Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Dia de Pesca (San Jose, CA): Nachos with Prawns
There are a few things to remember, should you visit Dia de Pesca and partake of their "Si Food" (I didn't make that up - it's on their sign - awesome pun!). First, their fish tacos are the best I've had, anywhere, and you can choose from numerous different types of meat, ranging from salmon, to halibut, to shrimp, to chicken or beef on any of their menu items. Second, watch out when you park. Their lot is ludicrously small for how many people show up at lunch time and you can get a stiff ticket if you park on the wrong side street (I know from experience - $90 ticket the first time I went here - that's one expensive-assed lunch outing). Lastly, don't waste your time and order "Si Food" nachos. It just wasn't meant to be...
Yes, I thought I'd be all gourmet and order their tasty prawns atop my nachos. Note to self: shrimp and cheese do not go together. I should have learned that when I ate some very disappointing shrimp nachos at Wahoo's. These were definitely better than Wahoo's, simply because the prawns were mouthwatering - probably sauteed in garlic butter or something - and the nachos were topped with an orange sauce reminiscent of La Victoria's famous concoction. I was disappointed, though, to find half-melted cheese, indicating a short stint in a microwave oven rather than a proper broiling or baking. Obviously, nachos are not Dia de Pesca's specialty, but I'll definitely be back for fish tacos someday...
Rating: 3½ out of 5
Rating Notes: My fault for not ordering a complimentary meat for my nachos, but these still would have been pretty average. Go there for their Fish tacos, not their nachos.
Map to Location: http://mapq.st/16gDIw4