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ISO-Food trucks, cheap eats, local flavor in SD

tattud_gurl Jun 25, 2013 04:41 AM

Good morning! Looking for excellent food trucks and cheap eats. We're staying way up in Sorrento Mesa but will have a car.
We've been to: Bluewater Seafood, Barbarella in La Jolla, Anthony's Fish Grotto (gross).
We are foodies and love the local places, no matter the $$. Even though I asked for cheap eats, If it's delicious, we will eat there.
Any reccos for Coronado are welcome, too!

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  1. Fake Name RE: tattud_gurl Jun 25, 2013 05:18 AM

    Yeah, sorry about Anthony's. They're a little embarrassing.

    I'd like to suggest Los Quatros Milpas as good cheap eats. I enjoy it often, and believe it to be a local flavor.

    Others may disagree.

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      Beach Chick RE: Fake Name Jun 25, 2013 05:27 AM

      I only know one person who doesn't like Las Cuatro Milpas..love the place!
      Mariscos German food truck.
      Tender Greens
      Aqui es Texcoco
      Georges in LJ
      Carnitas snack shack
      Candelas happy hour Coronado..Brigantine for fish Tacos

      1. re: Fake Name
        tattud_gurl RE: Fake Name Jun 25, 2013 05:34 AM

        sounds good to me! Thank you!

      2. phee RE: tattud_gurl Jun 25, 2013 07:16 AM

        Lots of food trucks congregate in the area where you'll be staying. This list doesn't get updated until around 10am each morning: http://sdfoodtrucks.com/

        And this one is a site of the twitter feeds and locations sent by the trucks: https://twitter.com/SDFoodTrucks

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          tattud_gurl RE: phee Jun 27, 2013 03:35 AM

          Thanx, phee!

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          JRSD RE: tattud_gurl Jun 25, 2013 08:56 PM

          'Wich Addiction for sandwiches in Mira Mesa is close to where you are staying and good for lunch. Same people as the Devilicious food truck which is also good.

          If you are looking for good coffee in the area, I recommend the iced coffee at Zumbar

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          1. re: JRSD
            tattud_gurl RE: JRSD Jun 27, 2013 03:35 AM

            I do like a good coffee

          2. ipsedixit RE: tattud_gurl Jun 26, 2013 05:02 AM

            There isn't much that really screams "local flavor" when it comes to San Diego.

            There are two that might qualify -- local beers and perhaps fish tacos.

            First the first, I would look at this site http://www.westcoastersd.com/ for some ideas of local breweries to visit.

            For the latter, I think Oscar's is pretty good for fish tacos, and it's cheap.

            Also, if you like cold treats, I would visit Viva Pops for paletas and Mariposa for ice cream.

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              JRSD RE: ipsedixit Jun 26, 2013 11:50 AM

              Also a helpful resource for locating craft beer locations:


              Coronado Brewing has a pub in Coronado. Sounds axiomatic but their tasting room is in Bay Park.

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              master815k RE: tattud_gurl Jun 26, 2013 08:48 AM

              I love Leroy's on Coronado.

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