#FishTacoCompetition: Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pin It Share 0 LinkedIn 0 Email -- 0 Flares ×
Seared Tuna Taco, Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Seared Tuna Taco, Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Where can you find the best fish tacos in Southwest Florida? I’m one of the judges on the quest to find them and my first stop in the competition was at Nauti Parrot Dock Bar in Fort Myers Beach where I tried THREE of their tacos each with a different seafood protein.

Fish Taco #1: Nauti Parrot Dock Bar’s Seared Tuna Taco
First up was Nauti Parrot Dock Bar’s Seared Tuna Taco which is an A-grade yellowfin tuna with soy sesame slaw, house-made pickled ginger and wasabi aioli served in a deep-fried to golden perfection flour tortilla. Exterior of the tuna was perfectly seared leaving the inside tender. This fish taco bursts with flavors with the pickled ginger and wasabi aioli standing out the most. For those who enjoy a lot of textures and a little kick of heat in their meals, these tacos blend crunch with smoothness.

Braised Veracruz Octopus Taco, Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Braised Veracruz Octopus Taco, Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Fish Taco #2: Nauti Parrot Dock Bar’s Braised Veracruz Octopus Taco
Second course was a Braised Veracruz Octopus Taco which consisted of red wine braised Gulf octopus, chipotle potato hash, pickled Vercruz onions and smoked paprika aioli. Nauti Parrot Dock Bar deserves a creativity star for this because I would have never imagined the combination of octopus and potatoes in a flour tortilla. I’m a fan of calamari and don’t mind munching on tentacles and typical of octopus, it was a little chewy but flavorful with a distinguished smoky heat.

Szechuan Crab Mushroom Taco, Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Szechuan Crab Mushroom Taco, Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Fish Taco #3: Nauti Parrot Dock Bar’s Szechuan Crab Mushroom Taco
The restaurant took one of their popular vegetarian dishes, the mushroom taco, and added blue crab meat to create this seafood taco. Portobello mushrooms are marinated, pan fried with locally-caught blue crab meat and served in a flour tortilla with arugula. The mushrooms and arugula are very distinct, especially the peppery flavor of arugula.

Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
Nauti Parrot Dock Bar is located on Hurricane Bay and offers indoor and outdoor dining. Docks allow boaters to tie up and come in and enjoy lunch or dinner.
19001 San Carlos Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Tel:(239) 314-5667
www.nautiparrotdockbar.com

What Is Southwest Florida’s Fish Taco Frenzy Competition?
The Fish Taco Frenzy Competition is being held during the month of June coordinated by Coastal Locals and the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association. Although we’re already rocking and rolling in June, it’s not too late for Southwest Florida restaurants to participate. In fact, it’s free for FRLA members to participate and only $36 for non-FRLA members.

Fish tacos are evaluated on taste, texture, presentation and originality.

In addition to bragging rights, first, second and third-place winners will receive plaques and the public will be invited to celebrate at the first-place winner’s eatery. Follow the fun online at the Coastal Locals’ Facebook page.

Let’s Get Social!
I won’t be participating in all the judging but I’ll be visiting many of the eateries. Follow my fishy adventure on social media and come back to this post and I’ll be posting links to my mini-reviews.

Hashtags to follow:
#FishTacoCompetition
#CoastalLocals
#FRLANews
#FRLASWFL

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

Share This Post On

1 Comment

  1. They make some mean fish tacos at CFS Fitness Vacations, too… Of course that’s a whole package deal, but you can always stop in and request something.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Where Are the Best Fish Tacos in Southwest Florida? | Solo Travel Girl - […] Sunday, June 4, 2017 Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach […]

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *