Non-Truck Marisco restaurant
Coming to San Diego in early May and would love recommendations/opinions on where I can get the best mariscos in San Diego. Looking for a sit-down restaurant. I used to frequent Karinas, especially for their campechana and grilled prawns, but the quality has really gone downhill in recent years. The last time we ordered the prawns, they were tiny and overcooked. I have also tried Godoy but with the exception of their seafood tacos (shrimp, gobernador,etc.) I wasn't impressed and service was poor.
Cathy, has La Playita been good recently? My wife and I were fans of this place, and we used to go semi-regularly 2-3 years ago, but the quality slipped so much the last few times we visited that we stopped going altogether. Just wondering if it is a place we should put back on our list...
I will say that before we felt the place slip they had excellent mariscos, better than what you could expect from one of the trucks. My wife would order the whole fish with tortillas, rice, and beans, and I would order fish and shrimp tacos, etc.
On another note, Mariscos German has an actual restaurant in Spring Valley. While I've never actually eaten there, I did frequent their restaurant when it was down in Logan Heights (it moved), and the food was at least as good as from the truck. So if truck-style food will do, there is a sit-down option available.
1000 Grand Ave
Spring Valley, CA 91977