Fish Taco Cook-Off Winners Announced - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Fish Taco Cook-Off Winners Announced

Posted by The Oregon Coast / May 3, 2016


Lincoln City, OR – Over 660 guests visited the Culinary Center in Lincoln City on Saturday, April 30th for the 2016 Fish Taco Cook-Off.  Coastal chefs competed for the title of “Best Fish Taco” as voted on by the guests in attendance.

The favorite dish of the day came from Mist Restaurant in Lincoln City for their Grilled Cod Taco. Returning to the cook-off from a four-year absence, Mist Restaurant achieved a comeback by taking home top honors!

2nd place in this year’s competition was awarded to Pelican Pub and Brewery, from Pacific City, for their Spicy Grilled Taco.  3rd place went home with Chef’s Table, from Cannon Beach, for their Viking Taco.

While not eligible for People’s Choice voting, Chef Sharon Wiest of the Culinary Center prepared an Asian-inspired Albacore Tuna Taco sponsored by the Oregon Albacore Tuna Commission.

Sweet treats were also a hit with offerings from Captain Dan’s Pirate Pastry Shop and My Petite Sweet of Lincoln City. The Culinary Center took over beverage duties, with beer, wine, and soda available to purchase. Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Market were also in attendance and sold various seafood treats.

Visit the Culinary Center at their next cook-off, the Wild Mushroom Cook-Off, on November 12th from 11am to 2pm. Oregon Coast restaurants will compete for the best dish featuring locally foraged mushrooms.

For more information contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visit

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