This is not an unsupported claim. It is not an outrageous assertion. The Whole Enchilada on Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale makes THE best fish taco. period. This acclaim is not bestowed upon it for one reason but for a number of reasons. It is the combination of several things that make this fish taco so good. First, the fish is fresh and grilled or fried to perfection. My understanding is that the fish is fresh Mahi Mahi likely plucked from sea nearby. As a side note, this taco works almost as well with shrimp… but to start, go with the fish. Next, the Whole Enchilada uses one of the crispiest flakiest taco shells Ive ever had. Its not a taco bell shell. Its thick and crisp but also flakes perfectly with every bite. The fish is cooked in a cilantro sauce with which is fragrant and not overpowering. They add sliced cabbage, tomato, avocado crema, sliced avocado and topped with shredded cheese before handing this beauty over to you. But you’re not done yet..make your way over to the salsa bar and add mango salsa and a squeeze of fresh lime to the top of your taco and thank me later.
The place is very casual and one step above fast food. You order your food at the counter, have a seat and one of the friendly staff will bring it to you. There’s a tv in the dining room often playing an obscure oddball movie. If you need the bathroom, its located outside.
Incidentally, this will be the quietest meal you’ll ever eat. Whenever I have eaten here with friends, its so good that no one talks. No one. Its all about the eatin… so go and check it out. Remember – get the crispy shell, it makes the meal.
4.5 Forks out of 5.
The Whole Enchilada, 4115 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale 33308 ( A new location is in the works on Federal just north of Broward Boulevard).