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Biz Mtg in La Jolla: where to eat?

jenniferfishwilson Jan 3, 2002 12:19 AM

Staying @ Hilton La Jolla @ Torrey Pines. If I can sneak out where should I eat? (One night dinner is @ Museum of Contemporary Art--is museum worth touring?)

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    Gatun RE: jenniferfishwilson Jan 3, 2002 12:48 PM

    I can help you much on dinner, but I would definately try one of the 'berto' i.e Alberto, roberto taco stands in the San Diego area for breakfast. They make a mean machaca burrito.

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      TStacey RE: jenniferfishwilson Jan 3, 2002 05:01 PM

      George's at the Cove is less than a half-mile from the Museum, a nice walk along Prospect. California cuisine and fantastic view. Top of the Cove is also right there, very good reputation, though I can't vouch for it. Across the street is Alphonso's, excellent Mexican food. Jose's Courtroom is more for drinking, but they have a good Mexican menu too.

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        dumpling RE: jenniferfishwilson Jan 4, 2002 12:10 PM

        If you like contemporary art, the museum is definitely worth touring. I think the exhibit they have there now is a sampling of works they collected in the 90's. The museum is small, but a jewel, and more than worth the $4 admission. If you think modern art, installation art, is weird, don't bother going.
        I've been to Tamarindo a few times (it's kind of near the art museum), and it's pretty good, nuevo latino food.
        George's at the cove is good.
        Definitely go to Alberto's on Carmel Valley Road (south end of Del Mar) for a fish taco.
        I've not been, but Tapenade in La Jolla is supposed to be really excellent. It's on the top of my list of places to try on the next special occasion.

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          buzznutter RE: jenniferfishwilson Jan 4, 2002 04:10 PM

          If you are eating upscale, Tapenade is far and away the best in La Jolla.

          George's at the Cove has a nice view, but very pricy in the dining room. Top of the Cove is the same deal, but the food isn't interesting.

          Ten Eleven in the Colonial hotel is nice, and is within walking distance of the museum. Zenbu is casual, and has wonderful seafood and sushi

          Reservations are necessary at all of these restaurants.

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