We recently had some friends visiting and we took them to TJ Oyster Bar for some seafood and tacos.
With such a big group, we ordered quite a few items and it gave me a chance to try some new dishes as well.
Crunchy battered shrimp tossed in a spicy sauce. These were bold, spicy and a good way to wake up our palates.
Smoked Tuna Fries
Think carne asada fries but with smoked tuna instead. Crispy fries, piled with smoked tuna, cilantro, cheese and creamy white sauce. This is definitely a fun group appetizer.
This was my first time trying the stingray and I enjoyed the mild and pleasant flavor.
Out of all the taco offerings, this is my personal favorite here. It was also our group’s favorite. The marinated octopus is bursting with flavor and more tender than chewy.
Diabla Shrimp and Cheese
Spicy shrimp and melted cheese. Not my favorite but I can see this being quite popular.
Smoked Tuna Taco
I really enjoyed the jerky-liked smoke tuna here and they put plenty of it on their smoked tuna tacos.
For a little under $2.00 each, the fish tacos here are pretty good.
I like the array of fresh seafood but wished for more depth in the cocktail sauce. It was a little bland.
Overall, we had a another great meal here. The service is always attentive, the food enjoyable and our friends seemed to have a good time.
The restaurant has three locations. We visited the one with the full bar and sit-down restaurant.