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Restaurants in San Diego

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these San Diego restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best San Diego restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in San Diego to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best San Diego restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in San Diego.

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  • 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
  • BALEEN San Diego

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Baleen at the Paradise Point Resort is a bayfront restaurant serving modern American cuisine. Water views are the most notable feature of the dinin... 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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