Who says you need to wait for Tuesday to get tacos? Taco Tuesday can be any day, especially if it’s something fishy (in a good way) that you’re craving.

In no particular order, here are some of the best fish tacos in Plano!


Photo courtesy of Rusty Taco on Facebook

Rusty Taco

8000 Coit Rd, Plano, TX

Rusty Taco is a Plano favorite. Their tacos are stuffed full – one of my favorites, the black bean taco, comes with a second corn tortilla to catch all the lime juice and cotija cheese that slip through the cracks of the first one. Rusty Taco is also very affordable, at just under $3 for a decently sized taco.

Their seafood options include a classic fish taco, with grilled or tempura battered cod, baja sauce, red cabbage and cilantro. Shrimp lovers can try the baja shrimp taco: all the same ingredients, sub the fish for either grilled or crispy shrimp. There’s also the dynamite shrimp taco, topped with slaw, jalapeno ranch, avocado and sriracha. 

Mi Dia From Scratch

3310 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX

The Artisanal Street Tacos from Mi Dia are every bit what their name implies. For those with more pescatarian taste, the sea bass tacos pack in grilled Chilean sea bass, chile guajillo rub, pickled cabbage, avocado, chile morita remoulade & micro cilantro on house-made flour tortillas.

The Baja shrimp variation is also a worthy contender from the menu. Negra Modelo beer battered jumbo shrimp are melded with pickled cabbage, avocado, micro cilantro & roasted jalapeño-lime salsa. And the shrimp can be grilled upon request!

Fish Shack

700 East 15th Street, Plano, TX

At Fish Shack, the slogan – “It’s All About the Fish” – tells all. This casual hole-in-the-wall is located in an oyster bar, and they serve all types of seafood specials, New Orleans style.

In addition to their fish tacos, you can purchase a po’ boy with your choice of shrimp, catfish, oyster, cod or tilapia (along with some non-seafood options). Or perhaps try a basket of fried frog legs if you’re feeling adventurous. 

Suburban Yacht Club

5872 TX-121 suite 104, Plano, TX

Go “Streetside” at Suburban Yacht Club. You get to mix and match tacos, two for $13 or three for $17 (don’t worry, they’re well-sized!) We suggest the latter option, so you can try each of the three signature fish tacos that this new Plano staple has to offer.

The Del Mar Shrimp taco consists of shrimp, mango, napa slaw and avocado smash on a flour tortilla. The Grilled Fresh Catch featured whatever the catch of the day is with guajillo marinade, red cabbage salad and lime-ette on a corn tortilla. Finally, the Baja Beer Battered Fish Taco is the stuff of dreams; if the title doesn’t tell you all you need to know, this taco also crams in Snapa slaw, lime crema, avocado smash and micro greens on a corn tortilla

El Norte Mexican Grill

2205 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX

El Norte Mexican Grill describes themselves as “Tex-Mex meets Southwest” with decor that “makes you think you are dining in a quaint village town in Mexico.” Everything they serve is made fresh daily in-house; even the meat is never frozen.

Try Mama’s fish tacos – blackened tilapia with grilled red bell pepper, poblano and jalapeno, topped with Southwestern creamed corn, avocado and bacon. Or go for Papa Pepe’s spicy shrimp tacos, served with a side of fresh pineapple habanero salsa.

Image courtesy of the Mesero website

Mesero

Legacy West: 7501 Windrose Ave. D180, Plano, TX

Enjoy gourmet fish tacos at Mesero, located at Plano’s Legacy West shopping district. Pick from a number of mouthwatering options. Fish a la Playa tacos include roasted corn, tomato, jalapeno ranch, Mesero slaw and white rice. The salmon tacos feature blackened salmon served with corn, chile aioli, Mesero slaw and white rice. If you’re feeling fancy, opt for ahi tuna tacos or camaron tacos, served with garlic shrimp. 

Flying Fish

649 Powell Ln, Plano, TX

The Flying Fish describes themselves as being “born out of a love for the many East Texas Fish Joints available on area lakes.” They have a “fast-casual” format for dining: come as you are!

Get your choice of fish tacos with fried catfish, grilled tilapia, salmon or shrimp. They’re served in crispy corn tortillas and stuffed with pico de gallo, cole slaw and the special Flying Fish dressing. Fish tacos are also served with rice and beans. 

Attention to those with peanut allergies: everything is fried in peanut oil!

Additional DFW locations: 

  • 300 E Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010
  • Firewheel Market: 4430 Lavon Dr, Garland, TX 75040
  • 5100 Belt Line Rd #740, Dallas, TX 75254

bellagreen

2408 Preston Rd Ste 704A, Plano, TX

Ok, we’re not going to hold back here: the spicy fish tacos at bellagreen are amazing. It’s your choice of grilled or fried fish with green & red cabbage, pico de gallo, cilantro, roasted pepper herb aioli, queso fresco and spicy peach chipotle sauce on warm corn tortillas

And it’s all gluten-free!

Blue Mesa Grill

8200 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX

Feeling fancy? From the Signature Tacos section of the menu at Blue Mesa Grill, we highly recommend treating yourself to the Grilled Veracruda Snapper tacos. Snapper saturated in a garlic-basil glaze with veracruda salsa on corn tortillas. Who knew Taco Tuesday could be such a treat?

Urban Seafood Company

1104 14th St, Plano, TX

Want a friendly lunch-hour suggestion? if you’re anywhere near Historic Downtown Plano? Grab the grilled fish tacos at Urban Seafood Company. This spot is inspired by New England destinations like Nantucket and Boston, and helps to fill the gap of fresh seafood availability in the area. The grilled fish tacos here reflect this elegant simplicity and superior quality: grilled market fish with creamy garlic slaw, pico, and chipotle mayo.

Vaibhavi Hemasundar

Vaibhavi Hemasundar is an undergraduate at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She loves singing, film photography, and devouring book after book.