Taste Test

4 Fish Tacos You Need to Eat this Summer

Sampling a seasonal favorite from local spots

So Rhode Island Magazine ·

What better way to kiss the beach goodbye than to dig into fish tacos? We thought these satisfying bundles had it all – just the right amount of fish morsels and enough toppings to make every bite a new surprise. Taste any of these local spinoffs as a final homage to those halcyon days by the ocean.

Can’t go to the Caribbean? Let the tropical flavors come to you in these whopping Baja Fish Tacos from BLU on the Water, whose white corn tortillas are stuffed with exotic mahi-mahi. We loved the way the mango salsa complemented the sriracha chili sauce and cheddar jack blend. 20 Water Street, East Greenwich. 885-3700.

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Bite down on the grilled tortilla shell to meet the chicken nugget’s tastier, healthier twin: beer-battered morsels of cod served on a bed of house-made salsa and avocado and finished with a generous dollop of sour cream. We recommend this Oceanside at the Pier dish to any fast food-monger gone healthy. 1 Beach St. Narragansett. 792-3999.

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Sophisticated yet light and fresh, this fish taco from Ocean Mist Beach Bar is sure to satisfy. We savored the local cod sauteĢed in white wine and garlic. Added jewels like the marinated red onions, Monterey jack and crunchy lettuce chiffonade dressed up the taco to a new level of summery scrumptiousness. 895 Matunuck Beach Road, Wakefield. 782-3740.

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Bride Restaurant & Bar's grilled fish tacos were not overdone in pomp and circumstance: just an open tortilla cradling morsels of swordfish on lettuce leaves. The toppings of chipotle aioli, pico de gallo and fresh guacamole truly made them one of a kind. 37 Main St, Westerly. 348-9700.

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