The staff at Glaciers Cafe (3019 Minnehaha Ave S) really get me. Time after time I go there for something and find it out of the ordinary and suited to my tastes. In the past I’ve had roasted veggie wraps and main dish soups. On February 22, responding to the weekly specials email, I had lunch there. I’ve been meaning to hunt down a place to enjoy fish tacos when there it was as the special of the week.
I have thought of Latino food lifelong as being chicken and beef-based. But I am constantly watching shows like Eat Street and Diners, Driveins, and Dives. And great fish tacos are a recurring theme. Since I’m pretty much a piscophile (can’t find it in the dictionary, but it should exist), loving nearly everything with fish, including some things that upset close friends and relations, I couldn’t wait to find the tacos when I heard about them. Even considering leaving the neighborhood if necessary.
Anyway, fish tacos are pretty much what you might expect, basically well made tacos with fish instead of chicken, pork, or beef. The standard fillers: greens, tomatoes, onions. Most important the two things I love best in Latino food: sour cream and cilantro. At Glaciers, they also pile a green salsa on top, though it might have been guacamole. All that goodness with browned fish inside.
I chatted with the server and a fellow diner. Both said they weren’t sure about fish tacos when they first heard of the idea but found them better than expected. I, on the other hand, expected them to be good and was satisfied with what I found.
My only challenge now is to locate other places (Sea Salt Eatery?) so that I don’t have to wait weeks for them to be featured again at Glaciers Cafe.