But I have a related question: I like fish tacos, but I don't like them with fried fish that's been breaded and dropped into a fryer. I like 'em with the fish naked and just grilled--seasoned with lime and other good stuff--then popped into a tortilla with fresh salsa, cilantro, cabbage salad and maybe some cheese. I've been disappointed in the past when ordering fish tacos and basically getting a slab of breaded and fried fish in a tortilla. But that's been mostly on the mainland. I've learned to ask before ordering!
So, in addition to Orchid-lady's fine question about where the best fish tacos are, can anyone comment on the preparation of the tacos?
Oh man, I'm hungry now.....
I know that at Keoki's (and probably Duke's), you will need to specify that you want the fish grilled and not breaded. Keoki's started breadnig theirs a few years back and now we just ask.
Second vote for Kilauea Fish Market!
Aloha from Kaua'i!
Red Hot Mama's in Wainiha does not bread and fry their fish - rather it is grilled - unless they've changed preparation style since I ate there last.
Their burritos and tacos are full of fresh and local ingredients....great place! And for the price (which isn't cheap, but not ridiculous either) you get a huge burrito - I'm sure the tacos are equally large, although I've only ever eaten the burritos myself.
P.S. - the fish tacos at Keoki's Paradise bar cafe here on the South Shore are noted for being one of the best "deals" price-wise on island - I forget how much they run, but it is pretty inexpensive!
Pat's Taqueria --a white taco wagon down by Hanalei pier.
I adore fish tacos and I fell in love with the fish tacos at Fedriko's with chipotle sauce. I asked for the grilled fish. The cost a mere 4.75. The pleasure.....priceless!
My hubby LOVED his fish tacos at Kilauea Fish Market.
i vote for tropical taco in hanalei...been eating them since , well, a long time. since it was on the beach...drool