Fish tacos are one of those things we can’t pass up when we go out to eat. If the menu has fish tacos on it, there’s a 95% chance that we’re ordering fish tacos. That being said, we’ve tried a lot of fish tacos in Ocean City, and we’re prepared to share our knowledge in this list of the top 10 places for fish tacos in Ocean City, in no particular order.
With 3 different types of fish tacos, Tequila Mockingbird has something for everyone. Mango in tacos always captures our attention, so we love the Mango Tuna Tacos. Tequila Mockingbird’s Rocko Tacos feature fried rockfish and chipotle tartar sauce. Their Mahi Tacos are a bit more hip, with avocado and corn black bean salsa on the side.
Step 1: Order a Tipsy Turtle Rum Punch. Step 2: Decide between traditional fried haddock tacos or crispy mahi tacos. Step 3: Enjoy your delicious taco selection so close to the beach that you can smell the salt air and hear the waves (unless, of course, there is an amazing band playing, as there often is during the summer).
If you’re searching for a delicious fish taco on the boardwalk just look for the adorable VW bus hostess stand and you’re found them at Hammerheads. Choose from grilled or blackened mahi-mahi tacos topped with shredded cabbage, mango salsa and shredded cheddar.
Perhaps the most unique fish tacos on the list come from Fish Tales. Seared Ahi Tacos feature rare Ahi tuna, cabbage, seaweed salad, plum sauce and spicy mayo. It’s like their Ahi Poke in taco form! We also like the playground for kids and the swing chairs for adults at Fish Tales.
Belly Busters is laid back, living by the “No shirt, no shoes, no problem!” mantra. At Belly Busters you can get fresh fish tacos either grilled or blackened. You can also choose beer battered rockfish tacos. Simple and delicious.
Mother’s Cantina is famous for using fresh, local ingredients and making their own tortillas on site. Choose from fried or sauteed fish and prepare for a delicious meal.
At Barn 34 the atmosphere is rustic with contemporary touches and the food is delicious. Their Mahi Mahi tacos are no exception. We love the boom boom sauce that graces the top of these tacos!
Dead Freddies is a great stop for families with their playground and unique decor. They also have Aqua Bikes, pedal boats, kayaks and stand up paddleboards to rent on property. Aside from all the fun to be had, they also have great Rockfish Tacos drizzled with spicy aioli!
Fager’s Island offers another unique option in the world of fish tacos. Their Cuban Fish Tacos feature fresh fish, havarti cheese, red cabbage, fried wontons and two sauces, thai and cilantro avocado. The wontons are such a great addition for those that love a little crisp in their tacos.
The best word we can use to describe Longboard Cafe’s Baja Fish Tacos is “indulgent”. The base of the tacos is beer-battered fresh cod. Toppings include cabbage, pico de gallo, Mexican white sauce and salsa roja. For a lighter option, consider the Jerk Mahi Tacos with mango salsa.