Delicious fish tacos and bun 'o chowder on Ocean Beach Pier
by JUDI CURRY
Published - 07/17/19 - 07:15 AM | 1856 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The 'award-winning' grilled fish taco on corn tortillas with cheese, shredded cabbage, and topped with fresh salsa and white sauce, with the bun 'o chowder. / Photo by Judy Curry
The 'award-winning' grilled fish taco on corn tortillas with cheese, shredded cabbage, and topped with fresh salsa and white sauce, with the bun 'o chowder. / Photo by Judy Curry
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While waiting for the sun to come out, Irene and I decided to take a walk and have a bite to eat at the café in the middle of historic Ocean Beach Pier. It has been years since I ate there, because I got tired of fishing on the pier and never catching anything edible.

We were amazed at the number of items that are on the menu; the variety offered, and the reasonable prices. For example, there were pancakes, omelets, and a variety of side dishes offered for breakfast. There are Mexican and American flavors, salads and seafood offered for later in the day. There is even a variety of drinks available. They also offer a childrens menu.

After a long discussion, Irene decided to order the “award-winning” grilled fish taco. This was grilled mahi-mahi, served on a two soft corn tortilla’s with cheese, shredded cabbage, and topped with their own fresh salsa and white sauce. That cost was only $7. Irene, at my urging, ordered the full plate ($11), which included coleslaw and something I had never had before – a “bun 'o chowder.”

The bun 'o chowder turned out to be just that – a double bread bun that had a very generous ladle of clam chowder spread over it. I knew that Irene would not eat it, but I devoured it. It was unusual – actually served on the plate with the coleslaw and taco. The salsa was fresh and tasty.

There were many items on the menu that I wanted to try, but I finally settled on three rolled tacos, topped with cheese and salsa. They cost $5 and were filled with meat. I could only eat one of them because they were so large, and ended up taking the other two home.

Irene had a glass of Coke ($2) and I had a glass of fresh made lemonade ($3). Our total bill was $21 and we totally enjoyed the meal. Our server was excellent and was very attentive in spite of the dining room being busy.

It should be noted that their seafood plates come on a bed of fries and include coleslaw and an “O.B. Sinker,” otherwise known as a jalapeno popper!

If you want to fish from the pier call their bait and tackle shop (619-226-3474), which is right next door!

Walking on Water Café

Ocean Beach Pier

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.

619-226-8653
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