Magazine article Sunset

Regal Fish Tacos in Imperial Beach

Magazine article Sunset

Regal Fish Tacos in Imperial Beach

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Recently Sunset received a letter from Michael Bixler, the mayor of Imperial Beach. Politely but firmly, he chastised us for excluding his city's pier, "with one of the most beautiful views in the world," from an article we ran last summer on Southern Caiifornia's piers.

Sunset gets lots of letters, but this one stopped me cold with its promise that the pier was home to the "best fish tacos north of Ensenada." How could I have possibly left out a pier with such a claim to fame? I thought I knew every good tacos de pescado stand in Southern California. This called for a serious reevaluation of my scientific method. This called for some soul-searching. This called for lunch. I dialed the mayor's number and arranged a meeting,

After some official civic bragging (New sand on the beaches] A new park just down the street] A redeveloped pier plaza]), we finally reached Salty's on the Pier to meet Tom and Suzanne Lindley, who opened the clamshell-shaped restaurant about a year and a half ago. …

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