Cuisine

Long Beach Island, NJ: El Swell Taqueria

After driving down to Long Beach Island for a weekend of sun, sand, and fun my girlfriend and I were hungry for a quick bite to eat. A quick search on my phone pulled up El Swell Taqueria, the spot was nearby, had good ratings, and sounded perfect for what we were in the mood for.

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El Swell

The tacos are served ala carte, and they all sounded delicious so we decided to split a bunch. We tried the Fish Taco, Carne Asada, Tempura Fried Avocado, Chicken Rostizado, Swell Shrimp, and Redneck.

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Tacos

Of all the tacos we tried, my favorite was the Swell Fish Taco. The beer battered cod was fried to perfection and served with slaw and crema. Each bite was better than the last and we totally went back to the counter to order a second of this taco.

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Tacos

The Tempura Fried Avocado Taco was also really delicious. The fried avocado was a super creamy bite and had a great crispy crunch.

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Tacos

In addition to tacos, we also ordered Mexican Street Corn. The corn was slathered with mayo, lime, cotija cheese, and chipotle dust. It’s everything I want in elote. Another winner from El Swell.

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Mexican Street Corn

El Swell Taqueria is located at 13504 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Island

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