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Aug 5, 2011 03:51 PM

better food in la jolla or Coronado?

We will be on SD the week before ld. Which area has the better food and more varied cuisine? We are from the east coast, so would like to include some Mexican and some Asian as well. Nothing too formal, we will have DS with us as well.

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  1. Eh, La Jolla probably, but Hillcrest is better than La Jolla for quantity, variety and quality. The coastal cities of Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas I think are better than La Jolla too.

    Are you trying to decide where to stay??

    The best Asian will be in the Kearney Mesa area generally (with the best Vietnamese in City Heights) and the best Mexican is spread over areas like University Heights, Normal Heights, Logan Heights and more.

    1. Both areas have some really nice dining, but La Jolla probably has the edge on variety. You will have a car?

      You can probably find a TON of recommendations by doing a search on the words La Jolla, it's not an infrequent request and the usual posters here have been pretty generous in sharing their favs.

      There is some decent Mexcian in Encinitas, Carlsbad, and on up to O'side.

      1. La Jolla. Plus, it's closerl than Coronado to the Kearny Mesa area.

        8310 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

        1. La Jolla - Coronado has better views (especially at the Ferry Landing), but La Jolla has better food.

          1. For good Mex, either the truck in the Toys R Us in the parking lot on Industrial or, for sit down, Marisco's Godoy on Palomar. So I guess, while Coronado is nice, you'll have to come over the bridge for chow. Also, Super Cocina for some excellent Mex slow cooked braised chow.

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

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            1. re: cstr

              Hmmm...Chula Vista isn't exactly nearby to either Coronado or La Jolla, especially La Jolla. Neither is City Heights for that matter. It'll probably depend upon whether or not the OP wants to travel and, comparatively speaking, how much they want to downscale it.

              1. re: DiningDiva

                Well, if they want some good Mex marisco's, CV isn't that bad a jaunt. Considering they're from the East Side, this is worth a venture off the strand cus, they aren't going to get that back home. Heck, it's not like they have to truck it for hours to get some respectable chow.