La Jolla restaurants you'll love
Top restaurants in La Jolla, California
La Jolla is a lively metro area of California. Three sides of this city are surrounded by water making it one of the best places to enjoy the beach as well as the local art scene and extensive shopping. Whether you’re searching for a place to explore the rich culture of the town or stop for a bite to eat, there are plenty of both to explore. Enjoy local cuisines such as fresh seafood, American fare, and Californian-inspired restaurants.
Visit La Jolla Cove for beachside food and drinks or the Pacific Beach area for pizza, Mexican cuisine, and sandwiches. There are many local coffee houses, bakeries, and breakfast restaurants in La Jolla to choose from for morning cravings and evening meals like sushi, new American, and French fare. No matter what time of day, there is a delicious dish to curb your hunger.
Wind down for the weekend at a local bar and grill or settle down for a craft brew from a nearby taproom. You can even enjoy a glass or two of wine at trendy restaurants in La Jolla. Ask the staff about the best pairings for a plate of locally caught seafood, you won’t be disappointed. From quick-service restaurants, delivery, and upscale dining, La Jolla will meet your every need.
La Jolla's top cuisines
Must-try La Jolla restaurants
PIES • COOKIES • SMOKED SALMON • PASTRY
Sugar and Scribe Bakery - Fine Foods
7660 Fay Ave, La Jolla
two eggs ı bacon ı roasted potatoes ı choice of bread
|Lemon Curd Pancakes||$14.00|
orange cardamom syrup ı seasonal berries
|Sandwiches for Superheroes||$15.00|
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7731 Fay Avenue, La Jolla
|SPAGHETTI e POLPETTE||$21.00|
Angus Beef Meat Balls, San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Pecorino Romano Cheese
Tomato Sauce/Mozzarella/Bell Peppers/Red Onion/Italian Sausage
Angus Beef Ragout, 24 mo. Parmigiano Reggiano
SEAFOOD • SANDWICHES
Beaumont's Neighborhood Eatery
5662 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
|Bomba Baja Tacos||$16.00|
2 halibut or shrimp, fried or grilled, chipotle crema, cilantro lime slaw, pico, queso fresco, guacamole, spanish rice, pinto beans
|Kid's Chicken Fingers||$9.00|
served with a side of fries
tomato, kalamata, pepperoncini, feta, garbanzo, artichokes, hearts of palm, cucumber, sherry vinaigrette
Taco Villa UCSD
Eucalyptus Grove Ln, La Jolla
Battered fish, Mexican rice, white sauce, cabbage and pico de gallo
Choice of beef, chicken or potato with lettuce, cheddar and cotija cheese
|Bean and Cheese burrito||$5.95|
Cheddar, Monterey or Cotija cheese with refried beans.
Sushi on the Rock La Jolla.
7863 Girard Avenue Suite 308, La Jolla
Krab, avocado and cucumber ….add masago ($2.00)
6 Piece rolls, seaweed on the outside - avocado, rice, seaweed
(6) fried or steamed, choice of pork, veggie, chicken served with sweet chili and ponzu
WRAPS • SOUPS • SALADS
4150 Regents Park Row #170, La Jolla
crunch lettuce blend, shredded kale, cotija, black beans, roasted corn, fire roasted tomato, red onion, cilantro, corn tortilla strips, charred jalapeño, ranch dressing
crunch lettuce blend, cotija, spiced pepitas, corn tortilla chips, zesty caesar dressing
power greens blend, avocado, edamame, quinoa, cucumber, beets, red onion, spiced pepitas, vegan green goddess dressing
American Pizza Manufacturing
7402 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
bold & spicy pepperoni, homemade ruby red tomato sauce, fresh grated mozzarella. a reliable go-to
a classic margherita. homemade ruby red tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella moons, minced garlic, basil chiffonade - add speck $3.00
Mr. Cardini would approve. organic romaine hearts, sweet red onions, house baked croutons, parmigiana-reggiana shaving, out-of-this-world lemon & boquerones infused dressing - add chicken $3.00
Spiro's Mediterranean Cuisine
909 Prospect St, LA JOLLA
falafel, dolmades, hummus, tzatziki, tabouli, olives, feta, warm pita
|Lamb & Beef Gyro||$10.25|
4130 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla
buffalo turkey, thick-cut bacon, monterey jack, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, cilantro jalapeño ranch
pastrami, swiss, sauerkraut, house russian dressing
|Build your Own|
A custom built sandwich to make your day more dapper.
