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Jun 19, 2008 06:03 PM

fish tacos?

Someone mentioned fish tacos at Barmarche on the recent Rice to Riches thread and it triggered a craving. Are there any other casual places you'd recommend for fish tacos?Thanks for any of your suggestions.

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  1. There's a place in midtown that sells some pretty good ones between 49th & 50th next to smith & wollenskys. They only sell them from 11:00- 3:00 though but they're pretty awesome.

    Of course the best in the city are at Mercadito. Pricey for the amount you get but fricken awesome.

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    1. re: roze

      I definitely second the Mercadito rec. Really delicious and spicy and addictive.

      1. re: Miss Needle

        love mercadito - the beer battered ones are delicious.

      2. re: roze

        La Esquina - Lafeyette and Kenmare - best fish tacos in town, no contest.
        Light and grilled, sweet and spicy sauce, crisp veg and tortillas are tender and slightly chewey.


        1. re: dwaves

          I second the rec on the Esquina fish tacos. Delicious!

      3. I haven't been in a while, and I'm not 100% sure it's still there, but I like Snack Dragon, 199 E. 3rd. St.

        1. Thanks for all the recs. Much appreciated!

          1. Pampano Taqueria

            805 3rd Ave (b/w 50 + 51st)
            New York, NY 10022

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              1. re: ginsbera

                Could this the place Roze is talking about near Smith and Wollensky's?

                1. re: davisready

                  I believe so - I think it's in the lower level of an office building.

                  1. re: MMRuth

                    yes, just had some tacos an hour ago. It's in the lobby of an office building next to Sophie's Cuban and Zoom Kitchen. You would never know from the street.

                    One word of advice, order on the telephone prior to going takes them 10-15 minutes to make and the lines during lunch are long.

                    their shrimp tacos are better than their fish tacos

              2. I haven't tried Mercaditos, but I do know that Toloache serves up a mean fish taco. (I was hooked after the first time I tried them!) They're reasonably priced at $14- not bad at all for the taste, quality and ambiance. It's on 50th between 8th and Broadway, and definitely one of my faves in the theatre district.

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                1. re: benvenuti

                  Sadly, they were shut down by the DOH. Not sure when/ if they are reopening.