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HELP! Best FISH TACOS in Silverlake??!!

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Liquid Sky Jun 30, 2010 10:28 AM

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. Servorg RE: Liquid Sky Jun 30, 2010 10:43 AM

    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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      Liquid Sky RE: Servorg Jun 30, 2010 10:46 AM

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

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        Servorg RE: Liquid Sky Jun 30, 2010 10:55 AM

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

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          mc michael RE: Servorg Jun 30, 2010 11:23 AM

          second. hopefully the salsa bar is loaded with good stuff

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            Burger Boy RE: mc michael Jun 30, 2010 11:39 AM

            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!

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              aizan RE: mc michael Jun 30, 2010 04:58 PM

              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.

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                kevin RE: aizan Jun 30, 2010 06:52 PM

                where ere you getting chcoolate from?

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                  aizan RE: kevin Jun 30, 2010 09:43 PM

                  l'artisan du chocolat.

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

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                    WildSwede RE: aizan Jul 1, 2010 09:33 AM

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

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        shebop RE: Liquid Sky Jul 1, 2010 12:11 AM

        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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          Peripatetic RE: shebop Jul 1, 2010 01:54 AM

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

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            Liquid Sky RE: Peripatetic Jul 1, 2010 10:03 AM

            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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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              goatmeat RE: Liquid Sky Oct 10, 2010 02:51 PM

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

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                kevin RE: goatmeat Oct 10, 2010 04:13 PM

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

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                  Discokill RE: kevin Oct 10, 2010 06:16 PM

                  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.

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          reality check RE: Liquid Sky Oct 10, 2010 07:39 PM

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

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            cls RE: reality check Oct 10, 2010 08:08 PM

            misnomer.

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              ns1 RE: reality check Oct 10, 2010 08:53 PM

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

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                reality check RE: ns1 Oct 10, 2010 09:08 PM

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

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                  aizan RE: reality check Oct 11, 2010 10:37 AM

                  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".

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                    Burger Boy RE: reality check Oct 11, 2010 11:55 AM

                    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-...

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                      reality check RE: Burger Boy Oct 11, 2010 12:01 PM

                      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.

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                        Burger Boy RE: reality check Oct 11, 2010 12:04 PM

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

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                          reality check RE: Burger Boy Oct 11, 2010 12:35 PM

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

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                            Burger Boy RE: reality check Oct 11, 2010 12:58 PM

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

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                              raizans RE: reality check Oct 11, 2010 01:19 PM

                              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.

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                                ns1 RE: raizans Oct 11, 2010 01:27 PM

                                I yelp :(

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                  sushigirlie RE: Liquid Sky Oct 10, 2010 09:24 PM

                  Alegria for the win.

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