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Looking for Fish Tacos in the East Bay

MaryCath Sep 22, 2009 08:41 PM

I would to find a place that serves decent wine and fish tacos. I like the grilled fish, not the breaded fried fish.

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    dotMac Sep 23, 2009 10:23 AM

    I don't know about wine, but Juan's Place in Berkeley has a different, but amazing fish taco that's grilled instead of fried. It's a big hunk of fish in a large crispy taco shell. The fish is nicely seasoned. It's all I can ever order there. Even Juan's Place detractors I've taken there like the fish tacos.

    Juan's Place
    941 Carleton St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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      Missmoo Sep 23, 2009 10:25 AM

      Fonda has fish tacos and wine. I can't remember if it's grilled though.

      1. BernalKC Sep 23, 2009 10:48 AM

        Tacubaya has fish tacos. So do both locations of Los Cantaros. Have not ordered wine at either place, but I would guess that Tacubaya is more likely to offer something decent.

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          10foot5 Sep 23, 2009 11:20 AM

          I like the fish tacos at La Calaca Loca at 51st and Telegraph.

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            escargot3 Sep 23, 2009 12:30 PM

            How do they prepare them? grilled?

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              10foot5 Sep 23, 2009 01:24 PM

              They have them both grilled and beer -battered. I've only had the grilled.

              They do have wine available - but I'm not sure about the selection.

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            ML8000 Sep 23, 2009 12:38 PM

            Picante in Berkeley has tacos and wine. The tacos are grilled and okay, but the sauce they put on it is a little odd (ask for it on the side). Spenger's also serves fish tacos and wine.

            My favorite grilled fish tacos are at the Sinaloa Taco Truck at 22nd and International...no wine but for a $1.25 per, great value and tasty.

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              sydthekyd Sep 23, 2009 03:02 PM

              Picante's have that sweet mango salsa. I had a taco from Spenger's Happy Hour and it was salmon! I wonder if they just use up what they need to...

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                ML8000 Sep 23, 2009 03:14 PM

                Using whatever they have left over, or trim pieces makes perfect sense esp at place that uses that much fish and for happy hour. I've had grilled fish tacos at Spengers on a lunch plate and it was white fish. They were decent, and it was 3 for $10-ish.

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