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Best whole fried red snapper?

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emiliewasmyeve Feb 28, 2014 09:46 AM

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. Gonzo70 RE: emiliewasmyeve Feb 28, 2014 10:53 AM

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

    http://www.losnopalesrestaurant.com/

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      lbs RE: Gonzo70 Feb 28, 2014 01:08 PM

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

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      emiliewasmyeve RE: emiliewasmyeve Feb 28, 2014 07:22 PM

      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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        Gonzo70 RE: emiliewasmyeve Feb 28, 2014 09:02 PM

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

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        ferret RE: emiliewasmyeve Feb 28, 2014 10:36 PM

        Tanta does a great version.

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