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Can anyone rec SD restaurants that locals frequent? I'm going to be in SD for 3 weeks and would not like to break the bank. Diners, take out places, mom and pops, type are what i'm looking for. I'll be staying in mission valley and working close to the shipyard. pls help....

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  1. First critical question: will you have a car?

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    1. re: phee

      yes. lets saw 10 mile radius from both locations.

    2. If by "working close to the shipyard" you mean somewhere near Barrio Logan, I would highly recommend Las Quatro Milpas for two or three visits during the course of three weeks. Definitely a locals, mom-and-pop kinda place with the BEST homemade tortillas you'll ever eat.

      1875 Logan Avenue, San Diego 92113

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      1. re: bizzwriter

        For the Barrio Logan area my faves, from closest to furthest, but all within very easy driving distance, are:

        1) El Porvenir - carnitas
        2) Cafe Virtuoso - primarily a wholesale roaster, but they setup a walk-in bar for retail drink sales
        3) Tacos El Paisa - tacos and delicious Aguas Frescas

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        Tacos El Paisa
        840 S 47th St, San Diego, CA 92113

        Cafe Virtuoso
        1616 National Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

      2. Perry's in Old Town/Mission Valley area..breakfast
        Ricky's in MV for breakfast apple pancakes
        Sab-E-Lee for Thai in Linda Vista
        Las Cuatro Milpas for lunch
        Mariscos German..best fish tacos and other seafood..2802 ocean view blvd
        Saffron on India street
        Blue Water Grill India street
        Bully's East Mission Valley..Bully Burger and a beer

        1. Mariscos German
          Tacos El Paisa
          Super Cocina
          Hamilton's Tavern
          Toronado
          Sab-E-Lee
          Pizzeria Bruno
          Blind Lady Alehouse

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          Super Cocina
          3627 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

          Mariscos German
          3515 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

          1. Thanks for all the recs! looks like i will eat well in SD