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
egg whites ı roasted chicken ı roasted tomatoes ı parmesan
cheese ı micro cilantro ı on roasted potatoes
|Lemon Curd Pancakes||$17.00|
orange cardamom syrup ı seasonal berries
|Biscuit And Gravy||$16.00|
buttermilk biscuit ı chicken gravy ı chicken sausage ı
7731 Fay Avenue, La Jolla
D.O.P. Buffalo Mozzarella /Heirloom Tomato Basil / Arugula / Oregano / EVOO
Tomato sauce, Mozzarella, D.O.P Spicy Calabrese Salame
|INSALATA ai FRUTTI di BOSCO||$17.00|
Organic Mixed Greens/D.O.P. Gorgonzola Dolce/Wild Berries/Caramelized Walnuts
SEAFOOD • SANDWICHES
Beaumont's Neighborhood Eatery
5662 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
|Carnitas Lettuce Wraps||$16.00|
feta, guacamole, pico, tomatillo-roasted corn salsa
100% angus beef, house bbq sauce, applewood smoked bacon, onion rings, smoked cheddar, tomato, leaf lettuce, w/ fries
1/2 lb 100% angus beef, house aioli, butter lettuce, tomato, red onion
Taco Villa UCSD - 12485 rue cheaumont 92131
Eucalyptus Grove Ln, La Jolla
Battered fish, Mexican rice, white sauce, cabbage and pico de gallo
|Pollo Asado burrito||$8.95|
Grilled chicken with guacamole and pico de gallo
Battered fish, cabbage, pico de gallo and white sauce
Puesto La Jolla
1026 Wall St, La Jolla
traditionally braised pork (GF), herb lime rice, black beans, esquite, cabbage slaw, pickled onions, guacamole, salsa fresca
|Herb Lime Rice||$5.00|
steamed with epazote & cilantro (GF, V)
avocado, cilantro, onion, fresh squeezed lime & orange, chile habanero (GF, V+)
WRAPS • SOUPS • SALADS
Healthy Hearty Heavenly
4150 Regents Park Row #170, La Jolla
|Greek Triton Bowl||$10.95|
turmeric brown rice and red quinoa, power greens, herbed feta, kalamata olives, fire roasted tomato, cucumber, red onion, crispy turmeric chickpeas, lemon juice, red wine oregano vinaigrette
power greens blend, avocado, edamame, quinoa, cucumber, beets, red onion, spiced pepitas, vegan green goddess dressing
power greens blend, crumbled blue cheese, crisp granny smith apples, sweet potatoes, carrots, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, white balsamic vinaigrette
American Pizza Manufacturing
7402 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
earthy mix of wild mushrooms, EVOO base, fresh grated mozzarella, truffle oil drizzle, Parmigiano dusting. one of a kind - add prosciutto $3.00
bold & spicy pepperoni, homemade ruby red tomato sauce, fresh grated mozzarella. a reliable go-to
homemade ruby red sauce, fresh grated mozzarella. down to brass tacks simple
Spiro's Mediterranean Cuisine
909 Prospect St, LA JOLLA
served with fries or rice, Greek salad, pita, & tzatziki
traditional lemon, egg & rice soup served with warm pita & tzatziki
|Lamb & Beef Gyro Sandwich||$10.50|
tomato, onion, tzatziki
4130 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla
|Achin' 4 Bacon||$0.00|
roasted turkey, think-cut bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, mayo
roasted turkey, smoked gouda, roasted red pepper tapenade, lettuce, pesto mayo
albacore tuna salad, pepper jack, avocado, tomato, onion, pickle, pepperoncini, lettuce, mayo, habañero mustard
7600 Fay Avenue, La Jolla
|GL Sculpterra Cabernet Sauvignon||$12.00|
Sculpterra Heroes 2018, Paso Robles. California
Val D'oca Veneto, Italy
|GL Prendo Pinot Noir||$12.00|
William Walch 'Prendo' 2020, Alto Adige, Italy
Caroline's Seaside Cafe
8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla
|All American Egg Scramble||$14.00|
White Cheddar, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Fruit or Potatoes, Toast
|Mediterranean Egg Scramble||$14.00|
