25 Delicious Downtown San Diego Restaurants

25 Delicious Downtown San Diego Restaurants

Hungry? Here are 25 restaurants to remember in the San Diego downtown area that will give you a great dining experience! Bon appetit!

San Diego is a great place to visit. One of the best parts of visiting San Diego is its unique downtown area. Popular parts of downtown San Diego include the The Gaslamp District (sixteen walkable blocks filled with many different kinds of bars, restaurants and clubs), Little Italy (an intimate neighborhood better traveled by foot then by car filled with restaurants and specialty shops), The Marina (the southwest district of downtown by the water) and East Village (an up and coming urban enclave home to many restaurants, hotels and art galleries). Planning to dine in this distinctive and diverse area of San Diego? Below are 25 great restaurants to consider.

1. Hob Nob Hill

The first restaurant you might want to try in the downtown area may also be the oldest. Since opening in May 1944, the restaurant has well stood the test of time, and despite the changes in the world around them the restaurant has remained in its current location. When looking at all the distinctions Hob Nob Hill has received, it is really no surprise. The restaurant has been featured in Gourmet magazine as well as the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives “ to rave reviews.

Gourmet magazine has praised the restaurant as “one of the last of a special breed”. The restaurant features good old-fashioned comfort food along with an ever changing “soup of the day” and daily specials. Known to locals for its diner style hearty portions and good value no matter what time of day.

Hob Nob Hill
2271 1st Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: (619) 239-8176

Business Hours:
Open daily, 7am - 9pm

2. ALTITUDE Sky Lounge

Looking for a meal with a view? The ALTITUDE Sky Lounge offers a rooftop bar with an amazing view of the San Diego skyline. At twenty-two stories high, you can sip a martini as you overlook a game at Petco Park or enjoy a meal as you watch the busy San Diego nightlife below. After your meal, you can head over to City Sights, a new edition to the bar, where you can relax and enjoy an after dinner drink on a glass-walled balcony, giving you a unique panoramic view of the city.

ALTITUDE Sky Lounge - San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
660 K St 22nd Fl
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: (800) 661-9739

Business Hours:
Open daily, 5:30pm - 1:30am

3. Cafe Zucchero

Have a sweet tooth? Café Zucchero in Little Italy is well known among city locals as having the best cannolis in town. With outdoor seating and live music on Saturday nights, you will feel no need to rush as you enjoy an Italian meal (the ravioli is very popular) and then wander over to the beautiful pastry case, where a variety of delicate pastries are prepared and shown. Not in the mood for pastries? Homemade gelato is available as well.

Café Zucchero
1731 India St.
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: (619) 531-1731

Business Hours:
Sundays to Thursdays, 7:30am - 9:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30am - 11pm

4. Mimmo’s Italian Village

A great restaurant for both food and ambiance, Mimmo’s Italian Village is set up to have patrons really feel like they are dining in old school Italy. For a romantic date night, diners can request sitting at the private table in the wine cellar for a more intimate experience. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about the wine they serve, and can tell you about the region it is from and suggest pairings. The menu offers a wide range of Italian specialties, with everything from pizza to pasta to calzones and meats.

Mimmo's Italian Village
1743 India Street
San Diego CA 92101
Phone Number:(619) 239-3710

Business Hours:
Lunch:
Mondays to Fridays, 10am - 3pm
Sundays, 12pm - 4pm

Dinner:
Mondays to Wednesdays, 5pm - 9pm
Thursdays, 5pm - 10pm
Fridays and Saturdays, 5pm - 11pm
Sundays, 4pm- 9pm

5. The Waterfront Bar and Grill

Established in 1933, The Waterfront is San Diego’s oldest tavern. Today it is well known for its burgers and pub fare, as well as its free spicy popcorn. Popular with visitors and locals alike, there are numerous happy hour and daily specials. The bar is always a happening spot during football games, with free shots being handed out every time the local team scores.

