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Nov 28, 2008 01:24 PM

Best Dish In San Diego?

If you had to pick just one, what is the best singular dish you have had in San Diego? Could be an entree from a fine dining place or maybe a burrito from a robertos in a strip mall. List the dish, restaurant, and location. I think mine would be...a seared ahi tuna sandwich from blue water market and grill out on india st.

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    1. I just love the singular focus, the use of incredible culinary restraint, and the courage to let the best of a simple ingredient practically speak for itself in Oceanaire's incredible crabcake. (Gaslamp Quarter)

      1. To me, right now, it would be the fish tacos at Mariscos German. Four for $4. 36th and University.

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        1. re: Uncle Lefty

          Lefty, I just had my first fish taco from M.G. It was delicious! That was by far the best fish taco I've had in S.D.

        2. Right now I'm thinking Gobo Salad at Okan.

          1. Hmmm, this is a tough question. We all know this isn't a dining town but I have had some good meals. Lately, I'd say the green papaya salad at Sep E Lee on Ulrich St. Last year, the crab cake at Prado. 14 years ago, when I moved here, tacos al pastor at some taco joint on Kettner for making me re-think what I thought I knew about Mexican food. Sorry, that wasn't just one.

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            1. re: Bobierto

              Thanks for the reply. Maybe I should have stated it in the original post, that although San Diego is not really a "dining town" but relative to San Diego's culinary scene, which dish is the best.

              Do you know if the tacos al pastor on kettner still open?

              1. re: paloucsd

                I think so but I would have to walk by to get you the name. It's a take-out window only, no seating, on the west side of the street around Ash St or so.