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May 13, 2011 11:41 AM

A good fish burrito (SEA)

Does anyone do one? I'm not looking for anything out of the ordinary, just a So Cal style burrito with freshly fried, crunchy fish. My taco truck favorites ie El Camion have limp, soggy fish.Chains like Bluewater use fish sticks heated in the microwave. I am picking my way through an awful version from Taqueria Tequila right now (it's nearly all sauteed onions and beans--most of this will go in the compost bin).

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  1. Sadly,I don't think you'll find it.I've also been on this same quest!
    That's why I now make my own when I'm cravin'.....
    Good Luck!

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      1. re: christy319

        The best fish tacos and burritos I've had in Washington used barbecued mahi-mahi and a choice of homemade salsas. Unfortunately, Paco's Tacos take-out stand is a 4 hour drive from Seattle, in Twisp, WA.

        1. re: RandyB

          I'm actually going up there next weekend. So thanks!

          1. re: christy319

            Then I'll mention that the pork chile verde is excellent, as is the organic yam and caramelized onions taco or burrito. No beer, but fresh limeade.

            1. re: RandyB

              I just looked at their website and it looks great. Local meat and veggies, I love it. Also I am a sucker for places that have dogs. I did notice the fish is grilled so it's not the fish burrito I'm looking for (I want that big crunch of freshly fried fish), but there are tons of other things on the menu that sound great so we will definitely stop.

              1. re: christy319

                Well dang it, Paco's was closed on Sunday (they must do pretty good if they can afford to be closed a weekend day up there!). Next time.

    1. Have you tried Ooba's?
      Not had their fish burrito, but they do have both grilled and fried fish burritos and overall their food is really pretty good.

      1. Agua Verde on Lake Union has the best fish tacos I've had in town...

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        1. re: fookystyle

          I remember their fish being grilled...let me know if I'm wrong.

          1. re: christy319

            Aqua Verde serves a "bacalao" fish taco - cod fried in a coconut-scented beer batter served with a zippy avocado sauce that I quite enjoy, but they are not the "burrito" that the OP is searching for. I'm wondering if AV could turn this into a burrito? (It's not currently on their menu). It sounds delicious and might be worth asking . . .

            CORRECTION: I just looked at their online menu and they DO offer a fried fish burrito: "Bacalao - Fried Alaskan cod in coconut beer tempura wrapped with cabbage, rice, pinto beans & avocado sauce in a traditional flour tortilla". (Oh, man, I need to go get me one of those).

            Wash it down with one of their outstanding margaritas!

            Next time I'm in Woodinville I'll definitely check out Ooba's (before sampling copious amounts of wine . . .)

            1. re: LemonyRoux

              Thanks for that info--I will definitely check out AV. I haven't been in years and it's at least a pleasant spot to have a bite.
              I'll keep Ooba's in mind if I ever find myself in the vicinity.

              1. re: christy319

                I have to say Paco's Tacos in Twisp, WA do have the BEST fish tacos or burritos. Their garlic sauce is to die for! They use Mahi Mahi too and not tilapia or cod.

                1. re: eattravel

                  Thanks; I am still on my quest. Agua Verde would be good except they do this weird thing with their burritos in that they serve the guac, cabbage, etc on the side, and what they do put inside (besides the fish) was all lumped at the bottom. So it might have been good but it was badly made.

                  1. re: christy319

                    This one I haven't tried but Ivar's Salmon House has a make your own fish taco. They give you fried cod, flour tortillas shredded cabbage, chipotle cream and guacamole which sounds fairy fish burrito-esque.... I'll have to work on getting Roberto's franchise.