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lunch halfway between LA & San Diego?

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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?

Thanks!

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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.

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

      1. Olamendi"s Mexican Restaurant in Dana Point

        http://originalolamendis.com/

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        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