Grilled Marinated Sea Bass from Kingfisher: Even after all these years, Kingfisher is still Tucson’s spot for seafood. This one is the stack of the town. The sea bass comes atop golden beet-sweet onion salad, fingerlings, and red Swiss chard, finished with lemon-basil aioli. $24. 2564 E. Grant Road
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Shrimp Chile Relleno from Crossroads Restaurant: It’s the southwestern surf n’ turf—succulent shrimp, stuffed in a green chile, wrapped in bacon (and bound by melted cheese). And no, it’s not a dream. $11.99. 2602 S. Fourth Ave.
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Fish Tacos from Street Tacos and Beer: Flaky white fish is fried to golden perfection and topped with shredded cabbage, tomatoes, and a creamy sauce. So good you’ll need more than one taco; it’s just street smarts. $3/taco. 58 W. Congress St.
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Caribe Calamari from Fini’s Landing: Crispy calamari rings and tentacles are fried with peppers for an extra kick, then served with wedges of lime for a zingy finish. $10. 5689 N Swan Road
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Crab Cake Entrée at Sazerac Creole Kitchen & Cocktails: “Lightly breaded and fried, without being oily, the recipe for these crab cakes is simple: seasoning, a bit of egg, and giant chunks of both Lump and Sugar Lump crab. The only “filler” present is the crumb coating on the outside.” $26. 4340 N Campbell Avenue