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“Easily Best Mexican Seafood tacos ever! Hillcrest San Diego location”

Oscar's Mexican Seafood
Ranked #55 of 4,768 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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redlands california
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444 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Easily Best Mexican Seafood tacos ever! Hillcrest San Diego location”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a review of the recently opened Hillcrest San Diego location of Oscars. Fabulous sea food. Easily the best ever fish tacos in our lifetime! We sampled the reviewers favorites of ceviche, taco and especial and the fisherman's torta. All were 5 Star and the Fisherman's Torta was 6 or 7 stars! The Fisherman's Torta is my new favorite seafood sandwich reminding me of a New Orleans Muffaletta only with a Mexican Seafood flair. Claudia provided excellent service and was extremely knowledgable on the menu items. Our only suggestion for improvement is that the seafood soup seemed a bit salty. Our new "go to" place for Mexican seafood.

  • Visited June 2014
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“WOW what a disappointment.”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Oscar's Mexican Seafood on Turquoise Street has been described as “a hole in the wall”. Rated #13 on national Yelp list. Usually “a hole in the wall” implies a bare basic eatery with great food but sadly this is not case. We were there Sunday morning and ordered battered fish taco (small piece of fish with too thick of batter), grilled spicy shrimp taco (overwhelming spicy) and mixed cerviche (the only taste is the tanginess from the lime juice). Both tacos were topped with Pico de Gallo and sauces were help yourself from the mini fridge with a choice of chipotle, habanero and red pepper. The cerviche were served with tostada type of crisp taco. The food served here are mainly fish and shrimp so it is unique compared to the typical taco stand and thus a surprise to many customers. The food here was not very good when the expectations were high. San Diego has Rubio's that serve better tasting and higher quality food. Skip Oscar's and go to Rubio to enjoy a good Mexican seafood taco.

  • Visited June 2014
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colorado
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“Yum”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went to the pacific beach location several times. Absolutely delicious. Amazing chipotle and I think maybe jalapeño mayonnaise to go with your shrimp taco. Cash only.

  • Visited May 2014
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Awesome food”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

A real hole in the wall place - the food is sooo good, loved every bite of the taco , I just wish it was a bigger place and had some space for people to sit and eat. The kitchen looks clean but the outside place doesn't look great and if u need the full experience with their sauce and stuff u need to sit there and eat, other than that again loved this place

  • Visited May 2014
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“1 shrimp taco + 1 mixed ceviche = HEAVEN ON EARTH!”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

I absolutely love this place. The food is exceptional. The shrimp taco is great; and even better when you add the Chipotle sauce they have. AMAZING! And the ceviche (mexican style) is so fresh, tasty and good. Possible the best california-mex lunch I have had in a while. Tacos are around $4.5 and ceviche is $4.25. Affordable prices for a meal I won't forget in a while. A MUST IF YOU ARE AROUND THE SD AREA!

  • Visited May 2014
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