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Apr 29, 2009 07:56 PM

Fish tacos

I had a pretty tasty fish taco at Rudy's in Somerville recently. Any others to recommend before I go back there?

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  1. i've had decent ones at La Verdad, others haven't, but on my last two visits they were really good.

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    1. re: ScubaSteve

      I ate at La Verdad at 6:30pm on a Friday night about 3 weeks ago and ordered the fish tacos. The waitress came back 5 minutes after we placed our order and told us they were out of the fish. I thought that was rather odd given the day of the week and the time of night. But I have had them there before and they are pretty good although not remarkable.

      1. re: ScubaSteve

        I had them at La Verdad and thought they were pretty good too.

      2. The late lamented fish taco at Cafe D in JP is about to be reborn at Dorados Tacos on Harvard in Brookline, at a space that used to be Ruth's Kitchen.

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          1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

            That IS super news! I thought those fish tacos at Cafe D were about as good as they get. Do you know when Dorados Tacos will open?

              1. re: itaunas

                Thank you for the link -- missed it the first time around. Cemitas AND fish tacos? I'm already in love. I need to dial back my expectations NOW.

                1. re: yumyum

                  I am looking forward to Dorado when I get over to that side of the river. :D

                2. re: itaunas

                  Oh my! One look at that menu and I can't wait for great fish tacos! It looks very promising!

              2. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                Very exciting! I'm surprised not to see more organ meats on the menu though (groan...)

              3. It has been several months since I had them, but the fish tacos at Angelas in East Boston were SO GOOD.

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                1. re: cassoulady

                  I second Angela's as being very good and La Verdad as solid. I had the Fish Taco's at T-Rex Taqueria in Brookline Village the other day and thought they were pretty good. Not really a destination in my opinion but a solid neighborhood go-to.

                  1. re: Matt H

                    Wow, have they improved? I had some there a couple of months ago; dried out fish, not a lot of it, and not a lot of flavor....I've been opting for Mangia when I'm over there....

                    1. re: galleygirl

                      I also tried them a few months back when they first started offering them I believe. They have improved quite a bit in my opinion. My main complaint initially was also that there was not alot of fish and it flaked up into little pieces. A couple days ago though, they were very flavorful and a noticeably more generous serving.

                      I still wish they wouldn't over steam the tortillas though, that problem has not been fixed.

                      1. re: Matt H

                        (Begrudgingly)...Well,maybe I'll try them again...But with the fish tacos at Dorados coming up, the competition is tightening up!

                        1. re: galleygirl

                          I am also looking forward to Dorado opening up as well, and the fact that they have Cemitas on the menu will most likely steer me away from T-Rex if they are good.

                          As a side point has anyone tried the Fish Taco's at Lucky's?. I had them last weekend and enjoyed them, BUT I did spend the whole afternoon at the Puma Sailing event and then afterwards went to Drink, so lets just say I had a few beverages that day and when that happens my standards drop considerably (Yes, I'm talking about food here)

                  2. re: cassoulady

                    A bunch of us had Angela's a couple of weekends ago & really liked them.

                    1. re: cassoulady

                      I'm not good at deconstucting (in this case, Angela's fish tacos), but a picture can tell a good story...


                    2. One thing which I think would help the discussion on the board is that when people make recommendations about fish tacos, to at least say the style of the taco fried or broiled, fillings (eg baja, new wave, asian), and ideally the type of fish ... as all of these vary and when someone recommends some awesome tacos its hard to tell if they are what we really like. To my tastes we are lucky that more and more taquerias are doing fairly simple baja style tacos, although we recently lost Maria Bonita....

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                      1. I would not recommend La Verdad's fish tacos. They were very small, pretty expensive for what you got and quite ordinary. I was disappointed and do not plan to go back.

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                        1. re: magick

                          I'm not an aficianado, but my partner REALLY enjoys the fish tacos at Picco. I believe they are lightly fried and drizzled with a delicious sauce..I think others must like them too as they used to be just a special at Picco and then became a regular menu item. Then I think they took them off the menu and now I think they're back on. So clearly others have expressed interest.

                          1. re: twentyoystahs

                            I 2nd the Picco recommendation. They are back on the menu now as a special. Hopefully they'll move back to the permanent menu!

                            1. re: AnjLM

                              Third on Picco, one of the few menu items there that will lure me away from their pizza.