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2005/11/28 00:43:00 (permalink)

Fish Tacos

I live in Arkansas and fish tacos have not exactly caught on here. I know of one place in Arkansas to get a fish taco and its a major chain "On The Border". I have had Wahoo's in SoCal and am hoping this craze catches on in my area, but it probably won't. Sucks for me I guess
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    roossy90
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2005/12/12 21:24:50 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Mattken85

    I live in Arkansas and fish tacos have not exactly caught on here. I know of one place in Arkansas to get a fish taco and its a major chain "On The Border". I have had Wahoo's in SoCal and am hoping this craze catches on in my area, but it probably won't. Sucks for me I guess


    A lot of places in Florida have Fish Tacos their menus..Especially south florida and the keys... Maybe you should consider moving..I think the avavilibility of fresh fish tempts the palate more than a land locked state...
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2005/12/19 14:50:27 (permalink)
    Slightly off topic but I have a great Fish Taco recipe:
    http://www.showcargarage.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2005/12/27 13:48:58 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by roossy90
    Especially south florida and the keys.
    "especially" and "florida" - too strong for my taste... you should really think about tuning it down a bit.
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2005/12/27 15:43:58 (permalink)
    Awesome post, HRG.
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2005/12/29 14:04:25 (permalink)
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    Awesome post, HRG.


    I agree. Great post. I must try it.
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2005/12/29 15:04:34 (permalink)
    Here's a quick and easy way that I make fish tacos. I use tilapia----a little chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper on it----pan-fry till you can break it apart. Mix ranch dressing with hot sauce of choice----I use Tapatio or Cholula. Serve with shredded cabbage and onion on soft tortillas. Wash down with beer of choice.
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2006/01/01 00:49:20 (permalink)
    Hey Ed, have you ever tried Pico Pica bottled sauce? IMHO, the two you mentioned suffer from the vinegar overwhelming everything else. Pico Pica is dark red and bursting with the flavors of the peppers and spices. The hot version sports no vinegar to slam those flavors.
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2006/02/24 01:00:58 (permalink)
    IMO, Rubios in SoCal (have been to a couple in "The OC"") serve the definitive fish taco. Yes, it is a chain, but like In-N-Out is to hamburgers, Rubios is definitely a "Southern California Legend."
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2006/02/25 02:50:25 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by HotRodGuy

    Slightly off topic but I have a great Fish Taco recipe:
    http://www.showcargarage.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58
    Thanks, now we don't need Rubio's or Wahoo's Fish Tacos although that green sauce at Wahoo's I would like to duplicate.
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2006/03/01 09:49:02 (permalink)
    Cabo Fish Taco in the North Davidson Street area of Charlotte has an excellent fish taco.
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2006/03/01 15:03:24 (permalink)
    Don't know of too many places here in San Antonio that serve fish tacos,but I plan to make some maybe Friday night for dinner.Don't have any cabbage,but I'll use lettuce instead and i got Pace picante sauce too.Oh,yeah the Cheese Cake Factory at North Star Mall has them and they were pretty good.
    I can't take cumin,tears me up,so I'll leave it off,but try the chili powder and other stuff instead.
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2006/03/02 15:09:31 (permalink)
    Thanks HRG. My list of new things to cook is geting longer and longer. There is anouther thread about fish tacos and the recipe for Robio's.
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2006/04/29 21:49:11 (permalink)
    Excellent Fish Tacos as well as Burritos and more at Pinata's on Rte. 107, Bethpage on Long Island, NY. Everything cooked fresh...
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2006/05/02 00:41:59 (permalink)
    Had baked salmon in a fish taco at Sandoval's in Portland,Oregon. An interesting variation.
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2006/07/30 22:46:54 (permalink)
    We make our own fish tacos using frozen tilapia fillets from Sam’s. I make up my own blend of ground, dried chilies, and I sprinkle that on the filets. Then I sauté them is a little olive oil.

    The only given ingredient on the tacos is chipotle mayonnaise which I make using a small can of chipotles in adobo mixed with Miracle Whip. I then add any combination of lettuce, cilantro, lime juice, avocado slices, tomatoes or pico de gallo.

    My favorite recipes are those that are quick and easy. This is definitely one of them!
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2006/09/05 09:14:29 (permalink)
    no doubt about it, fish tacos, when done correctly are fanastic! Southern california has been doing them up right for a long time, and if you can ge dow to Baja, well you've just arrived in Fish Taco heaven!

    Our cousin from Iowa was down visiting in May, the poor girl had never heard of such a thing and, in fact, was absolutely revolted by the idea. Could not get her to try them to save her life.

    Somebody mentioned Rubio's, their radio spots suck but they do up a great fish taco. Anytime you are in Chandler, AZ find Guedo's (sp.) taco shop. Best tacos around, hands down.
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2006/09/06 21:14:05 (permalink)
    BEST I had were in Ensenada by the docks. Several carts with "woks" built in...look for the ones with locals around it. Whip out two bucks..."Senor, quando tacos?" No answer but "Si!" OMG..the BEST and freshest fish tacos cooked in front of you on a pushcart...and I could NEVER find the limit on that 2 bucks!! I can cook a mean fish taco...but they are NOT quite the same. If you havent had an Ensenada fish taco washed back with Corona or Dos Equis... you havent had a fish taco..
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2008/01/12 11:10:46 (permalink)
    I understand a Wahoo's fish taco shop is opening or open in Panama City Beach I just don't know the location, csan anyone help me out? The last real fish taco i had was in San Felipe, Baja Mexico, called Rubio's
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2008/01/12 13:52:20 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by CoastFan

    IMO, Rubios in SoCal (have been to a couple in "The OC"") serve the definitive fish taco. Yes, it is a chain, but like In-N-Out is to hamburgers, Rubios is definitely a "Southern California Legend."


