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Lunch ideas for five days in June

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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  1. 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. Where are you staying and will you have a car?

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      1. re: DiningDiva

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

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

        1. 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

            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.

          2. 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. Carnitas Snack Shack

              Cucina Urbana

              La Fachada

              Bruno (weekends)

              1. 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

                  Yeah, have not been impressed with Akinori.

                  1. re: ipsedixit

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

                    1. re: zmirzlina

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

                      I did not.

                2. 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

                    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

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

                    1. 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.