I'd been wanting to try out the Mariscos Truck in Hipster Land for a while......that would be Mariscos Nine Seas which is located in the parking lot of Gala Foods and across the street from South Park Abbey.
I really like the "seating area", chairs to sit and stools for tables.....kind of neat.
I also quickly noticed that the menu was basically in English, amking it very gringo friendly. No pretense at the customer base it seems. That Baja Trio seemed like a decent way of tasting a decent range of items, the shrimp, fish taco, and the smoked fish, so I decided on that. It did take me a while to order....for some reason, even when I tried calling into the window; the woman working didn't hear me. It wasn't until one of the guys walked out the door and noticed me that I got my order taken.
Anyway, I had my seat until my tacos were ready. I did notice that the guys who came after me were given consomme; but I wasn't, kind of strange. I'm sure I could have asked for it, but since I had three tacos coming, if they were good, I'd be back......
I wasn't a big fan of the tortillas which were crumbly and bland. The best of the bunch was the shrimp; which were plump and juicy and handled the simple batter quite well. The flavoring was simple, though bland. The fish taco was decently flavored, the batter a bit too light, and the fish kind of slimy, what's with all the watery crema nowadays. Also, even tohugh it was 11am nad they open at 930, they seemed ill prepared....I had to ask for napkins, salsa, there was no cebollas, no limes.......
Tacos de Marlyn is one of my favorites....I love the combination of smoke, saltiness, and the flavor of the fish. This however, was probably the worst version I've ever had....it lacked a decent smoke flavor and was terribly fishy....I'm no shrinking violet; I've eaten fish curd and what they call "fish poo", but this just didn't taste right. I went back to the truck and asked for a "salsa picante" something spicy to see if that would fix tihngs....it didn't...I dumped it.
I'm guessing a lot of folks love this truck.....I'll pass.
The Mariscos Nine Seas Truck
3030 Grape St
San Diego, CA 92102