Eat This Now: The Beer Battered Trout Tacos at Native Tongues Taqueria
The trout fillet is served family style, letting you fill your own warm corn tortillas.
Photograph by Alana Willerton
Native Tongues Taqueria is one of the best places in the city to go for tacos. Filled with everything from beef brisket to confit pork to slow roasted lamb neck, the tacos are quick and tasty bites that are perfectly complemented by a dash of Valentina hot sauce.
Now, with the recent launch of Native Tongues' fall menu, you can also fill up on one of the latest additions to the taco menu: beer battered trout fillet tacos.
The fish tacos (called pescaditos on the menu) are part of Native Tongues' tacos al carbon menu, meaning they're served family style. The plate of beer battered trout fillet comes garnished with Valentina mayonesa, escabeche, limes and micro-herbs ($25). You'll also be given a stack of warm corn tortillas wrapped in a cloth, allowing you to fill your own tortilla with as much fish as you want. Expect a light, crunchy batter with flaky meat inside.
The portion size is big enough that it would be pretty filling for two people or a lighter snack for three people.
But one of the best parts about the fish tacos is that it's a Mealshare dish. That means whenever you order that dish, Mealshare, a Calgary-based non-profit, gives a child or youth in need a free meal.
235 12 Ave. S.W., 403-263-9444, nativetongues.ca