A couple of weeks back, occasional commenter "Buddha" who I've known since the "Chowhound Days" shot me an email telling me that he believes the best fish tacos are now being served from a truck on the corner of J and Broadway in Chula Vista named Tijuana Jr. This past weekend, I finally had some time to drive down there are check them out.
When I arrived at 10am, they were already doing some serious business. The truck is located in the parking lot of a tire shop with very limited parking. I was lucky enough to snare a spot.
There's one guy manning the order window and another manning the window for payment making things easy.
Of course I went with a Taco de Pescado - the fish taco $1.25.
Good god, this thing was huge for a typical fish taco. Two large pieces of fish, moist, the batter is almost a laquer-tempura style, very crisp. Not to much flavor, the crema is watery, you'll need to add some sauce to this one, a squeeze of lime, and maybe the habenero onions. Still, this is a super deal for a $1.25 and I think it may be the best......I need to get back to Mariscos el Pescador and El Prieto for a comparison.
I also ordered a Gobernador, which had a ton of perfectly cooked shrimp.
This really didn't seem like the typical gobernador to me....though I loved the way the cheese had been melted and griddled in some spots. This thing literally fell to pieces in ten seconds. If this was indeed a gobernador, I really missed the onions, peppers, and seasonings. Still no complaints about pertion size, though this too was very mild in flavor.
I was more than satisfied as I left. I'll be back!
Thanks for the recommendation Jeff!
Mariscos Tijuana Jr
706 W J St
Chula Vista, CA 91910
On site daily from 9am - 7pm
Since I was down in the South Bay, I thought I'd check on El Charco, which looks exactly the same as 5 months ago. I think the place is a goner.
Mariscos Godoy is now Maricos la Perla Negra:
As I headed to the I-5 down Palomar I took a quick glance to my right and was surprised. Mariscos Godoy was now Mariscos la Perla Negra:
Anyone know what happened?
A funny thing happened as I was waiting at the light to get back on Palomar; CC sent me a text telling me that Mariscos Godoy had closed! Man, that was kind of weird....I squinted my eyes looking out at Palomar Street....looking to see if I could spot her.....
651 Palomar St
Chula Vista, CA 91911