In all honesty, fish tacos taste way different in a land-locked state like Arizona. Anyone who's had a roadside taco de pescado in Rocky Point can attest to this--but the cooks and servers at Chuy's (pronounced Choo-ee's), could care less. An enthusiastic lot, the clan at Chuy's lets you know what's going on, whether elaborating on the type of fish they use, or warning that only a couple of minutes are left before their awesome happy-hour deal on margarita pitchers ends. The fish is fried; the tortillas are warm; and the Baja cream sauce packs a wallop. Gorge on mahi or whitefish--and pluck a few Mexican standards off the menu if you need a little more for the belly.
2. Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill, Various locations, rubios.com
3. La Salsa, Various locations, lasalsa.com
Vote of note: "Rocky Point"