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Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

Fresh and excellently prepared seafood. Great variety and seasoning choices. Atmosphere is cool and alive. Service is perfect.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

Loved the fruity sangria, bowl of seafood broth (chock full of seafood!), and the $5 and $6 appetizers. The waiter gave me several ideas for enjoying oysters on the half shell. My faves: a squeeze of limon, tabasco, and horseradish. They were so fresh and...lovely!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Excellent Ensenada style tacos. The Shrimp Diabla was intense. Don’t forget the shrimp cocktail either!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch here and had a great waiter named JOSE!! The whole redfish and rock shrimp are off the charts. But seriously- just order the whole redfish💥💥💥

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

The smoked tuna taco is so amazing!! The shrimp ceviche tostada is also to die for. You also need to wash that down with a Tamarind Michalada!! This is my go to taco spot in San Diego.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Lots of options and good service along with great food make this T.J’s a worthwhile lunch spot. We’ll be back soon.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I have had dreams of the food here, great seafood great staff I have been here at least 50+ times and have never been disappointed. If you love seafood you have to come here, you will then have dreams as I do 😎

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Casual restaurant with a bar. Good size menu and lots of seafood options. Happy hour oysters only $1.50!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

TJ Oster is the place to go if you want to experiment the taste of Baja California cuisine. The ceviches are delicious and the variarity of seafood tacos is amazing!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We always take mom to eat fish tacos here since they are so delicious, she really enjoys the food she is a 94 years young lady and she knows good food.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

My favorite is tuna fries. My husband loves the aguachile and the ceviches. The 7 seas soup is also very tasty. Wish they had better wine selections but not a biggie as a beer is always good with this food.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

It’s a small place that’s pretty busy, but definitely good tacos. I had a fish, shrimp diabla, octopus, and seafood. The fish was underwhelming, but at least it was cheap. The other three were very good. Three tacos would have been plenty, four is a...bit much for one person.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

These are the best fish tacos: lightly breaded, great sauce, good garnish, still $1.29. This is where we go if the family is hungry and it is off-hours. Even though they are worth the wait, the lines can be long and the space crowded.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

I've tried this place several times and I've never been overwhelmed by it. The menu is OK, the service can be very slow and the ambience is loud and industrial.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Tiny hole in the wall with amazing food. The smoked tuna and octopus tacos were fantastic! Also had oyster, stingray, and garlic shrimp. Seafood is fresh, everything has a ton of flavor without being spicy.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Yes, TJ Oyster Bar offers takeout services.

TJ Oyster Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4