Set right on the Pacific Ocean and just 20 minutes from the Mexican border, fish tacos in San Diego are the easiest decision you’ll ever have to make! One of the best local spots in all of California is Oscars Mexican Seafood San Diego. Oscars Tacos in San Diego has five different locations around the city, and it quickly became our favorite spot for food in Pacific Beach. This location is just steps from the famous Crystal Pier, and is the perfect setting to enjoy your tacos! So does Oscars Mexican Seafood have the best fish tacos? Come find out for yourself!
California Travel Inspiration
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Oscars Mexican Seafood Pacific Beach
So let’s not waste any time diving into fish tacos in San Diego. What’s the best part about Oscars Mexican Seafood? Well, the cheapest thing on the menu is also THE BEST thing on the menu! Oscars battered fish tacos are garnished with cabbage, onions, cilantro, and fresh avocados.
Every Monday through Thursday they have a “Happy Hour” where you can get these bad boys for only $1 each from 2- 5:30pm. We lived in San Diego for 3 years, and literally every day after work we would race over to get the $1 taco deal!
Sauce is Boss at Oscars Mexican Seafood
With so many other taco joints in this area, what separates Oscars Mexican Seafood in San Diego from the competition? This may come as a surprise, but it’s all in the sauce!
Take your pick from the fiery red, jalapeno crema, or chipotle sauce to really spice up your food in Pacific Beach. We usually go with all three! While other taco stands may have your generic Tapatio or Franks Red Hot, Oscars Mexican Seafood makes these homemade.
Other Things on the Oscars Mexican Seafood Menu
If you’re in the mood for something besides fish tacos in San Diego, we’d highly recommend Oscars ceviche. Honestly, it’s the freshest and most flavorful we’ve found in California.
Now if you’d like something a little heavier try the Torta de Oscar. This delicious sandwich combines smoked fish, spicy shrimp, and skirt steak for a sandwich you’ll never forget!
Does Oscars Mexican Seafood Have the Best Fish Tacos?
There are so many amazing fish taco spots in San Diego. However, when it comes to the Pacific Beach area no one beats Oscars Mexican Seafood.
For the price, quality, and location near the beach, you can’t really beat it! Have any questions about Oscars or want to share your own favorite food in Pacific Beach? Leave us a comment below!
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Where to Stay in Pacific Beach
Ultra Luxury – Tower 23 – High-end hotel with outdoor firepit, modern decor, and popular onsite restaurant. You can’t beat this location right on the water in Pacific Beach!
Fun Vacation – Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa – This Polynesian-style resort is set on the shores of Mission Bay. Its gorgeous setting makes it easy to hang out all day on property, while also being just a short stroll away from the ocean.
Beachfront – Pacific Terrace Hotel – Oceanview hotel set directly on the Pacific Beach boardwalk. Lovely atmosphere and a great stay for any type of traveler.
Hostel Life – ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel – Fun surfer hostel located in the heart of the boardwalk! It has an amazing view and is right in the middle of all the beach bars and action of Pacific Beach.
For more places to stay in Pacific Beach San Diego you can explore the latest prices here!
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