Restaurants in San Diego
As a sister city to Tijuana, which has essentially filtered into San Diego now, the Mexican food is top notch, so eat your fill of tacos, fajitas and burritos. Locals fight over what the best restaurant in San Diego is for a Mexican fix, but a surefire contender for number one is Las Cuatro Milpas, which draws lunch lines even on rainy days. Don’t let the sticky cafeteria tables deter you, the rolled tacos are crisped to perfection and the carnitas burrito oozes with cojita cheese. For tequila enthusiasts, try sipping one of the thousand of kinds of agave nectar at El Agave Tequileria and snacking on the scrumptious mole poblano Don Julio made with three kinds of chili pepper, tomatillo, clove, black pepper, chocolate, garlic, cinnamon, coriander seed and sesame seed. La Puerta in the Gaslamp Quarter is perfect for hipsters looking to down a hand-blended margarita while scarfing high-quality guacamole and carne asada fries.
Addison is an excellent choice for celebrating a special occasion. Tucked into a pastoral hill at Carmel Valley’s Grand Del Mar Resort, Addison’s setting is impressive and the seasonally rotating menu includes options like ris de veau panés with caramelized onions. The sommelier helps to pair dishes from the 2,500-bottle list. San Diego restaurants are known for gourmet food with a casual atmosphere. La Jolla favorite Whisknladle is a gastropub that serves farm-fresh small plates and craft cocktails. But if you’d prefer to stay downtown, Prepkitchen is the slightly more affordable, but no less delectable brother in Little Italy.
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