The Best Fish Tacos in San Diego

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San Diego has a number of authentic Mexican restaurants and taco shops that, when it comes to extraordinary tacos, offer the very best in the business. No pre-packaged fish sticks, and no hurried assembly line— food are made with care, from scratch, using fresh ingredients and traditional Baja flair. Here are 3 of the most talked about fish tacos in San Diego. 

3. Oscar’s Mexican Seafood

703 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 488-6392

Oscar’s Mexican Seafood is a great place to start if you’re looking for excellent Mexican-style seafood. The tacos are made with huge portions of crunchy beer-battered fish (with a smoked fish option), shredded cheese, cabbage, cilantro and avocado. Fans of this humble little Mexican joint rave about the delicious menu options and the variety of fish taco styles. With two locations in Pacific Beach (Turquoise Street and Emerald) and a new location in Hillcrest, Oscar’s is a nearby option for just about anyone in San Diego. And it’s certainly worth the drive.

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2. Bahia Don Bravo

5504 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla CA 92037
Phone: (858) 454-8940

For those living in North County, Bahia Don Bravo offers excellent fish tacos. The battered fish is deliciously crunchy and is heaped with fresh cabbage, cilantro, tomatoes and a creamy white sauce. They also have some out of this world Mahi tacos, shrimp tacos and lobster burritos. A nice perk: tacos are only $1.50 during happy hour, and there are mini versions of their tacos in case you want to sample them all. And if you're lucky enough to get a seat on the patio, you’ll have a great view of the ocean while you eat. When it comes to fresh Mexican seafood, locals and out-of-towners alike consider Bahia Don Bravo one of the best spots in town.

Bahia Don Bravo Fish Tacos

1. Downtown Fish Joint

407 C St San Diego, CA 92101 (between Columbia St & 4th Ave)
(619) 239-3506

Fans of Downtown Fish Joint say their fish tacos and burritos are unbeatable—tender, nicely seasoned grilled or battered fish; heaps of fresh tomato, cilantro, and shredded cabbage; and a creamy, delicious (and mildly sweet) white sauce. But they also have a wide selection of fish and other seafood, including a delicious clam chowder, crispy crab cakes, swordfish, halibut and an amazing seafood platter that has everything from swordfish and sea bass to shrimp and scallops. An absolute favorite among local seafood lovers, it’s not uncommon to find a line out the door during the lunch hours. But if you happened to be in the area (4th Ave and C Street) this is one seafood joint you can’t afford to miss.

Downtown Fish Joint Fish Tacos

Still determined to find the best fish tacos in San Diego for 2015? Hopefully your search will come to an end after you visit these places. They’ve all earned a top-notch reputation for serving the best Mexican food in town and the best fish tacos money can buy.

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