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San Diego Trip Report

bumpthekoala | Oct 27, 200908:01 AM

San Diego for a business trip. Wonderful food, weather and women. Thanks to the chowhounds for the recommendations but in this case the locals led me to the real jewels.

Mama testa: Bobby Flay recently had a Throw Down here for the fish tacos. I found the catfish & pulled pork tacos both really good. The beans were not great. Salsa was a mixed bag. Tamarind drink was tasty.

Azucar: Got this suggestion from Chow. Guava pastry was one of the best my wife and I have ever had. IMO this is the perfect pastry. Paper thin flaky dough, Amazing filling, Something really special with the crust. Perfect way to start the morning.

Fish market: This looks like a tourist trap. Its in a tourist trap area. One of the best seafood meals we've had. Price was good. Sunset view was outstanding. Pecan crusted trout was delicious. My wife is not a seafood eater and she was impressed. Believe me that is saying something.

Anthony Fish grotto: This looks like a tourist trap. Its in a tourist trap area. And believe me its a tourist trap. Dinner was expensive and it kind of sucked. I got the Lobster Tail & Shrimp Scampi and found the Scampi dull and rubbery. Coconut Crusted Tilapia was a thumbs down.

Anthony Fishette: Lunch version of the place above. This was nice. Quick seafood for lunch. Fish and Chips got the thumbs up and the tarter sauce was really tasty.

Barra Barra: Just walked into this place in Old Town. Puerco de Achiote (braised pork shoulder braised with garlic and achiote paste) was amazing. The pork was succulant and flavorful. Cooked nice and slow because the fats dissolved into this delicious butter for the pork. Coming from D.C. I'm not use to the complimentary chips coming out with salsa and black beans but it thought it was a nice touch and tasty ta boot.

Great City with really good eats!

Mama Testa
1417 University Ave Ste A, San Diego, CA 92103

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