Plain and simple.
My favorites are from 4th Street in Berkeley, near where I used to work. A little place called Tacubaya was my home away from home every day at about 2pm. Even when I was pregnant with my first son, I went at least 3 days per week (against convential wisdom) to eat red snapper fish tacos, with shredded cabbage, special sauce, a slice of lime and pretty much an entire bottle of Cholula, which was added by me.
We live approximately 1700 miles away from Berkeley now – 1700 miles from Tacubaya more to the point. I have yet to find the same amazing tacos in Middle America.
I’ll keep trying while I wish for my daily run to 4th St. And if anyone knows where to get good fish tacos in this town, hook me up toute suite!