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Coming from LA - what to eat in San Diego?

Go for craft beer. The gastropubs in LA aren't on the same level as San Diego. Get flights and try a few things. Eat some good pub grub.

Waypoint Public
Tiger! Tiger!
Neighborhood
Stone Liberty Station

about 9 hours ago
y6y6y6 in San Diego

One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

I eat at Kiko's for lunch rather often, since it's close. They are there every weekday, but I'm not sure about weekends or evenings. The large portions of fish are what stands out. Especially for the grilled fish taco. Not in the same league as Mariscos El Pescador, but very solid. Ceviche and cocktails all good. Gobernador and marlin tacos are borderline. Really nice folks too.

Aug 14, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego

One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

Close. So close. But no. 1) His choice for the best fish taco is spot on, 2) but only because his choice of the 19 best was so awful. Once he tried the fish taco at the mariscos truck the light should have gone off in his head - "Oh. Lunch trucks have great fish tacos. I should try other lunch trucks." But no. The dim bulb stayed dim. Problem is, the truck he tried has great fish tacos, but not the best. The Mariscos El Pescador truck in the Toys-R-Us parking lot has the best. 

Aug 07, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego
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Bo-Beau La Mesa

This version is actually more like a poutine. Our dining companion actually ordered a second one for dessert.

Jul 10, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Bo-Beau La Mesa

Duck fries are awesome.

Jul 08, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Sea and Smoke Del Mar

Our meal at Sea & Smoke a couple weeks ago was average at best, and poor for the price point. Total lack of attention for almost all of the dishes. Slow service, wildly overcooked food, odd flavors paired. Not going back.

Jun 30, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego

ISO of the Best Burrito

If Lolita's is on the list and Rudy's isn't, then dude's doing a best of Yelp contest, not a best burrito contest.

Why bother having a "best burrito" thing if you start by filtering all burritos through a website whose business model is user generated content by hipsters and attention whores?

"Analyze the Yelp data to create an overall....." An overall list of least common denominator drivel. Congratulations on your Yelp contest Nate. It's still Yelp, no matter who wins. Just what everyone needs, a Best Of Yelp contest.

The best burritos in San Diego aren't even in the running. And I'll bet real money the same is true for SF Bay Area, LA, etc. Regurgitating a Yelp search is not journalism, science, or good eats. So please stop it.

Seriously. Please. Stop it.

Jun 08, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego
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Top 15 Things to Eat in San Diego Now! (2014)

- Carne asada tacos at Rudy's
- Clam pizza at URBN
- Wing's at Werewolf
- Marlin taco at Mariscos Alex
- Oyster poboy tacos at Waypoint Public
- Tasting menu at Nine Ten (cheating, I know)
- Shrimp bahn mi at Bale
- Taco especiale at Oscar's
- Pork belly bahn mi at Tiger! Tiger!
- Neighborhood burger at Neighborhood
- Chicken tika masala samosa at Little Italy Mercato
- Sea Bass in chili sauce at Supannee House of Thai
- Shrimp cocktail at Mariscos el Pascador truck
- Sausage platter at Lion's Share
- Beer, beer, and beer (and small bites) at Stone Liberty Station)

May 25, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego
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City tacos

Noticed the new City Tacos in north Park while we were pub crawling last night. Fancy street tacos with a good dose of authenticity. They make their own corn and flour tortillas, which is wonderful. A few aguas frescas. Nice salsa bar. They should have some craft beer taps going in a week or so. Ceviches also on the way. We tried the mahi and chicken tacos which we really liked. Absolutely need to go back and try the others. Three vegetarian tacos on the menu is nice.

There were some organizational issues. They clearly need to work on polishing that up. But the owner was on top of things and was wonderful to talk to.

(linking to Yelp only for the photos, map, and other data)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/city-tacos-sa...

May 24, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego

The Lack of Craft; A Reason Why San Diego is Ignored by Foodies?

"New, fabulous, unique, fusion, grass-fed, sustainable, farm-to-table"

Yeah. That's awful.

The San Diego dining scene is better than it's ever been. Stop yelling at the kids to get off your lawn and go enjoy some good food.

May 23, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego
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2014-- NYer visiting for first time. What are must trys ???

Mariscos El Pescador for the fish tacos or shrimp cocktail. I suggest getting both. Small cocktail is plenty.

El Comal for the chicken enchiladas with green sauce.

Tiger Tiger for the pork belly bahn mi and the beer.

Blind Lady Ale House for the pesto pizza and beer.

Juniper & Ivy to share small plates. Get reservations.

Rudy's Tacos for the carne asada burrito.

Stone Liberty Station for beers and anything on the menu that sounds good. Sit inside.

Kiko's Place for the fish taco. Nothing special, just huge and authentic San Diego fish taco.

Oscar's in Hillcrest (not the other locations) for the taco especial.

Apr 28, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego
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Pizzeria Mozza--Underwhelmed

No, Bruno's, Cafe Callabria, and Buon Forcetta do not have a center section where the crust has the look and consistency of an over-boiled cabbage leaf.

Apr 15, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza--Underwhelmed

"Mozza pizza is a not made to be eaten by hand and will always flop down."

Well, that's gross, and it's not pizza.

Apr 14, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego

List some of your fave lunch spots. .

Supannee House of Thai
Small Bar
Kiko’s Place
Rudy's Taco Shop
Public House La Jolla (weekends)
Bale
Mariscos Nine Seas

Apr 11, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego

JV's Mexican Food

JV's is good because it's weird. I wouldn't put it in best burrito category though. Try Rudy's Taco Shop for that.

