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Feb 28, 2014 09:46 AM

Best whole fried red snapper?

Hey, folks.

I'm looking for a casual (or dive-ish) place to get whole fried red snapper. I live in Andersonville. So, while I'd be willing to drive anywhere in the city, somewhere on the North Side would be a bonus.

I'd settle for any version of this dish--Thai? Mexican? Central or South American? (My favorite ever was on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.)

Whatcha got?

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  1. Was a couple years ago, but I had an excellent one at Los Nopales on 4544 N. Western.

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    1. re: Gonzo70

      Co-sign Los Nopales which the added caveat that it was 6 months ago. But it was very good.

    2. I can now confirm: the whole fried red snapper at Los Nopales is FANTASTIC! It rivals some of the best I've had in my travels.

      Thanks for the recommendation, folks!

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      1. re: emiliewasmyeve

        Glad you enjoyed! I need to make it back there; it has been far too long.

      2. Tanta does a great version.