4 Great Food Spots to Try in Coronado
Here are 4 restaurants that we think would be great to try if you find yourself in Coronado, San Diego.
Coronado Island is a touristy resort city, located off of the coast of San Diego, California. The dining scene in Coronado consists of both local and global culinary influence. I have gathered 4 of the best food places that you can find in Coronado. These places are the very best based on popularity, food, atmosphere, and overall customer satisfaction.
Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge
Leroy’s Kitchen and Lounge is a farm fresh culinary treat on the busy Orange Avenue in Coronado. A local of Coronado island, David Spatafore, opened this restaurant in honor of his well-traveled cousin, Leroy Mossel. This restaurant and lounge is a place where you can feast on brunch, lunch, dinner, or enjoy midnight snacks and drinks. The kitchen’s menu takes global inspiration, reflecting the travels of Leroy Mossel. The brunch menu hops all over the globe with options ranging from chilaquiles to berry brioche french toast. The lunch and dinner menus are also a globetrotter's dream with globally inspired dishes such as truffled grilled cheese, jidori chicken, moules frites, and lamb meatball pitas. The menu does change seasonally to ensure that only the freshest ingredients are being used. If the bar is what interests you, nibble on some of the truffle fries or bleu pepper chips while winding down and sipping on a Sonoma Valley wine or a beer from the Coronado Island Brewery. Leroy’s Kitchen and Lounge is one of the best due to its cheerful atmosphere with fresh and quality ingredients on the menu.
Just a short stroll from Leroy’s Kitchen and Lounge is another casual eatery called Islander. The concept of this laid back restaurant is simplicity, freshness, with a focus on local ingredients. Inspired by a trip to British Columbia, the owners decided to bring the concept along with incredible tasting seafood to Coronado Island. Feast upon traditional fish and chip shop items including, tempura fish and chips, steamed mussels, crab cakes, oysters, and Alaskan pollock ceviche. The great thing about the Islander is that it's both cheap and delicious! Islander’s crowd favorite is the “tacone”. The tacone is a fish taco, filled with slaw, jicama, and your choice of fish. the ingredients are then rolled into a flour tortilla in the shape of a cone. If you are looking for an extremely delicious and casual seafood eatery, look no further than the Islander.
Lil’ Piggy’s Bar B Que
Lil’ Piggy’s Bar B Que is a southern-style barbecue joint located on the coast of Coronado Island, near the ferry dock. If you plan on taking the ferry into Coronado from San Diego, make this place your first stop. The food and ambiance of Lil’ Piggy’s will make you feel as if you were at a barbecue in Memphis! Sit on the large outdoor patio at a picnic table and nibble on one of this restaurant’s mouthwatering starters. Starters include piggy poppers (jalapeno poppers), memphis nachos, fried pickles, texas chili, sliders, and other yummy treats. If you still have room after the appetizers, opt for a “sam’ich” or piggy plate. “Sami’ches” include pulled pork or chicken, beef brisket, smoked turkey, and smoked sausage. Piggy Plates include savory barbecue ribs, chicken, or sausages. Accompany your traditional southern meal with some of the available sides to make your experience a complete one. Some of the most popular sides are curly fries, mac and cheese, baked beans, corn on the cob, and slaw. Are you pressed for time? If so, that’s not a problem! Lil’ Piggy’s Bar B Que offers online ordering. Place your order online and they can have it ready upon your ferry arrival!
Miguel’s Cocina Mexican Restaurant
Inside of the Cordova Hotel on Orange st, is Miguel’s Cocina, meaning Miguel’s kitchen. This lively and colorful gem is located among the main attractions of Coronado Island and is making a statement. Known for its lively atmosphere, the decor is both vivacious and authentic. Walking into the Mexican cuisine sanctuary will make you feel as if you were south of the border. Miguel’s has six restaurant locations in southern California. Tortillas, salsas, and corn chips are all freshly and handmade, meaning that the flavors and authenticity are a step above. The menu consists anojitos (appetizers), sopas y ensalads (soups and salads), and other hearty and traditional mexican dishes. Anojitos include ceviche, quesadillas, calamari, and nachos. Treat yourself to a cup or bowl of the soup of the day and the most popular, sesame-seared tuna salad. Other items on the menu include burritos, enchiladas, carnitas, tostadas, and even tacos. Miguel’s has enough scrumptious dishes to make your stomach full and your dining experience exceptional. This restaurant hosts wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate events, and other special occasion events. So have your next special event at Miguel’s Cocina.
When you take your unforgettable journey across the San Diego Bay to Coronado Island, stop into at least one of these - if not all of them - to experience the best food that Coronado has to offer. Coronado’s rich and exciting food culture will impress you on many notes.
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