A recommendation online for a great, cheap locale for ceviche and tacos gave life a brief spark of meaning. My current furlough from work and a beautiful day meant it was time for a leisurely ride across town to put on the feed bag. I called a fellow taco lover and off we went.
We wanted to check out the reportedly excellent ceviche at Mariscos La Costa. Granted, the pulpo, or octopus ceviche was suggested, but I wanted to start simple.
We got ourselves a round of the pescado, or fish ceviche tostadas. Refreshing, limey, and great for a hot day. I let my companion take the lead and order us a round of lengua and al pastor tacos.
In his words, perfectly serviceable. These are dollar tacos folks. What more is there to say? You will not find a cheaper taco, but you might want to.
This was all very cheap. Two ceviche tostadas and four tacos came to a grand total of $9.50. This is a great place to go if you want a lot of food, but don't have a lot of money. I'd like to return soon for some of the higher ticket items.
Mariscos La Costa
3625 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94601
But we wanted more, and I wanted to show my friend better.
We cycled down road for about five minutes and did a bit of a repeat. Two ceviche tostdas, and this time, two fish tacos. I'll say no more about the second establishment, as I've mentioned it before. You be the judge.