I’ve been answering travelers’ questions about San Diego for a long time, and – trust me – this is one of the most frequent. I thought I knew the answer, but just to check, my husband and I bought fish tacos from three places in La Jolla last night: Mr. Taco on Ivanhoe Avenue, Wahoo’s on Pearl Street, and Rubio’s in the shopping center on Villa La Jolla Drive (between the movie theater and Whole Foods). We also went to El Charro on Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores, but it was a busy day at the beach yesterday and they were completely out of fish and closing early.
La Jolla – Best Fish Tacos
The result of our official taco tasting test confirmed what I’ve been telling readers for years: when it comes to fish tacos, you just can’t beat Rubio’s. Of the three contenders, they were the only ones who offered a choice of corn or flour tortillas and the only ones that included white sauce and a fresh lime wedge – plus they were the least expensive. But most of all, their crispy beer-battered Alaska Pollock just tasted better than everyone else’s fish.
My husband says that I should add that, while Wahoo’s fish tacos aren’t as good as Rubio’s, he likes their surfing motif, specifically the great photo murals and a friendly staff of surfer dudes and dudettes.
Rubio’s has three locations in La Jolla – the one we went to, one on the UCSD campus, and one on Fay Avenue in the village.
Photo courtesy of Rubio’s
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