Are you on a search for the best fish tacos in Salt Lake City? We’ve got your back.
At Taqueria 27, we know a thing or two about fish tacos. Our award-winning restaurant is sure to deliver you the highest quality of sustainably sourced seafood. Our fish tacos rotate daily to a different fish of the day – so you can try a variety of different fish tacos. You can find our Fish of the Day on our Instagram page for each location.
What are the Origins of Fish Tacos?
Though you may associate the 1950’s with milkshakes and burgers, that is the decade Baja fish tacos were born.
The popular dish was invented in Baja California, a state in Mexico. Baja California is a peninsula bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California. Fish delicacies make sense coming from here.
While Mexicans did originally fill tacos with fish, immigrants taught Mexican locals how to deep fry fish. The common fish taco as we know it today, was born out of this collaboration.
Fish tacos originated in the state of Baja California, but the cities of Ensenada and San Felipe debate to this day over which is the original city.
Fish tacos have come a long way from Baja California in the 1950s. Now, they are a popular dish enjoyed all over the world.
Sustainable Practices with Seafood
At Taqueria 27, we are proud only to serve the freshest seafood around.
While fishing, in general, is not bad for the environment, overfishing poses serious environmental threats. Overfishing results in the unnecessary loss of billions of sea creatures.
In many countries, people rely on fishing as their source of income. Overfishing and fish farming hoard resources. This causes economies to decline in addition to the environment.
There is a dire need for sustainable fishing practices. For fish to be considered sustainable, they must get caught in a way that allows the population to prosper in the future.
At Taqueria 27, we believe we have a duty to the health of people and the environment. We order all our seafood fresh from our local purveyors. When possible, the fish is flown in fresh the same day, and we support our local economy. It’s a win-win.
We offer a broad range of fish for our fish of the day. Buying a variety of seafood helps protect vulnerable species from overfishing.
Fish of the Day Flavor Profiles
Not only does a variety of fish options help the environment, but it also gives you something exciting to try each day!
We usually rotate between offering Mahi Mahi, Atlantic salmon, steelhead trout, ono, and escolar. Each fish has a delicious and unique flavor profile.
- Mahi Mahi has a mild, sweet flavor profile. It features moist flakes and a moderately firm texture.
- Atlantic salmon has a milder taste than Pacific salmon. It has a smooth, melting texture.
- Steelhead trout has a delicate and flakey texture. It has a mild, “non-fishy” taste.
- Ono, or wahoo, is a Hawaiian word meaning “good to eat.” It is mildly sweet and has large circular flakes.
- Escolar has a silky texture and a rich, succulent flavor. It is highly flavorful!
Enjoy Fish Tacos at Taqueria 27
Now that your mouth is watering for fish tacos, it is time to satisfy your cravings. If you live in or visit the Salt Lake City or Lehi area, do yourself favor ordering food from Taqueria 27.
Check out our menu to discover all the delicious fresh foods and drinks we have to offer.