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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

Nominations for March 2013 Dish/Ingredient of the Month

Fried chicken

Feb 20, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

South Beach Bar and Grill takes it ALL

"Mariscos Seven Seas"

Do you mean NINE seas? Or is this new?

Feb 11, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Really Good Budget Eats in San Diego? (downtown and the Beaches)

Oscar's Mexican Seafood in PB has good seafood tacos. Not as good as the stuff in South county, but you'd have trouble getting there without a car. It's over hyped, but good.

Mariscos German Beyer truck on Imperial is likely the closest honest seafood taco place to the locations you mention.

Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill is close to downtown and has great seafood sandwiches. You'll stand in line there most likely.

The Fishery in PB is a bit more upscale, but has reasonable prices for what you get.

Just as an FYI - If was was taking out of town friends for exactly what you're asking for I'd go to the Mariscos Issac truck in Imperial Beach. But that's way south.

Feb 09, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Feb. 2013 Dish of the Month - CHILE RELLENO

So where is it?

Feb 09, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Really Good Budget Eats in San Diego? (downtown and the Beaches)

OB - No great cheap ethnic food here. Actually I'm not even sure I've ever eaten a meal there......

PB - Papa Luna's Empanadas on Garnet.

Coronado - Maybe Delux Dogs? Not a lot of cheap and ethnic over there.

Downtown - Kabab Shop, JWok, not sure you want cheap seafood.

Old Town - This is a tourist area. Good and cheap aren't really on the itinerary. I would go to El Patio if I had to eat there. But no should have to eat there.

There are tons of great budget ethnic spots in SD. Just not so much in the places you mention. In my humble opinion.

Feb 09, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Feb. 2013 Dish of the Month - CHILE RELLENO

"March should be devoted to CABs in his honor."

No. No it should not.

Feb 07, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Feb. 2013 Dish of the Month - CHILE RELLENO

I'm done with the taco shop versions BTW. I'll hit El Comal, Rana, and Romescoes for CR this month.

Feb 07, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Feb. 2013 Dish of the Month - CHILE RELLENO

El Jardin Mexican Cuisine in Pacific Beach.

This place used to be Margo's. Definitely a turn for the worse. No more street tacos, no more dual trompos, and a more burrito oriented menu.

Chile relleno was your basic cheese filled battered variety. It came sitting in a tomato sauce which was pretty good. Unfortunately they finished it by pouring on a crazy amount of ice cold crema which smothered all of the flavors. I feel if I'd been served just the hot relleno sitting in the yummy sauce I might have liked it. As it came though (20% crema by volume) it was not to my liking.

It may just be me being extra whiny over wonderful Margo's being replaced with this average CAB place, but I thought the horchata, carnitas, and salsas were also completely forgetable.

Feb 07, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Feb. 2013 Dish of the Month - CHILE RELLENO

Yeah. No idea why you got the fancy plate. I feel even more cheated now.

Feb 07, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

Feb. 2013 Dish of the Month - CHILE RELLENO

Okay, this is weird. We may have actually been eating a CR there at the same time. I agree. Very bad. What the hell is that cheese they put inside? Was it actually Velveeta?

Pretty yummy carnitas though. Likely wouldn't come back with the other options in the area. Unless there is some specialty I'm missing?

To offer an actual report - This appeared to be a pre-prepared item. Likely frozen store bought. The chile for this was oddly stringy. Like fibery. it came with very little cheese inside at all, and the cheese it did have tasted like it might be "cheese product". Batter was fine. Sauce was spicy and actually not too bad. This was served on a Styrofoam plate with a plastic fork. The stringiness of the chili made it nearly impossible to eat. I actually sawed through the plate trying to saw through the chile.

Feb 07, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego

El Charco en Chula Vista

Really nice. Fried cheese is delightful. Short rib sopes. Squash blossom tacos. Good agua frescas. Bottled beers. So much to like here. We'll be back.

It looks like a new Tacos El Gordo opening nextdoor? That's weird.

Jan 08, 2013
y6y6y6 in San Diego