My fish fry excursions this Lent have been
Yep. A Mexican Fish Fry.
For $10, you pick two entrees and two sides. I had the cod (just your typical yummy fried filet) and a stuffed chile with fries and mac and cheese. It was all delicious. The chile (chile relleno) seems to be one of their specialties. It's stuffed with cheese and fried.... and when does THAT ever fail? They also had salmon which looked really really good too! (Check out their menu for more.)
They had Mexican beer for $3.
They had live entertainment.
They didn't have enough tartar sauce. We had to hoard a bunch of packets for ourselves.
I forgot to take a picture of the food before.... this is the aftermath.
What really blew me away about this fish fry was the hospitality. Sure, the line was long, but along the way you could pick up drinks (beer!) and chips and salsa, and everyone working was so super nice. They had music playing and girls doing traditional Mexican dancing the whole time. Their priest even got on the mic and thanked everyone for coming. And they do this every Friday.
I sort of wish Lent was all year round so I could make time to go back again.