EAT This Week: Truckee Brewing Company’s Baja Fish Tacos
To try and decide each week where and what to eat around the basin can be a challenge – there are so many amazing choices. In this feature we’ll dive into dishes that will surely satisfy those hunger pangs and leave you wondering where to go next.
I’m not sure where tacos rank on my list of favorite foods, but they are definitely towards the top of the list. Even further within the taco world, fish tacos are one of my absolute favorites. So any time I find fish tacos that can wow my palette, I’m a happy boy. Case in point: this week’s feature.
For me, fish tacos kind of begin and end with the fish. If it’s not done right, there’s almost no way to save the taco. Here, it’s absolutely the star of the show. The huge portion of cod is fried to absolute perfection giving you some of the best outer texture super power I’ve seen in a taco, while also keeping the interior supremely moist and delicious.
The fish rests upon a bed of chipotle slaw and pico de gallo, topped with an avocado salsa, then wrapped in a corn tortilla. The worlds of creamy and crispy collide to give you a near perfect bite every time. There’s just enough subtle spice to keep everything honest, and the avocado salsa provides the right amount of tanginess to balance out the slaw. Throw in a squeeze of lime to brighten everything up, and it serves as the cherry on top.
Nothing about this taco is dull. Flavors burst from every corner and given the portion size, you shouldn’t be leaving the restaurant hungry. If you do, turn around and order another helping. You may want to do that, anyway.
And if you’re looking for a beer pairing try this with their Hazy Riddimz. The citrus notes and creamy mouth feel are a perfect compliment to all the layers of the taco. You are at a brewery after all – you might as well get the entire experience.
Truckee Brewing Company Kitchen and Tap House is located at 10001 Soaring Way in Truckee. For menu and more information visit them online at truckeebrewco.com/restaurant or reach them by phone at 530-214-8001.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.