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“Great fish tacos”
Review of Escape Fish Bar - CLOSED

Escape Fish Bar
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed April 12, 2014

Mix of mexican food with seafood. The menu is not big, but you can choose your favourite fish and have a taco or other delicious food. It is in the heart of the Gaslamp district and the prices are very convenient. The atmosphere is relaxed and nice decoration. The people there were great and they were very helpful and fast.

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Thank Argentinian
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a moderately priced resto in the heart of the Gas Lamp district with a mostly seafood menu and some Mexican influence. They list only a few inexpensive wines-none that looked interesting. We had sangria, both the red and the white were nothing special (no fresh fruit or interesting spices). We ordered three appetizers: a dish of large juicy mussels in a tasty rich sauce (the best dish of the night, at least for me), a crab cake that was quite spicy but not really rich in crab, and a fried calamari dish that was all small stringy squid with too much fried batter, and no interesting spice or sauce. After the waiter insisted that the chef would likely refuse to bring out fish that was not thoroughly cooked, we did get yellowtail medium rare as requested. But it was not a very good quality yellowtail. It came with some veges that were fresh and well prepared and rice that was ordinary. One of us had swordfish that he said was good but not great. We skipped dessert. Not terrible, but would not repeat.

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Thank wilson17
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Small but great restaurant. Great menu and friendly/knowledgeable staff. We were lucky to get seated when we walked in, but next time if there is a wait, we will not mind.

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Thank Michelle P
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stopped here on a Wednesday evening, were warned that they had a party of 20 and would not be able to take our order for quite a while - we didn't care, weren't in a hurry, and sat at a table outside. We then watched a staff of one waiter and the chef serve that entire group, then us, and had the best fish dinner I've ever had. Very fresh, served hot and with a complementary beer to thank us for waiting. Sometimes it pays to be patient, as we will not forget that meal!

Thank mndeb33
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Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

This is an authentic, neighborhood restaurant, not a formula or franchise restaurant. They pride themselves in use of locally obtained fish. The restaurant had an unfortunately fishy, oily odor. The fish was a bit over cooked. The concept is great. There is substantial opportunity for improvement.

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