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HELP! Best FISH TACOS in Silverlake??!!

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Hi Everyone,

I'm in Silverlake tomorrow night and am searching for the best fish taco (grilled or fried).

Does anyone have any comments about:

EL SIETE MARES or

LA PLAYITA SIETE MARES?

I've been to TACOS DELTA and wasn't crazy about their fish tacos.

Thanks, Chowhounders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. The best fish tacos in SL are found here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6238... that is, if Ricky is still out there plying his trade?

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    1. re: Servorg

      Thanks, Servorg! It doesn't look like he's in Silverlake on a weeknight, but great to be able to follow his Twitter feed...

      1. re: Liquid Sky

        In that case you may want to test drive TBFTiE and see what you think: http://www.bestfishtacoinensenada.com...

        1. re: Servorg

          second. hopefully the salsa bar is loaded with good stuff

          1. re: mc michael

            Hopefully the salsa bar is clean and there is ice to keep stuff cold. They need to keep an eye on the ice and cleanliness!

            1. re: mc michael

              i just went there for lunch while i was getting chocolate. the bar was a little messy, but not too bad. the ice could have used replenishing.

              it's not a destination like ricky's fish tacos, but still ok if you're in the area.

              1. re: aizan

                where ere you getting chcoolate from?

                1. re: kevin

                  l'artisan du chocolat.

                  first time for me, but definitely not the last. =)

                  1. re: aizan

                    Their chocolate is fantastic!! Esp the olive and chile ones!!

      2. Ricky is now serving on Thursday and Friday - this came via twitter today!
        HOLA A TODOS! RFT NOW OPEN ON THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS for lunch 11:30 to 3:30 pm @1400 n Virgil(corner DeLongpre) c u all there!
        Sorry if it's not late enough.....

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        1. re: shebop

          Wow, great! Thanks for posting this. I follow him but missed this tweet. Looks like parking won't be an issue, either.

          1. re: Peripatetic

            Darn! I wish Ricky would be around for dinner as well. If anyone goes for lunch, please tell Ricky that the Dinner Crowd eagerly awaits him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            1. re: Liquid Sky

              I have eaten every baja style fish taco in L.A. that I could find- and Ricky is still the man!

              1. re: goatmeat

                where's ricky at again? and hours? thanks.

                1. re: kevin

                  1400 n virgil which is basically a driveway just south of sunset. He's up to about 7 days a week these days, I think until about 5 or until he sells out. Best thing to do is check his Twitter feed the day you are planning on going. He's very good about updating his hours daily.

        2. Isn't there a place called Best Fish Tacos, in Silverlake? Or is that Echo Park?

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          1. re: reality check

            misnomer.

            1. re: reality check

              used to be pretty good until ricky's came in town

              1. re: ns1

                Ricky is that cart, right? Don't see the hype about this,-nothing great or worth making a trip out for.

                1. re: reality check

                  i wouldn't really want to go to bftie even if i lived in the neighborhood. it's cheaper, but "you get what you pay for".

                  1. re: reality check

                    Here is some of the hype about Ricky's, incase you missed it.
                    http://www.yelp.com/biz/rickys-fish-t...
                    http://eatdrinknbmerry.blogspot.com/2...
                    http://eatingla.blogspot.com/2009/08/...
                    http://gastronomyblog.com/2009/12/22/...
                    http://blogging.la/2010/09/09/rickys-...

                    1. re: Burger Boy

                      That first site, just like CH, is all opinion.

                      The bloggers are just an extension or precusor to the review sites.

                      But the point of every review site, should be expressing honest and differing reviews about a restaurant.

                      1. re: reality check

                        All sites are just opinion, right? The volume of extremely positive reviews specks loud and clear on Yelp.

                        1. re: Burger Boy

                          Yeah, I get all my information from Yelp, such a great site.

                          1. re: reality check

                            Just one of many my friend and I am sure they get all their info from Chowhound! LOL Dude

                            1. re: reality check

                              some opinions are well informed. there are plenty of bloggers, yelpers, chowhounds, and so on that are reliable and trustworthy.

                              rft's yelp reviews do suffer from the bandwagon effect, though.

                              1. re: raizans

                                I yelp :(

                2. Alegria for the win.