Flying Fish Grill – Half Moon Bay

Rating: ♣♣♣

Sam and I used to love trying all the fish taco joints in the Bay Area.  Every time someone would mention a place with fried fish tacos that they loved, we’d make it a point to try it out.  Such was the case with Flying Fish Grill.  I had a coworker that constantly raved about how he would take his sons to the best fish tacos he’s ever had in Half Moon Bay. So, of course we had to try.

Making the trip to Half Moon Bay isn’t difficult, you can either take the 92 or the 1.  We were tempted to stop by Barbara’s Fish Trap for some quick Clam Chowder, but fought the urge and continued on.  Finding the place is a little tricky, it’s at the south side, end of the 92 where it meets the 1.  The sun was shining, and the tummy’s were rumbling.  We ordered the Fried Calamari, Sweet Potato Fries and Fish Tacos.

Flying Fish Grill Appetizers

The Fried Calamari was crispy, and seemed extra battered.  With a quick spritz of lemon and a dip into the tartar sauce, the fried calamari were ready for Kingston consumption.  I wouldn’t say these were the most amazing pieces of calamari I’ve ever had, and so would not recommend them.  If you know what Sweet Potato Fries taste like, then you wouldn’t be missing much.

Flying Fish Grill Fish Taco

Finally, we ended with the fish tacos.  Sam ordered 1, and I ordered 2.  Cod is the type of fish we ordered, although you can also choose Salmon.  I actually liked the way they fried the fish, it wasn’t overly battered, and it was the right crispiness.  They place on a bed of shredded cabbage inside a small corn tortilla.  Pictured is Sam’s, plain Jane fish taco.  I actually ordered the Grande, which included Salsa, Guacamole, and cheese.  Definitely good, but not the best, I still reserve that for Nick’s Crispy Tacos.

Note: They are moving to a new location this summer at 211 San Mateo Road!

Flying Fish Grill
99 San Mateo Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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San Diego Here We Come!

S and I are heading over to San Diego next week for a small convention.  I’m really looking forward to trying a few of the local dishes that many of my friends and colleagues have mentioned including the California Burrito, Carne Asada Fries and Fish Tacos.  They may have these dishes elsewhere, but I hear it’s the best in San Diego.

Courtesy of Yelp

I’m looking forward to trying out Mexican Fiesta for their California Burrito. What is a California Burrito?  I’m glad you asked.  A California Burrito is a San Diego treat that consists of carne asada meat, French fries, cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole.  Doesn’t that sound delicious?

Courtesy of Yelp

Next on the list? La Puerta to try out their Carne Asada fries which consists of french fries, carne asada, guacamole, sour cream and cheese.  I’m not really sure if this is supposed to be an appetizer or a meal, but it sounds really filling.  What’s up with the San Diego love of adding french fries to their Mexican food?

Courtesy of Yelp

Last, I want to make sure I make a stop for some Baja-style fish tacos at La Fachada.  I’m dying to find out why everyone says San Diego has the best fish tacos in the world. I love Nick’s Crispy Tacos/Underdogs, but I’d love to have something to compare it to.

We’re also open to suggestions so if you have any places you think is awesome and is near Gaslamp, feel free to leave us a comment!  I’ll definitely make an effort to try the places your recommend.

Mexican Fiesta
1460 India St
San Diego, CA 92101

La Puerta
560 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

La Fachada
20 25th St
San Diego, CA 92102

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