In the Mood for Mexican
Here are 10 offerings that highlight the crunchy, cheesy, citrusy, picante deliciousness of Mexican dishes and the food inspired by them
Grilled Fish Tacos at Fish Taco
We love that Potomac resident Francis Namin and his homegrown chainlet Fish Taco, which opened its flagship fast-casual eatery in Cabin John in 2013, hit the nail on the head with the right concept at the right time, combining everyone’s craving for tacos with a desire for more healthful versions of them. (At least perceived as more healthful.)
We say skip the signature taco with beer-battered, deep-fried fish; we much prefer the grilled cobia taco, the protein imparted with a subtle smokiness by the grill while maintaining its flakiness and moistness. The fish is served in a grilled flour tortilla and topped with chili lime sauce made with mayonnaise, toasted ancho and guajillo chiles, roasted garlic and fresh lime juice; cabbage and radish slaw dressed with seasoned vinegar for added crunch and acid; a salsa of diced mango, red onion, roasted jalapeño, tomato, cilantro and fresh lime juice for a hint of sweetness; and cotija cheese for a touch of saltiness to balance the salsa’s sweetness.
Fish Taco, 7251 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, 301-652-0010; 10305 Old Georgetown Road (Wildwood Shopping Center), Bethesda, 301-564-6000;
7945 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, 301-229-0900; fishtacoonline.com