For a vegetarian alternative, visit Pokez Restaurant, a vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurant, and order tofu fries. Their tofu is full of flavor and while the vegetarian version is arguably a little better for you, you'll still have that super full feeling like with roast beef fries, even if you split them up, the Fries California Roasted Meat Burritos are basically the above, but in a burrito, so roast beef, fries, guacamole, etc. But don't be fooled by the name: different California cities have their own burrito style. And California burritos are the ones that started in San Diego.
With such a variety of cuisines, from Mexican to Japanese, we try to reduce it to 31 essential options to get you started. Honestly, this is just a starting point, but you don't want to miss a single one or you'll regret it. There are hundreds of Mexican restaurants serving one of San Diego's favorites, the California burrito, but Lucha Libre stands out for two reasons. First of all, it has a wrestling theme, with a gold champion spot for bookings 24 hours in advance, creating a unique atmosphere.
But this version of a “cali b” also has shrimp, making it a surf n' turf burrito, also known as the best of both worlds. You can't go wrong at Extraordinary Desserts, because not only are all the things they do instant worthy, but also because they're 100% perfect for desserts. From whole cakes for your next birthday party to small cakes to taste and even cakes for breakfast, everything at Extraordinary Desserts is, well, extraordinary. Try the mini desserts so you can try everything.
Visit this Clairemont Mesa spot for milk tea from a mason jar and enjoy brick toast. It is a sweet and buttery block of toast that is served with various toppings such as ice cream and fruits. Frequented by local college students, Up2You has fun seating and games to play. A traditional Japanese Robataya with tatami seats (a low table where you sit on the floor), Oton serves Robata sushi (skewers), small plates, and specialty hot pots, such as udon and pork belly hot pot, which is cooked on your table.
The atmosphere and food are like the taste of Japan without the 12-hour flight. I know what you're thinking, barbecue ribs in San Diego? But Phil's BBQ made with BBQ sauce and homemade smoked meats are the talk of the city, serving more than 100 million gallons of BBQ sauce and featured on Thrillist's Best BBQ in America. To enjoy the classic and authentic Baja style fish taco that San Diego is known for, you should check out the Mariscos German food truck. El Gordo is famous for its marinated meat (pork marinated in a unique chili sauce) and has a separate line for those who want it.
Little Italy Devilishly delicious cocktails from a table-side cart, house-aged premium cuts, and an opulent, over-the-top atmosphere keep Born & Bred firmly in the ranks of San Diego's see-and-be-seen hotspots. Los Angeles may be a tourist paradise for tacos, but San Diego has long established itself among the meccas of taquerias. Based on French Fries with Roast Beef, a San Diego interpretation of Mexican fare, these roast beef tater tots are perfect for eating after a trip to the beach in the beachfront location of Bull Taco in Encintas. The best and most anticipated example of Korean-style chicken wing fashion in San Diego is Bonchon Chicken.
San Diego's laid-back lifestyle doesn't adhere much to the elegance of good traditional food, even though there's no shortage of upscale style. While seafood is San Diego's strong suit, the variety of authentic cuisines is what brings the city's dining scene to life. Although from the outside, this Pacific Beach sushi restaurant looks just like another strip restaurant, it's almost indisputably recognized as the best sushi spot in San Diego. Pacific BeachDespite small neighborhoods and a location with limited parking, Rocky's Crown Pub has been serving one of San Diego's best burgers since 1977.These dishes are served alongside your choice of craft beer and beautiful views of the surrounding San Dieguito Lagoon.
Las Cuatro Milpas opened its doors in 1933 and has become a legendary spot for foodies and casual people looking for authentic Mexican food. Obviously, a little yolk porn never hurts anyone, especially during breakfast or brunch at this San Diego favorite. Yes, fish tacos are still delicious, but San Diego has arrived as a dining destination with diverse offerings for local food lovers and visitors alike. Located in the heart of downtown Little Italy, the restaurant has redefined and revitalized the San Diego dining experience.