big ftaco lover and thinks they are the best in Dallas. They are tilapia and fried in a tempura like batter. The best he has had in Arlington/Pantego area were grouper and at Mijo's. In my experience they are typically fried-don't know if that is authentic.

        1. Weird place, but good fish tacos, Garden Cafe. Really delicious and light.

          1. ZuZu's are pretty good.