Thursday, January 19, 2012

Marisma Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta

My favorite part of vacation is being able to try all the delicious local food. I tend to prefer street food or homestyle cooking as opposed to fancier fusion places. I always do my research ahead of time, usually through Chowhound, and prepare a list of places to try. More often than not, I plan my hotel to be convenient to the best places for food, preferably walking distance. We didn't have too much choice during our trip to Puerto Vallarta since we were going to a wedding, but luckily the Westin is walking distance from a few good places in the Marina and a short cab ride away from downtown. My must try for Puerto Vallarta was Marisma's Fish Tacos, and it was indeed so good that we had to go back twice for lunch. There's a location in the Marina, not too far from Mr. Cream's, so it was an easy 20 minute walk from our hotel. Over our two visits, we ordered the grilled fish, grilled shrimp, fried fish, fried shrimp, calamari and crab tacos. K. preferred the grilled shrimp whereas I preferred the fried fish tacos. The fried fish was perfect, a single piece of fried fish with a smooth non-greasy batter delicately encasing the moist flaky fish. The corn tortilla was perfect, not too grainy and held up to all the sauces, and the taco was topped simply with some shredded cabbage which provided nice freshness and crunch. The array of sauces were great: two creamy sauces, one green and one pink, a hot salsa, a red shallot sauce and a soy based shallot sauce, along with some lime and chopped salsa. I liked using all the sauces, particularly the creamy pink sauce, the red shallot sauce and the fiery hot sauce which really gave some nice kick that lasted for hours. In the future, I would definitely stick with fish or shrimp, the calamari and crab weren't as good. I'd love to find a good fish taco place in LA!
All dressed up and ready to go

1 comment:

  1. Hola! Parece ser un plato realmente exquisito. Ami tambien me gusta probar la cocina local cuando viajo. Me dijero que la comida de los hoteles en puerto vallarta suele ser muy rica y fresca, es asi?? Bye!



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