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San Diego Recs needed for this weekend

Hi there!

I will be in SD this weekend and needed some restaurant recommendations. There's plenty of fine dining in LA where I am from, so I am trying to look for places that are hole in the wall or a bit less pretentious.

I will be having a meal in Little Italy - thinking of going to Indigo Grill or Buon Apetito- any preferences?

also considering Cafe Chloe which i have been before and it was good. really loved the intimate casual setting.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. I've had good meals at Cafe Zucchero in Little Italy..love the Waterfront Bar too!
    Cafe Chloe shouldn't be missed on your visit..
    Dobson's for some of the best mussel bisque en croute..

    www.littleitalysd.com
    www.gaslamp.org

    1. "thinking of going to Indigo Grill or Buon Apetito"

      Go Buon Apetito.

      Heads up: There was a 40 min wait at 9pm last sat.

      1. I'd skip Indigo Grill

        Other suggestions: Farmhouse Cafe, Super Cocina, Mariscos German, Blind Lady Alehouse, Starlite, The Linkery, Better Half

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        1. re: DougOLis

          Yelp said that Mariscos German is closed. too bad... and it sounded really good too!

          1. re: javabean116

            As far as I know it's not closed. Maybe they stopped one of the taco truck locations?

          2. re: DougOLis

            I'm going to be visiting SD this weekend and next week as well.

            Just wanted to drop in some place links to help me navigate.

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            Cafe Chloe
            721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

            Dobson's Bar & Restaurant
            956 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA 92101

            Super Cocina
            3627 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

            Better Half
            127 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

            Bleu Boheme
            4090 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

            The Linkery
            3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

            Buon Appetito
            1609 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

            Farm House Cafe
            2121 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

            Blind Lady Ale House
            3416 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

            Starlite
            3175 India Street, San Diego, CA 92103

            Cafe Zucchero
            1731 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

              1. re: javabean116

                No problem. I saw all these great recommendations and then realized I had no idea how to get to them from my conference hotel. :-)

          3. How is Bleu Boheme? the place looks cute and the early bird Prix fixe looks like a great deal?

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            1. re: javabean116

              Blue is very good. They make great drinks. They have great muscles.
              Mariscos German is a seafood taco truck located on University AVe and 35th street.

              1. re: javabean116

                Bleu Boheme is fantastic. One of the better meals I've had in San Diego

                1. re: javabean116

                  Blue Boheme is not bad but a but pricey for what you get. You can get better food for less at Cafe Chloe, Better Half, Jayne's Gastropub

                2. thanks everyone for all the suggestions! I will be going to Cafe Chloe and the Better Half. Hopefully we can squeeze in dessert from Extraordinary desserts in Hillcrest after the dinner at the Better Half.

                  Will report back...

                  Have a great weekend!

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