The Lent season this year begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17, 2021 -- nine days earlier than last year -- and ends roughly six weeks later on Holy Saturday, April 3, 2021.

And in case you're wondering why Ash Wednesday in observed on different dates year to year, according to my way-more-religious-than-me radio co-host, it's because it is determined by the phases of the moon not by the calendar.

Whenever it falls on the calendar, if you are Catholic and you take this time of the year seriously, aside from getting ashes, you’re supposed to ditch beef and chicken on Fridays and eat fish instead.

Personally, I’m not a big fan of the scaly sea creatures -- at least not baked or grilled. But throw it in some batter and deep fry that sucker, then wrap it in a corn tortilla and top it with a sweet and tangy sauce or some pico de gallo and I'm so there.

Because I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels that way here are the best places for fried fish and/or fish tacos in El Paso according to the local Yelp community of in-the-know peeps.

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Yelp El Paso Top Picks: Best Fish Tacos

Little Shack
5360 N Mesa St

Tacoholics
1613 N Zaragoza

Senor Fish
9530 Viscount Blvd
Los Aguachiles
7500 N Mesa St

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Yelp El Paso Top Picks: Best Fried Fish

Catfish Basket
4950 Hondo Pass Dr

TugBoat Fish & Chips
5501 Dyer St

The Catfish Man
5901 Dyer St

Mac’s Downtown
315 E Mills Ave

Los Cabos Seafood
7200 N Mesa St

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