First food stop in Del Mar, California: The Brigantine. There are fish tacos everywhere here, but this one is somehow set apart from the rest. The fish tacos come in several varieties: mahi mahi, fried white fish, sword fish or fried shrimp. While the crunchy, fried house version is delicious, today I opted for the mahi mahi—flaky, grilled mahi with spiced mayo and Brigantine slaw.
One of the pluses of this place, which has several San Diego-area locations, is the fact that the tacos come on a single corn tortilla that actually stays in one piece all throughout the eating process. Even the second taco, even when splashed with a healthy amount of lime juice. Still stays together. It’s a lot more than I can say for most corn tortillas…
The other plus of the Del Mar location: The view. Go for porch seats and overlook a sunny lagoon that abuts the Coaster train tracks and Del Mar Race Track. It is picturesque, pleasant, and if you come for lunch, you might end up staying through cocktail hour.
3263 Camino Del Mar / Del Mar / San Diego / California