I will be in San Diego for five nights staying near the convention center and am looking for restaurant tips that aren't the usual Gas Light tourist ones. I prefer Asian and Mexican/Latino. Thanks.
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We don't suggest any of "the usual Gas Light" places here in the 'hounds den. You're unlikely to find the Asian and Mexican places you're seeking in the area, as already pointed out by Josh.
Most of the best Asian in San Diego will be in the City Heights or Kearney Mesa neighborhoods and City Heighs, Chula Vista and North Park have some of the better Mexican places.
Will you have a car?