need help with 2-day itinerary on a budget please!
we are two food and drink lovers visiting from LA on a budget. we'll be arriving Thursday afternoon and leaving Saturday morning, staying near Sea World, and ready to eat just about anything. we'd also like to take in some of the local attractions such as balboa park and have tickets to a baseball game Friday night downtown. we have a car and don't mind driving but would like to have plenty of outdoor and relaxing time. we definitely want to hit up the mariscos german truck but are not sure which location is most convenient for us. we can get every kind of ethnic food in LA so we'd like to try some really standout local food, but again, can't spend a lot. any and all suggestions are appreciated!!
Here are some of my faves..
Bay Park Fish Company in Bay Park..great happy hour
Water's Fine Food on Morena
JV's..great taco shop by USD
Sab e Lee in Linda Vista for fab Thai
Perry's for breakfast in Old Town...trucker cap required
Acqi es Texcoco in Chula Vista for the best potato taquitos and they say the goat is sublime
Tender Greens in Liberty Station behind airport
South Beach Grill in OB
Azucar in OB..best guava pastries
Sessions Public in PL/OB
Bahia's in Bird Rock/LJ
JRDN at Tower 23 for drinks and app's oceanfront in PB
Have a great time in SD tastycakes and report back!
BCs list hits most of the highlights.
*Local Habit in Hillcrest features locally produced food and craft beer
*SOL Market in the Liberty Station complex (north end, close to Wine Steals and Corvette Diner) sells and serves locally sourced and produced food products. SOL is an acronym for Sustainable, Organic and Local. They're not really too far from the Sea World area. They serve food, craft beer and you can pick up items to go here as well.