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Jul 22, 2007 02:18 PM

Fish Tacos in the Raleigh-area?

So, the other day, I was watching Easy Entertaining and saw Michael Chiarello fixing these Beer and Chipotle-Battered Fish Tacos

Though I know I can make these at home, are there any restaurants in the Raleigh area that serve fish tacos? I don't think I have ever seen any on local Mexican restaurants' menus. Thanks!

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  1. If you haven't tried it yet, Tacos Mexico on HW55 in Apex is the best mexican restaurant in the area. The outside is nothing to look at, but the food is very authentic. I don't remember if they have fish tacos on the menu, but it would not be a disappointing trip if they didn't.

    1. Porters City Tavern on Hillsborough St across from NC State has great fish tacos. I believe they are Mahi-Mahi. This is the same group that owns Fraziers (next door to Porters), Vivace and South (both in North Hills). Porters is a great spot for lunch or dinner and has an amazing patio that would be perfect to dine on over these next few cooler nights!

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      1. re: Melusina54

        I've had Fish Tacos at Fraziers I believe. They were very yummy. Pretty sure they used Mahi-Mahi. I distinctly remember being pleased that it was the right size for a lunch and not feeling overstuffed afterwards. I hope I'm not getting Fraziers and Porters confused. It was at the one right on Hillsborough in between all of the bagel, smoothy and pizza joints. Not the one on the Oberlin corner.

      2. Los Cuates, in the same building as Kanki on Old Wake Forest has had good ones in the past.

        1. Thanks everyone! Can't wait to try these new joints out! ('Course I love Porters; didn't realize they had fish tacos!)

          1. Oddly, Mo's Southwest has fish tacos now. Certainly not the best or the most authentic, but if you are there (say dragged by the kids on "kid's eat free mondays", they are a decent alternative.

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            1. re: VaNC

              I'm a big Moe's fan! I just had not been in a long time b/c it was one of those places that I ate at incessantly and got burned-out. :-) [incidentally, have you noticed that the quality of Moe's varies wildly from place-to-place? *very* weird!]

              1. re: VaNC

                I think the fish tacos there were better when they first came out, because they cooked to order. Last time I was there, they had a container of the fish --- right next to the chicken and beef.

                And yes, it does vary a great deal....

                1. re: cackalackie

                  I agree that Mo's varies. My kids refuse to go to the North Hils one, as they think the Cam. Vilage one tastes better. Plus, I have had very bad service and seen very scary sanitation choices by staff at the North Hills one, so that is fine by me not to go back!

                  I think the new version of Mo's fish taco is definately better if the fish has been recently cooked, otherwise it is mostly watery "sauce"....yuk.

                  1. re: VaNC

                    BREAKING NEWS: Update on the Fish Taco Quest... {hahahahhaa} So, as I am within a stone's throw of Moe's Southwest Cameron Village, I combined exercise with carbs and walked up there tonight with high anticipation of this fish taco. (lord, I am crazy!). Only to find out... Moe's CV location no longer serves the fish taco - not enough demand, apparently. Drats. (Homewrecker burrito still mighty fine, though!)