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Nov 12, 2012 01:54 PM

Need recommendations

I have not been to San Diego for almost 20 years! Coming for a conference and staying at W San Diego (421 West B Street ). Please help me find a good simple taco place and some nice sushi. I will not have a car so prefer to find some good places withnin walking distance (but i like a good walk!). The conference is at San Diego Convention Center.

Thank you all in advance, dying for a good taco- there is not much you can find in MASS in this department!

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  1. For sushi in/around the Convention Center I would look at Hane and Shino. Skip everything else that purports to be sushi and/or Japanese in the Gaslamp district.

    Taco? You're on your own ... tough to do within walking distance of the CC.

    1. Valentine's Mexican Food. 842 Market Street, at 9th. Essentially a taco shop with tables/indoor eating area.

      1. Easy- Mexican Fiesta in Little Italy 1460 India St (between Beech St & Ash St).

        Especially the al pastor. It's just what you're seeking, and close to the W.

        8 Replies
        1. re: Fake Name

          Mexican Fiesta? Really?

          I think the place is nice and all, esp. the owner who's there like at 4:30 am making fresh pico de gallo, but I've never thought of the place as having great tacos. A decent breakfast burrito, maybe, but really nothing else of note.

          (Although I must say that the burger is awfully tasty ... no doubt because the burger picks all the grease and leftover juices on griddle used to cook carne asada, chorizo, machaca, etc.)

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Yes, really.

            I promise.


            I don't suggest places I've not really experienced.

            1. re: Fake Name

              +1 on Mexican Fiesta. Solid Al Pastor and Carne Asada.

          2. re: Fake Name

            For 14 years I workd in the building across the street from Mexican Fiesta!! Yes, burgers are rather good given the incredibly low price. Most people in my office liked the carne asad burrito or the rolled tacos or the super nachos. Nothing fancy but pretty good. Big problem--they close around 2 pm. Maybe a bit later--but definitely not open at dinner time.

            1. re: wrldtrvl

              The burgers are actually amazing. For $2 it's hard to beat. Plus, most of the time it comes "garnished" with bits and pieces of leftover carne asada from the griddle!

              1. re: ipsedixit

                Would never occur to me to order a burger there.

                It will now.

                1. re: Fake Name

                  Hey, FN speaking of tacos, I went by SS's yesterday, the outside is completely re-painted, looks good. Hope they aren't 'jumping the shark'! with the improvemnents.

                  1. re: cstr


                    Repaint's not a good sign. Look what happened to Rubios and Santanas.

          3. The Tin Fish has good fish tacos. Across the street from the CC at the south end of 6th Avenue.