Caroline's Seaside Cafe
8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla
|Beef Short Ribs Hash & Eggs||$15.00|
Peppers & Onions, Potatoes, Toast
|Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich||$13.00|
Golden Raisins, Almonds, Green Apple Lettuce, Tomato, Choice of Bread
1/2 lb Prime Ground Chuck, Onion Marmalade, White Cheddar, Chipotle Aioli, Lettuce, Local Tomatoes
Galaxy Cantina & Grill
2259 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
chile lime crema, avocado mousse, cabbage, pico de gallo
|Fish Ceviche Tostada||$18.00|
lime, pico de gallo, avocado, serrano, mayo
jalapeno aioli, capers, pepitas, garlic, pickled jalapenos and onions, cotija
SANDWICHES • GRILL • HAMBURGERS
8030 Girard Avenue, La Jolla
|4 HOT COVECO BOMBS||$30.00|
Hallow chocolate balls filled with coco powder and marshmallows. Dunk it into hot milk and watch it melt into delicious hot chocolate.. Baileys included on side. 4 per order
|CHRISTMAS 4 PACK OF SIDES||$60.00|
Each side serves between 4-6 people. Please select 4 from the list.
|BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP||$20.00|
Each side serves between 4-6 people.
4150 Regents Park Row #170, La Jolla
|Korean BBQ Pork Belly Burrito||$13.00|
spit roasted kalbi pork belly, sriracha aioli, korean bbq sauce, kimchi slaw, honey sesame sticks, flour tortilla
|Eat Like a Bird||$10.00|
3 eggs, tater tots, crispy tortilla strips, mozzarella cheese, black beans, turmeric brown rice, guacamole, cilantro, tomato, pickled red onions, salsa verde
|Pollo Asado Taco||$4.50|
pollo asada marinated chicken, avocado salsa, chipotle crema, cilantro, onion, pickled red onions, corn tortilla crisps, corn tortilla
SEAFOOD • SALADS
Brockton Villa Restaurant
1235 Coast Blvd, La Jolla
|Side Cinn Pancake (1)||$7.00|
Coffee Cup Cafe
1109 Wall St, La Jolla
Brown rice, seasoned black beans, fresh avocado, tomatoes, green onions and steamed broccoli. Served with flour tortillas, roasted tomatillo sauce and salsa fresca
|Passion Fruit Iced Tea||$3.00|
Freshly brewed loose-leaf passion fruit iced tea
Your choice of protein with grilled brown rice, seasonal veggies, peanut sauce and Thai chili paste.
SOUPS • SEAFOOD • FRENCH FRIES
1037 Prospect St, La Jolla
|Baja Bowl with Pollo||$15.00|
Black beans, Spanish rice, shredded lettuce, salsa fresca, avocado and Pollo Asada. Served with our house made cilantro lime dressing.
Shredded chicken in a crispy corn tortilla, served with avocado crema, cheese and lettuce.
|Fish Taco Plate||$18.00|
Grilled or fried Mahi Mahi served with shredded cabbage, radish slivers and our creamy chipotle sauce. Choice of corn or flour tortillas.
The Spot La Jolla
1005 Prospect Street, La Jolla
|Kids Chicken Strip Fried||$10.95|
9500 Gilman Drive Price Center East, 2nd Floor, La Jolla
|House Made French Fries||$2.50|
Cut in house and fried to perfection with our special seasoning
|Zanzibar House Salad||$8.00|
Mixed greens, tomato, kalamata olives, red onion, feta cheese, sprouts, avocado, marinated artichokes, sunflower seeds, side of house made balsamic vinaigrette
|Grass Fed Angus Beef Burger||$9.00|
Seasoned ground beef, lettuce, onion, tomato, cheddar cheese, special sauce, brioche bun
BBQ • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
The Promiscuous Fork
6984 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
|La Jolla Plate||$15.00|
The Cottage La Jolla
7702 Fay Avenue, La Jolla
|Stuffed Bell Peppers||$19.00|
Organic wild rice, Fresh Locally made Tempeh w/ Tomato sauce, JR Farm Spinach, Kawano Farm Mushrooms, parmesan topper (parmesan topper: finely blended Cashew, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, Himalayan salt)
Grilled Da Le Ranch beef in a Sweet Southern Inspired House-made Zesty BBQ Sauce with 3 Cheese (sharp cheddar, gruyere and fontina) "Josephs Gourmet Pasta" Mac & Cheese and JR Farms Fresh Broccolini
Siete Foods tortillas, Roasted JR Farm Zucchini, Kawano Farm Oyster Mushroom, JR Farm Roasted Pepper, Roasted JR Farm Cauliflower, Cilantro lime wild organic rice
6765 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
Crispy chunks of Chicken breast sautéed with garlic in our house made Orange peel and chili pepper infused sauce.
|Kung Pao Chicken||$16.00|
Sautéed in our signature Mandarin House sweet and spicy chili sauce with scallions and peanuts.
|Wor Wonton Soup||$11.00|
House made Pork Won Tons simmered with baby Bok Choi, Mushrooms, Eggs, Shrimp, Chicken and BBQ Pork.
