San Diego restaurants you'll love
Top restaurants in San Diego, California
San Diego is one of California's top tourist destinations. Brimming with attractions like whale watching, The San Diego Zoo, vibrant arts & culture, and a wide selection of cuisines, this beachside city has everything. Just past San Diego University, there are tons of things to do and restaurants to enjoy. No matter what kind of cuisine you’re looking for, you can bet San Diego delivers.
Enjoy food from across the world when you tour the city. Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Korean, and American are all on the menu. Visit Little Italy to taste the authentic flavors or Downtown San Diego for everything from burgers to steak. Visit a local coffee shop for your morning cup of joe and enjoy walking the bustling streets of the city. Enjoy a quick lunch off Broadway or visit a local ramen restaurant. There is so much to see and taste from breakfast to dinner.
Ready for a night out? San Diego is famous for its beer tours and has been labeled “America’s Craft Beer Capital.” If beer isn’t your favorite, there are lovely wineries with tastings and cideries too. No matter how you choose to spend your time, there’s something for everyone in San Diego.
San Diego's top cuisines
Must-try San Diego restaurants
Not Not Tacos
550 W Date St Suite B, San Diego
|Asian Salmon Taco||$6.75|
spicy garlic hoisin | japanese mayo | jicama | togarashi spice | green onion | micro cilantro
|Nashville Hot Chicken Taco||$5.75|
buttermilk brined | sam's hot sauce | red cabbage slaw | pickle
|Kelly's Shrimp Taco||$5.75|
chipotle cream | red cabbage | old bay seasoning | micro cilantro
2867 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego
|Sacred Space (4 Pack)||$17.00|
Belgian-Style Single Ale, 5.6% ABV - 4 Pack
|Formless Shadows (4 Pack)||$25.00|
Murky Triple IPA with Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, & Huell Melon Hops, 10.5% ABV - 4 Pack
|Tropical Mist (4 Pack)||$16.00|
Misty Citrus Blonde Ale, 5.3% ABV - 4 Pack
Pauly's pizza joint
6780 Miramar Rd #10, San Diego
sausage, mozzarella, green peepers, red onions, parmesan, garlic. served with side of marinara
|16" Pauly Walnuts||$26.50|
pepperoni, sausage, bacon, fresh mushroom, red onion, green pepper, black olive (no walnuts)
|18" Mikey Show||$25.00|
pepperoni, sausage, ricotta, jalapeno (red pie)
Miss B's Coconut Club
3704 Mission Blvd, San Diego
jerk seasoned half chicken with mango chutney and chimichurri. served with mangu (smashed plantains) and seasonal vegetables.
10 jerk rubbed wings per order. served with your choice of two house sauces on the side or tossed in one house sauce with side of ranch.
|El Cubano Sandwich||$17.50|
lechon asado, ham, gruyere, bread and butter pickles, spiced mustard, garlic aoili
755 5TH AVENUE, SAN DIEGO
|Surf & Turf Burrito||$16.00|
Rib Eye Steak & Shrimp
Rib Eye Steak, Carnitas, Camarones Enchiladas, Marlin and Governador Tacos (3 of each).
|Camaron Enchilado Taco (2)||$13.00|
Corn tortilla with grilled shrimp, butter, garlic, red chile sauce & cheese topped with cabbage
SANDWICHES • GRILL • CHICKEN • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
Bare Back Grill
4640 Mission Blvd, San Diego
|Match Fries - Small||$6.00|
small matchstick fries, sweet pepper seasoning
|Hogs & Heffers||$18.00|
100% organic grass fed beef OR grilled/fried chicken, bacon, avocado, edam cheese
|Match Fries - Large||$10.00|
large matchstick fries, sweet pepper seasoning
Curry N Kabab
9272 Miramar Road 20, San Diego
841 Turquoise Street, San Diego
Mixed mushrooms in a cream and butter sauce
Beef and pork meatsauce with a little tomato sauce
Fresh homemade tomato sauce
3739 6th Ave, San Diego
Pan fried pork dumplings served with gyoza sauce
|Creamy Chicken Ramen||$13.00|
Original creamy chicken broth, egg noodles, chicken chashu, ½ ramen egg, corn, spinach, carrots, green onions, and sesame seeds *Contains dairy
|Cream Cheese Wontons||$6.00|
Deep fried cream cheese in wonton skin
3019 Adams ave, San Diego
|Lavender Thyme Latte||$5.75|
Made with House made Lavender Thyme syrup.
