First off, the food is very good for the most part, and the selection is good too. But there are a couple things on this menu that are GREAT.
Try the shrimp fajitas and the clam chowder. Seriously good stuff!
Also, note you can have whatever level of "experience" you would like depending on the day/time of the week and time of year.
The outside is absolutely nuts on the weekend, especially if the weather is nice, which this is So Cal, so the weather is usually nice. It's crazy crowded, loud, mariachis, the whole 9 yards, like attending a festival in Mexico or something.
But if you want to have a fairly quiet meal, eat inside, which is what we normally do, just because have kids, and they are easier to handle inside, as well as we can hear each other talk. The inside is usually empty unless it's lunchtime for some reason.
There is a lot to look at, with Ports O Call right there, and huge container ships cruising by.
This really is a fun place to take the family.
Just be prepared that there is a little bit of everything there. It's not super clean outside either, so if you want clean, eat inside.
The other thing is they only have bathrooms in one spot that is totally accessible to like everyone at Ports O Call, so the bathrooms usually have a huge line and are gross! I really dislike that, but until they have private restrooms for restaurant patrons only, we are all gonna be stuck with that.
If you have kids, make sure you take them to see the tanks with the crabs in them, that is super fun too!
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