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Jul 9, 2013 02:52 PM

Mexican restaurant near convention center suitable for meeting with clients?

Hello, all. The title pretty much says it all. The location would preferably be within walking distance of the convention center. Would the Blind Burro be appropriate? Any suggestions would be appreciated, as I'm trying to help out a friend. Thanks!

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  1. Hate to be picky, but it depends on one's definition of "Mexican".

    Taco shop mexican I'd opt for Valentines. Down and dirty taco shop food.

    Good food that is culinarily significant and high brow Mexican is Blind Burro.

    For me, there's no question I'd go to the Blind Burro. I'd even spring for a cab to do so.

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    1. re: Fake Name

      Thank you! I'm all for taco shop myself, but it's not quite the friend's vibe. ;)

    2. Have not been but walked by going to a Padre game and I wish we stopped is busy and festive.
      Friends love the food and drink here.
      I don't know how serious the business meeting.
      The Hibiscus margaritas are a huge hit.

      Another alternative is the water taxi from the Gaslamp to Candelas on Coronado for a more subdued setting with great food and drink and a killer view of downtown SD.

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      1. I'm a big fan of the Blind Burro, have been many times, have never had the same thing twice, and remain impressed with the quality of the upscale Mexican-inspired cuisine to be had there. If you want tacos, they've got tacos. But if you want something more edgy and creative, they do that too.

        That said, I'm not sure it's the ideal place to discuss business. It's as much a bar as a restaurant, and can get noisy at peak hours. A client meeting during lunch time or mid afternoon would work, but if it's dinner you're looking at, a night when the Padres are not in town would be best. BTW, it's no more than an 8-10 minute walk from the convention center.

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