Glorious fish tacos! The moment my friend Melissa mentioned her uncle owned a fish taco stand – Tacos Chavez - we made that one of our priority destinations while in Tijuana, Mexico. I love me a delicious taco de pescado y taco de camarón as you might remember from my Refinery 29 Eastside Fish Taco roundup. Crispy fried battered topped with crema, pico de gallo and chile, all held in one’s hand in a tortilla, feels like a gift from the universe. If you’ve ever eaten a fish taco in this form (often called Ensenada style) then you know what I am talking about.
We arrived at a busy street corner on a Sunday afternoon. Obviously a favorite of the locals by the look of the line, we took our place and tried to scope out where we’d be eating this tasty meal, as even the standing room seemed limited. We did what any professional taco eater would do and took our plates over to the trunk of the car. My official order was 1 taco de pescado (fish), 1 taco de camarón (shrimp) and 1 taco de marlin. I should’ve really looked at the size of the tacos because 3 ended up being way too much for me; thankfully, my boyfriend eats whatever I can’t.
Corner of Negrete & 3ta
Tijuana, B.C., Mexico