by LDGourmet - 9 Reviews - 22 List
Fish tacos in Boston? Pinch yourself--you're not dreaming. A West Coast favorite and a Baja specialty, fish tacos are being feasted upon everywhere in the city, including Brighton, the North End, Fenway and the Back Bay. The best of these combine weightlessly fried or grilled fish chunks, a little shredded cabbage and sauce (salsa or crema) in two soft corn tortillas. !Vamanos! (Photo: Olecito fish taco by Christine Liu)
Updated: August 09, 2010
Dorado's ultra-fresh fish tacos can be ordered with swordfish, pollock or shrimp. A beachy atmosphere and very reasonable prices make it feel like a little bite of Baja in Brookline, and fresh salsa and sustainably caught seafood add to the restaurant's growing popularity.
Lightly battered and fried, these fish tacos can be messy as they come heavily sauced and light on the tortillas, but fans swear these are some of the closest you'll find to the SoCal tradition. Skip Red Sox home game days as the crowds at La Verdad (next door to Fenway) can get a little loco.
Locals love Casa Romero for its hidden patio just off Newbury Street, as well as for its the attention to detail--from the decor (Mexican tile and carved wood) to the authentic dishes on the menu. Snatch up the fish tacos and transport yourself to the surf-side of Mexico.
Regular fans of Olecito (?little Ole,? referring to the Mexican flagship restaurant Ole in Inman Square) say not to overlook the fish tacos, even though the Mexican take-away spot may be better known for its burritos, guacamole and other south-of-the-border snacks.