Do you love fish tacos? Then this is the place for you! A ray of sunshine has come to the Valley, straight from the shores of Maui!
Although my husband chows down on just about everything, I have to admit, without some prodding from me, he rarely raves about anything, and he had plenty to say about his fish tacos yesterday . . . He knew what he wanted when he walked in the door. He had no idea he was going to get two plates with one taco each — one mahi mahi and one ono — both piled high with juicy fresh fish and 17 secret ingredients most noticeably the mango salsa and coconut slaw which are Hawaiian island sweet and tangy. Both fishes were equally delicious!
I had the fish and chips, a heaping serving of ono and mahi mahi, lightly fried. It came with a mound of perfectly cooked skinny fries, enough for three people to share! It also came with a small side of slaw. I love this slaw — sweet from the coconut milk with a hint (and I do mean the smallest amount) of heat from wasabi. Oh so delectable! Heaven!
I have a long list of must-tries including any one of the local fish cooking styles, and the chowder which is New England style with mahi-mahi and ono. Gluten free items are abundant, too.
The restaurant itself is on the small side, and it’s order at the counter, get your number, server comes out when it’s ready. Benches and tables imitate surfboards. The patio is the place to be if the weather is nice . . . much more quiet. They play island music to add to the ambiance. The owner Kim was on-site and we had a really nice chat with him about his plans for the Valley. We’re so glad they picked North Scottsdale for the first location.
Love, love, love Coconut’s . . . it’s just missing one thing and it would be perfect . . . the beach!