Six Pack: Fish Tacos in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s taco scene is blossoming before our eyes (just ask the creepy Tacodelphia mascot, he’ll show you where they all are). But what if you just want fish tacos? Never fear, Foobooz is here with six Philly spots with delicious fish taco-y goodness.

Honest Tom’s Special Tacos

Though Honest Tom’s has kicked off its wheels and can only be found at its brick-and-mortar location in University City, Tom still has legions of taco lovers flocking in. If you head over after 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday you can score one of their special fish tacos with pickled shallots, grilled pineapple, jalapeño aioli, and fresh cilantro.

Honest Tom’s (University City)
261 S. 44th Street
215-620-1851

Fish Tacos in Rittenhouse

As a Rittenhouse Square staple since 1998 Rouge and their current executive chef Sam Noh continue to keep their park-side bistro humming with their fish tacos. Filled with tilapia, avocado, romaine, lime, and mango salsa, their take on the taco is not to be missed.

Rouge (Rittenhouse Square)
205 S. 18th Street
215-732-6622

Baja Tacos by the Italian Market

Sabrina’s Café in the Italian Market offers a Baja fresh fish taco. This version is served on a corn tortilla with radishes, carrots, pico de gallo, and chipotle lime crema. Sabrina’s tacos are served at all three of their locations, including their spots inUniversity City and Fairmount.

Sabrina’s Café (Italian Market)
910 Christian Street
215-574-1599

Mahi-Mahi in East Passyunk and NoLibs

The good people at Cantina Los Caballitos serve up mahi-mahi tacos topped with cilantro and onions (with guac and sour cream for a little extra) all day long on East Passyunk Avenue. Luckily for the north their sister restaurant Cantina Dos Segundos (931 N 2nd St., 215-629-0500 ) brings you the same dish up in Northern Liberties.

Cantina Los Caballitos (South Philly)
1651 East Passyunk Avenue
215-755-3550

Gustavo’s Cod Fish Tacos

The Latin-inspired Fairmount restaurant BlueCat has a special twist on fish tacos. Their Gustavo’s Cod Fish Tacos (under their “Catwiches” menu) feature batter-dipped filets topped with avocado, pico de gallo, shredded cabbage, and chipotle mayo on blue corn tortillas.

BlueCat (Fairmount)
1921 Fairmount Avenue
267-519-2911

Tacos at Morgan’s Pier

Despite David Katz’s recent closing of Meme, his influence over the newly opened Morgan’s Pier menu remains. You can eat their Baja fish American tacos served on flour tortillas with lime and radish, red cabbage, and chipotle crema while overlooking a view of the water.

Morgan’s Pier (Penn’s Landing)
221 N. Columbus Boulevard
215-279-7134

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