Austin Breakfast tacos are all well and good (actually they're better than that), but you shouldn't ignore seafood tacos -- because tacos are important any time of day, and your doctor is worried about your omega-3 intake. Here are five of ATX's finest tortilla-meets-seafood creations that you need to seek out:
This 5-Pound, 2-Foot Burrito is Wrapped in Bacon
Wahoo’s Fish Taco South Congress/Downtown This California-based chain is the obvious choice, mainly because "fish taco" is part of the name, but they have been pumping out legit tacos with a surfer/skater vibe for a long time. Try their very new tempura shrimp* taco w/ peanut-chile slaw (created by Luke Bibby from Luke’s Inside Out) and a punch-bowl sized michelada, and you’re set, BRAH. *Sure, shellfish counts! Continue Reading
Tacodeli Rosedale/South Austin/Burnet/West Lake Hills Normally the name Tacodeli conjures up images of breakfast tacos filled with egg and bacon and cheese, but they’ve got tacos with serious lunch/dinner creed as well. Fridays and Saturdays only, they serve up a ceviche Yucatan taco made with lime-cured mahi, roasted peppers, grilled corn, serranos, and onion.
Curra’s Grill Travis Heights Taste a little bit of old-school Austin at Curra’s. First, order their legendary sounds-weird-tastes-great avocado margarita, then the fish tacos plate. You’ll get lightly battered, fried snapper filets in a tortilla, topped with pico and creamy chipotle sauce.
Turf N Surf Po' Boy Downtown Not the cheapest meal you’ll have this week, but the portion reflects the cost! These tacos are huge. Try the grilled mahi mahi tacos -- they’re huge filets covered in mixed greens, tomato, onion, cilantro, and that addictive cilantro-ranch dressing.
Veracruz All Natural E Cesar Chavez The most modest of the bunch is also the one with the most buzz -- Veracruz All Natural’s fish tacos are a favorite of Paul Qui. Serving huge filets of white fish topped with crunchy, colorful slaw and fresh avocado keeps this Eastside truck busy.