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Feb 18, 2010 07:43 PM

A Day of Eating and Drinking in San Diego...your picks

Here are mine..what's yours?

Las Cuatro Milpas
Bull Taco

El Pescador
La V outside back patio
George's ocean terrace

Wine Vault
Hacienda de Vega
Cafe Chloe

Marine Room
Bali Hai via the boat dock

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  1. Nice topic BC, one scenario for me would be:

    For breaky, I'll take Park House Eatery.

    For Lunch, a ride to the Marisco's Pescadore truck for a marlin and goubernator taco. I pack a few chairs and a few brews in the trunk, volia! (ever try this?) this stuff goes great with a cold one.

    Apps and a sip of wine, Georges Ocean Terrace, nice choice BC!

    Dinner, depending on my mood, Donovan's in LJ or maybe Wine Vault.

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    1. re: cstr

      Hey cstr..
      For me, my mood dictates what I want to eat as well..those were yesterdays choices. ; )
      I have not been to Marisco's Pescadore..where is it?
      Love love love me a taco truck and bringing some cold ones...

      1. re: Beach Chick

        The Mariscos El Pescador Truck is on 1008 Industrial Blvd. (Toys R Us parking lot) take exit 7A off the 5 south, really good tacos. Also, another one of my breaky pics is The Cottage in LJ.

        1. re: cstr

          Is this Mariscos el pescador truck better them Marisco german truck on university???

          1. re: palmtree38

            IMO the food (flavors and texture) at this Marisco's truck are some of the best I've had. Also, their seafood broth has a nice kick. Give them a try and get back to this thread.

            1. re: palmtree38

              I think so, yes. The fried fish tacos are much, much better - more flavorful by far. Their ceviche is excellent too.

      2. Breakfast:
        Super Cocina

        Hamilton's or Small Bar

        Sunset drinks/apps:
        Pick up a growler of beer from Pizza Port Solana Beach and take it to Bull Taco

        Kitchen 1540

        Toronado or Starlite

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        1. re: DougOLis

          OK so are these two trucks from the same owner??? Doug I thought you were the one that told me to go to Super cocina and the truck mariscos german down the street?? Did your chow palate change in the last mth or am I getting you confused with another poster???

          WE are around where the cruise ships come in and little italy area. dont mind a drive for GREAT FOOD.. Mama Testa's repeat visit for sure on list and one truck lets make it the best truck visit :O)

          growler of beer is this a brand??

          1. re: palmtree38

            Growler is the vessel the delicious Port beer comes in.

            1. re: palmtree38

              That may have been me. I forget. Super Cocina and Mariscos German are distinctly different and both great in their own way. I don't believe Mariscos German is open for breakfast but Super Cocina does have several great breakfast offerings. Nothing against Mariscos German and it still is highly recommended.

          2. Breakfast:
            Cavaillon if it is Sunday
            Coffee Cup Cafe
            Ricky's (for Dutch apple pancake)

            Mama Testa's
            Izakaya Sakura
            Pacifica Breeze Cafe
            Tofu House
            Surati Farsan Mart
            Sab E Lee

            Afternoon snack:
            Copper Chimney Indian food truck

            George's on the Cove (downstairs)
            Cafe Chloe
            Oceanaire (for oysters)
            Yu Me Ya
            Izakaya Sakura
            Tsuruhashi Japanese BBQ
            Yakitori Yakyudori and Ramen (Hillcrest or Convoy)
            Buga Korean BBQ
            Ba Ren

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            1. re: daantaat

              Isnt this El Pescador truck in the Chula Vista area??? If so quite a bit more of a trek south then going up to university to Mariscos German??/

              1. re: palmtree38

                Mariscos Pescador is in CV, and yes it is more of a trek. In my opinion, they have the best deep fried fish tacos in town, the best I have ever had. (My current favorite grilled fish taco is Sea Rocket Bistro's offering at the Little Italy Farmer's Market). Everything I have ordered from this truck has been excellent. It is worth the trek at least once, then you can decide for yourself.

                1. re: Captain Jack

                  Agreed 100%. Their fried fish tacos are amazing, and much, much better than German's. I find the German's fried fish taco to be near flavorless, especially in comparison to Pescador.

                  1. re: Josh

                    Is this CV a community south of sd or part of it like la jolla is? WE will be staying west of gaslamp near little italy so we could walk to this farmers market?? I take it is in little italy?

                    Is the german mariscos well known for something other then the fried fish taco's ??? or is that their specialty?

                    1. re: palmtree38

                      No, La Jolla is a postal annex, Chula Vista is an encorporated city. I mapquested it for you from Horton Plaza (Heart of Gaslamp) and Mariscos Pescador is 9.64 miles and an estimated 14 minute drive.

                      You should go to the LIFM on Saturday for sure. It is walking distance from the Gaslamp. The grilled fish tacos from the Sea Rocket Bistro stand are excellent, as are their grilled sardines. Don't miss the live sea urchins, tiny coconut Thai pancakes, or Knight's Salumi either.

                      Mariscos German is well known for their smoked marlyn and gobenader (sort of stir fried shrimp, cellery, onion, bell pepper, tomatoes) tacos.

                      Both trucks can be viewed at Kirk K's blog


                      1. re: Captain Jack

                        WE will be there on Saturday so wlll def stop by the market. Sea Rocket I didnt relise was in LI? I have heard this restaurant recommended before.


                        1. re: palmtree38

                          the Sea Rocket restaurant is North Park at 30th & Upas. From what Captain Jack said, it sounds like they also have a stand at the Little Italy Mercato (Farmers' Market on Saturday).

                          1. re: DougOLis

                            That is correct DougO. Sea Rocket Bistro has a small, one man stand at LIFM, offering grilled fish tacos, and grilled whole sardines.

            2. Breakfast:
              Zumbar. Latte and a chocolate rugelach.

              Pho Cow Cali
              Mama's Bakery and Lebanese Deli

              Cowboy Star


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              1. re: Indirect Heat

                Where is Splash?? and good crowd? more lounge or dancing?

                1. re: palmtree38

                  It's a wine bar. It's in North Park. You get to buy little shots of wine. It can get pretty expensive pretty fast, but it's a nice place to hang out and try a bunch of different wines, and they'll sell them to you by the bottle when you're done.


                  1. re: Indirect Heat

                    interesting concept.. or be cheap and cheerfull and go sampling at Bev & Mo lol ...

                    1. re: Indirect Heat

                      This trend seems to be catching on.

                      I hear Ivy (or is it Andaz now?) has something similar.

                2. SD Union had a picture of the boat dock at Bali Hai that had $50k of damage with the tidal surge from Chile's tsunami on Saturday.