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lunch halfway between LA & San Diego?

heavymeta1 Oct 18, 2009 10:55 AM

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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    Hackenbush RE: heavymeta1 Oct 18, 2009 06:09 PM

    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

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      fdb RE: heavymeta1 Oct 18, 2009 06:59 PM

      Olamendi"s Mexican Restaurant in Dana Point


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

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        schrutefarms RE: heavymeta1 Oct 18, 2009 08:23 PM

        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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          Das Ubergeek RE: schrutefarms Oct 19, 2009 09:10 AM

          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.

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            schrutefarms RE: Das Ubergeek Oct 19, 2009 10:46 AM

            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. OCAnn RE: heavymeta1 Oct 19, 2009 08:44 AM

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

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

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            selfportrait93 RE: heavymeta1 Oct 19, 2009 08:56 AM

            Check out Jon's Fish Market in Dana Point Harbor for their fish and chips.

            1. Servorg RE: heavymeta1 Oct 19, 2009 09:14 AM


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