The next time you’re in San Diego and craving Baja-style fish tacos, it will be worth your while to seek out Oscar’s Mexican Seafood. We haven’t found anything quite like it in Orange County, which is too bad for us. This hole in the wall is the place to go for the freshest Mexican style seafood, surf and turf tacos, ceviche, cucurachas (deep fried shrimp with shell on) and more. You’d swear you were at one of the great seaside stands in Ensenada. Oscar’s is in the sleepy town of Pacific Beach, just five seats, and takes cash only.
Plan on ordering at the counter and eating at a table outside. You’ll be in fish taco heaven. We recommend the generous sized fish or shrimp ceviche, spicy shrimp taco with cheese, cabbage, onion, tomato and cilantro, and the Torta de Oscar with smoked fish, spicy shrimp, skirt steak, cabbage, cheese, onion, tomato, cilantro and avocado. You can choose from three homemade salsas to add spice to your order, and wash it down with a cold Mexican soda or jarritos.
Happy hour specials Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. means you can order .99 cents tacos or a free fish taco with any order.
Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
703 Turquoise St. in San Diego.