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The 11 Best Fish Tacos Near Pacific Beach, San Diego

Updated: August 7, 2022

Fancy a piece of sustainably caught fish in a handmade flour tortilla? Head to these top Pacific Beach taquerías for fish tacos. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from top review sites to find the best fish tacos in Pacific Beach. Grab a Mexican beer and dig into a catfish taco smothered in baja sauce at our favorite taquerías.

Find the perfect Fish tacos spot

Oscars Mexican Seafood

Mexican, $, Pacific BeachMexican, $San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    Best Seafood in San Diego

    USA Today
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Mariscos in San Diego

    Eater, 2020

Pacific Beach Fish Shop

Peruvian, $$, Pacific BeachPeruvian, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2017

    19 Tacos Every San Diegan Needs to Try

    Zagat, 2017
  • USA Today

    Best Seafood in San Diego

    USA Today

World Famous

American, $$, Pacific BeachAmerican, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    Best Waterfront Dining in San Diego

    USA Today
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

    47 Outdoor Dining Spots to Try in San Diego

    San Diego Magazine, 2020

Taco Surf Pacific Beach

Mexican, $, Pacific BeachMexican, $San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Baja Beach Cafe

Mexican, $$, Pacific BeachMexican, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Eat in Pacific Beach

    Eater, 2021

Waterbar

American, $$, Pacific BeachAmerican, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

The Taco Stand

Food Stand, $, La JollaFood Stand, $San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    Best Mexican Restaurants in San Diego

    USA Today
  • Zagat, 2017

    17 Most Anticipated San Diego Fall Restaurant Openings

    Zagat, 2017

Mike's Taco Club

Mexican, $, Ocean BeachMexican, $San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Get Takeout Right Now in Ocean Beach

    Eater, 2020

La Doña

Mexican, Ocean BeachMexicanSan Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Get Takeout Right Now in Ocean Beach

    Eater, 2020

Wonderland Ocean Pub

American, $$, Ocean BeachAmerican, $$San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2015

    San Diego’s 15 Best Waterfront Restaurants

    Thrillist, 2015
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

    47 Outdoor Dining Spots to Try in San Diego

    San Diego Magazine, 2020

Sunnie's Ocean Beach Local Mexican Cuisine & Coffee

Mexican, $, Ocean BeachMexican, $San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Fish tacos craving shouldn't be a full-time job. We pored over ratings for 10162 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in San Diego and 624 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what San Diego Magazine, Thrillist and Eater had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The spots that made the cut have been featured in San Diego Magazine - 47 Outdoor Dining Spots to Try in San Diego, Thrillist - San Diego’s 15 Best Waterfront Restaurants and Eater - Where to Get Takeout Right Now in Ocean Beach. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Questions & answers

Crushed, Rubio's, and Fat Fish Cantinagrill are the highest-rated fish taco spots for a pick-up order in Pacific Beach.

Oscars Mexican Seafood, La Perla Cocina Mexicana, and Los DOS Pedros are the highest-rated fish tacos spots for take-out in Pacific Beach.

Oscars Mexican Seafood, Pacific Beach Fish Shop, and World Famous are the highest-rated late-night spots for fish tacos in Pacific Beach.

Crushed and Fat Fish Cantinagrill are the highest-rated vegan fish tacos places in Pacific Beach.

There are 15 fish taco spots in Pacific Beach.

Drink pairing tips for Fish tacos

  • The perfect match for fish taco

    Experts recommend pairing a fish taco with a glass of Caipirinha, a popular cocktail.

  • Pair Mojito with veggie taco

    If your food palns include Tacos, then you should consider helping it along with some cocktail. We find that a Mojito, with its hits of mint, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The ideal drink pairing for pulled pork taco

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for pulled pork taco can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cold drink, particularly a glass of Aguafesca. This, light, cold drink balances the salty pulled pork taco.

Factoids about Fish tacos

  • The best day for taco

    If it’s October 4, then you best not forget to grab a little taco for National Tacos Day.

  • Amazing Fish tacos in Corpus Christi

    Go check out thelucha libre wrestling competition at Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festival! This event is held in March in Corpus Christi, definitely worth a visit!

  • The world record from Mexico

    1,653 pounds is the record for the biggest flour taco. We hope people were hungry!

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