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The Hake. Yes, very much.

The Missus and I enjoyed our meal at The Hake in La Jolla today. Great cocktails, hamachi, ceviche and octopus.

Highly recommended.

Go there.

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  1. Menu looks fab..
    Hake has my name all over it.

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    1. re: Beach Chick

      Anything that FN likes looks fab to you, BC. At least it seems that way.

      1. re: DoctorChow

        Are you serious?
        There are a myriad of places that Fakey and I don't agree on.

        1. re: Beach Chick

          Please ..... Not Super Sergio's!

    2. Also north of...ahem. Guess you had your LJ-to
      Sof8 translating dictionary with you. Yes, good spot. Wierd name.

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      1. re: DoctorChow

        I just speak extra slowly and loudly, and end each sentence with ┬┐ya savvy? That's Angeleno for ┬┐understand?

      2. I found the service very friendly. I also had a lovely glass of Spanish white wine there.

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        1. re: foodiechick

          I see what you did there.

          You're yukking my yum, aren't you?


          1. re: Fake Name

            I totally agree with you on your film choice of the day.

        2. I went to The Hake shortly after they opened and I too really enjoyed it. I made a mental note that when I come back to visit San Diego, it would be my first choice of any restaurant to go to.

          1. Ah, in the space formerly occupied by the Aquamoree. I hope the bad luck doesn't rub off on them - I'll add it to my "need to try" list.

            1. Good to see this -- have walked by a few times recently on the way to Eddie V's and have been curious. Will stop by soon.

              1. went there last night...had the shrimp taco, tuna chicharron, and sea scallop.....good, but didn't exactly have my toes curling nor the best Mexican fusion I have ever had. Would go back but if I am in the mood for Mexican seafood dishes, Romesco and Los Arcos would be higher on my list.

                1. The Hake has a way to go. Tough location, valet parking almost mandatory. Went for lunch on a weekday, perhaps not the best time to evaluate a restaurant.

                  Really pleasant brasserie decor, with none of the energy of a real brasserie.. Staff standing around, 40 minutes until we received our entree. To be fair, it was lunch, and the crowd was definitely out of towners. Wine service was overly formal and took forever. Food was ok, the sashimi was very good, the rest was meh.

                  At least for lunch, Papa Doug's Amaya across the street serves better luncheon fare.....if you can get past the over the top decor.

                  Perhaps if we had gone for dinner, The Hake would have more energy. If they are going to make it, they will need local patronage, which is in short supply in La Jolla, especially on Prospect St.