A list of Westchester’s summer must-eats includes the obvious choices: burgers and clam bellies at Greasy Nick’s, a single with mustard at Walter’s, and a swirl of soft serve at King Kone. While fish tacos might not make classics list, we’re here to tell you they’re the thing you should have been eating all summer long.
And though Labor Day is fast approaching, there’s still time to get your fix, whether you’re fancy with fried oysters or a purest looking for the perfect piece of crispy Baja-style fish.
photo by tom mcgovern
1 Willett Ave, Port Chester; 914.937.8226
Yes, there’s a very good Baja-style taco, but lately, we’ve been feeling this light-and-healthy Asian-inspired taco of ancho-spiced seared tuna with Asian slaw, served in a Bibb lettuce cup.
19 Main St, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.479.5243
Come at Adult Swim Happy Hour, when two of these ultra-fresh fried fish tacos, topped with red cabbage slaw, avocado, and smoky pimento crema, will set you back $8 (paired with some $1 oysters and a $5 beer, of course).
Happy Taco Tuesday… I highly recommend these From @breadandbrinehoh… delicious tacos & a very chill atmosphere. Happy hour m-th. Fish Tacos – Fried Pollack, red cabbage slaw, avocado, pimenton crema. #tacotuesday #tacos #fishtacos #mexicanfood #westchester #hastings #hudsonrivervalley #nyfood #nyfoodie #sea #seafood #avocadolove
406 Center Ave, Mamaroneck; 914.316.1467
This colorfully painted, takeout-only, breakfast-and-lunch Mexican joint on an industrial street in Mamaroneck serves a classic, crispy, battered fish taco with crisp cabbage slaw, cilantro, and tangy chipotle aioli.
472 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville; 914.741.5285
Butter-poached lobster claws are the foundation for the most luxurious taco on this list. Elegantly plated with roasted corn, chipotle aioli, and crispy potato shoestrings, it’s worth every penny.
photo courtesy of mission taqueria
18 Main St, Tarrytown; 914.909.4455
1086 N Broadway, Yonkers; 914.375.4000
65 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville; 914.356.8226
At The Taco Project’s three locations, all tacos start with soft, real-deal tortillas from Yonkers nixtamal La Milpa de Rosa, including this standout, perfectly crispy, tempura-battered shrimp taco, topped with slices of ripe mango, tomatillo salsa, and crunchy radish.
118 Westchester Ave, Port Chester; 914.937.2003
In a sea of fried fish tacos, this beloved late-night taqueria’s simple, seared tilapia version makes a big splash, served with a creamy, pale pink aioli and a heaping helping of pico de gallo, diced white onions, and cilantro.
Sharing some of the best fish tacos ive had in a while @taquerialapicardia in Port Chester, NY for #tacotuesday. An excellent pre or post concert place to eat after a show at the Capitol Theatre right up the block. . . . #taquerialapicardia #portchester #portchesterny #tacotuesdayðŸŒ® #tacos #taco #tortilla #guacamole #fishtacos #fish #foodpics #foodiegram #foodies #foodieblog #foodblogger #foodblog #nyeats #newyorkfood #tacolife #foodphotography #foodphoto #theunexceptionalfoodie
391 Old Post Rd, Bedford; 914.234.8900
Chef-owner Nancy Roper emphasizes local sourcing at her north county restaurant, which extends to this pricey ($8.50) but excellent taco, made with briny, crisp-fried oysters from Westport, CT, served on nixtamal tortillas with a smear of house-made tartar sauce.
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