Strong mayonnaise flavor overwhelms New York taco with shrimp by "Mariscos Hidalgo" in Tijuana

Chef Danny also tried an Ensenada-style taco with blackbelly rosefish

On this episode of Una Mordida Tacos Tijuana, our host Chef Danny Betancourt went to Mariscos Hidalgo, located at Guadalupe Victoria, Zona Urbana Río Tijuana outside of Mercado Hidalgo. On this occasion, he tried two tacos: an Ensenada-style fish taco priced at $2.39 dollars ($40 dollars) and a New York taco with shrimp priced at $4.49 dollars ($75 pesos).

Ensenada-Style Fish Taco

This taco has batter fried fish, pico de gallo, cabbage, white dressing, cilantro dressing, and it is served on two corn tortillas. Chef Danny said that what looked green was a sauce, but it turned out to be cilantro dressing.

The fish used was blackbelly rosefish, which has a darker color and a flavor that stands out. This protein stood out despite the batter being thick and having a good flavor. Chef Danny added that he would have liked it if this taco had had more fish as there were only 3 slices and it had a lot of vegetables. This is why this taco gets a rating of 7.7.

Price: $2.39 dollars ($40 pesos)

New York Taco with Shrimp

This taco has New York steak, shrimp, avocado, chipotle dressing, chile morita salsa with oil, cheese, and it is served on two corn tortillas. The chile morita salsa was added due to a recommendation by one of the restaurant's workers.

When he took his first bite, Chef Danny was surprised not because the salsa was spicy, but because "it moved to the side", to the point that it upset his throat a little bit. Despite this, he said that it was a good sauce. On the other hand, on the dressing the mayonnaise flavor stood out too much, leaving the chipotle notes in the background. The meat was cut in a thin slice, which made it easy to chew and it did not overwhelm the palate. As it had small shrimps, the flavor was not able to "completely envelop everything." The tortillas had only been griddled (no grease, like butter or oil, was used) which is why they felt dry.

Chef Danny claimed that the chipotle dressing and the overwhelming mayonnaise flavor "broke the contrast between the shrimp and the meat", which is why this taco gets a rating of 6.2.

Price: $4.49 dollars ($75 pesos)


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