Where to Eat the Most Delicious Fish Tacos in Westchester

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Stop fishing for the best seafood taco joints in Westchester — we’ve got you covered with eight spots of our absolute faves.

With additional reporting by Gabrielle Beechert and Jillian Myers

Fish tacos are the quintessential summer food and, if you know where to look, you can reel in so much more than just battered fish and tartar sauce. We compiled a list of drool-worthy fish tacos that thrive on menus because of their inventive combinations. So, stop fishing for the top fish taco joints in Westchester — we’ve got you covered.

bartaco

1 Willet Ave, Port Chester; 914.937.8226

There are a lot of tacos to choose from at this hopping harborside hotspot, and the four fish-filled picks never disappoint. Think: spicy tempura-battered cod with chipotle slaw, cilantro, and onion; chilled ancho-crusted tuna, Asian slaw, Thai basil vinaigrette, soy glaze, and sesame seeds; chili-lime shrimp (oh my!); and a duo of crispy fried oysters over remoulade. Classic corn tortillas hug the offerings, or go super light with a Bibb lettuce shell (our pick).

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Pro tip: From now until Labor Day, whisper #bartacosecret to your server and find yourself diving face first into a taco of luxuriously tender lobster and hominy poached in lemon brown butter; a steal at just $6.95 (you’re welcome).

 

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Cantina Taqueria & Tequila Bar

166 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains; 914.461.3959

Cantina is known for using locally sourced, in-season ingredients, so enjoy a fresh bite of the Modelo beer-battered fish, served with pico, chipotle mayo, and shredded red cabbage. But, the real showstopper — and the best-selling dish on the menu — is the rock shrimp taco. It’s served with grilled or battered shrimp, pickled red onion, and house-made cilantro mayo on a flour tortilla.

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LALA Taqueria

150 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont; 914.834.2244

If you know you know, and be sure you know about these specialty tacos even though they might not appear on the menu. The grilled Spanish octopus one with pickled onion, avocado, and guajillo oil is a must, as is the shrimp varietal with bacon, pineapple, and a tamarind glaze — it’s bacon us hungry. When these specials are not available, the Baja fish taco with mahi mahi, habanero mayo, and avocado sauce is a solid fallback.

PopoJito

46 Christie Pl, Scarsdale; 914.713.8946

For a classic coastal flood in a tortilla, check out the crispy calamari topped with the house chipotle aioli or the mahi mahi with avocado crema and mango pineapple pico (say that three times fast, if at all). For a zippy marine delight, the cilantro and garlic shrimp won’t disappoint. And, did we mention all tacos are gluten-free?

 

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Rio Bravo Tacos & Tequila

296 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe; 914.361.1515

Four fish tacos flood the menu at this always bustling fave for margs and elevated Mexican standards, including two tilapia-based tempters. One comes dipped in Dos Equis tempura with dill crema and the other served blackened with poblano crema and roasted Mediterraneo salsa. A cheese-lovers tortilla plays host to melted Jack, caramelized onions, and fried calamari on top, while the piece de resistance is bacon-wrapped shrimp with caramelized onions, mixed cabbage, pico de gallo, roasted chipotle, and melted Jack.

The Taco Project

18 Main St, Tarrytown; 914.909.4455
65 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville; 914.356.8226
1086 N Broadway, Yonkers; 914.375.4000
465 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville; 914.422.8111

As the name suggests, there’s a staggering number of tacos and burritos to choose from, and three are stuffed with seafood. The Cajun salmon packs a zippy punch with house-made wasabi slaw, chipotle aioli, and fresh cilantro, while the tempura-battered shrimp comes sweet and spicy with mouth-watering mango salsa and tomatillo sauce. Choose sautéed or battered for the Atlantic cod taco that’s topped with red cabbage slaw, guaca salsa, cilantro, and crunchy fresh radish.

 

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Tipsy Taco Bar

487 E. Main St, Mt. Kisco; 914.218.3460

You’ll find four variations of fish tacos here, but the two standouts are crispy and salty cornmeal-crusted Blue Point oysters paired with a homemade relish and chipotle aioli and wild salmon tartare marinated in sesame ginger and tucked into a hard-shell organic corn tortilla for that extra crunch.

 

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Westchester Taco Grill

712 North Ave, New Rochelle; 914.278.9865

Bursting with authentic Asian flavor, the Kung Pao shrimp taco features breaded shrimp tossed in an Asian sweet and sour sauce with lettuce and black sesame seeds on top.

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