Fishin’ for Tacos in the D

By: Karen Dybis | October 9, 2020

When you think about tacos you normally think of the warm shell, fresh ingredients, flavorful sauce and freshly cooked beef. While most of those components can be found on almost all tacos, you can switch things up by substituting beef with chicken, pork, or fish. That last choice brings a unique taste to the Mexican meal and numerous Metro Detroit restaurants offer tasty takes on the fish taco. So get ready for a seafood spin on tacos at these local restaurants.

Terry’s Terrace

A Harrison Township favorite for more than 80 years, Terry’s Terrace is known for their seafood, beer selection and vintage arcade machines. A favorite off their menu are the Baja fish tacos made with soft shells and 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, their craft beer-battered fish and chips is a popular choice.

Taqueria El Ray

Famous for their grilled chicken and their genuine Mexican cuisine, Taqueria El Ray in Detroit offers Mexican food enthusiasts everything they could want in a delicious taco. Their extensive menu includes fish tacos made with a grilled tilapia fillet and topped with cilantro and onions. If you’re in the mood for shrimp, we suggest trying their shrimp tacos or shrimp cocktail as well!

Carnival Market

Carnival Market in Pontiac has 10 aisles of fresh meat and produce, along with a full service Mexican restaurant. Their California fish tacos are made with fresh tilapia and a fresh tortilla along with cabbage, pico de gallo and their homemade white salsa. We’d suggest pairing it with their carne asada fries made with cheese, guacamole, sour cream and hot sauce – but maybe ask someone to help you finish it!

Dos Locos Tacos

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

Taqueria Lupitas

Located in Mexicantown in southwest Detroit, Taqueria Lupitas offers up authentic Mexican cuisine with a wide range of dishes. Their fish taco is one of their most popular entrees as it’s made with deep fried tilapia, rice, beans and a flour tortilla. Be sure to order their chips and fresh salsa to make the perfect combination.