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Recommendations near La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla

I'm staying at La Valencia in La Jolla for a few days later this week. I have one free night and one free morning so I am looking for a dinner and breakfast/brunch recommendation within walking distance. I'm already going to George's at the Cove one evening. I'm open on cuisine and price, but would like something fun, not too upscale.

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  1. For breakfast or dinner The Cottage on Fay St. is very nice, reassonable and just a short walk. If you're leaning towards lunch Burger Lounge or El Pescadore are both good.

    1. Manhattan of La Jolla on Fay and Silverado. Old school italian with great steaks. Great little bar you can eat at too.

      1. whisk n ladle is great and would work for lunch or dinner

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        1. re: SDGourmand

          The Crab Catcher on Prospect is very good, they have some great clam chowder here. :)

          1. re: SDGourmand

            second whisk n ladle - and i think it might qualify as fun if you try some of their inventive cocktails. they even have a secret flaming monkey rum drink that's crazy!

          2. I like Roppongi, Asain Fusian. They have a great AHI STACK. You can eat inside or out, or have drinks by the fire pit.

            Grap a coffee and bagel and go down to the cove and sit on a bench and enjoy the ocean, or go down to the shores,

            1. Nine-Ten, just down the street from La Valencia has excellent dinners. They also serve breakfast. It's an easy 5 min walk, tops.

              I think there is a Pannikin coffee shop somewhere in La Jolla, near La Valencia.

              Mission Cup Cafe on Wall St has the best cheap and tasty breakfasts/lunches in La Jolla. Latino-Asian fusion. Stuff like breakfast tamales, grilled marinated tofu and Nutella-walnut pancakes. It's a small hike from La Valencia, but if you're willing to walk to The Cottage, then it's not that much further to go.

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              1. re: daantaat

                Just a point of clarification: Mission Coffee cup is 1 1/2 blocks from La V. But great rec!

                1. re: foodiechick

                  Thanks--we usually come in off Torrey Pines Rd, from the "back," so to speak.

                2. re: daantaat

                  Pannikin is on Girard, just south of Pearl. You are probably superimposing it on the Living Room, which is on Prospect near Nine-Ten and La Valencia.

                  Pannikin: good coffee

                  Living Room: nice location