#1 El Pescador Fish Market (La Jolla, CA): Situated just north of San Diego, this hole-in-the-wall fish market takes our #1 cheap eats spot for its extremely fresh fish and most delicious seafood sandwiches on the planet. In business for over 30 years and located off the beaten tourist path, El Pescador is a locals joint that to the eye doesn’t look like anything special. It is a small, you order at the counter, and there are only a couple of tables but man do they know how to do a seafood sandwich justice.
I used to live in San Diego and would come to El Pescador for lunch whenever I got the chance. While everything on their menu is amazing and cooked to perfection, I would always get the dungeness crab sandwich with avocado. The sandwich consists of huge chunks of fresh moist dungeness crab with ripe avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion and some sort of amazing sauce that I can’t remember exactly what it was but just that it was heavenly delicious. Served on a buttery char-grilled sourdough roll that itself alone is out of this world, this sandwich will honestly take you to food euphoria. And at $9.95, the dungeness crab sandwich is truly a steal for the quality.
If you go to El Pescador (which you must do if you are ever in San Diego) get your sandwiches to go then make the one minute drive to the gorgeous La Jolla coast line. There you can park yourself at a picnic table and take in the beautiful view of waves crashing into the cliffs while enjoying one of the best, if not the best, sandwiches of your life. (627 Pearl Street, La Jolla, CA. Open daily 10AM- 8PM).