On Saturday, Barb and I headed down to San Diego to visit our son Dustin…yep, that big handsome guy on our home page, and the Glass family representative of the food kingdom in San Diego. We were thrilled to find out that he and his roommate John had made plans to drive us from Northpark to Pacific Beach to hit a little Mexican seafood taco stand known as Oscar’s.
For those of you who’ve been to this mecca, enjoy the memories. For those of you that haven’t, simply drool on the photos and plan your trip – it’s well worth it.
Oscar’s is first and foremost a taco stand. The only place to sit is out in front on a long bench with a bar/type table.
Step up to the counter and order. We had five people, so we ordered lots. If you’re prepared to chow down on the finest seafood sandwich on the planet, then order the Fisherman’s Torta – filled with Spicy Shrimp, Scallops, Grilled & Smoked Fish, Cabbage, Onion, Tomato, Cilantro and Avocado. Yes – it is as good as you are imagining it to be right now!
As far as the tacos – order up a few. Our table had a sampling of shrimp, fish, octopus and steak. The fish taco was stuffed with sea bass and so fresh and delicious. The shrimp was good as well. But the octopus taco was really something unique – very tender, smoky, chewy – just perfect! The tortillas were fresh, thick and filled with yellow corn. They have several salsas to squeeze on – all of which are hot and good.
There are three (3) locations in all, although this PB location is sort of traditional. Go, stand in line, bring cash (no CC accepted) and a big appetite. This was a real treat and I will be back for another Torta soon! Thanks John and Dustin for opening our eyes to something quite special.
EASTER EGG: if you walk back through a small storage hallway behind the soda machine, you’ll find a large picnic table behind the restaurant! Dustin and John call it the VIP room! It was a great place to sit and eat – and the chef even brought us some cups of fish stock/soup to drink before the meal, AND delivered us the food. If you go, check out the VIP room!