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Lunch ideas for five days in June

Curiosity Killed the Cat May 28, 2013 09:10 PM

HI, We will be in San Diego for 5 nights in June. I have my dinner planned but need help with lunches. Here are my dinner plans:
Sushi Ota
Costa Brava
Georges- California Modern
Nine Ten
Kaito Sushi

So any seafood, Thai, or mexican recommendations would be welcome. We will try other places but I wanted to help narrow down the suggestions.

We may spend a day on Coronado and on the beach at Del Mar so we would like to find good lunch spots there. And, is there any good mexican in Old Town?

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    DoctorChow May 28, 2013 09:52 PM

    Michoz -(Lebanese) in Hillcrest
    Sab-E-Lee (Thai) in LV (but it only has tables for up to 4)
    Koon (Thai) in KM - lunch specials until 3:30
    Kensington Cafe (American) in, well, Kensington
    El Agave in Old Town

    1. DiningDiva May 28, 2013 10:34 PM

      Where are you staying and will you have a car?

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      1. re: DiningDiva
        Curiosity Killed the Cat Jun 5, 2013 08:54 PM

        Staying in Del Mar 3 days and near the gas lap district for two, and yes, we have a car.

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        mcgrath May 29, 2013 07:23 AM

        I'd have Lunch at Costa Brava instead of dinner. It's not in the same league as your other excellent dinner choices.

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          RB Hound May 29, 2013 07:33 AM

          This is the standard answer on the San Diego board, but when you say Mexican what is it that you are looking for, and what are you used to? Taco/burritos, or something different? At any rate, most people will tell you that the majority of places in Old Town are more touristy and have averagish food. If you are there anyway, it's one thing, but I wouldn't go there *for* any of the restaurants.

          I'll put up Point Loma Seafood as a suggestion for lunch.

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          1. re: RB Hound
            Curiosity Killed the Cat Jun 5, 2013 08:57 PM

            We live in Arizona and travel to Mexico many times a year. So authentic, we usually eat sonoran style but would be open to other styles.

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            cstr May 29, 2013 09:29 AM

            If you have a car, the Marisco's Pescador Truck in the Toys R Us parking lot, off the 5 south on Industrial Ave has excellent Baja fish tacos, seafood tostada's and other delights. Also, continuing south on the 5 off Palomar St, Marisco's Godoy has excellent marinated and grilled pulpo, great ceviehe and many other seafood offerings.

            1. ipsedixit May 29, 2013 11:44 AM

              Carnitas Snack Shack

              Cucina Urbana

              La Fachada

              Bruno (weekends)

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                zmirzlina May 29, 2013 02:13 PM

                Maybe swap out Ota for Akinori? Been becoming a big fan of what Akinori is putting out (Aki is a former Sushi Ota chef).

                Lunch -

                Stone Brewery in Liberty Station
                Pt. Loma Seafood
                Tacos Al Paisa (close to the Coronado Bridge)
                Marsicos Godoy or any of the Seven Seas/Mariscos German Trucks around town
                Carnitas Snack Shack
                Super Cocina

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                1. re: zmirzlina
                  ipsedixit May 29, 2013 08:28 PM

                  Yeah, have not been impressed with Akinori.

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    zmirzlina May 30, 2013 10:55 AM

                    Why not? Service can be hit or miss but I find the food excellent and inventive and fish of excellent quality.

                    1. re: zmirzlina
                      ipsedixit May 30, 2013 06:24 PM

                      ... I find the food excellent and inventive and fish of excellent quality.

                      I did not.

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                  Beach Chick May 29, 2013 02:29 PM

                  Tender Greens Liberty Station
                  Bali Hai
                  Fathom bistro
                  Cafe Chloe
                  George's at the Cove Ocean Terrace
                  Las Cuatro Milpas
                  Leroy's lounge
                  Mariscos German seafood truck
                  Rancho Valencia Resort
                  The Lodge at Torrey Pines
                  Eddie V's
                  Fish Market Sushi Bar/Oyster Bar

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                  1. re: Beach Chick
                    cstr May 30, 2013 04:27 AM

                    The OP said they may stop in Coronado, I'm surprised you didn't mention your fav way go get there and your fav bisque!

                    1. re: cstr
                      Beach Chick May 30, 2013 06:55 AM

                      Ha..smart ass!
                      ; )

                      Water taxi on over to Coronado is a fab way to get over to Coronado from Gaslamp.
                      The Mussel Bisque en croute at Dobson's is fantastic.


                  2. firecooked May 29, 2013 02:33 PM

                    LeRoy's or Tartine are good choices for lunch in Coronado.

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                      Cathy May 30, 2013 05:41 AM

                      Know that beginning June 8, the 4th largest County Fair in the USA (and largest in California) is in Del Mar. It is closed on June 10, 17 & 24(Mondays). Plan your driving time accordingly.

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