If you happen to stay till closing time on a Friday or Saturday night, don’t be surprised when “cookie monster” comes around with a plate of hot, right-out-of-the-oven cookies. Patrons have a choice of people watching outside on the patio or heading inside to watch sports and converse with the ever-friendly staff. Either way, you’ll love the laid back atmosphere with good food and drinks at affordable prices.

The Waterfront Bar and Grill
2044 Kettner Blvd
San Diego CA 92101
Phone Number: (619) 232-9656

Business Hours:
Open daily, 6am - 2am

6. Kansas City Barbeque

No movie buff’s San Diego vacation would be complete without visiting Kansas City Barbeque. Well known for having scenes from the movie “Top Gun” filmed there, the restaurant features memorabilia from the movie all over the restaurant. You can enjoy ribs and brisket as you look (or even sit!) in the area where “Top Gun” characters Goose and Maverick belted out “Great Balls of Fire” or enjoy a cold beer where the final scene of the movie was filmed. “Top Gun” merchandise is for sale for anyone who loves the movie or wants to remember their visit.

Kansas City Barbeque
600 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: (619) 231-9680

Business Hours:
Open daily, 11am - 1am

7. The Mission

Voted “One of the Top 25 Best Breakfast Spots in the Country” by Zagat, The Mission is delicious restaurant that prides itself on using fresh and health-conscious ingredients. Located in the historic Rosario Hall, patrons can enjoy breakfast or lunch while taking in the charm of days gone by or the more modern artwork of local artists that hang on the wall. Fresh ground coffee or espresso is available for those who need a quick morning jolt and decadent entrees like berry cornmeal pancakes are available for those who wish to sit and savor.

The Mission
1250 J St
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: (619) 232-7662

Business Hours:
Open daily, 7am - 3pm

8. Juniper & Ivy

Juniper & Ivy is one of the newest restaurant in downtown San Diego serving great American fusion dishes, which are further refined and given an edge by the famous Chef Richard Blais. The international flair injected into these dishes makes them uniquely delicious. With its hip and trendy interior decor, exposed wood beams and industrial type of tables and chairs, Juniper and Ivy exudes a comfortable ambiance to just chill.

When it comes to food, the attention to details is the number one priority. From the ingredients— which are always fresh, the cooking process, to the garnishing on your plate, everything is of the best quality.

If it is your first time here in Juniper & Ivy, I suggest you start you meal with Octopus Corn Dog. which is "octopus covered in corned dog batter, served with kimchi ketchup", or their take on the classic Deviled Eggs, which is turned into "egg white meringue, yolk mousse, and mustard caviar." If you are craving for some seafood try their Albacore Poke—"inamona jus, cucumber, macadamia nut, and ginger jello", or the Ahi Tuna Tartare—"preserved yuzu, satsuma, pink peppercorn, micro basil." Pasta lovers will surely love the Uni Carbonara pasta—"linguni, pancetta, duck egg, pecorino romano," and of course, the most important ingredient: creamy, umami sea urchin.

Juniper & Ivy also has a secret menu item, which is their take on the famous In and Out burger, only made better!

For you main course, I suggest you try the Pork NY —"root vegetables, celery root puree, stone ground must jus", or the Beef Cheek—"acorn squash polenta, porcini onion rings, spiced apple glaze". To end your meal with a bang, do try the luscious creation known as Yodel—"devil's food cake, white chocolate, hazelnut brittle, and hot chocolate."

Juniper & Ivy is a great place for special occasions and date night, and I know you will enjoy every moment of it. Kudos to the service staff— they are very knowledgeable with the menu and would happily help in any way they can.

Juniper & Ivy
2228 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Phone Number: 619-269-9036

Business Hours:
Sundays to Thursdays, 5pm - 10pm
Fridays and Saturdays, 5pm - 11pm

Website: http://www.juniperandivy.com

9. Puesto

If you are craving for tacos, Puesto is one of the best places to get them here in San Diego. With its cool and colorful wall murals and the minimalist interior deco, Puesto is one of the chicest spots in San Diego, and also revered as one of the best taco spots.

