Sandbar Sports Bar & Grill Named Two-Time Winner of San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival TKO Fish Taco Throwdown

Photo by TJ Sinsay
November 19, 2014

Sandbar Sports Bar and Grill is the two-time winner of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Fish Taco TKO Challenge. Last night’s competition was a signature event of the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival that pitted nearly a dozen top fish taco makers against each other in a mouthwatering battle hosted at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens location in Liberty Station.

In order to win the competition, Sandbar had to win the votes of the crowd. Each ticket holder was given 2 tokens to use for voting. Sanbar came out victorious, besting Aqua Al 2, Casanova Fish Tacos, Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro, PB Fish Shop, Tequila Bar & Grill, Tacos Perla, The Blind Burro, Oceanaire, Stone World Bistro & Gardens, Puesto and Cardiff Beach Bar at Tower 13. Tequila Bar took home second place and Tower 13 received third place.

Sandbar, Tequila Bar and Tower 13
On Tuesdays, Sandbar offers the award-winning TKO taco for $4. It’s also available during happy hour on Mondays through Fridays from 4-7pm for $4. The now-famous taco consists of a Cotija-crusted flour tortilla, marinated dorado, roasted house made chipotle aioli, beer-brined escabeche slaw, lime crema, spicy guacamole, tobacco onions and fried cilantro. Other options for fillings include grilled shrimp, carne asada, braised carnitas or grilled chicken.

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