Feta, Tomatoes, Garden Basil, Fruit or Potatoes, Toast
|White Albacore Tuna Melt||$15.00|
White Cheddar, Grilled Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions, Sourdough
Taco Stand La Jolla - La Jolla
621 PEARL ST, LA JOLLA
3PC FRESH CHURROS
FLAME GRILLED ANGUS STEAK (100% CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF), MELTED CHEESE, TOMATO, FRIES, GUACAMOLE, SALSA MILD, SOUR CREAM
BATTERED FISH, CABBAGE, PICO DE GALLO, CHIPOTLE SALSA
Spitfire "North of the Border"
4150 Regents Park Row #170, La Jolla
|Al Pastor Taco||$4.95|
spit roasted al pastor, avocado sauce, grilled pineapple salsa, corn tortilla
3 eggs, tater tots, crispy tortilla strips, american cheese with chopped bacon, salsa roja and guacamole
3 eggs, tater tots, crispy tortilla strips, american cheese with vegetarian soyrizo, chipotle sour cream and guacamole
Jeffs' Beach Burgers
2134 Avenida de la playa, La Jolla
A double double!
Our famous burger!
Our famous burger with cheese!
SEAFOOD • SALADS
Brockton Villa Restaurant - La Jolla Cove
1235 Coast Blvd, La Jolla
Espresso, Steamed Milk
|Classic Coast Toast||$16.00|
Our World Famous French Toast, Soufflé Style, Extra Rich with a Hint of Orange
|Smoked Salmon Benedict||$18.00|
Roasted Tomato, Rocket, Mini Bagel, Bearnaise, Everything Bagel Seasoning, With 2 Poached Eggs, Served with Side Salad
Coffee Cup Cafe
1109 Wall St, La Jolla
Egg whites scrambled with jack cheese, sautéed tomatoes and green onions topped with grilled chicken and mushrooms. Served with brown rice, pesto and avocado sauce
Brown rice, seasoned black beans, fresh avocado, tomatoes, green onions and steamed broccoli. Served with flour tortillas, roasted tomatillo sauce and salsa fresca
Iced Cafe Moto French Roast. Fair trade and 100% organic
SOUPS • SEAFOOD • FRENCH FRIES
1037 Prospect St, La Jolla
Fresh lettuce, avocado, salsa fresca, roasted corn and Cotija cheese tossed in our house made cilantro lime dressing.
Black beans, Spanish rice, shredded lettuce, salsa fresca, and avocado. Served with our house made cilantro lime dressing.
Shredded chicken in a crispy corn tortilla, served with avocado crema, cheese and lettuce.
Richard Walker's Pancake House - La Jolla
909 Propsect St. Suite 190, La Jolla
Chocolate melted into pancakes and then topped with chocolate morsels; accompanied with real whipped cream and powdered sugar.
|SAN DIEGO FRENCH TOAST||$13.95|
Grilled until golden brown and garnished with the freshest sliced bananas, strawberries, and blueberries; real whipped cream on the side.
|THICK SLICED BACON & EGGS||$13.95|
Four pieces of Richard Walker's special recipe thick-sliced bacon, eggs any style, and a side of your choice.
The Spot La Jolla - 1005 Prospect Street
1005 Prospect Street, La Jolla
|California Chicken Club||$16.95|
Zanzibar Cafe - 9500 Gilman Drive Price Center East, 2nd Floor
9500 Gilman Drive Price Center East, 2nd Floor, La Jolla
Herbed rub chicken breast, house made pesto sauce, mozzarella cheese, tomato, mixed green lettuce, focaccia bread
|Zanzibar House Salad||$9.00|
Mixed greens, tomato, kalamata olives, red onion, feta cheese, sprouts, avocado, hearts of palm, sunflower seeds, side of house made balsamic vinaigrette
Choose any half of a cold sandwich, soup & side
BBQ • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
The Promiscuous Fork
6984 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
|Code Blue Burger||$17.50|
Mandarin House - La Jolla
6765 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
|Kung Pao Chicken||$16.00|
Sautéed in our signature Mandarin House sweet and spicy chili sauce with scallions and peanuts.
