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Fish Tacos, Middlesex County

joisey al Mar 6, 2010 03:49 AM

Any recommendations where I can get hard-shell fish tacos? I've had it w. soft /wrap type of shells and doesn't have the crunchiness.

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    pm_fan Mar 8, 2010 06:08 AM

    If you don't mind the travel, drive up to Jersey City to Taqueria Downtown (236 Grove Street). The BEST fish tacos -- on par with what have sampled in Southern California.

    The carnitas tacos are another favorite.

    1. seal Mar 7, 2010 01:07 PM

      My favorite joint in New Brunswick is Costa Chica. They have huge cheap burritos and excellent tacos from Cabeza to Al Pastor to Carnitas.

      Btw - I was in NYC today (had a couple of great meals ;) and while I was walking the streets I saw a sign in a Taco Bell for new fish and shrimp tacos. Of course the picture showed soft flour tortillas and who wants them anyway, but I did think of this post.

      1. njchowgal Mar 6, 2010 02:48 PM

        i love the fish tacos at surf taco in monmouth county. they have many versions and may be able to make yours with a hard shell.

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          joisey al Mar 6, 2010 06:55 PM

          Where in Monmouth County?

          1. re: joisey al
            JessKidden Mar 7, 2010 02:41 AM

            http://www.surftaco.com/locations/ The ones in Jackson and Long Branch are the northern most outlets, from a quick look.

          2. re: njchowgal
            HillJ Mar 6, 2010 07:25 PM

            Sorry no response for Middlesex cty...but have you tried the fish taco at Shakka @ Pier Village? The shrimp is my fav. but they make a delicious fish taco there.

          3. seal Mar 6, 2010 07:26 AM

            AFAIK, hard shells are an american thing. All the decent/authentic joints in the New Brunswick area that I know of do not even serve them.

            My best guess would be to go to either Jose Tejas or On The Border and just ask them to make it for you the way you want it.

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            1. re: seal
              joisey al Mar 7, 2010 06:39 AM

              Thanks for setting me straight about the hard shells. What are names of some decent places in New Brunswick area?

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