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Ten Fish Taco Favorites in Our Landlocked State

Take a taco tour, with or without fresh water and try these mouth-watering bites.

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Fresh fish is hard to come by in Colorado, but not impossible, you just have to know where to look. Check out these 10 local restaurants resourceful enough to go fishin' without the water, but that pull off one fine fresh fish taco.

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1. Adelitas Cocina y Cantina

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1294 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 778-1294
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Adelitas Cocina y Cantina is a family-style eatery, complete with lots of love in every dish and every bite. Try the grilled tilapia served on corn tortillas and accompanied by cabbage, pico de gallo, and sliced avocado.

2. Comida Denver

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3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 296-2747
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The second outpost of what started as a food truck, Comida fresh and local ingredients in its urban eatery in Denver. The fish – dependent on the catch of the day – is marinaded, and served in a tortilla with house slaw and a secret sauce called "The Business."

3. Dos Santos

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1475 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 386-3509
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With a combination of classics and creative takes on Mexican treats, the fish taco is sure to be a favorite at this Uptown hot spot. The Del Mar Cerveza comes with battered shrimp or fish, an bit of a kick with habanero aioli, cabbage, pickled onion, fried, and a hint of fresh cilantro.

4. El Camino

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3628 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 889-7946
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Once upon a time, El Camino was Al & Pauly's Liquor Store, decorated with bullet-proof glass, Schlitz Malt Liquor boxes, and a lot of grit. Thanks to good people behind the scenes and lots of creativity and heart, today, venture up into the Highlands and check out El Camino for some outstanding Mexican fare. Try the mahi mahi taco with remoulade, cabbage, avocado, and mango salsa, on homemade flour tortillas.

5. Los Carboncitos

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3757 Pecos St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 458-0880
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For a quick but delicious $2 bite, try the pescado, fish taco at this family-owned institution on 38th Street.

6. Los Chingones

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2461 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 295-0686
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Grab a margarita and a simple but delicious fish taco at Los Chingones, drizzled with green goddess aioli. The RiNo spot is great for happy hour.

7. Machete Tequila + Tacos

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2817 E 3rd Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 333-1567
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Always a good time to be had at either of Machetes' Denver locations. If fish is what you fancy, you're in the right place. Order the Pescado, with grilled tilapia and some chile fresno aioli for some spice on top; the Mazunte comes with tecate battered swordfish, valentine aioli, jicama-carrot relish, on a hibiscus tortilla; the Langosta comes with fried lobster tail, accompanied by smoked avocado, corn, chile morita aioli and onion ash.

8. Pinche Tacos

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1514 York St
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 475-1337
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From truck to multiple set in stone locations, Tacos, Tequila, Whiskey – formerly Pinche Tacos– serves a mean chipotle and beer battered fish, slaw avocado, and pineapple guacamole taco.

9. Tamayo

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1400 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 946-1433
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With the perfect combination of spices in a beautiful setting on the historic Larimer Square, try Tamayo's mahi mahi tacos, topped with grilled garlic and cilantro.

10. Billy's Inn

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4403 Lowell Blvd
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-7717
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This family-friendly spot in Berkeley serves a variety of seafood tacos including lobster, grilled Mahi-Mahi, shrimp, Baja crispy fish, and grilled fish. All of them are served on a soft corn tortilla with cheese, Billy’s Baja Slaw and pico de gallo and they are fantastic.

1. Adelitas Cocina y Cantina

1294 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Adelitas Cocina y Cantina is a family-style eatery, complete with lots of love in every dish and every bite. Try the grilled tilapia served on corn tortillas and accompanied by cabbage, pico de gallo, and sliced avocado.
1294 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

2. Comida Denver

3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
The second outpost of what started as a food truck, Comida fresh and local ingredients in its urban eatery in Denver. The fish – dependent on the catch of the day – is marinaded, and served in a tortilla with house slaw and a secret sauce called "The Business."
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

3. Dos Santos

1475 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
With a combination of classics and creative takes on Mexican treats, the fish taco is sure to be a favorite at this Uptown hot spot. The Del Mar Cerveza comes with battered shrimp or fish, an bit of a kick with habanero aioli, cabbage, pickled onion, fried, and a hint of fresh cilantro.
1475 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

4. El Camino

3628 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Once upon a time, El Camino was Al & Pauly's Liquor Store, decorated with bullet-proof glass, Schlitz Malt Liquor boxes, and a lot of grit. Thanks to good people behind the scenes and lots of creativity and heart, today, venture up into the Highlands and check out El Camino for some outstanding Mexican fare. Try the mahi mahi taco with remoulade, cabbage, avocado, and mango salsa, on homemade flour tortillas.
3628 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

5. Los Carboncitos

3757 Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211
For a quick but delicious $2 bite, try the pescado, fish taco at this family-owned institution on 38th Street.
3757 Pecos St
Denver, CO 80211

6. Los Chingones

2461 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Grab a margarita and a simple but delicious fish taco at Los Chingones, drizzled with green goddess aioli. The RiNo spot is great for happy hour.
2461 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

7. Machete Tequila + Tacos

2817 E 3rd Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Always a good time to be had at either of Machetes' Denver locations. If fish is what you fancy, you're in the right place. Order the Pescado, with grilled tilapia and some chile fresno aioli for some spice on top; the Mazunte comes with tecate battered swordfish, valentine aioli, jicama-carrot relish, on a hibiscus tortilla; the Langosta comes with fried lobster tail, accompanied by smoked avocado, corn, chile morita aioli and onion ash.
2817 E 3rd Ave
Denver, CO 80206

8. Pinche Tacos

1514 York St, Denver, CO 80206
From truck to multiple set in stone locations, Tacos, Tequila, Whiskey – formerly Pinche Tacos– serves a mean chipotle and beer battered fish, slaw avocado, and pineapple guacamole taco.
1514 York St
Denver, CO 80206

9. Tamayo

1400 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
With the perfect combination of spices in a beautiful setting on the historic Larimer Square, try Tamayo's mahi mahi tacos, topped with grilled garlic and cilantro.
1400 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

10. Billy's Inn

4403 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO 80211
This family-friendly spot in Berkeley serves a variety of seafood tacos including lobster, grilled Mahi-Mahi, shrimp, Baja crispy fish, and grilled fish. All of them are served on a soft corn tortilla with cheese, Billy’s Baja Slaw and pico de gallo and they are fantastic.
4403 Lowell Blvd
Denver, CO 80211

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