From the Skins to the fillings! Our legendary Dumplings are 100% handmade in house. Filled with Pork and cabbage. Plump, Juicy and delicious.
Crispy chunks of Chicken breast sautéed with garlic in our house made Orange peel and chili pepper infused sauce.
PIZZA • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
Wheat & Water - Bird Rock
5737 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, spicy capicola, Calabrian chile, spiced honey, basil.
Ground chuck, American cheese, caramelized onion, tomato, arugula, roasted garlic aioli on brioche; served with fries or side salad.
San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, meatball, bacon, caramelized onion, fire-roasted pepper
6830 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
Turkey patty with lettuce, onions, Tomatoes, Pickles, & our homemade Cajun aioli. Served with french fries. Cheese of your choice can be added upon request.
Add avocado or Bacon for $2.00.
|NT Classic Burger||$21.00|
Cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and tavern sauce. Served with French fries. Can add bacon for $2.00
Sauces - BBQ|Sweet Chili| Sriracha Ranch|Classic Buffalo| Teriyaki
Dry Rubs - Old Bay, Lemon Pepper
Karina's Cantina - La Jolla
1055 Torrey Pines Rd Suite 1010, La Jolla
|Al Pastor Taco||$7.00|
Marinated pork with pineapple, guacamole, onion in a corn tortilla.
|Rib Eye Taco||$7.00|
Rib eye steak with guacamole, cilantro, onion in a flour tortilla.
|Grilled Fish Taco||$6.00|
Grilled fish with spicy mayo, cabbage, pico de gallo. Served on corn tortilla.
Valley Farm Market La Jolla
6902 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla
|Grilled Chicken Bowl||$15.99|
Grilled Chicken served over a bed of mixed greens or Cilantro Lime Rice, choose Mediterranean Style, Baja Style, Hawaiian Style or Kimchi 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
Hawaiian Style = Topped with Pineapple Jicama Slaw, Fresh Avocado, Pickled Sweet Maui Onions, VFM Teriyaki Sauce and Toasted Sesame Seeds
Kimchi Style = Sauteed Kimchi, Fresh Cucumber, Shredded Carrots, Korean BBQ Sauce, Pickled Ginger, Green Onions, and Toasted Sesame Seeds
|The Bird is The Word||$13.99|
Turkey, Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo, White American Cheese, on Wheat Bread.
|VFM Wagyu Smashburger||$0.00|
Fresh Ground Wagyu Beef Patties, Choose Single or Double Patties, Topped with Yellow American Cheese, Umami Onions, and Special Sauce Served on a Toasted King's Hawaiian Bun, Served with French Fries and a side of Pickles, No Modifications or Substitutions, can be ordered A la Carte without Fries, or a six pack for $54.99
1277 Prospect Street, La Jolla
|Spicy Yellowtail Roll||$9.00|
|Salmon Avocado Roll||$8.00|
PIZZA • FRENCH FRIES
Isola Pizza Bar - 7734 Girard Ave
7734 Girard Ave, La Jolla
|rigatoni al ragú||$20.00|
slowly braised bolognese meat ragú, dry porcini mushrooms, parmigiano
|Pizza Salamino piccante||$19.00|
Showa Ramen - Showa Ramen
9625 Scholars DrNorth Torrey Pines Living and Learning A1 BLDG 1, La Jolla
Original Soy Sauce Base, Pork Broth, Egg Wavy Noodles, 2 Pork Chashu, 1/2 Ramen Egg, Green Onions, Memma, Spinach.(NO MSG)
Original Tonkotsu Broth, Egg Wavy Noodles, 2 Pork Chashu, 1/2 Ramen Egg, Green Onions, Memma and Bean Sprouts.(NO MSG)
Original Shiitaki and Kombu Broth, Vegan Noodles, Green Onions, Memma, Corn, Bean Sprouts and Garlic Chips.(NO MSG)