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.

More of the Endless Road Trip — San Diego

1.  Pickle Tater Tots
2. Tostada Loca
3. Pacos (Pancake Tacos)
4. The Veggie Burger Comes Full Circle
5. Live Sea Urchin
6. Uni Everywhere
7. Pork, It’s What’s for Breakfast
8. Triple Threat Pork Sandwich
9. The Best Drunk Bus
10. Scrambled Eggs, Meet Rice and Beans

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  • Yvette ~ Muy Bueno May 31, 2012  

    Holy moly that plate looks ahhhhmazing! Wish I lived in San Diego. WOW!

  • Emily May 31, 2012  

    Haha! You wish East Coast had the best scene, but let’s face the truth: West Coast is the Best Coast! HOLLA!

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