There may be no better venue, than San Diego, in the US if you are a taco lover.
I am, that is, a taco lover. Here are a few from yesterday. On the advice of my 5th grade teacher "Mr. Leshner" we ventured up to India St. To try the Blue Water Seafood Market.
First off this place is spotless. A little market up front with an ample selection of fresh fish. It all looked great, packed in crisp white display coolers. The filets nestled atop a foot or so of crushed ice. The ice was doctorates with Corona's and Limes. All of us in Hawaii should consider ourselves lucky, as the Mahi was listed at $26.95 a pound.
I picked the fresh swordfish taco. The corn tortillas are made next door at the "World Famous" El Indio Shop. More on them in another blog as it is a mandatory "Taco Stop" the fish was an ample portion for $5.00 but again under seasoned, they called it a chipotle marinaded. It was topped with lots of green cabbage, chopped tomato and onions. No salsa, it came with their own "white sauce" which was very mild. Kind of a lime mayo. Still I wish I had some salsa!
The fish tasted nice and was perfectly cooked. Connor went with Dan's....oops I mean Mr. Leshner's recommendation and tried the Fresh Fish Sandwich made with Hawaiian Albacore or what we "Locals" call Tombo. I was fortunate enough to get a bite in. It was very good.
I also tried the Beer Battered Lobster Taco, it came with a side of a warm and creamy tomatillo sauce that was a bit like a chowder it tasted really good on its own but I didn't feel it worked well to compliment the lobster.
Thanks for following and thanks for all the comments and ideas. We moved Connor in today. So more on that and an awesome burger from Cheesecake Factory forthcoming. All the best.
Cary Peterson Chef/Owner Kohala Burger & Taco Kohala Coast Catering