NYC Hound in San Diego
Spending a long weekend in San Diego for the first time. I'd love to check out some of the top spots in SD.
Staying downtown and will have auto access if necessary but would prefer walk/public trans.
Any and all Mexican or South American food
Seafood of any shape or size
Any other cuisines or restos that are particularly good in the SD area.
Not for food, but for best SD has to offer: JRDN (pacific beach) for sunset cocktail. Great 2-way bar; people-watching (inside and on the boardwalk); view of the Pacific; decent drinks. Eat some place else. My friend, former NYT cocktail columnist, loved JRDN when he was in town on assignment.
You'll want a car for Mexican food, the best of it is not near downtown.
Places to check out:
Super Cocina on University Ave. - homestyle Mexican cooking, very authentic. Dishes from all over Mexico's varied regions. Not a taco shop.
Mariscos German truck on University Ave. - Mexican seafood, stellar. Try the smoked marlin taco.
Aqui Es Texcoco in Chula Vista - Mexican lamb preparations.
3627 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104
Aqui Es Texcoco
1043 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91911
3515 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
Actually I had the worst bar service that I have ever encountered sitting at the bar. The bartender was more interested in checking his football pool (which he had sitting out on the counter) then getting us another beer. In fact, other patrons wanting at the bar almost went around the bar looking for more water. This was around 4 in the afternoon and not busy, maybe 7 or 8 of us at the bar. It was really attrocious. On the other hand, I have had excellent service sitting at the table and actually enjoy the food most of the time.
No need to take shots at me. Or get defensive for a sub-par restaurant.
I have heard tons of people say it is some of the worst service they have ever encountered.
I have ordered tons of drinks in my life. I started going to bars at age 15.
JRDN was the worst bar service I have even encountered.
Simple as that.
Hahaha! I almost spit my beer on the keyboard when I read this. Too funny and pretty much on the nail's head. Beyond retarded, hahahaha.
Here are my recomendations:
Blue Water Grill
Point Loma Seafood
Oceanaire, although a chain and you might get same experience in your area
Pappas and Tacos - neighborhood hole in wall
Taco Rey - another neighborhood place for me
Point Loma Seafoods
2805 Emerson St, San Diego, CA 92106
San DIego, CA, San DIego, CA
Farm House Cafe
2121 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
Marine Room Restaurant
2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
1870 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Point Loma Cafe
4856 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
1125 Rosecrans Steet, San Diego, CA 92106
some great advice given...I would add Las Cuatro Milpas for lunch for some of the best carnitas and the salsa and flour tortillas are out of this world..close to downtown..
Candela's in Coronado for dinner..you can take the water taxi over from the Gaslamp.
George's at the Cove in La Jolla is a great place for locals and tourists to watch the sunset, have drinks and dine...ocean terrace or bar is more casual.
Marine Room for drinks and app's in LJ..high tide is a real show.
I like the Fish Market downtown but only the oyster bar, sushi bar or the bayfront patio for drinks and app's...upstairs at Top of the Market is good but pricey.
Yakitori Yakyudori in Hillcrest and close to downtown.
Had the uni and jellyfish recently. Excellent along with all their other offerings.
Easily one of my top five places to eat in san diego.
3739 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103