PIZZA • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
Wheat & Water
5737 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, Spicy Capicola, Calabrian Chili, Basil, Spiced Honey
San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Prosciutto, Bacon, Caramelized Onion, Fire Roasted Pepper, Herbs.
6830 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
Sauces - BBQ|Sweet Chili| Sriracha Ranch|Classic Buffalo| Teriyaki
Dry Rubs - Old Bay, Lemon Pepper
6 different add ons or options. Chicken, Carne Asada, Bacon, CheeseBurger, Plant Based Cheese Burger, BBQ Bacon Chicken, Buffalo Chicken. Serve with tortilla's with melted cheese served with a side of pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole
|Calamari & Fries||$16.00|
Breaded calamari served with our in-house marinara sauce or tossed in buffalo sauce covered with blu cheese crumbles topped with a ranch drizzle or Sweet Chili sauce topped with cilantro and sesame seed with a cajun dressing drizzle. Served with a side of french fries
Karina's Cantina - La Jolla
1055 Torrey Pines Rd Suite 1010, La Jolla
|Al Pastor Taco||$5.00|
Marinated pork with pineapple, guacamole, onion in a corn tortilla.
|Baja Style Fish Taco||$4.00|
Fried fish with spicy mayo, cabbage, pico de gallo. Served on corn tortilla.
|Grilled Shrimp Taco||$5.00|
Grilled shrimp with spicy mayo, cabbage, pico de gallo. Served on corn tortilla.
Valley Farm Market La Jolla
6902 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
|Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich||$11.99|
Buttermilk and Hot Sauce Brined Fried Chicken Thigh, Pickle Chips with Sriracha Aioli on a Toasted Brioche Bun -
|Grilled Chicken Bowl||$14.99|
Grilled Chicken served over a bed of mixed greens or Cilantro Lime Rice, choose Mediterranean Style, Baja Style, Buffalo Style or Hawaiian Style
Mediterranean Style = Greek Cucumber Salad with Olives, Feta and Cherry Tomatoes, Marinated Artichokes, Dill Yogurt Sauce and Crispy Chickpeas
Baja Style = Black Bean and Corn Salad, Guacamole, Sauteed Peppers and Onions, Fresh Pico De Gallo, Chipotle Aioli
Buffalo Style = Tossed in Buffalo Sauce, Topped with Pickled Jalapenos, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Shredded Carrots, Ranch Dressing and Green Onions
Hawaiian Style = Topped with Pineapple Jicama Slaw, Fresh Avocado, Pickled Sweet Maui Onions, VFM Teriyaki Sauce and Toasted Sesame Seeds
|The Bird is The Word||$11.99|
Turkey, Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo, White American Cheese, on Wheat Bread.
PIZZA • FRENCH FRIES
Isola Pizza Bar
7734 Girard Ave, La Jolla
|rigatoni al ragú||$19.00|
slowly braised bolognese meat ragú, dry porcini mushrooms, parmigiano
spaghetti, crispy guanciale, egg, parmigiano, pecorino, freshly ground black pepper
Crushed san marzano and cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, fresh basil
830 Kline Street, La Jolla
|Mushroom Bacon Burger||$19.00|
|La Jolla Cove Burger||$18.00|
|32.8433586*N,117.2752878*W Cheese Burger||$18.00|
PIZZA • PASTA • SEAFOOD
7863 Girard Ave., La Jolla
|CAT Green Salad||$13.50|
Farmers Market Mixed Greens, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette, Pistachio, Pecorino Cheese and Black Pepper (V)
|CAT Lamb Meatballs||$16.00|
Braised Lamb, Tomatoes, Creamy Polenta, Mint & Parmesan
|CAT Roasted Cauliflower||$15.00|
Whipped Ricotta, Fresno Chili, Pomegranate, Red Onion & Pistachio (V)
TACOS • SEAFOOD • SALADS • GRILL • CHICKEN • HAMBURGERS
2168 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla
|Ahi Poke TO GO||$17.99|
1/2 lb. Fresh Raw Cubed Yellowfin Tuna, Soy Sauce (GF) Togarashi Seasoning, Sesame Oil, Sesame Seeds, Green Onion, Red Onion, Seaweed Salad
|Guac & Chips TO GO||$13.99|
Fresh Avocado, Cilantro, Lime, Onion, Serrano Chile, Pico de Gallo, Panela & Cotija Cheese, House Chips
|Soft Drinks TO GO|
Please select from the following options.
613 Pearl Street, La Jolla
|La Jolla's Break||$4.50|
James Coffee Shop Blend Roast or Toasted Coconut Coffee with House Made Salted Cream.
Double Shot of Espresso Combined with Milk, House Made Rose Syrup, and Topped with a Thin Layer of Foam. Creamy and Balanced
Special Blend of Robusta and French Roast. Traditional Vietnamese Slow Drip Coffee over Sweetened Condensed Milk.