You can mix and match three kinds of tacos in Puesto for only 14 dollars. Personal favorites are the Filet Mignon, Chicken al Pastor, and of course, lobster. Yes, lobster tacos here are the bomb!

Vegetarian taco offerings include the Zucchini and Cactus Veg, and the Potato Soy Chorizo Veg. You also have the option on having the dishes gluten free. Just ask your server!

While tacos may be the jewel in the crown, one must also try the other gems in Puesto's menu. For starters, go get Puesto's perfect guacamole served with house made chips, or the yummy charro Beans. Try the rice bowls—the Mole Verde (seared chicken breast with black beans) is muy delicioso! For carnitas—the Chicken Verde is superb!

Puesto is one of those spots where you and your friends can relax, catch up, and enjoy some of the most amazingly, delicious Mexican food in San Diego.

Puesto
789 West Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: (619) 233-8880
Website: http://www.eatpuesto.com

Business Hours:
Open daily, 11am - 10pm

10. Ironside Fish & Oyster

This hub for the freshest seafood is decorated like a Hollywood movie set, from the lights going down the bar area to the polished wood tables and chairs in the restaurant. Ironside Fish & Oyster is a hotspot for locals and tourists alike to fulfill their seafood cravings. Ironside Fish & Oyster menu changes seasonally and is seafood focused.

Ironside Fish & Oyster best sellers are their oysters—which you can get from the raw bar. Other must tries are Peruvian style rock fish ceviche, and savory clams. If you are here with friends or family, they have seafood platters that will accommodate the entire group. Other specialties are the delectable Ironside Fish & Oyster Lobster Roll, the tasty Steamed Mussels, and perfectly fried Fish & Chips. If you can't abide raw oysters, maybe you'd like to try the fried oysters—they're also up to par.

What I love about this restaurant is everything is fresh and made fresh, you can actually taste the it in the food. The sad thing is I could not try all of the seafood dishes as I came alone. So Calamari Fritti, Farmers Market "Wedge", and the Smoked Trout on Toast, I will be back!

Now if you love cocktails with your seafood, you have come to the right place, Ironside Fish & Oyster makes some of the best cocktails in the area and they do it good—real good.

Ironside Fish & Oyster
1654 India St
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Phone Number: 619-269-3033
Website: http://www.ironsidefishandoyster.com

Business Hours:
Sundays to Thursdays, 11:30am - midnight
Fridays and Saturdays, 11am - 2am

11. Kettner Exchange

William Kettner both designed the building and is also the main source of inspiration for the interior decor of this amazing two story restaurant. Kettner Exchange serves Progressive American cuisine—which in layman's terms is cooking with classic European cooking techniques, and using American artisanal produce sourced from small, independent farm producers. Which is the great thing about Kettner Exchange: they are supporting local producers in the area, and at the same time promoting more business and awareness of what type of food we are consuming into our bodies.

Kettner Exchange small plate favorites are Lobster Tempura, Duck Meatballs, Hot Oil Seared Scallop, Fried Chicken, and their Ricotta Cavatelli. The main dishes of Kettner Exchange are exceptionally generous when it comes to the servings. Best sellers include the New York Strip—"confit potatoes, sunchokes, wild mushrooms, bone marrow, chimichurri", Barrel Roasted Mary's Chicken—"la ratte potatoes, tomato confit, dandelion greens, sherry jus", and lastly, the Alaskan Black Cod—"miso glazed, red quinoa, brocoli rabe, red pearl onions".

Kettner Exchange is the go to spot in San Diego. Bring anyone you want, they do not disappoint. Plus if you want to knock back a few drinks, the cocktails here are on point.

