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Ricky's Fish Tacos

Map & Directions 1400 N. Virgil
Los Angeles, CA 90026


LA Weekly's Description

Ricky Piña launched his namesake Ricky's Fish Tacos, a small stand located in a Sunset Junction parking lot, in 2009. Unable to find anything in Los Angeles that measured up to the Ensenada-style fish tacos of his youth, Piña, a former florist, outfitted an old filing cabinet with a wide-brimmed fryer and began churning out crispy, Baja-style fish tacos. While his equipment has been upgraded since (and his Twitter followers quadrupled), the tacos remain the stuff of legend: delicate fillets of battered fish, some chopped cabbage, pico de gallo and a warm flour tortilla. As for the creamy white sauce and fiery red salsa, Piña, ever the purist, prefers that you drizzle them on yourself. The unconventional makeshift setting, its affable talented proprietor, a focus on a single food item that originated just across the U.S.-Mexico border, the offbeat hours and other constraints lend the place a certain mystique -- and make for an only-in-L.A. experience.

Member Reviews

  • DThomas10 wrote a review for Ricky's Fish Tacos
    on 05/28/13


  • TV Tom wrote a review for Ricky's Fish Tacos
    on 09/21/12

    This place is the BOMB!
    A little tricky to find (it's across from the Von's on
    Virgil just south of Sunset), but once you've found it, you'll
    keep coming back for more!
    The fish and shrimp tacos really rock, but the lobster taco is completely off the hook!
    And Ricky is the best (when he's there).

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  • C M. on 03/30/13

    Best fish and shrimp tacos in LA, hands down.

  • Timothy F. on 11/30/13

    Last weeks at this location until he gets his truck. Congrats Rick

  • Hannah T. on 11/23/13

    Fresh, tasty, and great!

  • Aaron N. on 09/14/13

    Cucumber water is phenomenal. Expected better salsa but overall I will def come back.

  • John G. on 08/17/13

    Amazing pop up!!! Light batter And great sauces,. Fresh juices too!

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