Avocado and Limes

Part of our integration into San Diego life has been the addition of two staples into our diet. It seems like all of the best foods are either cooked with or come with a side of avocado and/or lime. Once novelties, these are pretty normal on our plates.

Also part of our normal diet these days, which typically requires both ingredients mentioned above, the fish taco.

The first time I heard the phrase “fish taco” came on my first trip to Southern California. It sounded gross. Almost repulsive to think of fish in a taco. But I have to tell you that if you tuck a slice of avocado in there and squeeze a lime over the top it’s pretty good.

I would hazard to guess that just about every restaurant in San Diego has both items in their kitchen. Sure, it might not be on the menu, but I guarantee you that they are used for staff meals almost every day.

Why are the lime and avocado such a big deal? I don’t know exactly. I love both ingredients. I think it has something to do with it being so cheap though. A recent trip to the grocery store scored us some avocados at $.25 each and limes for $.20 each.

By Adam McLane

Kristen and Adam live in the San Diego neighborhood of Rolando with their three children.

6 comments

  1. I noticed the same thing when I was in San Francisco. Avacado is in everything. They also used cilantro way more than I think is officially allowable by law.

    Strange how the same foods can taste so different based on what coast you’re on. I must say, though, that I prefer the east coast.

  2. @William Hartz So right, my city its all about the avocado…. yum yum. But to be honest it does make everything taste better. Lime is ok, i take it on some things
    @Adam
    Fish Tacos. Yuk! they sell they up here in Frisco, but I haven’t had the guts to eat one yet.
    Mission for Tonight: Eat a fish taco

  3. @jeremy- that’s what they’re going for at our Food 4 Less. (We have one about 1000 yards from our house.) It’s also seasonal too… this fall they were like 10 for $1!

  4. No, it’s not that bad. Our neighborhood is really close to “the worst in San Diego” but I’ve never had an issue there. It’s mostly an immigrant community and the last thing they want is trouble from the law. The flip side is you run into tons of San Diego State students there… doing beer and condom runs. Random observation. Guys buy small boxes of condoms, women buy the big box of like 50. WEIRD!

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