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Dec.
21st

Fish tacos: Shrimp and sole embedded in a puffy batter at El Paraiso in Lakewood


The fish tacos at El Paraiso Fish Tacos in Lakewood come with a choice of battered shrimp or Dover sole.

Fish tacos come in all flavors and configurations – and they’re ubiquitous on menus. I’ve spotted them at brewpubs, sit-down chain restaurants and even corner delis: Grilled, blackened, sautéed, fried or baked; with lettuce, cabbage and even fancy micro greens; cilantro-lime infused sour cream, roasted pepper salsa and even a pomegranate sauce.

But I don’t think I’ve ever seen fish tacos as cheap or as tasty as the shrimp and sole tacos at El Paraiso Fish Tacos in Lakewood.

I got a tip from a TNT Diner reader about this curious little Mexican restaurant (read: hole in the wall) that opened a few months ago in the same shopping center as the Lakewood Cinema theaters. The fish tacos here don’t have an Americana or healthy eating twist or some high falutin’ pomegranate sour cream sauce– they’re good ol’ battered and fried fish tacos served on house-made tortillas. And they’re about as perfect as I’ve found for that style of fish taco. Read more »