Los Cotijas

642 E. First St.
Tustin, CA 92780


  • Daily 9am-7pm
  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
At one of the county's best taco stands, a slender filet of white-fleshed fish is dunked in batter, dropped into hot grease and fried until it attains a golden-brown crunch. Alone, you'd have half of what the British serve in their pubs as fish and chips. But wrapped inside warm corn tortillas and topped with crunchy shredded cabbage, spicy pico de gallo, and a tangy, milky-white mayo-based sauce, it becomes the best invention to come from our southern neighbors since tequila.

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