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lovesfood11 Mar 25, 2008 11:21 AM

My sister and her boyfriend are coming in tommorow and my sister is a foodie and is training to be a chef. I want to take her for a great lunch in Coronado tommorow. Any suggestions?

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    The Old Man Mar 25, 2008 01:26 PM

    I don't think it can be done. I will be interested in seeing the responses here. If you're directed to go to 1500 Ocean at the Del, look around for a $25 of $100 coupon that seems to be floating around there.

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      Beach Chick Mar 25, 2008 06:55 PM

      1500 Ocean would be the best bet but there is a lovely french bistro restaurant right down the street from the Hotel Del that is good..Chez Loma..
      Brigantine and Miguel's has some great happy hours..best fish tacos for under $3 buckaroo's.
      Have fun..

      www.chezloma.com
      www.hoteldel.com
      www.brigantine.com

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        lovesfood11 Mar 25, 2008 07:01 PM

        1500 Ocean is only open for dinner and so is chez loma. Even if places aren't that great I still want to know what the best option is.

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        Beach Chick Mar 25, 2008 07:05 PM

        Sorry..somehow, I missed the lunch thing..
        Peohe's is great lunch spot..

        www.peohes.com

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          lovesfood11 Mar 25, 2008 07:06 PM

          Yeah were only going to be there for lunch.

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            DougOLis Mar 25, 2008 11:28 PM

            I wouldn't recommend Peohe's. Maybe lunch is better than dinner but when I was there a few months ago it was pretty mediocre. The food wasn't that great and was overpriced for the quality you get. The view's great though.

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              Alice Q Mar 25, 2008 11:49 PM

              Peohe's has a pretty patio, but the food is stuck in the 80s and the inside was kind of dirty the last time I was there - food ground into the carpets, etc. I also probably wouldn't take a foodie to Il Fornaio - it's a chain and there are several throughout CA. If you're open to that, the Brigantine and Miguel's are just as good and less expensive.

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                Beach Chick Mar 26, 2008 02:45 AM

                Peohe's is stuck in the 80's!
                I think Cafe Chloe is the best option of all..take the ferry over..if not, I hear there is a good Taco Truck in City Heights... :)

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                  The Old Man Mar 26, 2008 07:58 AM

                  I hate to say it, but looking at these response, I think that's where they need to go!

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            LisaSD Mar 25, 2008 10:34 PM

            There is IL FORNAIO with some great views and some pretty good food, most of the time.

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              The Old Man Mar 26, 2008 07:58 AM

              The best we can do is to send "foodies" and a chef in training to a chain restaurant? Or Miquel's? Or the Brigantine?

            2. Alice Q Mar 25, 2008 10:44 PM

              I don't think 1500 Ocean is open for lunch, and I don't recommend the other restaurants at the Del. I'd say spend some time walking around Coronado and go to the Loews for lunch - either that, or come back across the bridge and go to Cafe Chloe downtown - it's a good foodie spot.

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                lovesfood11 Mar 26, 2008 08:41 AM

                I would take them to Cafe Chloe but they want to stay in Coronado for lunch.

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                  The Old Man Mar 26, 2008 08:56 AM

                  My last shot. Take them to Sheerwater, it only OK at best, but the view and ambience are great. Call ahead and tell try to talk to someone and tell them that you're bringing a chef in training. Perhaps the chef will step up and create a tasting menu for you. Pay the extra, but perhaps it will be worth it.

                  Also get a pina colada on the sun deck.

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                    littlestevie Mar 26, 2008 10:41 AM

                    Uhh, after the local fish wrap article on improper food handling at our local restaurants, with special emphasis on the Del. I am not so sure that I would recommend anything at the Del at this time.

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                    Beach Chick Mar 26, 2008 10:13 AM

                    Being a 'foodie' you would think they would want to go where the good food is..
                    Let us know where you ended up.

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                      lovesfood11 Mar 27, 2008 11:36 AM

                      We ended up just going to Tartine for a light lunch because it got late and we were going to have a big dinner. Tartine was okay at best. The baguettes they served were stale and I was looking forward to a good piece of bread. My sister got the caprese panini which was pretty good but that was definitely the best dish that was ordered. I got the greek salad and the roasted turkey I had on it was dry with no flavor. My sisters boyfriend had a salad with walnuts and goat cheese which looked pretty good but I didn't try it. The salads were also pretty small for 12 dollars.

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                        Beach Chick Mar 27, 2008 03:41 PM

                        Thanks for reporting back lovesfood11!

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                          lovesfood11 Mar 27, 2008 06:57 PM

                          No problem. Too bad Coronado doesn't have any great lunch spots because its beautiful over there.

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                  LaurenZ Mar 26, 2008 12:21 PM

                  If you want good Mexicon and you have to eat on Coronado, you should try Miguels. Its behind the El Cordova hotel near the Brigantine. Just ask a local where it is and they can direct you.

                  They have this white sauce (w/Jalapenos) that is to die for that they serve with the salsa and chips. Plus they have great Carnitas.

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                    LisaSD Mar 27, 2008 02:25 AM

                    Lauren, they give out that white sauce recipe at Miguel's and you can make it yourself. It's pretty easy....

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