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Fish Tacos in Bellport, Long Island

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Fish Tacos in Bellport, Long Island

Dave Feldman | Sep 9, 2006 06:56 PM

I visited the Sugar Loaf Cafe in downtown Bellport. I was looking primarily for good iced coffee, and I found it here. The baked goods were better than average. So when I made a second visit, and did a little spying, I figured out that not only the cook, but the owner, was Mexican. That explains why the menu, which is heavy on "gourmet" sandwiches, wraps, and salads, also featured soft tacos -- chicken, beef, shrimp, or mahi-mahi.

I was in the mood for fish tacos. What I didn't expect was beautifully grilled fish with a pungent cabbage and carrot slaw. The toppings weren't traditional -- a carrot and orange vinaigrette with cilantro and lime mayo. The result was delicious, even with standard-issue institutional, tasteless flour tortillas.

I spoke to the owner and complimented him on the tacos. He's a Chowhound, no doubt, who frequently goes to Westchester to eat Mexican. Along with an ice cream place a block away that serves Double Rainbow ice cream, I'd rather eat at Sugar Loaf than, say, Spicy's, as much as I'd want the barbecue to be better there.

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