Fish Tacos Still Rule

With all the hub-bub lately about the spicy Korean short rib taco craze, you might think fish tacos have gone passé.

Not so.

In fact, two San Francisco Bay Area spots have rolled out new, inventive versions just in time for summer.

First up, Gott’s Roadside (the restaurant formerly known as Taylor’s Automatic Refresher) is serving up fish tacos — poke-style. Yes, three crispy tacos ($13.99) are filled with Hawaiian-style raw, marinated ahi tuna cubes, avocado, green cabbage, cilantro and spicy mayo.

Gott’s also features a new “B-Side” menu — sly, you-have-to-ask-for-it selections on a special list that you have to specifically request at the counter or follow @gottsroadside on Twitter for updates on that particular menu.

A few of the recent secret menu items have included the “Big Tasty” (buttermilk fried chicken with house-made ranch dressing, aioli, melted Swiss cheese and bacon on a butter-toasted egg bun) and the “Fish Royale Sandwich” (fresh mahi-mahi, tartar sauce, Romaine, and American cheese on a toasted bun).

The “B-Side” items are meant to showcase fresh-picked ingredients from Gott’s new garden in St. Helena, which will be used at all Gott’s locations. Those include heirloom tomatoes, herbs, shallots, squashes, potatoes and peppers.

Gott’s has three locations: the original one in St. Helena at 933 Main St.; another in nearby Napa at 644 First St. in the Oxbow Public Market; and the Ferry Building Marketplace one in San Francisco, a short stroll from the Hotel Vitale.

Second, Bistro Boudin at the Wharf, steps from the Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf, has introduced a grilled rock cod taco featuring its signature soft sourdough tortillas.

Yes, everyone’s favorite sourdough bread bakery is now turning out fish tacos with cabbage slaw, cucumber-tomato pico de gallo and roasted tomato salsa. You get three to an order for $14.95.

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Date: Thursday, 15. July 2010 5:25
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  1. 1

    Absolutely! I love tacos and fish tacos are awesome!



  2. 2

    Oh my, need to go to Gott’s this weekend for those poke ones, they look like heaven!

  3. 3

    Carolyn these fish tacos are ridiculous! You know…I haven’t tried one of these korean tacos everyone’s been talking about. But fish tacos are the way to my heart — if only I lived in the bay :)

  4. 4

    The poke style tacos look and sound amazing!

  5. 5

    Oh, I never used to eat fish tacos because they were always deep-fried battered fish. But that Gott’s poke version looks right up my alley!

  6. 6

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by andi_fisher and CarolynJung, Tricia. Tricia said: Thanks! Now following @gottsroadside too. RT @CarolynJung: Gott's Roadsde ahi poke tacos and a secret menu. […]

  7. 7

    Why would anyone change the name of Taylor’s Automatic Refresher???

    Great tacos Carolyn. I can always count on you to keep me informed on what I should eat in the Bay Area!!

  8. 8

    I am hungry now. The fish tacos looks great. Lucky you…

  9. 9

    oh how i would give anything for a REAL fish taco. i live on cape cod, you know ON the ocean. you’d think there’d be a few good places? noooo.

  10. 10

    I love fried fish tacos but raw fish sounds even better and definitely better for the waistline!

  11. 11

    I LOVE Poke! That’s such a good addition to Gott’s since we usually only get burgers there.

  12. 12

    Drooling. I haven’t been there since they changed their name. Adding it to my to-eat list. :)

  13. 13

    A poke fish taco sounds amazing. And, did you say sourdough tortilla? I need to try those, and/or try making them!

  14. 14

    wow this fish taco looked truly awesome, how can someone like resist of such temptation! :)

  15. 15

    I’m a fan of the fish taco–it is by far my favorite kind! I like the sound of a poke taco–what a brilliant idea.

  16. 16

    Thanks for the inside scoop at Gott’s, although they’ll always be Taylor’s to me…

  17. 17

    Denise: I know the feeling. Taylor’s just rolls off the tongue, whereas Gott’s still takes some getting used to.

  18. 18

    Fish tacos!!
    Count me in.

    BTW you can have wordpress allow you to reply to a specific comment so it makes your comments threaded for easier reading.

  19. 19

    Sad to say that I’ve never had fish tacos!

  20. 20

    Oh, I love the idea of poke style tacos, now that sounds just so good. I see a reason to visit the Ferry building very soon!

  21. 21

    Ive never tried or heard of fish tacos! sound interesting, but wouldnt know where to buy it down in australia, guess i’ll have it make them myself sometime.

  22. 22

    MMMMM,…those fish tacos look like real winners,…Delightful!

  23. 23

    Ha! I never noticed tacos on Gott’s menu! Though it seems a bit pricey for 3 tacos, I’m sure they are delicious, because their burgers are just …awesome!

  24. 24

    I have tuna tacos all the time.

  25. 25

    What’s the back story on the restaurant name change??…

  26. 26

    Lindsay: Turns out that owners, Joel and Duncan Gott, didn’t own the Taylor’s name. So, in order for them to be able to expand with more locations in the future, they had to pick a name they could truly own as their own.

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