Fat Fish Taco in Caldwell is a Step Above

If you want food that is a step above many taco joints and if you want it fast, then check out Fat Fish Taco.

If you want food that is a step above many taco joints and if you want it fast, then check out Fat Fish Taco. Their motto “a coastal-inspired Mexican restaurant with a laid-back vibe,” is represented with nautical theme decor of navy blue and white walls, one decorated with crossed oars and servers in blue-and=white checkered shirts.

The menu features flour or corn tacos with fish, chicken, skirt steak or pork; salads; quesadillas; nachos; burritos and bowls. We started with a refreshing cilantro lime salad with mixed greens, roasted red peppers, corn, tomatoes, Chihuahua cheese, pepitas, cilantro and a lime vinaigrette. The portion was big enough for us to share, and we loved the various textures and flavors from all of the fresh-tasting ingredients. Chicken, spicy shrimp or steak can be added on to create an entrée.

Since the name of the restaurant contains “fish” and “taco,” we opted for the grilled mahi, a filling combination of mahi, red cabbage and chipotle salsa and the spicy shrimp with arugula, red cabbage, poblano, avocado sauce and pico de gallo. Both were colorful and delicious with a perfect spice level for us. Pork taco was on the menu so, of course, Lowell had to have the very tender braised pork with queso fresco, salsa verde and cilantro, which was our favorite. Although we were more than full at this point and I cannot resist a grilled cheese sandwich, so we also tried the grilled quesadilla with Chihuahua cheese, jalapenos and cilantro with pico de gallo and crema. Jalapenos embellished the hot gooey cheese in this Mexican version of comfort food.

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM.

Fat Fish Taco
291 Bloomfield Avenue

Pork, mahi and shrimp tacos.
Photo courtesy of Lowell Saferstein

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