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Any recommendations for octopus? We'll be downtown, with no car, and I crave some grilled octopus, nicely charred. No place too fancy, but no taco trucks or takeout, either.

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  1. I'd say Mariscos Godoy, but it's in Chula Vista and probably not all that easy to reach from downtown sans car. Excellent grilled pulpo.
    Or Starlite for grilled
    Or fried-baby octopus at Okan.

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    Mariscos Godoy
    651 Palomar St 25A, Chula Vista, CA

    Starlite
    3175 India Street, San Diego, CA 92103

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      1. re: honkman

        Yeah, Starlite's is better than I thought it would be.

        Countdown for Cgfan to weigh in on the Octopus from Kaito....

        1. re: stevewag23

          No can do as they don't dare grill their octopi! :-)

          However if you're ever in Athens:
          http://tinyurl.com/23dted7
          http://tinyurl.com/24lpxgd

      2. re: notjustastomach

        big 2nd on Marisco's Godoy, nicely marinated, grilled and so tender you can cut it with a fork. The OP can take the trolly to Palomar St. and it will only be one block away, well worth the ride.

        1. re: cstr

          Starlight and Godoy. Does Bluewater do one?

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        1. I have had the octopus at Athens MArket in the past and it has always been very good. Call and ask for Mary Papas, the owner.