Seafood Sensation: Incredible Fish Tacos

November 5, 2023
plate of shrimp tacos and guacamole from el asador

Photo courtesy of El Asador

A very versatile dish, tacos are a fan favorite. Tuesdays are even named after them! With a crunchy hard shell or a warm, soft tortilla, many taco components stay consistent, but one big difference is the choice of protein. You’ve got plant-based alternatives, and of course, beef, chicken, and fish, to name a few. That last choice – fish – can really bring a unique taste to the classic meal and many Metro Detroit restaurants offer tasty takes on fish tacos. Are you ready for a seafood spin for your next Taco Tuesday?


7278 Dix Street, Detroit

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7271 Dix Street, Detroit

26 South Grosebeck Highway, Clinton Township

For seafood tacos, Taqueria Mi Pueblo and Mi Pueblo Express have options to choose from: fish and shrimp tacos. Karina Mojica, General Manager shares, “Taqueria Mi Pueblo has been serving the southwest community for over 20 years providing authentic Mexican food, including a variety of seafood dishes. Our seafood tacos have become increasingly popular throughout the years. They are served in two different styles: with pico de gallo (which is a mix of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and Chile peppers) or the traditional street taco style (with onions, cilantro, and hot salsa). Our seafood tacos are also sold at our two express locations, one located in Detroit and the other in Clinton Township.”

taco tuesday flyer from taqueria mi pueblo for fish tacos
Photo courtesy of Taqueria Mi Pueblo


36470 Jefferson Avenue, Harrison Township

A Harrison Township favorite for more than 80 years, Terry’s Terrace is known for their award-winning seafood, beer selection, and vintage arcade machines. Favorites off the menu are the Tacos Del Mar, with Cajun grilled shrimp, fresh corn salsa, cabbage, avocado, and queso fresco served on soft corn tortillas, and the Baja fish tacos made with soft shells packed with hand-cut beer battered Atlantic cod, cabbage, fresh pico de gallo, and San Diego spicy sauce. If you’re looking for other fish dinners, the craft beer battered fish and chips is a popular choice.


10337 Joseph Campau Street, Hamtramck

Dos Locos Tacos is committed to bringing you the best quality in every bite, and the Hamtramck restaurant does just that with its spicy Mexican and South American menu. The shrimp tacos are spicy, with chipotle citrus shrimp and Napa cabbage slaw. Their fish tacos are made with beer-battered cod, avocado salsa, housemade pineapple salsa, and crisp red cabbage. They can also cater your next event with their popular taco bar, chips and guac, Mexican rice, and fruit-flavored Mexican sodas.


13214 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn

M Cantina has a variety of fish tacos to choose from, including salmon, marinated shrimp, crispy fish, or fajita style, among others. The crispy fish tacos use breaded crispy cod, fried brussel sprout petals, guacamole, and pico de gallo. Fajita style has bell peppers, onions, queso Chihuahua, guacamole, pico de gallo, lettuce, and creme Mexicana. The marinated shrimp has fresh corn, guacamole, and pico de gallo. The salmon tacos have avocado-jicama slaw, corn, chile ancho balsamic vinegar reduction, black mint sauce, and crispy rice puffs. Want a surf and turf option? M Cantina has that too. 


1312 Springwells, Detroit

Another great option for fish tacos comes from El Asador, where you’ll find fresh local ingredients. They even boast that they don’t have a freezer! Chef and Owner Luis Garza tells us, “At El Asador, we take pride in serving every dish fresh, never frozen! I personally source fresh ingredients daily. Our Mahi-Mahi tacos are a guest favorite! You can enjoy them grilled or fried. We’ve got a bunch of tasty seafood dishes on the menu, like our Lobster Quesadilla and Salmon Al Horno, which are both favored by our guests. Personally, I can’t choose just one favorite. I love our Mahi – Mahi Veracruz, Cazuela De Mariscos, and Camarones a La Diabla. All our seafood dishes are delicious!” Besides the Mahi-Mahi tacos, other taco options include Shrimp Diabla, Lobster, and Scallop tacos. 

mahi mahi fish tacos from el asador with a bowl of pico de gallo
Photo courtesy of El Asador


22828 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale

Downtown Ferndale’s Imperial is known for their extensive drink menu and flavorful tacos. Their famously fresh taco menu includes a special fish taco on Mondays, but be sure to ask your server for availability before ordering. Currently, the fish tacos have red snapper ceviche, preserved lemon, crushed tomato jalapeno, chile de arbol, and tortilla chips. Check their website for their monthly specials and weekly taco specials. 

This article has been updated to include new information. The original article was published on Ocotber 30, 2019.