SfN07: Fish Tacos

September 5, 2007

Today we inaugurate a new category of posts. The Society for Neuroscience is meeting in my fair city this year, as it does on a regular cycle. Presumably some of y’all will be coming to visit. I have some thoughts.

Ahh, the fish taco. If anything passes for somewhat unique regional food this is it. Of course, we stole it from Baja California but what else is new. Anyway, do not leave San Diego without having had at least one fish taco.

There are two main varieties, I’d say start with the fast food-y one. A batter fried slab of cod or some such, cabbage as the “green”, not lettuce, the indescribable mayo-based sauce in a corn tortilla (the soft, minimally or un-cooked variety). ummmm. The second variety will be on offer in the restaurants just outside the Convention center on 5th Avenue and related Gaslamp locations. This will appear somewhat healthier as it features an upgraded cut of fish, grilled instead of fried. Just as tasty. In fact, try both while you are here. Don’t forget to spritz the lime and apply the salsa.

Fast food joint Rubio’s is a decent place to get the fried variety of fish taco or, better yet, look for one of our ubiquitous taco joints with a sobriquet that ends in “berto”. Roberto’s, Aliberto’s, Alberto’s…at one point the local weekly rag had a list of some 20 “berto’s” shops or minichains. You can’t go wrong with a “berto’s”. Especially for fish tacos or carne asada burritos.

One Response to “SfN07: Fish Tacos”

  1. Piled Higher, Deeper Says:

    Okay, that’s all well and good but let’s get down to the important stuff. Beer. Which microbrews do we need to sample and where do we get ’em?


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