    I'll second Rubio's. I was introduced to them back in the early 90s when I spent a couple of weeks in seminars. Now, when I can get their fish taco when I go to Las Vegas, too.

    Their carne asada is every bit as good as the fish, too!
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2008/01/12 14:37:55 (permalink)

    For the best of them, I will be with Torchman in Ensenada, BC. Before all the urban renewal efforts along the harborside, the Fish Market area was pretty ugly, but the Taco Carts were still there. We often traded a bunch of Barracuda that we caught on our day-boat out of Gordo's or Sergio Sursseys "Clipper" dock, for a couple of dozen or so tacos to munch on on our way back to the Border. This was in 1986-1999 or so.

    Janet Has to get a "fill-up" of Rubio's Fish Tacos everytime she visits the Inland Empire, while I prefer Farmer Boys (for other than Fish tacos)!
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2008/01/12 16:44:48 (permalink)
    Killer Seafood in Mexico Beach Florida has some AWESOME fish tacos.
    Marinaded Tuna, grilled, sliced and served with Killer's special taco sauce

    http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=5177
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2008/01/29 10:04:06 (permalink)
    Maui Tacos (kind of a chain, I realize) in Kihe, Maui does a grilled fish taco that I gorge myself on whenever I'm on the island. I'm not sure what their marinade is but it's fantastic, and the atmosphere is one of an open-air shack on the beach with a lot of barefoot and shirtless people... fun to watch.

    And I may be in the minority here, but the Rubio's fish tacos I've had (granted, it was in Arizona and Vegas) were average at best. Sort of like a fish stick topped with sauce and cabbage. I probably should go to the original locations in SoCal before I form a final opinion though.
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2008/01/29 10:26:03 (permalink)
    My husband LOVES fish tacos but they are few and far between here in CT so we make them ourselves. We usually use fresh Tautog (blackfish) that I lovingly catch for him on my spearfishing trips with my dad. We prep them similar to HRGs method. I'll have to try the Sour Cream and hotsauce thing though - that looks very good.
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2008/01/29 10:29:14 (permalink)
    If you live in the Chicago area, Chicks & Salsa in Glen Ellyn is really good. It's in a strip mall on Rossevelt just west of I-355. They have grilled fish tacos and battered fish tacos. The battered ones are the best I've had in the area. They also have shrimp tacos and they'll mix any three along with all the other types - steak, pork, etc.
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2008/01/30 10:06:37 (permalink)
    This is the thread with the Rubios recipe:

    http://roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1532

    I don't think I have ever encountered "Fish Batter Spice". Is that a retail consumer product?
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2008/01/30 10:30:23 (permalink)
    I agree with most of that recipe. Fish is correct pollock works great. I spice the flour with a little cayenne pepper, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and ground ancho chili's. I also add fresh dill to the white sauce. On the corn tortilla in this order I place fish, cabbage, white sauce, then top with pico de gallo with alot of cilantro and a thin herdez style hot salsa red or green (they serve both in little plastic cups). The cheese and guacomle thing I havent seen. I dont think cheese has a place on fried fish. I have eaten at Rubio's 100s of times and dont remember ever seing it or the guacomole. Served on wax paper in a basket with fresh lime quarters. Maybe the thin air in Denver is getting to them....Russ

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    RE: Fish Tacos 2008/02/13 17:48:03 (permalink)
    I didn't know where to post this picture, because there are two fish taco threads in the Seafood forum...

    I came home the other day to find these on the dinner table, and they were fabulous! Amy stuffed the corn tortillas with Trader Joe's panko-crusted tilapia, shredded cabbage, and a white sauce she whipped up from mayonnaise, milk, cayenne pepper, and Hatch green chiles. These are so easy to make that I really shouldn't be sad that Rubio's, et al. is so far away... Chris

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    RE: Fish Tacos 2008/02/13 18:25:41 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by ayersian

    I didn't know where to post this picture, because there are two fish taco threads in the Seafood forum...

    I came home the other day to find these on the dinner table, and they were fabulous! Amy stuffed the corn tortillas with Trader Joe's panko-crusted tilapia, shredded cabbage, and a white sauce she whipped up from mayonnaise, milk, cayenne pepper, and Hatch green chiles. These are so easy to make that I really shouldn't be sad that Rubio's, et al. is so far away... Chris






    Excellet Job Well Done. Where is the hot sauce,cilantro, and lime? ....Russ
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    RE: Fish Tacos 2008/02/13 21:08:31 (permalink)
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    Excellent Job Well Done. Where is the hot sauce, cilantro, and lime? ....Russ
    Russ, we totally forgot the lime -- it was left in the fridge. I was thinking about hot sauce, but Amy's white sauce had chopped green chiles (from Hatch, NM and marked 'hot' on the label) in it, and their heat was still tingling in my mouth for 20 minutes after we ate! I figured that adding hot sauce would compromise the chiles' taste...Chris
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