Kettner Exchange
2001 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Phone Numbers: 619-255-2001
Website: http://www.kettnerexchange.com

Business Hours:
Weekend Brunch:
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am - 3pm

Dinner:
Sundays to Wednesdays, 5pm - midnight
Thursdays to Saturdays, 5pm - 2am

12. Bracero

Bracero is one of the hottest places in San Diego as of the moment. Be ready to be amazed with the Mexican cuisine they serve—If ever you can get a table in this restaurant, that is.

Bracero serves Mexican dishes with recipes that has been handed down the family from generation to generation, and Bracero's mission is to share those dishes in order for us to understand and appreciate Mexican cuisine even more. Bracero is also an advocate of sustainable, farm to table produce, in which Bracero showcases the fruits of the land.

Here's a sample meal: I suggest you start with their Bacalao Tostada—"sea urchin aioli, local extra virgin olive oil, avocado served with toast" and Scallop Crudo—"red onion, cucumber, lime, sea urchin chiltepin salt" to open up your palate. Next, order the shrimp and bone marrow sopes served with fried parsley and chile de arbol. For your main course, Mary's Wood Roasted Half Chicken, Peanut Smoked Lam Shanks, and Crispy Brisket are the most obvious choices. Lastly, finish your feast with their luscious Warm Chocolate Tart. I tell you, you won't be disappointed.

Bracero
1490 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Phone Number: 619-756-7864
Website: http://www.bracerococina.com

Business Hours:
Sundays to Thursdays, 11:30am - midnight
Fridays and Saturdays, 11:30am - 1am

13. The Crack Shack

The Crack Shack is the another brainchild of the owner of Juniper & Ivy. Basically, The Crack Shack is a tribute to one of the most versatile meats of all time. Its all about chicken here, baby!

The Crack Shack is a no frills, straight forward restaurant that is creative with chicken and other ingredients, and everything turned out great. My personal favorites are Brick House—"crispy chicken, caper mayo, arugula, fennel and kaiser", the California Dip—"pollo asado, Schmaltz fries, pickled jalapeno, bolillo bread and posole broth", The Royal—"savory chicken sausage, sunny side up egg, smoked cheddar and English muffin", and you should definitely try the Border Slaw—"papaya, mango, jicama, coconut, chili and lime". This side dish makes a great pairing with all of the dishes.

Order the Anti-salad chicken— it is a great meal for those who are watching their weight. The Crack Shack will surely crack your head with the insane goodness of their chicken!

The Crack Shack
2266 Kettner Blvd,
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Phone Number: 619-795-3299
Website: http://www.crack-shack.com

Business Hours:
Tuesdays to Thursdays, 9am - 10pm
Fridays and Saturdays, 9am - 11pm
Sundays, 8am - 10pm
Closed on Mondays

14. Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine is one of the first seafood and raw oyster bars that opened in the Gaslamp, and has become one of the best seafood restaurants in San Diego.

Over the years, Blue Point Coastal Cuisine is still one of the best spots to have your seafood cravings, Blue Point Coastal Cuisine specializes in revamping the classic dishes to new dishes that will entice not only your palate, but all of the senses.

The favorites in Blue Point Coastal Cuisine are Assorted Fresh Oysters, Scottish Smoked Salmon, Chefs Seafood Tower, and I am just getting started with the raw bar. For appetizers, one must try the Tempura Squash Blossoms and Spanish Octopus. Great main courses are the Pan Seared Day Boat Scallops and the Shrimp and Mussels Pappardelle—which are both exceptionally good! Now, if you want some red meat, I suggest you get their 12 oz All-Natural Angus New York Strip or Braised Short Rib—these two dishes are equally sublime. Blue Point Coastal Cuisine also has a great wine list that will go well with you meal.

Looking for something sweet after all of those delicious dishes? Do get the 'Royal' Chocolate Cake. You will thank me later.

