Restaurants & Bars 1

Senor Fish

lil mikey | May 28, 2002 11:23 AM

I saw some posts for restaurants in Eagle Rock, so we decided to start checking them out. We went to Armon's for breakfast last week (post to follow after we've been there twice).

Then this last Saturday, on the way out of town, we tried Senor Fish, on Eagle Rock Boulevard at Norwalk, about 1 mile south of Colorado. It's easy to miss if you're travelling south on Eagle Rock Blvd., as the sign points south.

We parked right on Eagle Rock Blvd. and walked a short distance, past a scooter shop and a small dress shop, to the entry. It's positioned right on the corner, with a big sign made of wood pointing at a 45 degree angle toward the intersection. You walk up a ramp and into the door at the top. You can see tables out on the patio both on your right and your left. As you walk in, there is a small waiting area, and an order counter. As you turn to the right, there is a seating area inside, with about 10 tables.

We asked the lady how much to order, and she said "most people get 2 fish tacos." So...

We took a seat inside to keep an eye out for our food. As it turns out, that was totally unnecessary since they bring it to your table. We noticed there is also a salsa bar, but presumably it is for dishes other than the fish tacos, since they didn't need anything additional to what was put on them in the kitchen.

When the food was delivered to our table, it was in 2 baskets, each one holding our 2 tacos.

For quite a long time, I have been looking for fish tacos that compare to the ones you can get in Rosarito and Ensenada; and I'm pleased to report that the ones at Senor Fish are just such a taco.

They use a nice white fish, which is battered with a very light, slightly spicy batter, giving it a little crunch.

Each taco is served in 2 tortillas with chopped cabbage, tomatoes and onions and a wonderful crema fresca sauce. Then it is topped with some fresh salsa.

The 2 fish tacos each were more than adequate for our appetites.

As we were waiting, we heard someone else order a shrimp taco and made a mental note to try that one.

And the mental note didn't keep for long. We were back there yesterday (Monday) again for lunch. This time we ordered both fish and shrimp tacos, and sat on the patio. The patio is wonderful on a warm day. There are umbrellas to provide shade, and it's a very nice, relaxed atmosphere out there.

The shrimp taco is prepared the same way as the fish taco: lightly battered with the same batter and served the same way. The shrimp is as fresh as the fish, and the crunch of the batter makes it delectable.

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