Apr 11, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza--Underwhelmed

I can only assume most of the people voting this as best in that group have either never actually dined there, or are voting based on the LA restaurant.

Mar 21, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego

New Mariscos truck in University Heights.

My limited experience has been that "mixta" is fish, shrimp, squid, but generally just a ceviche. But "loca" is the same with the addition of oysters/clams half shell.

Mar 21, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Best San Diego Mexican Food?

It's just my opinion. In my visits to El Agave I haven't enjoyed the experience nearly as much as I have at, for example, El Comal, Ranas, or Frida. A lot of that has to do with service and price, but I haven't been there in years, so maybe things have changed. I tend to see it as a touristy Old Town sort of restaurant.

My main reason for adding it to that comment is that touristy types will see it mentioned in San Diego dining guides all the time, and I think they'd enjoy the other things I mentioned more.

Mar 21, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego

New Mariscos truck in University Heights.

Mariscos Tiburon - Brand new Mariscos truck on Texas street, a few blocks north from the Kiko's truck.

A very different take on all the mariscos taco standard dishes, other than the fish taco, which is as normal, but well done. The marlin taco is less vegetables and more shredded fish. The grilled shrimp taco is more shrimpy and cheesy than usual. The ceviche is less marinated (more raw) with much larger chunks of fish. They also have some specialty tacos such as the "adrian", which is shrimp and jalapenos sauteed in a sweet red sauce over rice.

Over all I'm very impressed. Nice to see something far from the ordinary at a mariscos truck.

Free soup seems to be hit and miss, half the time I get it, half not. The tacos are bigger than usual, which makes the prices quite reasonable. It's in a gas station parking lot, so beverages are close by. Service is friendly and bilingual. Tortillas are of the grocery store category, but oh well. No agua fresca, but I almost never see those at the trucks anyway.

Weird to see another truck so close to Kiko's. Hope they can make it. Business seems steady, but not busy so far.

http://www.mariscostiburon.com/

Mar 13, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza--Underwhelmed

I was a bit confused about how poor the ratings were for this place, given it's pedigree and the success of the LA restaurant. But as soon as we sat down we started to suspect things weren't going to go well. The service was wildly confused, the food wasn't good, our order got messed up, even our waitress seemed ashamed of how things were going. The service wasn't just off, it was really really bad from the time we sat down to the time we left. I would have been shocked if I'd gotten service this bad at Denny's.

When we sat down a waiter came to ask if we wanted bottled or tap water. Fast service, nice. But then seconds later another waiter came to ask us the same thing. Seconds after that a third waiter asked yet again the same question. Not a huge deal, but slightly annoying by the third time. On it's own that would have been just odd, but that level of unorganized and amateurish service continued throughout the meal. Our appetizer was not what we ordered, the pizzas arrived over 30 minutes after the (correct) appetizer was done, after the pizzas arrived no one ever asked if we liked them or needed anything, after telling the waitress we needed to be on our way soon she left with my credit card and didn't return for about 15 minutes. Etc etc. This was not in a packed restaurant. It was maybe 1/4 full and there were probably more staff than customers.

I was hoping I could at least like the pizza, but it was one of the most poorly made pies I've ever had. The crust was so thin you could literally see through it. Not like a cracker crust thin, but more the consistency of a boiled cabbage leaf.

The final insult is of course the price. For two people our bill was $80 before tip. Add to that the outrageous parking fee. I felt ripped off. And I never feel ripped off. The day before we'd spent $90 at Churchill's and I felt like I got plenty of value.

Honestly one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had.

Feb 17, 2014
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Local Spiny Lobster

Even after having lived here for 15 years, I still haven't managed to try one of the fresh local lobsters. This season I plan to tick that off the bucket list. Looking for recommendations about where they are best prepared fresh. Recommendations for various cuisines would be appreciated. driving distance not an issue as long as it's SD county.

Oct 11, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Puesto in LJ

You are now dead to me.

Jul 27, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Tacos El Panson - Carnitas Torta!

Tacos El Panson is solid. Really good street tacos and a great selection of meats. Fresh made tortillas and an actual grill. Also, just down the street are Mariscos Alex and El Borrego. Absolutely a taco hot spot.

Jul 07, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego
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If you love Mexican Seafood check this out

Mediocre mariscos expands. Great. Epic fail wins. Grats La Jolla.

Jun 12, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Good Eats Near Belmont Park

Marcy's Taco Shop has some of my favorite al pastor tacos in SD. If you're in the mood for taco shop fare.

May 24, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Mexican in San Diego (yet again)

This is a really great list. Thank you. I know where I'm eating lunch the next few days.

May 13, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

First time in San Diego.... Where would you suggest...?

Neighborhood for local draft beers and delicious bistro food.

Apr 27, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Feb. 2013 Dish of the Month - CHILE RELLENO

I noticed Posoleria Dona Maria has a good looking CR, but wasn't in the mood for that today. Not sure if I'll get there again by the end of the month. Just FYI.

Feb 24, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Feb. 2013 Dish of the Month - CHILE RELLENO

Love Tacos el Panson. Should get more buzz. Or.... maybe it's fine as is.

Feb 24, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Best Burrito?

Taco Surf????!!!!!

What a joke of an article. One wonders how they managed to avoid the dozens of better options in San Diego. This author is making zero effort.

Feb 22, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego