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“Best 99 cent Fish Taco on any San Diego beach”
Review of Bahia Don Bravo

Bahia Don Bravo
Ranked #54 of 1,237 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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San Diego
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Best 99 cent Fish Taco on any San Diego beach”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

I have been going past this Bird Rock Mexican joint for a year now. FINALLY, the 99 cent Fish Taco sign stopped me to give it a try. I am now truly mad at myself for missing out on this incredibly tasty, San Felipe style, Fish Taco. It is worth at least double the price from the creamy cabbage sauce to the generous breaded fish in a warm soft corn taco shell. I tried the condiment bar and found the tastiest tomatillo salsa verde on the beach. Because the taco is prepared individually/correctly, it takes 15 minutes to be served. Take advantage of the ambiance and enjoy a Mexican beer.
From now on, I will not miss this incredible delight!

  • Visited February 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Shrimp Taco”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Tiny place with a really good shrimp taco! The pico was fab! Homemade chipolte sauce too! Place was pretty busy on a weekday lunch time! Little parking lot and very tiny porch to sit on with stools where the water can be viewed.

Visited January 2014
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San Diego, California
1 review
“Carnitas are divine”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Not much to add. Good price, counter served. Food is tasty and fresh. I recommend their Carnitas (pork), try the burritos Carnitas, this is pure joy.

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San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Food's alright, but don't go here if you're in a hurry!”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is a cozy, hole-in-the-wall restaurant. There is indoor and (not too comfy) outdoor seating. They have a nice coastal Mexican décor. I really liked the cardboard cutout of the Dos Equis guy with a real rosary around his neck. I ordered rolled tacos and it took 30 minutes to get my food. Right around the time you think your food should be ready, you'll see that there are 10 orders ahead of you. Great place if you've been swimming or surfing and are hungry for beers and Mexican. However, the rolled tacos with guac, cheese and sour cream were pretty flavor-free. All I could taste was the sour cream. Again, if you're really hungry and want a beer or two, this is a great place.

Visited November 2012
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Phoenix, AZ
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great food, great view!”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is another little great secret for the locals, and well worth a try if you are in the area. The food is great, and you can sit outside and watch the ocean (and hear the birds on bird rock!). If you order the vegetable burrito, prepare to only be able to eat half! Tasty food and worth the walk to try it. The cashier couldn't count change, but that isn't uncommon anymore so that's not a statement on the restaurant. Just check if you pay cash.

  • Visited August 2013
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