Thats right. We actually steep lavender flowers and fresh thyme to make a syrup.
*served with a double shot
|Salted Maple Latte||$5.75|
Made with house made syrup
*served with a double shot
Served with a double shot of espresso and 10oz of incorporated milk to make a perfect 12oz beverage.
Also available in 16oz
Evolution Fast Food
2965 5th Ave, San Diego
|Evo Burger (GFO)||$9.00|
CHICKEN WINGS • CHICKEN
Boss Bird Kitchen
7580 Miramar Rd, San Diego
|3 Tender Hot Mess Style Combo||$12.00|
Served with Corn Biscuits, House Fries, Bird Pickles and BBK Sauce
|3 Tender Combo||$11.00|
Served with Corn Biscuits, House Fries, Bird Pickles and BBK Sauce
4 of our Home made Corn Biscuits
El Tianguis - North Park
2810 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego
|3 Taquito Combo||$8.02|
Taquitos with rice and beans
|Rice & Beans||$4.10|
10051 Old Grove Rd., San Diego
Pasturebird chicken, bacon, aged cheddar, arugula, tomato, Pragers Bros Bread, served with our regenerative green side salad with our herb ranch dressing OR our vegan herb tahini dressing. Gluten Free bread is available for substitution
// Gluten - Dairy - Eggs //
|Sandy Eggo Sando||$13.00|
Enclave's " Hit the Spot " breakfast sando, with eggs, avocado, kale, gruyère and your choice of bacon or turkey patty. Enjoy it with your favorite bread: Sourdough Dutch crunch brioche OR Gluten-Free bread OR Prager Bros sourdough toast OR SUI croissant.
// Eggs - Dairy - Gluten //
|Fried Chicken Plate||$25.00|
2 Pieces of Gluten-Free Pasturebird chicken thighs, 3 chive-almond waffles, fermented rainbow chard and fennel slaw, fermented hot honey served with our béchamel truffle veggies OR our vegan truffle cashew sauce.
// Dairy - Eggs - Nuts //
PIZZA • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
3780 ingraham st, san diego
|The Fonz (Classic) Burger||$13.95|
1/2 lb Angus Chuck, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, American cheese, and special sauce, on a Brioche Bun.
1/2 lb Angus Chuck, lettuce, tomato, onion, chipotle aioli, cheddar, bacon, avocado on a Brioche Bun.
Teriyaki sauce with sauteed seasonal vegetables, Napa cabbage, macaroni salad and white rice.
RAMEN • NOODLES • FRENCH FRIES
1040 University Ave, San Diego
|Nishiki Ramen w/Egg||$15.95|
Classic Tonkotsu Ramen. Tonkotsu broth, Pork Belly Chashu, Slow Egg, Corn, Green Onion, Ginger and Naruto (Fish Cake).
|Pork Gyoza 6PCS||$5.95|
PIZZA • SANDWICHES • FRENCH FRIES
Amplified Kitchen + Beer Garden
1429 Island Ave, San Diego
|House Cut Fries||$8.95|
SANDWICHES • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
11455 El Camino Real, San Diego
Truffle Oil, Balsamic Reduction, Parmesan
flank steak, balsamic caramelized onions, blue cheese, garlic aioli, rosemary ciabatta
Scrambled cage free eggs, cheddar, arugula, chipotle aioli, brioche buns
White Rice LPM
2820 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego
A classic Filipino Sweet Roll made with Ube and served with a Whipped Ube Butter.
