Friday, August 2, 2013

Off the Hook Fish Tacos

When it comes to fish tacos in Whittier we know how stiff the competition can be. Opening any restaurant in any city can be such a daunting task and I appreciate and admire anyone who tries. When I saw the sign for Off The Hook Fish Grill I thought to myself "Hmmmmmmmm, okay, another fish taco place." So when I had some time last week I went to check it out for lunch.

Off the Hook Fish Grill

12824 Hadley St # 110
(Cross Street Comstock)
Whittier              90601

If you know the area you might have remembered this location. It was occupied by the
Pupuseria El Comedor Restaurant and that was no bueno.

When I walked in for the first time I was immediately impressed with the décor. It was REALLY clean inside and that made me feel good right off the bat. Quite the transformation, The décor was really cool, simple but the detail put in was appreciated. I actually had a vision in my mind that this place would be around for a long time and this was before I even tasted the food.

This inside of this place just feels good, maybe its just me?

You order at the counter when you walk in. I think that is a fantastic way to do things it streamlines everything and minimized congestion. You order and go to you seat and the food is brought to your table I like that. I immediately realized that this was not a typical "fast food joint" it is hard to explain but I got the feeling this restaurant knows who they are. How can I put this? Okay if 7 Mares & Joe's Crab Shack  had a baby this would be their kid. You know the kid you have and you want him / her to grow up and do something better than you did. It is not a fast food place but not a full on restaurant either its right in between in a really good way. It's the same thing but original, I dig it. I ordered the shrimp taco and the fish taco and drink. It cost me $8.50 a little pricey but not unreasonable. When I was siting at the table I was noticing more little details. The table had a roll of paper towels like Joe's Crab Shack nice touch! I hate running out of napkins when I am eating. The table also had Tabasco, Tapatio & El Yucateco Habenero Sauce! YUM! 

Shrimp Taco & Fish Taco, Really good flavor and a good size tacos. Fresh!
It is a good thing when you sit at a table and all of this is waiting for you. I hate asking for more napkins at a restaurant.

If you feel like going the extra mile and ordering some Crab Legs, yes I said Crab Legs you can do that here! $28.00 bucks gets you 2 pounds of Crab Legs right here in Uptown Whittier. I would totally do that one day. Beer & Wine are coming soon! Baja Fresh is the shiz and there is no disputing that BUT parking can be a little hectic at times and the wait can get crazy. Although it is worth the wait. 
If you want to change things up and try something new like a Fresh Halibut Dinner or Fried Catfish Dinner & Salad try Off the Hook
Beer & Wine Coming Soon :)

Far from a one trick pony Off The Hook has plenty to choose from. Now is it the "end all be all" no but I really, really enjoyed this place and I am already making plans to go back. It is just another good, healthy original food experience here in Whittier. I love how its off the beaten path, just enough. They have an out door area that is always nice when you are enjoying taco and beer! You can even do grilled fish tacos. I only put my stamp of approval on places that I thoroughly enjoy and this is one of them. If you like fish tacos, Halibut, Crab Legs and more give Off The Hook a try.
My Whittier Approved! 


  1. The Mahi Mahi with a green salad, rice and pita for $10 is a great meal!

  2. Cool! I gotta try that one I love Mahi Mahi!So glad you liked it.

  3. Thanks Mr. My Whittier... taking Girl Spawn out to lunch here and then school clothes shopping! Can't wait. Thanks for the review!