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
565 5th Ave,
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Phone Number: 619-233-6623
Website: http://www.cohnrestaurants.com

Business Hours:
Open daily, 5pm - 10pm

15. La Fiesta

La Fiesta is another Mexican restaurant located in downtown San Diego, this spot is loved by many, so you know they serve good food.

The dining room is elegantly decorated. but if you want a more relaxed environment, go over to their full bar where you can enjoy their famous margaritas after work, or whatever you reasons may be, try this place, because the food here is just awesome.

Chef Raul Degadillo turns classic Mexican dishes to new and exciting dishes served fresh and delightful, La Fiesta most beloved dishes are the Pork Carnitas, Steak Burritos, Chili Verde, Nachos Carnitas, and you must try all of their tacos, La Fiesta also serves brunch with bottomless mimosas, and Taco Tuesdays. Be sure to get the Tempura Ice Cream.

La Fiesta
628 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Phone Number: 619-232-4242
Website: http://www.lafiestasd.com

Business Hours:
Mondays to Fridays, 11am - 10pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 8am - 10pm

16. Operacaffe

Operacaffe is revered as one of the best Italian restaurant in San Diego and what sets this apart from other Italian eateries is the attention to details, and their passion and love for food.

The owners Chef Roberto Bernardino and his wife Chef Patrizia Branchi has found the perfect combination of ingredients and have turned them into delectable dishes that are simply divine.

Let their dishes transport you to Italy, with their best sellers Calamari Fritti, Bruschetta Toscana, Chicken Parmigiana, and Vitella (veal) alla Parmgiana. For the pasta, I suggest you get the Ravioli del Fattore and Ravioli Boscaiola.

Cap off your meal with something sweet, like the Tiramisu or La Caterina.

Operacaffe
835 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Phone Number: 619-234-6538
Website: http://www.operacaffe.com

Business Hours:
Mondays to Thursdays, 11am - 10pm
Fridays and Saturdays, 11am - 11pm
Sundays, 3pm - 10pm

17. De Medici

De Medici is one of the top places to take someone on a date. De Medici exudes extravagance from the door all the way until you are seated, with the beautiful furnishings and interiors.

But it doesn't stop there: this glorious extravagance goes all the way to the food, which are really, really delicious. Each carefully made dish will set your senses at play, and each is a delectable, unique experience.

The cuisine in De Medici is from both the Northern and Southern regions of Italy. For your anti pasti, might i suggest that you get the Frutti de Mare or their Langostino, both of which are just divine. Pasta choices would be the Gnocchi Ponte Vecchio, Gnocchi Ponte Vecchio, and Scampi Vesuvio. For your Secondi. do get the Scaloppine alla Marsala, Saltimbocca alla Toscana, the Osso Buco, and if you love steak De Medici has some great steaks which are New York Steak and the Rib Eye Steak.

Impress your date by bringing him or her over to De Medici. Great food, great atmosphere.

De Medici
815 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Phone Number: 619-702-7228
Website: http://www.demedicisandiego.com

Business Hours:
Sundays to Thursdays, 5pm - 10pm
Fridays and Saturdays, 5pm - 11pm

18. The Dragon's Den

The Dragon's Den is the best place to go if you want some sushi, with their low prices but high quality sushi has been the reason why this place has been one of the local spots for sushi, the best sellers are Albacore Tuna sashimi, Tako sashimi, Maguro Tuna Sashimi, and Uni. The Dragon's Den also has some great gyoza's which are rich and juicy. The rolls in The Dragon's Den's are exceptional my favorite are Home Run Roll - "Spicy crab and avocado topped with avocado, shrimp and spicy mayo", Super Soft Shell Crab Roll - "Soft shell crab roll topped with eel", Diamond View - "Spicy Tuna, salmon, albacore, avocado wrapped with cucumber with miso dressing", Spicy Three-Ingredient Lo Mein Noodles and Nabeyaki Udon are also must tries, The Dragon's Den is a great place for you and your friends to go to where you can share dishes that will simply blow the socks out of you, it is that good.

