I know a little bit of the history of the fish taco.
I never went with them, but several friends of mine, mostly police officers, used to take trips to Baja. Specifically, they went to a town called San Felipe. They would always come back raving about the fish tacos they got from a cart on the beach.
One of those guys, Steve Rubio, liked them so much, he opened a little restaurant on Mission Bay in San Diego. He opened in a building that had previously housed an Orange Julius franchise. Needless to say, the concept went over well. A few years later, I found fish tacos on a menu in Florida. Now they’re everywhere. But Rubio was the visionary.
Preety much right, Poverty Pete, except it is Ralph Rubio.
Here’s a photo I took of Ralph Rubio a few months ago when I joined him to try their new langoustine lobster tacos. He’s a nice guy and very passionate about sustainability, the ocean environment and of course, food. And he still enjoys fish tacos!