Where are the best baja style and grilled fish tacos in the santa monica area, with a great outdoor view of the ocean and ice cold beers. Is there such an oasis in southern california. Also are there any other beach communities with these tacos and a great views. Thanks. Michael
There is an old saying "The nicer the view, the worse the food!" Gladstone's would be a good example. Anyway, you're looking for all of the below in ONE location:
1) Santa Monica
2) Killer Ocean View
3) The Best Baja style fish tacos.
4) Ice cold beer.
I doubt all 4 exists at any one spot. You could try Mariasol's at the end of the Santa Monica Pier & get 1,2 & 4. They do have on their menu:
"Tacos de Pescado - Three tacos with lightly breaded fresh fish and vegetables, wrapped in corn or flour tortillas, served with guacamole, rice and beans."
I've never eaten there so how they rank under #3 is a mystery to me. But after 3 beers, and a bunch of chips and salsa? If you were to go today on the 4th, it should be a major PAIN! (Go early).
Option 2 - There's a Wahoo's Fish Tacos at 418 Wilshire Blvd. (310) 393-9125. No Beer (I believe), no View, but 1 block from the 3rd street promenade with plenty of beer, and 3 blocks from standing next to the railing overlooking all of Santa Monica Bay.
Even though their places are mostly takeout. I have to mention Chronic Tacos in Huntington and Newport Beach. They have the best Mahi Mahi tacos. The fish is fresh with a tasty, spicy baja sauce. http://eatchronictacos.com
They don't have any views, but you can take a short walk to the beach from their locations.