The Dragon's Den
315 10th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number:619-358-9332
Website: http://www.dragondensd.com/

Business Hours:
Open daily, 11am - 10pm

19. Bertrand at Mister A's

Bertrand at Mister A's is one of the best dining experiences you can have in San Diego. Situated in skyscraper at downtown San Diego, you can get lovely views of the skyline. Modern meets classic decor here at Bertrand at Mister A's, and with the gorgeous view makes an elegant, chic place.

Bertrand at Mister A's serves modern American cuisine, with a seasonal menu that rotates around the best and freshest ingredients.

Bertrand at Mister A's best dishes are 48 Hr Braised Prime Short Ribs with "Cabernet wine reduction and Leek Mousseline", the Parmesan Crusted Petrale Sole with "champagne Beurre Blanc annd Fennel Basmati", Sautèed Duck Breast with Crispy Duck Confit, with a "huckleberry sauce and orange reduction".

For their desserts, try the Espresso Scented Caramel & Chocolate Bar and Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee. Bertrand at Mister A's also has a great wine list that will surely pair great with the dishes.

Enjoy the that glorious views of the cityscape San Diego with great service and great food.


Bertrand at Mister A's
2550 5th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103, United States
Phone Number: 619-239-1377
Website: http://www.asrestaurant.com

Business Hours:
Lunch:
Mondays to Fridays, 11:30am - 2:15pm
Sundays, 10am - 2pm

Dinner:
Daily, 5pm - 9:45pm

20. The Melting Pot

If you love fondue, The Melting Pot is one of those places where you can dip to your heart's content. With its decadent choices of Cheese, Chocolate, and Broth, The Melting Pot will surely not disappoint you. The Melting Pot provides the diners everything they need to satisfy that certain hunger that only the fondue that they're craving for would satisfy.

Combining the chic decor of The Melting Pot and the delicious satisfying flavors and dishes would result into a magical night. where you will be transported into a dimension of happiness and contentment. Yes, you and your friends can partake of this joyous moment by eating everything with cheese, then chocolate.

The Melting Pot menu is categorized in 5 sections, in which you have Cheese, Chocolate, a 4-course experience, Individual Entrees and Salads. If you have never tried fondue before, get assorted items with a cheese fondue of your liking and you dip away.

My favorites here in The Melting Pot is the Premium Cheese Fondue Dippers where you get artisinal Italian meats to dip in the yummy cheese. For the chocolate dips, pure chocolate. I am a purist when it comes to chocolates, and there's no such thing as too much chocolate.

Come one, come all. I am sure that you will have a great time here in The Melting Pot.

The Melting Pot
901 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Phone Number: 619-234-5554
Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/

Business Hours:
Mondays to Thursdays, 5pm - 10pm
Fridays and Saturdays, 4pm - 11pm
Sundays, 3pm - 9pm

21. Grant Grill

Grant Grill was opened in 1951, is one of "THE" spots to eat at in San Diego. With decor that displays the historic significance of this place, the Grant Grill has always been revered as THE Power Lunch Spot in San Diego.

Grant Grill must order is the Mock Turtle Soup—which is a staple since the doors of this restaurant have opened. Other best sellers of Grant Grill are the Maine Lobster and Braised Veal Cheeks, the Kurobuta Pork Rack, Colorado Lamb Saddle and Pulled Shank, Dry Aged Prime Ribeye. Lastly, don't leave without satisfying your sweet tooth with their heavenly desserts, the Brown Butter Hazelnut Cake and Praline Mousse.

Grant Grill
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Phone Number: 619-744-2077

Business Hours:
Open daily, 6:30am - 11pm

22. Top of the Market

Top of the Market is one of those places where you get to have some of the freshest seafood. Top of the Market is, literally, located on top of the fish market in San Diego. The interior is paneled with dark wood and white tables, providing a stark contrast that becomes the landmark of this place. The dining room has a joyful vibe, and with the ocean as your backdrop, what more can you ask for?

