Thur July 4th, 2019
The Baja fish taco was said to have been invented in either San Felipe or Ensenada. Some say that it even owes its roots to the immigration of Japanese fishermen who made their way to Mexico in the 1950s and ’60s, drawn to Baja California’s cold-water currents and biodiversity.
As such, the fish taco might have been influenced by traditional Japanese tempura. Fish tacos are widely consumed in Mexico and California, and though several taco stands claim to have served the original Baja-style fish taco, many suggest this honor actually belongs to Tacos Fénix, which opened in 1970.