I named this review "Mystery Fish Taco Stand" because, well, this taco stand has no name. A taco stand without a name is not such an uncommon occurrence in Los Angeles, authentic street tacos often come from a makeshift grill set up on the sidewalk and operate for as long as possible before being shut down by the cops. But this one's a little different. Its located along the Venice boardwalk in one of the little storefronts, which makes it a permanent fixture and the kind of establishment that deserves a name. Then again, it kind of adds to its charm and mystique, and interestingly enough it makes it immune to reviewers on Yelp and Google+, since it can't be looked up. It seems to exist primarily as a smoothie stand, but the variety of offerings are as ambiguous as its location. Other than some highlighter-colored signs plastered around the window, the only clue that there are delicious tacos available is a dingy-looking sign on top of the building.
Well, this mysterious stand makes a solid fish taco. The balance of flavors and textures is executed surprisingly well, and the fish has a subtle and satisfying crispness on the outside. The sauce combination is great as well, along with crema these tacos are dressed with some kind of hot sauce, which lends a pleasant amount of heat, not something frequently done with a fish taco.
The tortillas are pretty basic, they do their job of holding everything together, and not much else. At two bucks a pop, they're reasonably priced and definitely worth a visit if you're on the boardwalk and jonesing for a quality taco. Skip the pizza and ice cream, go grab a fish taco.
I'm going to make it as easy as I possibly can to locate this place, here are some photos of the stuff around the shop and even some coordinates in the photo caption below. The closest cross street is 17th Ave, that should bring you close enough to find it. Enjoy!