Recently, one of my co-workers, "K" mentioned a mariscos place in San Ysidro that her husband really enjoys....they especially like the fish tacos there, which are priced at just 99 cents. A couple of weeks later, I found myself in the area, so I made sure to stop by Fish Mart, located right off Dairy Mart Road.
The place looks very bright and clean, and the young man manning the front of house was quite nice. From the posters and such, it seems like this place specializes in Pescado Zarandeado - whole grilled fish, but since I was solo, I thought I'd go with just some tacos.
The first to arrive was the Tacos de Pescado (fish taco - 99 cents). It looked quite impressive, look at all that crema, pico de gallo, guacamole..... but where's the fish?
It's really hard to complain about a fish taco that costs a buck....... this was quite substantial, but the fish was kinda puny. I will say that when I pulled some of it out to have a taste, it was fine, crisp, light, mild tasting. But under the cabbage avalanche...... Still two of these would probably go pretty far with regards to filling you up.
After that taco, I expected my other two tacos, the Marlyn ($2.25) and Gobernador ($3) where going to be pretty hefty..... well, I was wrong.
The better of the two was the Tacos de Marlyn - the smoked fish.
While waiting for my tacos, I asked the young man where his family was from; and was told Sinaloa, so I expected this to be much better than it was. Very mild, very underwhelming.....
The Gobernador was more skimpy......
Not much to say, other than it was also a bit greasy........ the photo speaks for itself.
I was certain that I was missing out on something here, so I glanced over at the other two tables with customers... and they were all eating fish tacos! Perhaps Fish Mart has some wonderful specialty.... I'll let you tell me if this place is worth another visit.....
2036 Dairy Mart Road
San Ysidro, CA 92173