Whenever people are visiting San Diego, they almost always ask me for fish taco recommendations. Mr. K and I actually don’t indulge in fish tacos that often. He loves them but I’m not as much of a fan. We have a few go-to spots, but I thought it was time we made some new rounds to see if there are better spots we should be recommending.
Oscar’s Mexican Seafood is a popular spot for fish tacos as well as other seafood items. They recently opened a second location, which has a little more seating and is less crowded. We stopped in this weekend for a fish taco snack.
Battered fish taco (cabbage, onion, tomato, cilantro)
We started with an order of the battered fish taco. This was a pretty standard fish taco. It was topped with the usual fixings, but nothing really stood out about it.
Smoked fish taco (cabbage, avocado, cheese)
I’ve never had a smoked fish taco and it’s not something I often see on the menu, so this was a little more unique. The taco had a good amount of smoked fish, but I found it to be too salty, even though it had fresh avocado and cabbage to balance the salted fish.
Taco Especial (smoked fish, shrimp, scallop; tomatoes, onion, avocado, cilantro, cheese)
This taco was loaded with scallops, shrimp and smoked fish. The three main ingredients worked well together, and the smoked fish flavor no longer overwhelmed. This was our favorite taco of the trio.
We had mixed reviews based on the three tacos we sampled. I wasn’t that impressed with the fish taco. I did like the taco especial and I do want to come back and try a few more menu options.
Oscar’s Mexican Seafood
746 Emerald St
San Diego, CA 92109