looking for some good food options in San Diego …


  • #85642

    sweetgrass
    Ute Fan
    @sweetgrass

    I’ve been to San Diego a couple of times, but I’ve struck out on good eats.  I tried Old Town years ago, and that was okay.  Tried the Gaslight area next to Pet Co once, that seemed like an overpriced touristy area. 

    Anyone have any solid recommendations?

  • #85647
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    PlainsUte
    Ute Fan
    @plainsute

    SD must have some really good German restaurants since it was discovered by the Germans in 1904.

  • #85649
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    Utesbyfive
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    @utesbyfive

    The Gaslamp has some great restaurants! Don’t let your bias stop you from going there. Wander around and you’ll find something, even if it’s Spaghetti Factory. LOL.

    • #85777
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      Utahute72
      Ute Fan
      @utahute72

      We love the gaslamp area.  Little Italy has some good stuff also.

  • #85651
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    CincyUte
    Ute Fan
    @cincyute

    If you take the light rail to the San Ysidro station and walk a few blocks south, you can find some really authentic Mexican food.  

    Just don’t forget to bring your passport.

    • #85677

      PlainsUte
      Ute Fan
      @plainsute

      Pre-medicating with Pepto Bismal will make the ride back more comfortable!

  • #85652
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    SUUte
    Ute Fan
    @garrstew

    Phil’s BBQ is a must. 

    • #85672

      AlohaUte
      Ute Fan
      @alohaute

      Up until 3 months ago, I lived right up the street from Phil’s in Rancho Bernardo. It’s fine for San Diego, but comparatively speaking, it leaves me wanting a lot after having Texas, KC, STL, and overall southern BBQ

  • #85653
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    Tacoma Ute
    Ute Fan
    @tacomaute

    7-11 has some killer hot dogs. Especially if you load them with lots of extra crap.

    I kid. I kid.

    • #85679

      PlainsUte
      Ute Fan
      @plainsute

      Speaking of loading up with extra crap, In-N-Out Animal style.

  • #85664

    Puget Ute
    Ute Fan
    @pugetute

    Visit Old Town, but don’t waste your time getting fiid there.

    • #85665

      Utesbyfive
      Ute Fan
      @utesbyfive

      The Old Town Mexican Cafe used to be pretty good.

  • #85671
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    Summit Ute
    Ute Fan
    @summitute

    I can never get enought of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers so I always hit the one in Santee when I’m down there.

    I LOVE Puesto for mexican food in La Jolla and downton.  Also Taco Tuesday is a steal there.

    Extrodinary Desserts is another insanely good spot for dessert but bring your $$$.

    Rocky’s Crown Pub for a burger is a place I’m planning on hitting on this trip.

    Kono’s Cafe for breakfast on mission beach.  One breakfast is enough for 2.

  • #85674
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    AlohaUte
    Ute Fan
    @alohaute

    SD local here (well up until 3 months ago, we just left), but here’s what you need. Really any local hole in the wall Mexican place, just the places where you get it pretty quick, not the full restaurant styles. If you want specific, in Rancho Bernardo off of I-15 is a place called Cotijas and their special Cotija burrito is absolutely amazing. They pack it with a green chili, asada, cheese and more cheese and a few other things. It’s fantastic.

    • #85682

      chinngiskhaan
      Ute Fan
      @chinngiskhaan

      best Mexican food I’ve had in the states was in a random hole in the wall in the SD area. It was right next to an albertson’s or something of the sort. The restaurant didn’t even have a name that I could see. It just said, “Mexican food” on the window. There was maybe 3 small tables in the restaurant. There was a clearly high on drugs homeless lady outside the restaurant bothering those who chose to sit outside and eat. She was screaming at them one moment, then dancing around like the sugar plum fairy the next.

      but yeah, that food was amazing.

      • #85718

        Puget Ute
        Ute Fan
        @pugetute

        The places where the silverware doesn’t match and you prob need to speak spanish to order have absolutely the best food ever.

  • #85676

    SorryWife
    Ute Fan
    @sorrywife

    If you travel north a bit into del mar/encinitas area there are some pretty good resturaunts that are right on the beach.

  • #85689

    Calgradutedad
    Ute Fan
    @calgradutedad

    If you want to eat on the coast with a view check out Pacifica Del Mar. https://www.pacificadelmar.com/

    Late night cheap Mexican food I recommend Roberto’s taco shops.

  • #85701

    pics
    Ute Fan
    @pics

    Haven’t been there in quite a while but Point Loma Seafood used to be very good.

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