Sweet Pork Sausage, Atchara Pickles, Up Egg and Garlic Rice with Sawsaw
SEAFOOD • FRENCH FRIES
One Door North
3422 30th St, San Diego
|Fennel Sausage & Mushroom Flatbread||$21.00|
House-made fennel seed pork sausage, roasted pasilla peppers, roasted cremini mushrooms, red onions, Pomodoro sauce, mozzarella cheese
|Mushroom & Wild Arugula||$20.00|
Mozzarella, fresh thyme, caramelized onions, wild arugula, truffle oil, roasted cremini mushrooms, parmesan cheese, house-made flatbread
|BBQ Chicken Flatbread||$21.00|
In house marinated and grilled organic chicken breast, BBQ sauce, red onion, mozzarella and smoky gouda cheeses, topped with fresh cilantro & scallions
Fuku Sushi - San Diego
332 J St Suite 102, San Diego
Crab mix, avocado and cucumber, lightly tempura battered and topped with eel sauce.
House made miso soup served with scallions and tofu.
|Las Vegas Roll||$13.49|
Most popular. Salmon, crab mix, cream cheese, lightly tempura battered and topped with eel sauce.
Hob Nob Hill
2271 First Ave., San Diego
|FRENCH TOAST COMBO||$13.00|
FRENCH TOAST, 2 EGGS, HALF ORDER OF SAUSAGE OR BACON
TWO EGGS SCRAMBLED WITH CHOICE OF BACON, HAM OR MACHACH, ROLLED IN A FLOUR TORTILLA WITH O'BRIEN POTATOES, CHEESE AND SALSA WITH A SIDE OF SOUR CREAM AND BEANS
SANDWICHES • ICE CREAM • GELATO
3896 5th Ave, San Diego
|ART TST EGGS||$6.95|
3890 5th Ave, San Diego
Aloha Poke Co. - Pacific Beach DO NOT USE
4462 Mission Blvd, San Diego
PIZZA • SANDWICHES • GRILL
Bullpen Bar and Grill San Diego
8199 clairemont mesa blvd, san diego
|Surf and Turf||$22.00|
10 oz. New York steak and four jumbo shrimp scampi served with roasted mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables
Five jumbo Buffalo wings, two potato skins, and three breaded chicken tenders served with ranch dressing.
|Chicken Penne Pasta||$13.50|
Charbroiled chicken breast and penne pasta tossed with your choice of marinara, alfredo, or spicy chipotle cream sauce and served with garlic bread.
PIZZA • SALADS • GRILL • CHICKEN WINGS • CHICKEN
Hillcrest Brewing Company
1458 University Ave, San Diego
HBC Red Sauce, 5 Cheese Blend and Pepperoni
|B B Queer Chicken||$19.95|
Red Sauce, 5 Cheese Blend, BBQ Chicken, Red Onion, Cilantro
HBC Red Sauce, 5 Cheese Blend, Mushroom, Red Onion, Tri Peppers, & Tomato
Cerveza Jack's Gaslamp
322 Fifth Ave, San Diego
bacon, crispy chicken, deviled egg, red onion, black eyed peas, red grape tomato, walnuts, avocado, romaine, blackened ranch
|Corn, Jalapeno & Crab Hush Puppies||$10.50|
8 oz special grind patty, american cheese, house aioli, iceberg, tomato, kaiser roll, fries
LOLA 55 TACOS & COCKTAILS
1290 F st, San Diego
chicken jus, chipotle, blistered baby tomato, cilantro
3 housemade corn tortillas, queso oaxaca, pasilla salt, lime zest, dipping salsas(avocado mousse, morita dulce)
charred cauliflower, eggplant bacon, avocado mousse, almonds, golden raisins, morita dulce salsa