The Endless Road Trip — San Diego’s Top 10 Eats: 2. Tostada Loca
As has been mentioned many times previously on ES, I have a crazy addiction.
Because I am so obsessed with bringing you, dear readers, news of the outrageous and over-the-top food world, I always, always, always have to order the craziest thing on the menu. If the item actually has the word “crazy” in its name, it’s just over.
The well-reviewed Mariscos German Taco Truck (that’s pronounced her-man, they’re Mexican, not some kind of weird Bavarian taco truck) in San Diego had tons of exciting, classy menu items on the day that I went. There were smoked marlin tacos. There was shrimp ceviche. There was calamari. There was also something called “tostada loca,” so I pretty much had no choice.
Tostada loca costs $7.95 and is described on the menu simply as “almost all seafood.”
I’m not sure why they went with “almost,” because this bad body is by far the most overstuffed tostada I have ever seen, and it seems to have it all: a beautiful, heaping pile of white fish ceviche, scallops, shrimp, octopus, squid, mussels and oysters, all topped with red onion. I mean, what seafood were they possibly missing?
The kicker — and this was both a perpetual sighting in San Diego and the one thing that had us East Coasters considering never leaving California — is the generous portion of perfectly green avocado placed on top as a bonus. I like to claim the East Coast has a stronger food scene, but it’s really not a fair fight when you’re able to just top every single dish with perfect (and cheap) avo.