Best fish tacos in the San Fran area!
I will be visiting in December from Boston and would like some locals suggestions for great fish tacos. I prefer the sweet ones with pinapple or mango salsa. Any other must try in the San Fran area would also be appreciated.
Fish tacos are not considered a must try in SF, as they are a southern cal thing. That said, Nick's Crispy Tacos does a nice rendition.
Some must try's for SF:
Mission Street burrito
Sourdough Bread (Tadich Grill has the best)
Chapino (good version also found at Tadich)
Dungeness Crab will be in season in December (steamed like lobster or try the Vietnamese roasted version if you never have)
240 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Nick's Crispy Tacos
1500 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94109
re: Civil Bear
Yes, the fish tacos here are not the traditional Southern California / Baja California type. My favorites for fish tacos are Nick's, and the Primavera booth that is at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Saturday mornings (booth in the back of the building, very back of the market). They are on the Primavera menu ~1/4 of the time, I'd guess.
At Nick's, be sure to order the taco "Nick's Way".
re: Civil Bear
Nick is now at Underdog. He left the Broadway location a year ago or so. I think they are still trying to copy his style, but if you want the real Nick's Tacos, head over to Underdog in the Sunset.
The Taco Shop at Underdog Sports Bar & Grill
1824 Irving St, San Francisco, CA
I wouldn't call myself an expert but the fish tacos at Woodhouse (Church & Market) are very good.
Taylor's Refresher in the Ferry Bldg actually has some good ones but the fish is not breaded/fried which I believe is theytraditional SoCal way of making them. Anyway it gives you an excuse to go to the Ferry Bldg which is always good especially for the Recchiutti Bacon Maple Toffee!