Hey Jilly, a fish taco - or 2 or 3 - in SoCal, or even Baja Mexico, is a fare worth planning in any budget.
Glad you didn't hold back, because it reminded me of my days in San Diego & border jumping to Ensenada for fish tacos/cerveza & stopping by Puerto Nuevo on the drive back for lobster dinner

"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children."