Sunday, May 16, 2010

Señor Fish (Alhambra, CA)

15 W Main St
Alhambra, California


One of my goals on this trip was to try fish tacos. I had seen them on foodtv and read about them on California blogs (The Gastronomer put together taco task force!). The idea of fried fish in a taco sounded like a great combination to me! I searched for a restaurant near my uncle's and found Señor Fish.

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Salsas and accompaniment.

My uncle drove me at 11 am. I think I was the first one there. Along with the fish taco ($2.50), I was intrigued by the scallop taco ($2.95), and also ordered a fish and scallop burrito ($6.95). While I waited, I filled out containers with different salsas ranging from mild to very spicy. My uncle insisted that pickled radishes and peppers were necessary for the burrito.

I couldn't wait to dig into my fried fish taco. It consisted of two layers of soft tortillas topped with fried fish, cabbage, tomato and coriander. I put generous amount of sour cream and salsa. The restaurant does offer to grill the fish instead of frying it, for the more health conscious. However, I was willing to splurge for my one and only chance at fish tacos!

Fish taco.

The burrito was stuffed with seafood, lettuce and rice (my uncle didn't want the beans). Although I was really excited at the prospect of having scallops in my burrito and taco, I preferred the fish. I'm not sure that the scallops were fresh and were overcooked to my liking. I would just stick with the fish tacos next time.

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Shrimp & scallop burrito and scallop taco.

I was really curious about the horchata ($1.25 for a small drink). Horchata is a Latin American drink made of rice. It was strongly spiced with cinnamon. I really enjoyed it at the beginning but I was unable to finish my drink - the cinnamon was a bit too strong for my taste. I would definitely add ice next time to dilute it a bit.

Sweet horchata.

I loved my first fish taco experience and wish I could enjoy such things here in Canada!

Señor Fish on Urbanspoon

For other taco posts:
* in Montréal, La Taqueria Mex
* in Chicago, Cemitas Puebla

1 comment:

Gastronomer said...

Fish tacos and horchata, what a SoCal treat! Too bad Vern wasn't around to help finish your horchata ;-) The boy LOVES the stuff.