The Top 10 Spots for Pacific Beach Tacos

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Enjoy the Perfect Post-Surf Snack

Sun, sand, surf… and tacos. No visit to San Diego is complete without trying our favorite local dish—and you don’t have to wait until Taco Tuesday. Learn about our top 10 spots for delicious Pacific Beach tacos, and enjoy these tasty creations any day of the week.

1.  La Perla Cocina Mexicana

Just a five-minute walk from the hotel, La Perla Cocina Mexicana serves a delicious and fresh variety of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more.

Location: 745 Emerald Street, San Diego, CA 92109

2. Oscar’s Mexican Seafood

Trust us: The food is well worth the wait at Oscar’s Mexican Seafood. Head to this popular eatery just steps from the boardwalk for the fresh fish tacos, which are available smoked, grilled, or battered.

Location: 746 Emerald Street, San Diego, CA 9210

3. Taco Surf PB

Embrace the surfer vibe while enjoying the carne asada at Taco Surf PB, which is located a block away and features an extensive surfboard collection.

Location: 4657 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109

4. Pacific Beach Fish Shop

The laid-back atmosphere at this family-friendly restaurant is perfect for enjoying a plate of mahi mahi tacos and a refreshing glass of local craft beer.

Location: 1775 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

5. Ta’cul

Get your fill of authentic street tacos at Ta’cul, tucked away in a Garnet Ave strip mall. Keep it classic with carnitas, or get adventurous with spicy octopus.

Location: 2015 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

6. Tacos Mimi

The oversized street-style tacos at this Pacific Beach shop are full of flavor. Try the birria, potato, or adobada at this local favorite.

Location: 4508 Cass Street #B, San Diego, CA 92109

7. Tacos El Paisa

Visit the Pacific Beach outpost of this beloved San Diego mainstay, or hit up the drive-thru. Try the authentic tacos, and don’t skip the delicious aguas frescas.

Location: 980 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

8.La Playa Taco Shop

This inviting and vibrant Mission Boulevard taqueria serves a selection of tempting taco classics, including carne asada, carnitas, and fresh fish.

Location: 3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109

9. Ramiro’s Taco Shop

Open from 6am to 3am, this fast and efficient eatery features outdoor seating and a drive-thru. Stop by anytime for beef, chicken, or fish tacos.

Location: 4525 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109

10. Ortiz’s Taco Shop

Ortiz’s Taco Shop offers counter service and a number of familiar favorites, including carnitas, pastor, shrimp, and fish tacos, among other tasty options.

Location: 1313 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

Enjoy these and other top San Diego restaurants when you stay at Pacific Terrace Hotel.