Now for the food, I suggest you start with the Ahi Tuna Crudo, and Sauteed Mussels. For you entrees, the Seared New Bedford Sea Scallops are just heavenly, and the Slow Braised Beef Short Rib is also a good choice. Have a sweet finish to your meal: do get the Classic Creme Brulee or the Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter bar.

Top of the Market is one the best seafood restaurants in San Diego, where the food is really fresh. Don't miss it!

Top of the Market
1855 S Norfolk St
San Mateo, CA 94403, United States
Phone Number: 650-349-1845
Website: http://www.thefishmarket.com

Business Hours:
Lunch:
Mondays to Fridays, 11am - 2:30pm

Dinner:
Mondays to Sundays, 5pm - 10pm

23. Ocean Pacific Grille

Owned and run by a couple of friends who are passionate about great food and craft cocktails, the Ocean Pacific Grille serves delicious Filipino fusion food highlighting the fresh seafood of the Pacific. Dishes like sea bass with crispy skin with a Sinigang-like sauce (Sinigang is a tamarind-based soup), served along with vegetables like bokchoy, eggplant, potatoes and string beans, or the delectable swordfish with special chili sauce will grace your table and fill your tummy.

Other mention-worthy dishes include the Pork and Shrimp lumpia (Filipino spring rolls) served with a lovely spiced vinegar, and the short-rib kare kare. Kare kare is a sort of stew using crushed peanuts, but the peanut taste is soft and not overpowering, complementing the other flavors wonderfully.

And whatever you do, don't miss out on the Filipino Tocino Toast. Trust me, you want to try this one. The salted pork tocino is balanced wonderfully by the creamy burrata cheese. Served on top of a crispy toast, this dish will make your taste buds sing! Order this dish as an appetizer, or for brunch!

Serve room for desserts: the Yema Cake (yema is egg yolk and condensed milk) with Calamansi (a Filipino citrus fruit) cream on top will make you want to lick your plate clean!

Ocean Pacific Grille is located at 531 F St, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-578-2828

Hours:
Brunch: 10am-1pm, Fridays and Saturdays
Dinner: 5pm-10pm, Sundays to Thursdays; 5pm-11pm, Fridays and Saturdays

24. Dublin Square Irish Pub

Dublin Square Irish Pub one of those places where you can get a proper pint of Guinness. This pub has been loved by locals and the Irish community for years, and one of the great things about this place is they also serve great food. The Irish culture and fare that is predominant in this pub will surely let you feel the warmth and welcoming atmosphere of Ireland and its denizens.

Dublin Square Irish Pub is where you can get some traditional Irish cuisine and the ever so popular All Day Irish Breakfast, where you can get the usual baked beans, black pudding, sausages, eggs, bacon and toast, with the option of having it with tea, coffee, or Guinness.

Enjoy the beer and the company here at Dublin Square Irish Pub.

Dublin Square Irish Pub
554 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Phone Number: 619-239-5818
Website: http://www.dublinsquareirishpub.com

Business Hours:
Open daily, 8am - 2am

25. Extraordinary Desserts

Extraordinary Desserts is one of San Diego's favorite dessert spots, where you can treat your friends, go on a date, have a cake done for any occasion, or simple have a dessert. Opened in 1988 this place has always been where you get you sweet fix, from their cakes, pastries, danish, cookies, and ice cream. Extraordinary Desserts also serves a mean espresso, they know how to do it right. This little cafe is something of a gem in San Diego. Surely you visit here will bring you delight, and satisfy your sweet cravings.

Extraordinary Desserts
2929 5th Ave,
San Diego, CA 92103, United States
Phone Number:+1 619-294-2132
Website: http://www.extraordinarydesserts.com

Business Hours:
Mondays to Thursdays, 8:30am - 11pm
Fridays, 8:30am - midnight
Saturdays, 10am - midnight
Sundays, 10am – 11pm

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