If you’re a true Southern Californian, you are always on a quest to find the perfect fish taco. Well today you are in luck, because we have put together a list of the most mouth-watering fish tacos you can experience in SoCal. If you’re not hungry now, I guarantee you will be by the time you reach the end of the article. So start making some lunch and dinner plans as you will be craving tacos for days after seeing the delicious fish tacos on this list.
10. Long Beach Fish Grill
You can't go wrong with the salmon fish tacos tucked inside 2 corn tortillas smothered with crisp cabbage and drizzled with white sauce. Yum!
Rubio's is the place that started the fish taco craze in SoCal so don't dismiss this spot just because it's a chain. The story goes that Ralph Rubio was inspired to bring fish tacos to San Diego after trying them at a local taco stand for the first time in San Felipe during Spring Break. The first Rubio's location pictured here was opened in San Diego on Mission Bay Drive in 1983.
8. Pacific Beach Fish Shop
If you want to try a new spin on the fish taco, the TKO taco at Pacific Beach Fish Shop serves up fresh grilled Mahi Mahi topped with mango salsa that gives it a little zing. Voted as one of the best fish tacos in San Diego during a recent fish taco competition, this is one to add to your list.
7. Taco Nazo in La Habra and other SoCal locations
Taco Nazo serves authentic Baja style tacos that pop with flavor. Starting off as a lunch-truck eatery in 1978, they quickly outgrew the location and blossomed into a full restaurant.
6. Oscar's Mexican Seafood in San Diego
The battered fish tacos at Oscar's are a staple at this restaurant that's always packed. It's the perfect touch of cilantro that gives this taco an extra burst of flavor.
5. Slapfish in Huntington Beach
"Ridiculously Fresh. Refreshingly Responsible Seafood" is Slapfish's motto. I like it!
4. Best Fish Taco in Ensenada in Los Angeles
Not too far from Ricky's Tacos (which is number 4 on the list) you will find some hefty competition at Best Fish Taco in Ensenada. Lightly battered flaky white fish and a fresh homemade salsa bar to fix up the tacos any way you please is always a hit. Pictured here is the fresh and yummy mango salsa. A bonus at this spot is the charming outdoor patio where you can eat your tacos outside in the fresh air.
3. Ricky's Fish Tacos in Los Angeles
Ricky's is a legend in LA and has people from all over the country trying to find this hidden gem of a food truck that's stationed in a small parking lot. Plump pieces of fresh fish are dipped in batter and fried right before your eyes. No matter what time of day you show up, this place is packed with a line you wouldn't believe so give yourself a little extra time to get your fish taco fix.
2. Blue Water Seafood Market and Grill in San Diego
Look at this line! Just another day at Blue Water Seafood Market and Grill.
Fresh is the name of the game at Blue Water Seafood Market and Grill with fresh caught daily specials that you select to personalize your tacos with your favorite type of fish.
1. Bear Flag Fish Company in Newport Beach
If you want the freshest fish possible then this is your place. Don't be surprised to see the owner out on his fishing boat catching the fish of the day.
Hungry yet? I bet this list of SoCal eateries has you craving some fish tacos right about now. Get out there and go on a little fish taco road trip and try them all as you really can’t go wrong with any of these spots in Southern California.