HOME > Chowhound > San Diego >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese?

Where are the best fish tacos in SD?

hongryman Jun 30, 2009 11:27 AM

Going to San Diego for the 4th weekend. Where can I get some awesome fish tacos? Or any good eats near the Sea World area?

  1. d
    DougOLis Jun 30, 2009 11:50 AM

    Mariscos German and Mariscos Godoy have the best fish tacos but they aren't particularly near Sea World. Is that where you're staying? Will you have transportation (and are willing to drive)?

    1 Reply
    1. re: DougOLis
      hongryman Jul 2, 2009 08:54 AM

      Yeah, we are staying near Sea World. We have a car, but I don't want to go too far. Thanks for the suggestions!

    2. DiningDiva Jun 30, 2009 12:13 PM

      The best fish tacos closest to Sea World would probably be a Blue Water Grill on India.

      1. Captain Jack Jun 30, 2009 12:23 PM

        South Beach Bar and Grill has it's detractors on this board, but I really like their lobster, mahi mahi, shark, and wahoo tacos. It is in Ocean Beach which is close to Sea World.

        1 Reply
        1. re: Captain Jack
          Josh Jun 30, 2009 03:14 PM

          I can enjoy the fish tacos at South Beach if I get the sauce and salsa on the side. Their fried oyster taco is very good, if you haven't tried it it's worth a shot.

        2. b
          Beach Chick Jun 30, 2009 12:27 PM

          Bay Park Fish Company across the street from Sea World Drive/I-5 on Morena blvd..
          They have a happy hour and great fish tacos..
          JV's Mexican food near Sea World/USD is excellent too..


          1 Reply
          1. re: Beach Chick
            Captain Jack Jun 30, 2009 12:40 PM

            The smoked fish salad plate is also excellent at BPFC. Kirk K turned me on to it (it was the missus' favorite for a while).

          2. c
            csils Jun 30, 2009 02:12 PM

            Blue water, Blue water, Blue water.... Hands down...

            It's maybe 4 exits south on the 5 from Sea World.

            As well if you want real close to Sea World, right down the way in Point Loma is Wahoo's Taco's. Not the best...but good.

            Though I will say I've driven by the Bay Park place and am curious to try it.

            1. El Chevere Jun 30, 2009 09:19 PM

              Just came back from The Fishery on Cass Street in Pacific Beach (about a 10-12 minute ride from Seaworld)....their swordfish tacos are the BEST fish tacos I have had anywhere in San Diego. They throw on cotija cheese for amazing flavor and the dish comes with rice pilaf (not that crappy, dirty brown rice most places serve) and beans (though you can substitute more rice or cole slaw). All this for only $10 for high end restaurant quality fish tacos....I also found out that The Fishery supplies Oceanaire with their fish.

              5 Replies
              1. re: El Chevere
                El Chevere Jun 30, 2009 09:36 PM

                Original poster also stated they were looking for some other good eats near Seaworld....in that regard, Baci is probably the finest Italian restaurant in all of San Diego. Not cheap, but very good and around the corner from Bay Park Fish Company on Morena Boulevard.



                1. re: El Chevere
                  mcgrath Jul 1, 2009 07:03 AM

                  Good call on Baci for fine Italian dining near Sea World. Too often overlooked, I think, due to its unsexy location, Baci does indeed provide a classic Italian fine dining experience with professional service. Don't be too put off by the dreary exterior.

                  1. re: mcgrath
                    cstr Jul 1, 2009 09:19 AM

                    Or the absorbently high prices for average old school Italian.

                    1. re: cstr
                      mcgrath Jul 1, 2009 01:25 PM


                      Any chance you were thinking "exorbitantly"?

                2. re: El Chevere
                  pickypicky Jul 1, 2009 07:23 AM

                  I second Fishery's Fish Tacos. AMAZING. The sides didn't impress me-- but you can't get a fish taco with fresher fish anywhere in SD. (The Fishery supplies just about everybody who matters.)

                3. h
                  hongryman Jul 6, 2009 06:15 PM

                  Well, we ended trying Blue Water and got the swordfish taco, salmon taco, ceviche, and clam chowder. The tacos were good, fresh, and huge! The ceviche was so-so. Not very fresh and not enough ceviche juice. The clam chowder was very thick and tasty. Overall, it was very good. But I have to say the best thing we ate in SD was Phil's BBQ. Thanks for all the suggestions!

                  Show Hidden Posts