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Restaurants in San Diego

Located only 30 km from Tijuana, the food in San Diego is influenced by Mexico, being one of the places with the best Mexican food in the world. But Mexican food is not the only type of cuisine that is popular in San Diego. In the many restaurants in San Diego you can find a wide variety of influences from different cultures, such as Italian and French, among others. Check the selection of the best restaurants in San Diego by Travel + Leisure's writers and editors.

For a taste of Mexican food, head to the Maritza's restaurant which is known for having the best burritos and beef tacos in San Diego or the Casa Guadalajara which is known for its delicious Texan-Mexican dishes. If you prefer French influenced cuisine then you can go to Mille Fleurs and have a taste of France's countryside flavors or if you are more of an Italian cuisine kind of person then you can go to the Baci Ristorante where the traditional Italian dishes meet the modern cuisine in perfect harmony. San Diego restaurants also offer great American dishes, such as the Vintana Wine + Dine restaurant known for the signature steaks dishes or The Melting Pot known for its cheese and chocolate fondue dishes.

Not yet convinced? Then maybe one of these seafood restaurants will suit your preferences. Truluck's for instance is known for its fresh crab dishes and the Chart House for its signature seafood entrees.

To find restaurants in San Diego with amazing dishes is easy, the hard thing is picking one.

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  • A. R. Valentien

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A.R. Valentien is the signature restaurant at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Inspired by namesake Albert R. Valentien, this farm-to-table establishment... More
  • Addison

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Situated on a pastoral hill at Carmel Valley’s Grand Del Mar Resort, Addison has the unassuming stone entrance of a rural Tuscan mansion. Inside, t... More
  • Aqua Blu

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Arterra

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in San Diego’s Carmel Valley biotech business district, Arterra sits inside the San Diego Marriott Del Mar. The restaurant’s interior refle... More
  • Blanca

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Sultry So-Cal dining room More
  • Bondi

    The Australian restaurant and bar opened in the Fall of 2006. More
  • Buon Appetito

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Buon Appetito brings food, wine, and art together in dowtown’s Little Italy district. Along with a wine bar and market next door, Buon Appetito has... More
  • Cafe Cerise

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Cafe Chloe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Café Chloe is a French bistro and coffee-tea house in the East Village. The outside is marked by large awnings and outdoor terrasse. Inside, stark... More
  • Chilango's Mexico City Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Confidential

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Corvette Diner

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Drop into the lively diner, for midday burgers and onion rings served by sassy waitresses. More
  • Eclipse Chocolat

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Sculptor-turned-chocolatier Will Gustwiller uses only high-grade cocoa beans from sustainable sources, as well as other organic and seasonal ingred... More
  • El Agave Tequileria

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A meal at El Agave Tequileria is more about the thousands of fine sipping tequilas, although the Nouvelle Mexican cuisine provides a complementary ... More
  • El Cuervo Taco Shop

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    El Cuervo is a popular mom-and-pop taco shop in an aging Hillcrest strip mall. The red tile roof and neon sign outside signal the casual interior w... More

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