Tacos in Dallas. Nothing new. Fish tacos in Dallas. Getting a head nod. Hawaiian fish tacos in Dallas. Now we’re...well, hooked.
Coconut’s Fish Cafe, the new fish joint that washed ashore off Lovers and the Tollway all the way from Maui, has a casual atmosphere, a walk-up counter and kitschy surfboard tabletops. Then there’s the matter of the food. We found the coconut shrimp ($9.50) absolutely addictive with its Thai chile pineapple dipping sauce, and the seafood chowder ($5) belly warming and packed full of mahimahi, ono, clams, mushrooms and onions.
Then came the fish tacos ($11.50). Corn tortillas are layered with two different types of fish (flown-in-daily mahimahi and ono), which are perfectly marinated in a light olive oil mixed with a blend of fresh herbs that complement the fish beautifully. The tacos are topped with a super-light vinegar coleslaw (large chunks of roughly cut, crunchy cabbage tossed with dressing) and a tangy tomato-mango salsa.
We’re sure the other fish plates on the menu are just as crave-worthy as the tacos. We’ve fallen hook, line and sinker.
Coconut’s Fish Cafe, 5600 W. Lovers Lane; 469-729-9346 or coconutsfishcafe.com