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Fish Tacos - SF Dish of the Month March 2014

Fish Tacos are the March 2014 Dish of The Month!

Now is your chance your try fish tacos you've not eaten before and report back on them.

Here is a link to this month's vote:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/966574

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  1. FISH TACOS is a great choice. Good luck with March's DOTM!

    1. Does anyone have suggestions of places to try out, that serve grilled fish tacos? (SF or E.Bay)

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      1. re: escargot3

        La Mission Taqueria on University in Berkeley does a good grilled fish taco (and great Baja-style fried fish tacos). Juan's also has them, but they aren't particularly good--hard shell only, not much flavor.

        1. re: escargot3

          Taco Truck Sinaloa in Oakland, at International and 22nd is very good for a $1.50 taco. That's my go to place in Oakland for grilled.

          Still haven't found Baja tacos in NorCal that are as good as LA/SoCal.

          1. re: ML8000

            Yesterday went to a Taco Truck Sinaloa parked in a lot on the south side of International Blvd (229 or 299, sorry I'm unsure) between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Same $1.50 pricing. Woman said they close at 2 or 3 a.m. Couple of picnic tables to sit and enjoy tacos in the shade.

            Within a short walk of my new residence -- yay!

            1. re: Stephanie Wong

              Wow there's Sinaloa truck there? Thanks good to know.

              BTW, you're also near the Mi Rancho Taco Truck on 1st Ave, International/Lakeshore. I haven't tried everything but the Al Pastor and Barbacoa are very good. High turn-over (and lines) so it's usually very fresh.

              1. re: ML8000

                I've only tried that Mi Rancho Taco Truck once -- convenient as one can call in an order. I don't recall what tacos I ordered, but it wasn't a fish taco, and certainly wasn't very memorable. Just haven't had much motivation to return -- seemed pricey for what I got. Will give Mi Rancho another try sometime, but I'm much more motivated to walk a bit further to Sinaloa's orange truck!

                1. re: Stephanie Wong

                  I guess I should have mentioned the tacos there are only okay...but the burritos are good, at least in my opinion.

                  Actually I rode by there daily for a couple of years and never stopped. Then I got a taco (just one) and thought it was only okay...then I got a burrito. I don't think $5 is too much for burrito (no crema, queso, guac). Any way, since you Sinoaloa's right there, not an issue. I do like the torta from Sinaloa (minus the crema and queso).

                  1. re: ML8000

                    Thanks for the validation on Mi Rancho & the tip on Sinoaloa. Has anyone ever tried their tripitas?

          2. re: escargot3

            La Corneta in SF on Mission or in Glen Park on Diamond has grilled salmon and grilled tilapia fish tacos. I think that the standard default fish is salmon (only once have they asked if I would like tilapia, but I declined and stuck with the salmon). The grilled salmon is very good and I highly recommend it in anything (burritos, salads, enchiladas or tacos). Personally, I prefer the Glen Park location.

          3. Very good fish tacos, as would be expected, at El Molino Central in Sonoma. There was more fish than is apparent in this photo.

            http://ruthvenphotos2.com/files/IMG_1...

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            1. re: Malcolm Ruthven

              Another great Ruthven photo. Thanks for sharing it!

              1. re: Malcolm Ruthven

                I had them last Saturday. Beautifully fried rock fish. Cabbage slaw, Great guacamole on top with cabbage.

              2. Comal's grilled fish tacos are amazing. The tortillas are freshly made and they include a curtido-like slaw that really makes the dish. Worth a BART ride.

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                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  I had the grilled rock cod(I think) tacos at Comal on Saturday night. The curtido slaw was very good with some red peppers in it. The tacos came with pickled jalapenos and carrots which added to it.

                2. I like the fried fish tacos at Dos Pinas in SF. Delicious, not greasy, and huge.

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                  1. re: mugsysf

                    How is the rest of the food at Dos Pinas?

                    1. re: Malcolm Ruthven

                      I've only had the fish tacos. After eating those, I never wanted to try anything else.