I have discovered yet another blog-worthy chow house in Austin…Wahoo’s Fish Taco on South Congress. Yeah, yeah, I know, I’m probably the last person in town to finally experience Wahoo’s, but “fish tacos” just didn’t seem to cause my gluttonous glands to salivate. Boy, am I glad for the return of my adventurous, open-minded taste buds!
Wahoo’s serves much more than fish tacos. They have enchiladas, quesadillas, salads, sandwiches, rice bowls and more. In fact, they serve more than just fish or shrimp as a filling – beef, chicken and pork, oh my!
Wanting to try the dish that made this California-based chain famous, I ordered up a #2 Combo with grilled fish – one taco and one enchilada with red sauce along with a side of black beans and white rice. Gene ordered the #8 Wahoo Bowl (rice bowl) with blackened fish. We also got Chips with Guacamole and Salsa.
The atmosphere at Wahoo’s is very casual. Although the music was playing a bit loud, we found a booth in the very back that was more secluded where we could hear each other talk. The stickers on the wall provided nearly as much entertainment as Gene.
Almost before we could say “lickety-split”, our chips with guacamole and salsa were served. Now, hold onto your seats…the chips were warm! Can I get an “Ooh!....Ahh!”?! And, I do believe this is the best salsa I’ve had in Austin so far….I kid you not. These folks aren’t afraid to use cilantro, which I love! And, the guacamole was exactly the way I like it – fresh and flavorful, made with real avocados. I could’ve made an entire meal on this appetizer alone. But, alas, I had to share some with Mr. Love Potion No. 9 (pictured above).
My dinner was outstanding! I wish I could show you a better picture, but I began to scarf it down as soon the plate hit the table. Only halfway through eating, which was about 1.5 minutes later, did I realize I had not yet captured a picture of this delectable dish. So, please take my word for it that the presentation of my meal looked quite lovely and appetizing when it first arrived.
The taco was served with two soft corn tortillas filled with delicious grilled fish, shredded cabbage and seasoned tomatoes. I doused my taco and rice with the scrumptious creamy cilantro lime sauce, served on the side. The rice and black beans were cooked perfectly and could also have been eaten as an entire meal. The enchilada was a delectable meld of tortilla, cheese, grilled fish and red sauce. Everything tasted so fresh and yummy!
Gene was not quite as keen on the blackened fish in his Wahoo’s Bowl, commenting it was too spicy, but after tasting my enchilada, he’s game to try Wahoo’s again sometime soon. With a menu like Wahoo’s, there’s something for everyone.
Whether you’re hungry for fish or Mexican food, or just want to keep Austin weird, stop in at Wahoo’s Fish Taco on South Congress for a culinary treat your tummy will definitely appreciate! Oh, and so will your pocketbook!
Take all your Yahoos to Wahoo’s, Y’all!