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South Beach Grille Tacos--Ehh...


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South Beach Grille Tacos--Ehh...

DoctorQuality | Nov 23, 2007 09:54 PM

hope this doesn't cause an uproar, but am i missing something here? first off i love fish tacos. i routinely travel up and down baja and have eaten them at the majority of san diego's restaurants/taco shops. after hearing all of the praise and being in the neighborhood i stopped in for lunch. it does have a good vibe and is a fun place to be. music, good crowd for lunch, close to the beach, and lots of parking (non-summer months of course). as for the tacos i thought they were simply ok. i figured i'd get an assortment and wound up with a fish, shrimp, and calamari. the fish was a huge hunk which made my eyes light up and was good for a taco, but as a whole, the taste just wasn't there. the calamari was decent and the shrimp was somewhat cold and looked to be the pre-cooked versions you can find in a supermarket. the menu also said shrimp were supposed to be grilled, but i saw no sign of that. to me, a fish taco needs some tang to it. the lime, the sauce, the salsa...those flavors just weren't there. the sauce was a little excessive and had a heavy mayo taste to it and the salsa was made up of pale/unripened tomatoes. now i know this place is supposed the be the standard for fish tacos, but i don't know if my idea of a great one is different from most others, this place is too hyped up, or if i just caught an off day. please enlighten me.

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