Dorado Now Slinging Inexpensive Baja-Style Fish Tacos and More
Lauren Shockey Dorado Taco's classic Baja-style taco
The plywood's off at Dorado, a Boston-based taqueria and quesadilla joint that's set up shop in Greenwich Village. On the menu you'll find soft corn tortillas filled with fried fish (Baja-style), grilled fish, beer-battered shrimp, chorizo, steak, chicken, veggies, or portobello mushrooms, ranging from $2.95 to $3.25 apiece. Quesadillas, meanwhile, go for $4.95 to $6.50, making this a reasonably priced lunch place for the area (and a good alternative when lines are too long across the street at Num Pang).
We popped in for a quick lunch, opting for the Baja and shrimp tacos. The fish taco was fine, though there was an excess of batter on the fish. The salsa fresca was flavorful, however, and the additional toppings of shredded cabbage, crema, and pickled onions worked nicely. The double wrapping of the tacos seemed a bit much for the filling; one probably would have sufficed.
Lauren Shockey The blander shrimp taco
Less impressive was the shrimp taco, which came with shredded jicama, crema, and a touch of pineapple salsa. Unfortunately, it was really bland, and the flavors just didn't jibe that well. And as with the fish taco, the measly shrimp was enshrouded in an excess of batter.
The pros of Dorado is that it's well-priced and service is speedy. A lunch of two tacos to-go was just over $6 and ready in five minutes (though if you're really hungry you might want to tack on a third taco, or do a taco/quesadilla combo). That said, given our experience with these tacos, we're not sure we'd make a return trip to test out the rest of the menu.