Best ethnic restaurants in San Diego?
I'm trying to discover the best of (insert cuisine) within a30-40 minute drive of downtown San Diego. Here's a list of the places that are my current go-tos. I'm sure that some of my current list can be beaten - does anyone have better recommendations? I care about the quality and authenticity of the food more much more than atmosphere or anything else like that.
Greek: Cafe Athena
Moroccan: Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro
Persian: Darband Fifth Avenue Grill (Is there a Persian place with more stews/rice dishes rather than kabobs?)
Ethiopian: Muzita Abyssinian Bistro
Mexican: Super Cocina (I also like Mariscos German)
Japanese (Ramen): Tajima (Santouka as well)
Japanese (Sushi): Sushi Ota
Italian (Pizza): Caffe Calabria
Italian (Other): ????? (Italy totally spoiled me, seriously is there good/authentic non-Neapolitan Italian food somewhere in SD?)
Chinese: ????? (Any good recommendations?)
Peruvian - Latin Chef
Barbacoa - Aqui Es Texcoco
Italian Pizza - Luigi's
Italian Food - Fugettaboutit!
Italian (Pizza) - Pizzeria Bruno (its about four blocks from me, as opposed to Caffe Calabria, which is about 15 blocks).
Italian (Other) - I like Arrivederci in Hillcrest and Cucina Urbana
Chinese: China Max and maybe, Spicy City
Lebanese: Mama's Bakery