4 Ways to Get Your Fish Taco Fix in L.A.

Baja-style to branzino and more

From the best batter this side of Baja to branzino, these fresh takes on an L.A. staple tip the scales.

Baja Fish Taco at Holbox


For this Yucatan-inspired spot’s Baja fish taco (above), chef Gilberto Cetina
often sources Baja kanpachi, a sustainably produced amberjack from Omega Blue
Seafood. “It’s the type of farmed fish we should be eating,” he says. 3655 S. Grand Ave., Ste. C9, Exposition Park.

Wild-Caught Rockfish Taco at Revolutionario


This social-justice-focused North African spot’s fish tacos are braised in
shakshouka and spiced with green harissa (many others like them are fried).
“Braising or stewing fish is a common North African technique,” says chef Farid Zadi.
1436 W. Jefferson Blvd., Exposition Park.

Fish Taco at Ricky’s Fish Taco


The eponymous Ricky (Piña) and his fedora have been fixtures of the L.A. food-truck scene since 2009. Fans love his perfectly crispy batter, which is a family recipe. 3061 Riverside Dr., Griffith Park.

Branzino Taco at Escuela Taqueria


At $5 a pop, Escuela’s tacos are pricier than those from a truck. But you can’t sit comfortably at a table or BYOB while you bite into a crispy-skinned morsel of fancy fish at a truck, can you? 7615 Beverly Blvd., Fairfax District.

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