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Jul 14, 2007 03:51 PM

Best Fish Taco in Ensenada in Los Feliz

Yes, that's the name of the place -- Best Fish Taco in Ensenada, a bit of a mouthful. They just have two items -- fish tacos ($1.50), and shrimp tacos ($2.00). Pretty tasty little critters with a variety of salsas and relishes.

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  1. I have a feeling this is the same guy who used to serve in the parking lot of the old market on Glendale in Atwater Village. (Now home to Starbucks.) His fish tacos were very good indeed.

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    1. re: annalulu

      Yes, he said something about being in Atwater but I couldn't remember seeing any fish taco place there.

    2. Munchy, Mr. Munchy, and the Munchkin were there in full force tonight. Tasty shrimp and fish tacos, made fresh. Proprietor insists you eat them right then and there. Innovative salsas that pair nicely with the tacos.

      Sounds like they officially open in 3 weeks. Til then, variable hours.

      A more long-winded review at

      1. I'm happy this place is in the neighborhood (Hillhurst south of Prospect). It's an easy snack or a light meal- I've stopped in and had the shrimp and the fish - they give you the fish on the tortilla and you dress it yourself. Condiment bar includes cabbage, creme, salsas, (I like the hot mango salsa), a thin quacamole maybe?, pickled radish and carrots... Quick, cheap, tasty. Bizarre atmosphere though.

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        1. re: smonkey

          Very tasty. I thought it was kinda "bizarre" too and here's why:

          1. It's set up like a fast food place so you order at the register, fully expecting to pay up front. But then the nice lady says you pay later and she asks which one you want first (I ordered two fish and two shrimp). Then she gives you one taco at a time.
          2. I am not adept at describing interiors and this one has me even more bafffled. I know they're not quite set up yet (I was there last week Thursday).

          The bonus was when I went to pay, she asked me if this was my first time and if so, one taco is free! (please don't abuse it)

          So tasty, almost as good as the street cart fish taco I had in Ensenada but this will have to do. The next day however, I had the same Montezuma's revenge as I did from Ensenada.

          1. re: ladius

            Stopped by today. Though I admit that I am a recent east coast transplant with limited fish taco experience, this was by far the best I've had in my short adventures. The fish is hot, they give you one taco at a time. The condiments are good and the prices are low. I think that it beats Siete Mares, the other neighborhood option, six ways to Sunday. I'll agree that it's a little strange for a taco stand, but everyone was very friendly.

            1. re: badschiraldi

              I like that idea of one taco at a time. I wonder what happens when they get packed and you have to wait for taco #2 and #3...

          1. re: Cubancoffee

            Nope, three items on entire menu: fish taco, shrimp taco, cans of soda.

            1. re: Chowpatty

              Love it also - whatever you do though, don't ask for to go orders. At lunch the other day a business woman was refused an order and left taco-less because owners said the tacos are meant to be eaten fresh and they won't do take out.

            2. re: Cubancoffee

              The Cap'n'Cork Liquor Store is 3 doors to the North.

              (In response to the beer question).

            3. Please confirm that the address I have (1650 N. Hillhurst Ave.) is near Hollywood Blvd. and the MTA Vermont/Sunset station. Google doesn't like that address :-(.
              Another great excuse to visit my favorite Jon's Marketplace!

              Best Fish Taco in Ensenada
              1650 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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              1. re: DiveFan

                Never mind, found the above liquor store.

                Cap N Cork Junior Market
                1674 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027