You hear more Spanish than English in this little sushi bar on Speedway. But Sushi Saga isn't your typical Japanese joint. The place specializes in Mexican sushi rolls, a supremely underrated cuisine that kicks up its salmon with jalapeños and chile toreado. (Co-owner Letty Kimoto is of Japanese heritage but hails from Hermosillo, Sonora.)
So it's no surprise that they have tacos on the menu, and lots of them: marlin, chicken, carne asada and a taco ahogado, $4, that tastes almost like a bowl of soup. Tender little patties of shrimp are wrapped in a corn tortilla, fried and then bathed in a sunny tomato sauce. I poured on some vibrant green salsa from the tube they gave me, but I wouldn't blame you for trying it with soy!
Insider's tip: They also do a "taco supreme" plate with a fish, shrimp and marlin taco, plus the ahogado for $7.95.
Location: 2955 E. Speedway
Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 4 to 9 p.m. Sundays
Payment: accepts debit and credit