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Oct 18, 2009 10:55 AM

lunch halfway between LA & San Diego?

I live in LA, and a friend of mine is visiting San Diego, and we want to meet halfway between there and LA for some lunch - doesn't have to be fancy, just good! (On the beach would be nice - ie a fish taco shack - if its awesome)

On the map, halfway looks to be somewhere around Laguna Niguel, or San Clemente - any suggestions?


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    1. In San Clemente, there's a great Italian joint called Sonny's. It's a neighborhood pizza and pasta place that we often visit while going between San Diego and Los Angeles.

      Sonny's Pizza & Pasta
      429 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672

      1. Olamendi"s Mexican Restaurant in Dana Point

        Olamendi's Mexican Restaurant
        34660 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624

        1. My vote would be Toms Farms, off the 15 (right by Temecula). Might be a bit closer to SD, though. Farm fresh veggies and fruits, Boars Head meats, a huge candy shop, and a cute park like area to eat. Sandwiches, pizza and the like.

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          1. re: schrutefarms

            I like Toms Farms -- they had a place in west Anaheim until about six months ago -- but Temecula isn't remotely on the way from LA to San Diego.

            I concur about Break of Dawn. Awesome fish taco shacks other than Rubio's and Wahoo's are a little hard to come by in South OC (though I would love to be proved wrong).

            Just a little north of there and you could have some great Chinese food in Irvine.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              I think if you took the inland route (10E to 15S) it is on the LA/SD route. But, yes, the OP does seem to want coastal. Just another option :)

          2. The Fisherman on the pier in San Clemente has pretty good clam chowder....

            611 Avenida Victoria
            San Clemente, CA 92672
            (949) 498-6390