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Calamari Steak near the Bahia

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My Aunt and Uncle are coming in from Albuquerque for my wedding, and she wants to find a good Calamari Steak near the Bahia (where they're staying) for their own anniversary. I don't really know what's around there, I suggested a squid sandwhich from P.L. Seafoods, but I think they want something a little more formal. Any suggestions?

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  1. So they want some sort of Italian restaurant version? Baci (coats required) on Morena across the freeway might work? Honestly, this is a tough request. Maybe ask Red Sails at the Hilton on Mission Bay to order it? They have an extensive seafood menu. Or if it is their anniversary spring for a cab to one of the local fish places like the Fishery (in PB) or Oceanaire (downtown.) Good luck, I am getting married in the next month and sometimes people ask questions that are very difficult and stressful. Congrats!

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    Oceanaire
    San DIego, CA, San DIego, CA

    Baci Restaurant
    1955 West Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

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    1. re: jturtle

      Baci might be a possibility. Red Sails is an old (but fun) dive bar/restaurant on the harbor on Shelter Island (about a half block down from the Brig, not MB Hilton). I thought maybe Saska's in Mission Beach but looking at the website - no Calamari steak. Maybe Fishery. I can't think of any places that I have seen "fresh" calamari steak - I think mostly frozen, defrosted.

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      Saska's
      3768 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

      Baci Restaurant
      1955 West Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

      1. re: foodiechick

        Foodiechicka/jturtle nailed it on Baci's..
        The best calamari I've ever had is at the Chase in Santa Barbara and they prepare it in a caper beurre blanc and they prepare it in such way that it taste just like abalone.
        Best bet is at PLS calamari sandwich..maybe Bay Park Fish Company.

      2. Thanks for the suggestions...I told them to go get a squid sandwich at PL Seafoods, and then go to a nice dinner for the anniversary. I don't think Calamari is a San Diego specialty, but if you're landlocked in NM, who knows what they'll crave.