Fish on a taco?! I once thought that was a strange idea but then I tried them a few years ago while working in Austin, TX and I was instantly hooked. I ate them all over Austin and now I am eating them all over the Twin Cities.
Here are my current picks for Best Fish Tacos based on the restaurants I have personally visited and reviewed. This list will grow and change as necessary. If you know of fish tacos served at other restaurants that I need to try, please leave me a recommendation in the comments of this post.
#1 Mahi Mahi Tacos at Barrio
When I saw that they had fish tacos, I knew I had to try them even though they were deep-fried. Oh so glad I did, they were wonderful! The crunchy batter actually made it easier to eat the fish because it didn’t flake apart like fillets often do. There were two mahi-mahi fillets in the order for $3.50 and I was able to make two tacos with the extra tortilla. I loved the fresh pico and jalapenos that topped the tacos, and also the crunch from the cabbage.
#2 Jaws Tacos at Rudolph’s Barbeque
I was intrigued when I saw the “Jaws Tacos”, and thought it would be a good one for me to try. I love fish tacos but had never had any like these before! Each taco had a full fillet of walleye, seasoned with spicy cajun, and a generous serving of coleslaw and sliced avocado. I thought the cajun went really well with the sweet slaw. It was also served with a salsa that was mildly sweet.
#3 Fish Tacos at The Six15 Room
The Fish Tacos at Six15 Room are made with locally-caught walleye. Served on double white corn tortillas, each of the two tacos had a nice size fillet of pan-seared walleye topped with pickled cabbage and cilantro. Excellent and very filling!
#4 Fish Tacos at Patriot’s Tavern
Patriot’s Tavern is still a newer restaurant but they have quickly become one of my local favorites. Their Fish Tacos are wonderful; you get two flour tortillas, each with a big piece of pan-fried mahi mahi topped with jalapenos, sliced radish, fresh jalapeno rings, tomato, lettuce, and chevre cheese. You need to like goat cheese to enjoy these tacos; it was a little distracting but it definitely brought the strongest flavor of all the toppings.