Seven Favorite NYC Fish Tacos


Despite the hype, Baja-style fish tacos have never quite gotten the traction here we might have expected, still constituting something of a gastronomic rarity in New York. Following are the seven best we've chomped on lately.

7. Tortaria (above) -- These tacos contains lots of fried red snapper with little distraction from the other materials (i.e., cabbage slaw and Russian dressing, which the menu describes rather effetely as "a mango-chipotle slaw and warm Costeño salsa"). 94 University Place, 212-776-1830

6. Coppelia -- The tacos are elegant in their simplicity at this 24-hour Latin diner, and the fish used is flounder. 207 West 14th Street, 212-858-5001

5. Tacombi at Fonda Nolita -- Thickly beer-battered and name checking Ensanada, these tilapia tacos are actually more what you'd expect to get at a beachside stand in Baja. 267 Elizabeth Street, 917-727-0179

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94 University Place, New York, NY

Category: Restaurant


207 W. 14th St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant


267 Elizabeth St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant


28 E. 12th St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Mary's Fish Camp

64 Charles St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Peels - CLOSED

325 Bowery, New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Rockaway Taco

95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Far Rockaway, NY

Category: Restaurant

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Any recipe with beer battered fish should be banned from the list. The only way to make an authentic taco is to grill the fish."Batter is an abomination before the lord" Book of Recipes 12:17 


Thanks for the Manhattan based article. All places can be reached easily by us Queensers, except for the one on our own beach.