Mad Girl Eats Fish Tacos in Ensenada Mexico!


The Ensenada open air Fish Market is at the seaport/marina on the main coastal highway, Federal Hwy 1. Downtown is directly across the street.

Ensenada = fish tacos. The home of the fish taco, the first, the best. Strolling past the myriads of open-air restaurants along the seaport fish market, they all look similar and have boisterous greeters to reign you in. Chef Rick Bayless was here and had me intrigued to return! Let’s eat!

Fresh seafood, beautiful dishes, so much to choose from! Fish tacos, of course, ceviche, and shrimp cocktail washed down with a Corona and life is good. Delectable lightly batterfried fish with fresh cabbage on homemade corn tortillas, just add the abundant choices of salsa and crema placed on the table with a squirt of lime, and you’re ready to rock n roll. The ceviche was placed on a tostada topped with sliced avocado. Oh so amazing. The shrimp cocktail had generous amounts of shrimp, fish, and octopus! It doesn’t get better than that!

Absolutely delicious, fresh, clean, amazing food. I wish I lived closer!

Check out the Fish Market restaurants at the port, or across the street on many corners of downtown. Peruse the fish market itself while there, you’ll appreciate it if you’re a Foodie. It was my first encounter with Geoduck (Gooey duck) beside what I’ve witnessed on Chopped! Interesting.

5 out of 5, fresh and freakin’ awesome food!

Mad Girl Eats San Diego Fish Tacos


South Beach Bar and Grille, 5059 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach, CA.

You can’t go to San Diego and not have fish tacos. If you don’t, you’re a huge fool. The best I have found, without jumping the border into Mexico and going to Ensenada, South Beach Bar and Grille on Ocean Beach just north of downtown San Diego rocks all others.

The far range of tacos to choose from are mesmerizing. Luckily, it was Taco Tuesday so all tacos were $2.75 (except for lobster) so let’s have a variety! I can get beef and chicken tacos anywhere, so I chose a nice mix of grilled and fried goodies from the sea. I tried a few…Wahoo, Lobster, Baja Fish, Oyster, Calamari, and Shrimp.

Each incredibly delicious, fresh, full of flavor. My faves of course were Shrimp and the customary Baja Fish. I love the white sauce on top, it just highlights a tasty bite. I asked in Mexico what it was, they said sour cream, but it wasn’t the sour cream I know…but so crazy good.

The locals also rate this place #1, so I say it’s a must stop if you’re in San Diego. You must stop. Thank me later!

Tips: Sit upstairs if possible, this resto is right on the beach and you can’t beat the view. Cash only. Taco Tuesday lasts all day, so get wild.

5 out of 5 cute guppy kisses of fish taco affection.

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