Eating L.A. stopped in at the brand new Best Fish Taco in Ensenada stand on Hillhurst Saturday. It's kind of a soft opening as the outdoor seating area isn't ready yet but the tacos are up and running. The super simple menu consists of fish tacos ($1.50), shrimp tacos ($2.00) and sodas. That's it, but what more do you need, really? Well, maybe some good beer from Cap'n Cork next door...now there's a combo I could get behind! Owner Joseph Cordova comes from the wholesale fish business and says he will add more salsas and relishes. They've already got a nice selection; we combined the radish slaw with avocado salsa and sour cream which was a great topper for the shrimp taco. Unlike Siete Mares and most other fish taco places, Mendoza favors a very light breading so they're not too bready and filling. He's serious about serving each taco fresh and hot: the counter girl doles out one at a time so you won't end up with cold fish.
Best Fish Taco in Ensenada (open 11-7 ish, probably 7 days)
1650 N. Hillhurst