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Apr 6, 2011 06:39 PM

Fish Taco Recs

If I would like to have a good fish taco in the San Diego area, where should I go? Also, if I am looking for casual family-friendly dining what would you recommend (which features the local specialities)? My kids like to try different types of foods. They can also eat medium spicy foods.

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  1. If you are in North County...I would say Los Tacos in Oceanside. San Diego Proper there are more informed people to recommend.

    Los Tacos
    2183 Vista Way Ste B9, Oceanside, CA 92054

    1. Um. . .you do realize that San Diego County is the size of Connecticut right? Different people on this site will be able to give you good recommendations based on what part of San Diego are looking at.

      1. where are you staying?

        1. Mariscos El Prieto, the truck on the corner of main and 4th. Look for the truck in the car audio parking lot. Waaaaay down in South country in Chula Vista, but worth the drive if you want a great fish taco.

          Tijuana Oyster Bar in Bonita is also great.

          Tijuana Oyster Bar
          4246 Bonita Rd Ste B, Bonita, CA 91902

          1. I will be near the touristy areas (e.g. Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Coronado Beach, La Jolla, Balboa Park, Legoland).

            Balboa Park
            1549 El Prado Ste 8, San Diego, CA 92101

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            1. re: shorty68

              Okay, now we're getting somewhere. For impeccable seafood, and okay fish tacos, Blue Water would fit the bill. If you're feeling more adventurous go for the fish tacos at Mariscos German, found here Mama Testa isn't really known for its fish tacos, but they beat Bobby Flay in Showdown, and its close to the Park.

              Mama Testa
              1417 University Ave Ste A, San Diego, CA 92103

              Mariscos German
              3515 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

              1. re: jmtreg

                Be sure to give the chalkboard at Blue Water your attention. Much better than the standard menu.

                Mama Testa would be good for the kids and it's a stone's throw from the zoo. But agreed, not best for fish tacos.

                Mama Testa
                1417 University Ave Ste A, San Diego, CA 92103