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Jan 31, 2012 08:06 PM

San Diego Vacation - Where To Eat?


I am vacationing in SD again (staying in Coronado) in several weeks. I've been to SD numerous times but end up dining at the same restaurants (Phil's BBQ, Wasabi Sushi, In&Out and Ruth's Chris). I was wondering if any of you can provide any good eats? I am not picky and will eat just about anything. Price is not much of a factor since this is my vacation. I will have a car and willing to drive. Note that the only time I think of Mexican food is when I am I'm SD. Portland,OR does not have good Mexican food like SD. Any recommendations would be great!



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  1. "(Phil's BBQ, Wasabi Sushi, In&Out and Ruth's Chris)"
    -- that list makes me sad. :(

    Super Cocina (~36th & University) in Normal Heights is good for homestyle Mexican cooking.

    You can also try some of the taco trucks for fish tacos complete with "authentic" ambience. There are a couple different Marsico's German locations, but I like Mariscos El Pescador which is located in the Chula Vista Toys'R'Us parking lot off of Industrial Blvd.

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    1. re: hye

      Thank you hye! I will check out these restaurants.

    2. Brigantine everyday happy hour in Coronado has great fish tacos..
      Las Cuatro Milpas under the Coronado bridge in SD for carnitas..
      Mariscos German seafood truck in City Heights
      Super Cocina
      Aqui es Texcoco in Chula Vista for fab potato taquitos

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      1. re: Beach Chick

        Don't forget the Zucchini Flower and Poblano Pepper Quesadillas!!! yum yum... for those non-carnivors.

        1. re: cstr

          Got that right brother sledge...great, now I've gotta go all the way down to CV and get an order of papas taquitos, zucchini flower quesadilla...
          The food is so frigging good!

          1. re: Beach Chick

            Did you know that there is an Vamos es Texcoco on 951 E. Vista Way in Vista, same great menu!! and I think it may be closer to you.

            1. re: cstr

              Thanks..forgot they have a place up in Vista which is still far..
              Could take RSF rd and avoid the horrid 78..
              I see they have bean rolled tacos too...wonder what those bad boys taste like.
              The potato rolled tacos are the best I've ever had!


        2. re: Beach Chick

          Carnitas at Las Cuatro Milpas?

          I think not....but I like everything there.

          1. re: Beach Chick

            I don't necessarily agree 100% with this guys POV, but this blog post has the best photos of food at Super Cocina that I've come across -

            Scroll to the end of it for a list of other places (most will be familiar to this board) he blogged about. I agree with some but not others...

          2. Romesco's in Bonita is Baja-Mex--when you look at the menu, think more Spanish-Mediterranean kind of food. Overall, the food is good. Their beef tongue tacos are excellent.

            Mama Testa's in Hillcrest is still good for tacos, even though they have slipped a little.

            Spread and Urban Solace in North Park are both very good, but similar to what you can get in PDX.

            If you want good Japanese, do yourself a favor and hit up Okan, Oton, Izakaya Sakura and Yakyudori Yakitori and Ramen, all in the Convoy area.

            1. Make a reservation and take the drive to Kaito Sushi in Encinitas, such good sushi

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              1. If you might like steak and steak stuffs as you mentioned Ruth's Chris you might want to check out Cowboy Star. I haven't been personally I can't believe it but always seems to get love here with Hounders.