HOME > Chowhound > Austin >


Fish tacos: who has the best???

Who has the best fish tacos in Austin? Why?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I have to say, I still have not had a better fish taco in town than the Mojo fish taco at Taco Deli. But to be fair, I haven't been going on a fish taco discovery tour either. Its something about the marinade that does it for me. Garlicky and citrusy, topped with guacamole and pico de gallo, I just add a touch of the dona salsa and I'm in heaven.

    I'm curious to hear others opinions about good fish tacos too!

    1 Reply
    1. re: Homero

      this is a really good fish taco.

      chango's is a pretty consistent win, too.

      i like lots of different kinds-- grilled, blackened, fried.
      and, i tend to order them when i see them on the menu.

      that being said, i have yet to find perfect fish taco alchemy.
      for me, they need to have a good condiments:
      some kind of slaw or salsa (tropical w/ mango is good),
      some kind of sauce (creamy tends to be my fave, but i'm flexible if it's tasty).

    2. I really like the fish tacos at Marisco Grill in Burnet. They are made with lots of grilled fish in a sloppy mayonnaise dressing. I like the crispy crunchy ones elsewhere, too, but Marisco's are wonderful.

      Marisco Grill
      6444 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

      1. Chango's on Guadalupe makes their own corn tortillas, and the fried and grilled fish tacos are both good.

        1. Changos are really good and I love them on corn tortillas.

          The other day I had some at Whole Foods in the seafood restaurant and they were really, really good. It was grilled (gridled?) tilapia with some sort of cabbage slaw stuff and the sauce was sour cream based. I was actually surprised at how good they were.

          3 Replies
          1. re: foodiegal71

            rumor tells that you can pick anything from the seafood case and they will make it for you using the set-ups of the menu items.
            i cannot confirm this, but if so that means you could get a non-tilapia option.

            1. re: dinaofdoom

              Pretty sure that is true. I forgot about that so I may try it next time.

              1. re: foodiegal71

                in general, i am not a big fan of tilapia so if i see other options, i go for it.
                ruby red trout can be a good choice.

          2. while surprised on NYD to see fish taco's on the Taco Xpress menu (it'd been a long time), i was very happy with it. Homemade corn tortilla, grilled white fish, huge, and $3ish. been trying to get back since then, just hasnt panned out yet.

            Taco Xpress
            2529 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

            1. This has made me remember how much I enjoyed the fish tacos at Fuegos. Do you know someplace that has a similar version?

              1 Reply
              1. re: Rene

                Dang! I really miss the fish tacos at Fuegos, too. I have not found a replacement yet.

              2. Went to Wahoo's on W 6th and it was horrible. Chango's rock, mostly for the tortillas though. El Chilito has great fish tacos. Love the jalapeno slaw.

                El Chilito
                918 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701