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Beach Chick Feb 18, 2010 07:43 PM

Here are mine..what's yours?

Breakfast:
Cavaillon
Las Cuatro Milpas
Bull Taco

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

Dinner:
Wine Vault
Hacienda de Vega
Cafe Chloe

Drinks:
Waterfront
Marine Room
Bali Hai via the boat dock

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    cstr Feb 19, 2010 07:09 AM

    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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      Beach Chick Feb 20, 2010 08:50 AM

      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...

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        cstr Feb 20, 2010 11:06 AM

        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.

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          palmtree38 Feb 22, 2010 03:06 PM

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

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            cstr Feb 22, 2010 04:25 PM

            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.

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              Josh Feb 22, 2010 08:20 PM

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

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        DougOLis Feb 23, 2010 09:27 AM

        Breakfast:
        Super Cocina

        Lunch:
        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

        Dinner:
        Kitchen 1540

        Drinks:
        Toronado or Starlite

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          palmtree38 Feb 23, 2010 06:17 PM

          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??

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            mmjgam Feb 23, 2010 07:01 PM

            Growler is the vessel the delicious Port beer comes in.

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              DougOLis Feb 24, 2010 08:14 AM

              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.

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            daantaat Feb 23, 2010 07:48 PM

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

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

            Afternoon snack:
            Copper Chimney Indian food truck

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

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              palmtree38 Feb 24, 2010 08:53 AM

              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??/

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                Captain Jack Feb 24, 2010 09:25 AM

                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.

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                  Josh Feb 24, 2010 09:38 AM

                  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.

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                    palmtree38 Feb 24, 2010 06:31 PM

                    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?

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                      Captain Jack Feb 25, 2010 07:15 AM

                      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

                      http://mmm-yoso.typepad.com

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                        palmtree38 Feb 26, 2010 09:55 AM

                        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.

                        thanks!

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                          DougOLis Feb 26, 2010 10:05 AM

                          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).

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                            Captain Jack Feb 26, 2010 10:41 AM

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

            2. Indirect Heat Feb 26, 2010 03:51 PM

              Breakfast:
              Zumbar. Latte and a chocolate rugelach.

              Lunch:
              Pho Cow Cali
              Mama's Bakery and Lebanese Deli

              Dinner:
              Cowboy Star
              Addison

              Drinks:
              Splash

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                palmtree38 Feb 27, 2010 04:03 PM

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

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                  Indirect Heat Feb 27, 2010 04:19 PM

                  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.

                  http://www.asplashofwine.com/

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                    palmtree38 Mar 2, 2010 04:21 PM

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

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                      stevewag23 Mar 2, 2010 04:28 PM

                      This trend seems to be catching on.

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

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                  Beach Chick Mar 2, 2010 05:07 PM

                  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.

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