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Which Taco Chain Makes the Best Fish Tacos?

If you don't happen to live near the salty Pacific, where can you go to find a serviceable fish taco in your area? Well, that depends on what sort of Mexican-inspired chains exist around you. If it's nothing but Taco Bells and El Pollo Locos, you might be in trouble. But if you've got a Baja Fresh—or better yet, a Rubio's—you might be in for a pleasant surprise. More

L.A. Fish Taco Battle: Ricky's Fish Tacos vs. Best Fish Taco in Ensenada

It's good to be Ricky Piña, the fedora'd fish master behind his namesake taco phenomenon. For the better part of a few years, Ricky's Fish Tacos have been serving up Baja-style shrimp and fish taco offerings to anyone willing to make the drive out to Silver Lake. But just up the street, the Los Feliz location of Best Fish Taco in Ensenada has been providing locals with fresh fried fish tacos, battered and splattered right before their very eyes. So which is superior? More

FoodHeads, Home of Outstanding Soups and the Best Fish Tacos in Austin

Eight-plus years of wheat-intolerance have left me mostly undesirous of glutinous creations, but the sight of a sandwich at FoodHeads often sets off pangs of lust. Fortunately they have more than just sandwiches, including superlative soups, salads, and a number of daily specials. FoodHeads also happens to serve the best fish tacos in Austin, which I confess to ordering more often than not. More

Bay Area Eats: Fish Tacos Extraordinaire from Mariscos Sinaloa

Tacos de pescado. When I want a fish taco, this is where I go. It's an hour's drive from where I live, and I have to rustle up a couple of burly guy friends (no going solo because the area's pretty sketchy and I'm chicken), but this is where I go. Mariscos Sinaloa. In four years of seeking out fish tacos, I've not found a better one than that served up by the folks at Mariscos Sinaloa. Plump, lightly battered, and deliciously moist morsels of fish are served up on a griddled tortilla, adorned with tomatoes, red onions, and jalapeño. Ceviche de pescado. On top of that, they do a mean fish ceviche. Firm to the bite with plenty... More

Pinche Taqueria: A Fish Taco Throwdown Becomes a Smackdown

The bar for tacos in Manhattan is not set very high, and the fish taco bar here is set even lower. So when the owner of Pinche Taqueria announced to the world that he was opening a branch of his Tijuana taqueria, in part to show other downtown taquerias like La Esquina how to make a proper fish taco, it sounded like a plenty plausible throwdown. More

Cinco De Mayo Wrap-up: Fish Tacos

Cinco de Mayo is a day of national pride for Mexicans around the world, commemorating Mexico’s victory over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. We join in the celebration with our favorite Mexican food and drink. Photographs by blair christensen and Nick Kindelsperger Essentials: Fish Tacos: A dish a competent and intuitive cook can put together without a recipe. Dinner Tonight: Seafood Salad Tacos: The easiest taco recipe this side of opening up a packet of “Mexican” seasoning, but healthier and tastier. Southern California Fish Taco Crawl: When in Rome, eat spaghetti, and when in SoCal, inhale the fish tacos. Best Fish Tacos in San Diego: Part two of the Southern California fish taco crawl,... More

Best Fish Tacos in San Diego

In December, we brought you a Serious Eats Fish Taco crawl, but played special favoritism to Orange County. Commenters squealed when San Diego got no love. Herewith, a second chapter of the crawl, focusing on the San Diego county. This one especially goes out to observant Catholics, looking for more than just the local parish's fish fry on tomorrow's last Lenten Friday.... More

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