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Oscar's Mexican Seafood

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Mexican, Seafood
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703 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA
8584886392
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Super good seafood!

This place is small and crowded and very simple, but the salsas and fish tacos are awesome! It's a beach crowd and not for a romantic night out. If you want variety and good seafood though, this is the place. We also picked our own flavored soda which kind of tops off the meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This place is small and crowded and very simple, but the salsas and fish tacos are awesome! It's a beach crowd and not for a romantic night out. If you want variety and good seafood though, this is the place. We also picked our own flavored soda which kind of tops off the meal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This place was very average and I tried different kinds of their tacos. I'm not sure why everyone is raving about it but maybe I went on an off day. I didn't even like their beans.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wow is this place overrated. I've been eating in authentic Mexican restaurants for over 50 years, and being in a hole in the wall does not make you authentic. This was like Rubios in a rundown location. The 4 different seafood tacos that my wife and I had were nothing special. They weren't bad, just average at best. Don't waste... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

While visiting La Jolla, a guide suggested going to Oscars. I am SO glad I took him up on his suggestion. I had the smoked fish tacos and the spicy shrimp. They were delicious and fresh. I would have gone back for more but it was packed! I hope to squeeze in one more trip before I have to head... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

When I lived in San Diego I ate here at least once a week. It's a treat after a long week of work. They're (spicy) grilled shrimp tacos are to die for. Upon every visit, the first thing I do in San Diego is grab lunch or dinner here. Don't judge a book by its cover. This joint is a... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Oscars was recommended to us by our car rental shuttle drive. After enjoying surf lessons, we asked the surf instructors for directions. They raved about the smoked fish tacos. I am happy to make it three's the charm for this restaurant!! Can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We actually missed this place in our first drive by, very unassuming little store front....but oh the batter fish tacos were exceptional and very well priced. Be sure to try the home made pintos and rice as well. Others in the family had the smoked fish tacos and the surf and turf tacos with the same yummy smile. The location... More 

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Salem, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had to find this place again when visiting the area for a second time. Although this time we went to the one that is downtown. Still excellent all fresh products. Very reasonably priced too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stumbled on this place on our first evening. It was just what we craved after a long drive. Food was great. We had the ceviche, tacos and sandwich. Our kids even loved it and they usually are not big fans of fish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've eaten here a few times with my son. Each time was fabulous. The ceviche is delicious and so are the tacos, especially the smoked fish taco. The seafood is super fresh and doesn't have a fishy taste at all. Absolutely love the food here! Only downside: restaurant is small, with limited outdoor seating. Be prepared to stand or sit... More 

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Additional Information about Oscar's Mexican Seafood

Address: 703 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 8584886392
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 703 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 8584886392

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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