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A $10 sandwich that is worth every penny.

blackbookali | Jan 26, 201411:40 PM

After doing a search on chowhound I realize that I'm probably about to start a giant sh*t storm but I was just blown away by the Torta de Oscar at Oscar's Mexican Seafood.

I hesitate when mixing up proteins. They have to be tried and true combinations like bacon and turkey or carnitas and buche. I never get triple deckers at delicatessens that mix up meat like beef, turkey and ham. I was hesitant about mixing carne asada with smoked fish but after having each in taco form, I placed my faith in the menu Gods and I was delivered to the promised land.

I'll throw this out there: I live in LA and know little about the San Diego eating scene, but I have taken more than a few trips down south and would describe myself as an adventurous eater. Not trying to knock anyone but I find places like Chipotle to be a bit bland for my tastes. I believe a good taqueria lives and dies over their salsas and I found the three salsas at Oscar's to be the kind of secret sauce that could make an old tennis show edible. I found the asada do be of good quality, good texture, not the best ever but worth the $4 they charge for it in taco form. Smoked fish(I assume it was marlin) just does not happen enough in my life. I remember getting hooked on the stuff in Puerto Vallarta a few years back but it doesn't pop as often in taquerias here in LA. So maybe Oscar's smoked fish was an easy sell but I can't imagine going there and not getting it. The shrimp was more subtle in from flavor standpoint but when does it hurt to have shrimp in a sandwich? Bottom line: I was blown away, it was worth every penny of the $10 charge and I have a new absolute must stop when I am in San Diego.

Oscar's Mexican Seafood
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