10 Best Mexican Restaurants to Visit in Chicago for Legendary Fish Tacos

As you swipe through dating apps, pausing sometimes to read a little further through people’s bios, you see a lot of love for a particular food: tacos. What’s not to love about a tasty little hammock of well-seasoned meats (if you’re into that sort of thing), veggies, and pico de gallo? While you might not swipe right on every guy holding up a fish in his profile picture, you can pretty much always say yes to fish tacos. We have compiled a list of the 10 best Mexican restaurants in Chicago that offer delicious fish tacos.

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L’ Patron

3749 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago IL


Started in Logan Square in 2012 by the Gonzalez family, L’ Patron’s fish filet tacos are created using tilapia, which is dressed up with cabbage and pico de gallo.

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Big Star

1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago IL | 3640 N Clark St, Chicago IL


Big Star is a Mexican restaurant in Chicago that offers fish tacos with cabbage, red onion, lime, cilantro, and chipotle mayo. So, be sure to have your margarita ready to cool things off.

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Chicago Taco Authority

4219 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago IL 60641


If you’re looking to catch the train to Flavortown, you’re on the right track — this spot in Irving Park tops its fish tacos with cajun seasoning, jalapeño coleslaw, Chihuahua cheese, and cilantro aioli.

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La Oaxaqueña

3382 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60641


If you’re searching for the best authentic Mexican restaurants in Chicago, it’s about time you checked out the highly-praised fish tacos at this small Irving Park spot.

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Edgewater Tacos

5624 N Broadway, Chicago IL 60660


The delicious fish tacos of Edgewater Tacos comprise Alaskan cod, lightly battered with some lettuce, tomato, and a dash of chipotle mayo for a little kick.

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Lonesome Rose

2101 N California Ave, Chicago IL 60647


Visit this hip Mexican restaurant in Logan Square for some amazing margaritas and the truly excellent Baja Fish tacos, which include beer-battered tilapia, cabbage, pico de gallo, rémoulade, and salsa verde.

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108 W Kinzie St, Chicago IL 60654


While many of your standard fish tacos include a beer-battered cod or tilapia, those of the Mercadito variety use herb-marinated, grilled mahi-mahi, topped with caper aioli and spring slaw. This is for the experienced fish taco-taster looking for something a little different.

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1437 W Taylor St, Chicago IL 60607

Known for a variety of great Mexican street food, Chilango tops its well-loved fish tacos with jalapeño, radishes, carrots, cilantro relish, and a coconut-cilantro sauce.

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View the Best Tacos by Neighborhood in Chicago

Craving tacos but not a fan of fish? View our list of the best tacos by neighborhood in the city.

View the Best Tacos by Neighborhood in Chicago

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El Palmar

1008 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

The Buena Park restaurant and taqueria, boasting a “modern interpretation of classic dishes” as well as fresh ingredients, round out a full menu of Mexican dishes with classic fish tacos.

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Tuco and Blondie

3358 N Southport Ave, Chicago IL 60657

If you’re looking for the best Mexican restaurants in Chicago that offer mahi-mahi-based fish tacos, we recommend visiting Tuco and Blondie. The fish tacos include cabbage (a must), a zesty and bright chipotle lime creme, and, of course, pico de gallo.


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