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Where can I buy fish taco style smoked Marlin?

SanDiego Aug 14, 2010 08:43 AM

Does anyone know of a local casual restaurant or market that sells Marlin for fish tacos in bulk, similar to how Porkyland sells Carnitas to go by the kilo? I'm looking for 2 kilos of smoked Marlin for a make your own fish taco night. Thanks!

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    daiichi Nov 15, 2010 08:39 AM

    TJ Oyster Bar on Bonita Road in Chula Vista has Marlin fish tacos. Decently priced, very tasty seafood in a tiny, hole-in-the-wall, hard-to-find location that's always jam-packed with people. Their fish tacos and ceviche are a staple for the locals in-the-know.

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      Ewilensky Nov 15, 2010 10:40 AM

      North Park Farmers Market (Thursdays 4ish -7ish) has a smoked fish lady that has Marlin more often than not - but since she usually has about 10 different types of fish, you'll be able to find something close. We tried the smoked swordfish as a replacement one night and it worked fine.

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        kare_raisu Nov 15, 2010 09:16 PM

        they put mustard in the fish taco batter that weirds me out

      2. SanDiego Aug 15, 2010 08:29 AM

        Thanks all. I ended up at the San Diego Farmers Market (Commercial Street and 22nd). There's one prepared fish stall, with no smoked Marlin, but I bought Civiche and Camerones Aguachile. Good value. They had several kilos of camerones being prepped on the center table. I assume they were thawed from frozen, but the taste was quite good.

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          foodiechick Aug 15, 2010 03:40 PM

          For future reference: I'm also thinking Northgate Gonzalez Market might carry it, they have a large seafood counter.


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          daantaat Aug 14, 2010 03:12 PM

          Mariscos German has smoked marlin tacos and I remember them having a display w/ fish.

          Mariscos German
          3515 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

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            wanker Aug 14, 2010 09:19 AM

            Point Loma Seafood sells many types of smoked fish including marlin.

            Point Loma Seafoods
            2805 Emerson St, San Diego, CA 92106

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