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Dec 2, 2010 11:34 AM

4 Nights in Pacific Beach. Recs please.

This week 4 night beach staycation for 2 San Diegans with a goal to stay local and only dine in Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and Bay.
I know that limits chowhound worthiness, but we're open to anything from white table cloth to hole in the wall. Breakfast is taken care of.
We thought we'd try Baleen if they've got grouper on the menu and Olde City Grill if still best spot in that area for a cheesesteak??
Can you help us out with some of your favorites for lunch and dinner? Thanks.

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  1. Maitre'D in Bird Rock is quite good and very old school continental.
    Saska's in MB for a burger and beer on cruisers along with happy hour lobster tacos at the Surfer hotel.. oceanfront at World Famous.
    Taco Surf for burritos and Cafe Athena for Greek..Caffe Bella for Italian.
    Bahia Don Bravo's in Bird Rock for 99cent fish tacos and lobster burritos.
    Oriental chicken salad at Cass Street Bar and grill and don't forget to have a pitcher at Lahainas!
    Luigi's for a slice and Rocky's for a cheeseburger and a flames. ; )

    1. Isabel's Cantina in PB--brunch and lunch
      the little Peruvian place on Garnet--the name escapes me.
      Cafe Athena--dinner

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      1. re: daantaat

        Latin Chef, great little place on Garnet. I'd also add Kono's for breakfast and big 2nd for Taco Surf.

        Latin Chef
        1142 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

      2. I haven't tried it but Pop's Jersey Style Cheesesteaks has gotten some mentions for sandwiches/cheesesteaks in PB as well.

        1. Another vote for Taco Surf. Not authentic, but good. Also Latin Chef is well worth a visit. Love the cebiche there.

          Another favorite of mine is the Fishery on Cass for good fresh local seafood well prepared. On Tuesday evenings, they have a reasonably priced 3 course tasting menu.

          The Tap Room on Garnet has a good beer selection.

          Latin Chef
          1142 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

          Tap Room
          1269 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

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          1. re: Ed Dibble

            Oh, I forgot Costa Brava, the best tapas in SD.

            Costa Brava
            1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

          2. If you're doing your staycation over the weekend, I recommend Enoteca Adriano on Cass for Italian. They have a killer osso bucco and seafood/black squid ink pasta confab on special Friday and Saturday nights. Be sure to check out the pope's pillow for dessert!