Let’s go on vacation without leaving the East Valley. Just north of the 202 San Tan off of Val Vista is a hidden gem that can transport your taste buds to a Mexican beach resort without leaving the Metro Phoenix area. El Pescado Borracho (translates to the Drunken Fish) has an amazing costal Mexican menu. The name sake dish (pictured above) is a stellar representation of the fried fish that I’ve had ocean side under a hut on a Mexican beach. The red snapper was crispy on the outside and cooked to perfection on the inside. The fish is served with your choice of flour or corn tortillas, black or pinto beans, Mexican rice, and a side of repollo y rabanos (cabbage and radishes). My favorite part of the dish? Taking the meat directly off the fish, and making my own self-serve tacos. But you don’t need to make tacos out of the fish. You can eat it anyway you like, I just always want to turn everything into a taco. 🙂
Not into the whole fish? Not to worry. El Pescado Borracho has an amazing taco selection as well. From grilled octopus to braised beef there’s something for everyone on the menu. My favorite taco was probably the Baja taco, lightly battered fish, served with cabbage, lime crema, and pico de Gallo. Feeling a little adventurous? Try the grilled octopus, you won’t be disappointed. 🙂
Looking to imbibe? The restaurant has a full bar and serves up some of the most refreshing margaritas in the valley. The Cucumber lime margarita was refreshing and a great addition to our meal. Don’t have plans on Monday? Guess what? They have Margarita Monday- House Margaritas are $ 4 all day, not just during happy hour.
I’ve been to El Pescado Borracho before, the food is always on-point and the service is stellar. It’s definitely one of my favorite places to eat in Phoenix. 🙂
Baja fish taco