Mariscos El Titanic - City Heights
"Did we just teleport ourselves to Baja?" That's what my partner whispered to me as we made our way inside Mariscos El Titanic. The decor, Banda and Norteño music blaring, and of course, the food, is very Baja, all without dealing with the borderline hassle. And don't worry, the only thing sinking at Mariscos El Titanic is some the tastiest Mariscos this side of the border making its way down to your stomach. Try the firm, yet tender Octopus that's been prepared in garlic and doused in a tasty and creamy sauce or the 7 Mares (Seven Seas Soup) chock full of flavor and seafood delights including scallops, octopus, shrimp, marlin, etc...
Miramar Fish Tacos & Beer - Oceanside
Fish tacos and beer; expect that and more at Miramar Fish Tacos and Beer in Oceanside. In fact, one of my favorite items to order at this dining joint are the Smoked Tuna Fries. You don't often see smoked tuna fries on a menu, at this little gem, it's a salty yet tasty treat of french fries topped off with a good amount of smoked tuna that tastes like bacon, white onions, and melted cheese. Try one of the Aguachiles (verde, rojo, mango), a fresh seafood dish with raw shrimp drowned in lemon juice and Chile Serrano with red onions and cucumbers.
Mariscos Los Cuates - Chula Vista
Fresh mariscos is what your taste buds will find at Mariscos Los Cuates, a lively dining joint serving up some tasty mariscos such as the very good Taco Gobernador (shrimp taco) that had me ordering a few to go. Located in downtown Chula Vista, it's a cool little spot when you've got that late night fish taco urge or you want to catch a soccer match with a few beers and aguachiles. Tip: daily specials include buy 1 get 1 free deals!
Marisco’s Germán - Escondido
Descendants of the famed Germán food truck in North Park, the family owned Marisco’s Germán has found a home without wheels and plenty of new fans in Escondido and San Diego. For good reason, you get authentic tasting mariscos seasoned to perfection such as the Scallops Cocktail featuring tasty tomatoes, onions, cilantro, avocado and cucumbers. Go big on the fresh seafood taste by ordering the Barbie Special, a fresh marisco meal featuring raw shrimp, clams, oysters and avocado.