Whenever I go to Los Angeles, I do my very best to keep on the West side due to my affinity for surfing. The dessert is cool but the ocean is far more exciting in my opinion, especially if you are willing to drive to Malibu and North County. The water is always cleaner, the waves are a lot more consistent and that stretch of the PCH houses some of the best roadside fish tacos spots on the planet. I say that with both experience and confidence.
The Fish Grill is no exception. It is a small building with blue awnings on the right just before you get to the Malibu Pier and the food is perfect. It is not fancy, the food is affordable and it will have you biting your fingers on accident as you finish. I have explored their menu on a handful of occasions and every single thing I have eaten was phenomenal. Not to mention you can see Malibu’s Surfrider Beach from the surf shop upstairs and can decide if you want to paddle out and battle the crowd or keep heading North.