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Recommendations for a Local

So, I've been living in San Diego since August 2007...almost 3.5 years now..I've been to a lot of the more well known places around town.

I've just recently found out about the German Taco trucks, as well as that copper chimney indian truck...I guess what I'm looking for is some recommendations from people who have been here longer or know more than I do. I'm looking for any and all types of food, from all price levels.

Not looking for the places you'd tell a tourist he/she must hit on a weekend in San Diego...looking for the local only, hole in the wall, type joints that after 3.5 years I still haven't heard about. I just got back from a foodie journey in New Orleans this past week, which really drove home the point that the San Diego food scene is lacking...so someone revitalize me and lets get 2011 off to a good start!

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  1. I question is way too broad to answer. Just look through the threads over the last few months (or use the search function for discussion about favorite places) and you will find different suggestions

    1. Difficult to answer. But I hear you loud and clear. I've lived here now for going on 3 years and I'd say, its gotten better. I think a big part of the problem is that the folks down here are pretty easy to please, looking through yelp, you'll see everything has 5 stars, everything is the best and really, ... its not.

      So anyways, hole in the wall-ish places... I like giorginos for cheese steaks and sandwiches. Pretty decent. Rebecca's coffee in S. Park has good scones, coffee is not so good tho.

      Places I like for dinner, I went to Wine vault bistro recently and that was pretty good. Places like Urban Solace are consistent. Cucina Urbana is also good, not spectacular but for SD, its pretty good. Kebab shop in east village is good as well.

      I wish i had more recommend more hole in the wall places but to be honest, i dont know how all these hole in the walls stay in business cuz most are really bad.

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      Urban Solace Restaurant
      3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

      1. I agree with honkman, that's way too broad of a question. Just remember that San Diego is a big place, and that the tourists generally visit areas west of 163. The rest is local country.

        1. "the German Taco trucks"

          That abbreviation might imply something that is quite a bit different than reality. "I'd like a bratwurst taco with bierkase cheese and sauerkraut, bitte."

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          1. something that I think would answer my own question and might be good for others interested...the baklava at mama's bakery in the univ. heights area is some of the best I've ever had. Other dishes are decent to good.