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fish tacos in Chicago

doublesuited77 Jul 2, 2007 07:43 PM

have a craving for some fish tacos. anyone knoe any good spots in the city?



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  1. abf005 RE: doublesuited77 Jul 3, 2007 08:21 AM

    Rumor is McCormick & Schmidt's has them for happy hour. I cant imagine they are anything like what you might get in San Diego for example, but who knows?

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      jpschust RE: abf005 Jul 3, 2007 10:50 AM

      Baja fresh also has them- they are about equally as good there. It ain't saying much.

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      shrike RE: doublesuited77 Jul 3, 2007 11:27 AM

      Though not exactly fish tacos, Taqueria Azteca on Blue Island has fish or shrimp ceviche tostadas for $3.50 that are killer. They're on the block south of 18th St. on the right side going south west in Pilsen.

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        poigirl RE: doublesuited77 Jul 3, 2007 11:47 AM

        I've been searching for fish tacos like I had in Cabo. Haven't found them yet in Chicago, however Carnivale's are very good (on the lunch menu or appetizer at dinner) and I've been told Twisted Lizard has good ones.

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          Roger Spark RE: doublesuited77 Jul 3, 2007 12:01 PM

          Fonda del Mar (Fullerton and Hamlin), has an appetizer consisting of two "Ensanada" fish tacos and a cup of peppery fish soup. Unfortunately, they recently raised the price of this appetizer from $5 to $8 (I think). At $5, it was a pretty good deal, at $8, maybe not so much. The tacos are pretty authentic Baja style made with cabbage, mayo and avocado, but I think the fish is Tilapia. The other fish tacos I have had around town (like at La Cazuela) are good, but not "Ensanada" style.

          1. weinstein5 RE: doublesuited77 Jul 3, 2007 12:02 PM

            I have always enjoyed them at Taco Fresco - http://www.tacofresco.com/

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              sbethp RE: doublesuited77 Jul 4, 2007 06:11 PM

              I'm a big fan of the fish tacos at El Cid (and try their tacos de papa while you're at it).

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                agmom RE: doublesuited77 Jul 4, 2007 08:23 PM

                how about De Cero on Randolph...............so good! An upscale taqueria that offers extremely fresh ingredients.

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                  jbontario RE: doublesuited77 Jul 5, 2007 08:13 AM

                  Great spot for fish tacos is the Oyster Bar at Shaws on Hubbard. Not taqueria cheap but very good. Also have great sushi/sashimi and anything else from the sea. Oyster Bar side is casual.

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