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Chicago’s Best Fish Tacos

November 12, 2010 7:15 AM

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BIG & little's

BIG & little’s

Fish tacos are quickly making their way from California and the Southwest, to the streets of Chicago. A more recent addition to some menus, the fish taco provides a lighter, less greasy taco option.

Check out our picks for the best fish tacos in the city.

Have another local spot? Write a comment, and tell us below.

BIG & little’s

Fish Tacos at BIG & little’s

BIG & little’s

939 N Orleans
Chicago, IL 60610
www.facebook.com/BIG-littles

Little place, big taste. This tiny Chicago staple, serves some of the best fish tacos in the city. You may recognize partner Tony D’Alessandro from the 6th season of Hell’s Kitchen. Menu favorites include, fish n’ chips, shrimp, and their famous fish tacos. Make sure to order your tacos with a side of truffle fries. You won’t be disappointed. Stop at the ATM before making a trip, BIG & little’s is a cash only establishment.

Azteca de Oro Mexican Grill

Fish Tacos at Azteca de Oro Mexican Grill

Azteca de Oro Mexican Grill

3731 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613
wwww.aztecadeorogrill.com

Healthy Mexican food is not a myth at Azteca. Azteca only uses the freshest ingredients for their Baja Fish Tacos. Crispy, beer-battered tilapia, garnished with chipotle coleslaw, pickled purple onions, and pico de gallo, served on flour tortillas with Mexican rice. Azteca in a nut shell–fish tacos and BYOB.

If you live in the neighborhood, you can even order Azteca right to your door.

La Pasadita

Fish Tacos at La Pasadita

La Pasadita

1132 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
www.pasadita.com

With La Pasadita, there’s three times the fish tacos to love. Located on Ashland Avenue, in Chicago’s Ukranian Village, sits three locations of the same great restaurant. Their low cost, high quality, menu has been serving the neighborhood since 1987. Well priced, authentic Mexican, and fantastic fish tacos, is what you’ll find at La Pasadita. Not sure why there’s three locations on the same street? Check their website or stop in for the full story.

The Silver Palm

The Silver Palm

The Silver Palm

768 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642
www.thesilverpalmrestaurant.com

While the Silver Palm has a variety of cuisine on it’s menu, their fish tacos are all you’ll want to try. At this River West hot spot, you can actually eat out of a 1947 Budd dining car, from the Monad Railway Company. The Silver Palm Fish Tacos are made from spicy grilled yellow lake perch, and topped with homemade tomatillo sauce.

Papacito’s Mexican Grille

2960 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
www.papacitosrestaurant.com

Mexican comfort food at it’s best. Before you chow down on your fish taco, indulge in their addictive guacamole and salsa. The Tilapia Fish Taco at Papacito’s, is marinated and grilled in a corn or flour tortilla, topped with pico de gallo, and signature pineapple sauce. Papacito’s pineapple sauce is the perfect mix of sweet and tangy.

Have a favorite place for fish tacos? Tell us about it below! –Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago
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