Here at the Flirty Foodie, we love a good fish taco. A popular snack food in Mexico, they are delicious combination of crispy battered or grilled fish, pico de gallo and pickled veggies. They are ranked high on the list of our go-to dishes and get ordered A LOT! We’ve sampled tacos all over Vancouver Island from the cult classic Tacofino trailer in Tofino to Penny’s Palapa’s halibut tacos right here in Nanaimo. Paired with a ice cold bottle of Negro Modello, a fish taco is unbeatable and is a must eat summer staple on those searing summer nights. We can’t think of anything better…apart from more fish tacos!
If your wondering right now ‘what the heck are pescadillas?’ you are not alone! We ordered them out of curiosity because A) red snapper is delicious and B) we could not resist the alluring element of mystery. After a little research we discovered that pescadillas are essentially a fish taco rolled up and served with salsa verde…and tastes like heaven on earth! If you’d like to try them out for yourself, head down to Penny’s Palapa in Nanaimo’s Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s easily the best Mexican food in town (if you don’t count our own kitchen that is). They serve up killer Margaritas made with fresh squeezed lime juice which are very hard to resist. And since Penny’s located on the waterfront down town it’s also the best spot in town to sit back and enjoy those warm summer days. We can’t think of a better way to spend a sunny afternoon!