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Sep 9, 2009 04:13 PM

Best fish tacos?

There was a story in the 09-09-09 Bsoton Globe about the best fish tacos in Boston. The link to the story is They all look/sound good! Their top picks were La Verdad and Dorado Tacos & Cemitas.

A friend from SoCal introduced me to these a few years ago. They can be anything from cheap "street food" to fine dining and they can vary widely in the preparation/style. But that's one of the things that makes it interesting...

My favorites north of Boston, so far, were at the now defunct 931 Ocean in Hampton, but I also liked the ones at Surf in Nashua.

What are some others worth trying in New England?

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  1. MC Perkins Cove in Ogunquit Maine has a very good fish tacos.

    1. I like the fish tacos at Agave Grill in Hartford.

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      1. re: Waquoit

        What are they made with? The kind of fish is very relevant. Not just you, but I am not hearing from hardly anyone what kind of fish goes into the tacos. I haven't had any since leaving Texas. In Lewisville, TX the Main Street Cafe used catfish, as I recall.

        1. re: Scargod

          i think the most typical for authentic Baha Style would be Mahi Mahi(Dolphinfish).

          1. re: ScubaSteve

            That would be scuba-liscious! I just get tired of farm raised tilapia used in everything.
            That and I want more descriptive, informative posts than on Yelp.

      2. Beach Cafe in Fairfield, CT has good fish tacos, and on Tuesdays they have "Taco Tuesdays" where beef, chicken or fish tacos are only $2. Drinks specials also.

        1. Really good blackened catfish tacos at Mesa Verde in Greenfield, MA.

          Good burritos too, even if they aren't wrapped in foil!

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          1. re: fillyfilet

            We tried them at Masa in Woburn, MA - they were made with tilapia. Both in our party were disappointed with them as we thought the fish was for some reason too strong tasting. (Loved all the other tapas, dishes, drinks at Masa.) We've had them before with haddock or other milder fish and loved them. Actually, "basic" offering at Cactus Jack's in Manchester NH wasn't horrid.

          2. My piscaterian partner, very fond of fish tacos, has had an excellent one on the deck of Coveside in Christmas Cove, ME. Quite a ways north of B'town, but you can't beat the view!