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Mar 25, 2008 11:21 AM

1 lunch in coronado

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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 fish tacos for under $3 buckaroo's.
      Have fun..

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      1. re: Beach Chick

        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.

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

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        1. re: Beach Chick

          Yeah were only going to be there for lunch.

          1. re: Beach Chick

            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.

            1. re: DougOLis

              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.

              1. re: Alice Q

                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... :)

                1. re: Beach Chick

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

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

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            1. re: LisaSD

              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. 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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              1. re: Alice Q

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

                1. re: lovesfood11

                  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.

                  1. re: The Old Man

                    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.

                  2. re: lovesfood11

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

                    1. re: Beach Chick

                      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.

                      1. re: lovesfood11

                        Thanks for reporting back lovesfood11!

                        1. re: Beach Chick

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