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You know those trawlers you see drifting up and down off the coast, from IB to La Jolla? They’re catching halibut. And I’ve got me one of them.

Standing here at the PB farmers’ market, at Chip McCarty’s orange truck, Chip’s Beach Eatz.



I'm munching on halibut for $3. Taco Tuesdays it's $1.50. I swear. Nothing beats standing round on the street dripping from your jowls as you chomp into a fresh hot halibut taco. And local!


Now that's a fish taco

This is one big chunk of that flatfish, nicely battered, wrapped up in Chip’s secret sauce.

And you’ve gotta respect that ’cause Chip’s a reb who bust out from 27 years in restaurants, 19 as executive chef, till one day he got tired of working for the man, and took a chance. Bought this truck and hit the road.

Last year.


Chip hands me down my taco

Why not just set up a restaurant?

“That’s always a gamble. If you don’t get the right location, doesn’t matter how well you cook. So I figured rather than have people come to you, come the the people. Wheels!”

Other stuff’s more expensive, of course.

A spicy crabwich is $10, Khalua pork sandwich goes for $8, and ceviche’s $5. This gal Desirea and her friend Brian are getting that, along with three fish tacos.


Brian, Desirea


Desirea's ceviche

Definitely got more to explore in this market.

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GigiBHW March 10, 2013 @ 9:18 p.m.

I absolutely LOVE Chip's Beach Eatz and go there whenever I can. The food is outstanding and so reasonably priced. I go to a lot of food truck events and can honestly say that I think Chip's Beach Eatz has the best food of them all. Plus Chip and his staff are really friendly and now they call me by name when they see me there. My vote for best food truck in San Diego!


Ed Bedford April 6, 2013 @ 6:28 p.m.

Gigi: With you 100%. The guy's a real chef. Next for me: the Khalua pork sandwich. If it's anywhere near good as the fish taco, should be a winner.


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