From Our Editors
Can’t make it down to Baja, Mexico as often as you’d like? You can recreate the experience right in San Diego at Mariscos El Pulpo, where practically the only thing missing is the sea. Inside, the color blue fills the vision from wall to wall and floor to ceiling, while Mexican seafood fills the menu. The namesake dish is pulpo, or octopus in Spanish, and it’s featured in a variety of preparations – grilled, spiced or sautéed. The beer flows cold and there’s a daily happy hour that runs until closing, making it more than just an in-and-out eatery. In fact, Mariscos El Pulpo may well be one of the only traditional Mexican seafood spots in all of downtown, which means savvy Gaslamp visitors can swing through for authentic and fresh flavors, with a bottle of beer on the side to kick off the evening.