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Feb 25, 2008 04:32 PM

Looking for best fish taco's in Boston??

Living in southie where the food is seriously sub-standard across the board thus I am more than willing to travel.

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  1. La Verdad in Fenway makes great ones.

    Picco in the South End used to have good ones as a special.

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    1. re: wittlejosh

      Second La Verdad. The fish is fried, so it's slightly crispy and moist. Yum. Great margaritas there too (homemade sour mix and they use agave nectar, I think, as well).

      1. re: TPistrix

        I really enjoyed the fish tacos at La Verdad in their opening weeks, too, but they started cheaping out with a single tortilla per taco. Especially with a messily-dressed taco like the fish one, it quickly falls to pieces. At those prices, I'm not sure which adjective to hurl first: shameful or ridiculous.

          1. re: MC Slim JB

            Geez, that's a shame. I think the last time I had the fish tacos there was a few months ago (September, I think). Have you had that problem a few times or is there a chance it was just a mistake/one cook? Definitely no excuse for cutting costs that way.

            1. re: TPistrix

              I doubt it's a "cost-cutting" measure.

            2. re: MC Slim JB

              El Pelon has wonderful fish tacos. I eat there often and have never been short-changed in the tortilla department. Cafe D also makes a respectable fish taco for about $10. (two tacos, two tortillas each, if I recall correctly)

        1. Also in the Fenway is El Pelon, whose fish tacos are as good as many I've had out west.

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          1. re: finlero

            My first nod would be to El Pelon, but there are also very good (albeit more expensive) fish tacos at the Ole Mexican Grill in Inman Square. See my earlier posting about them:


            1. re: finlero

              I'm obsessed with the fish tacos at El Pelón. I've never even tried anything else on their menu and will trudge to the Fenway in the most inclement weather when the craving grabs me, dragging along in my wake whoever happens to be in my company. I've tried La Verdad as well, and those are pretty good, too, but El Pelón is my one true love in this category.

            2. Admittedly I have never had a left coast Baja fish taco, I thought the ones at La Verdad were very good.

              1. tuna tacos at East Coast Grill in Inman Square--not your typical fried ones, but delicious just the same.

                East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
                1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

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