100 Favorite Dishes 2015: Pacific White Fish Taco at La Santisima

La Santisima's fish taco might just be the best in town.
La Santisima's fish taco might just be the best in town.
Lauren Saria

This year we're marking the hundred-day countdown to Best of Phoenix 2015 by sharing some of our favorite dishes at restaurants all over the Valley. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria@newtimes.com.

99. Pacific White Fish Taco at La Santisima

You're a lucky diner if you can snag a table at La Santisima during the lunch rush because this 16th Street restaurant isn't all that big. But if you do get a seat at one of the handful of tables — or can go during off-peak hours — then you'll be rewarded with excellent Mexican cuisine and the best selection of salsas in the Valley. 

The restaurant, formerly called La Condesa Taco Shop, features a salsa bar that's nothing short of legendary. There are about a dozen different varieties to choose from — everything from a smoky, spicy chile de arbol salsa to the slightly unexpected but rather popular strawberry variety. I personally can't get enough of the creamy cilantro salsa, it's a mild salsa that's excellent on chips but would also make a very good salad dressing. (If only the restaurant sold it by the bottle!) 

It's also featured on La Santisima's fish taco. It's a real thing of beauty, this taco, with flaky white fish surrounded by a thin layer of crisp beer batter. Served on a corn tortilla with cabbage and that addicting cilantro salsa, this fish taco is one of the best I've had in town. For a heartier option you can try the Sonora Arrachera Taco, which features marinated strips of steak, or the well-loved Oaxaca Black Mole Taco — here's an even better idea, get a two taco plate and try one of each, though doing so will cost you a little more. 

Oh, and while you're there, don't forget to try the guacamole and the horchata. 

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5932 W. Glendale Ave.
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1919 N. 16th St.
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