It’s always fun to try new foods when you travel, but this week MSP wanted to try some favorites in our own backyard. San Diego is thriving with diverse restaurants all over the city, and whether you live or vacation here, you should give them a try! Here are some of our favorites:
What’s San Diego without tacos? San Diego has some of the best Mexican food on this side of the border, so make sure you try these top picks.
El Indio Taco Shop: Although famous for its rolled tacos, you won’t be disappointed by anything on this menu! Located in Mission Hills, this Mexican food place is about 10 minutes north of downtown San Diego. It is worth a visit at any time of day!
Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop: Coincidentally, our other top Mexican food pick is just down the street from El Indio. Both are delicious in their own way. Lucha Libre branches out with their own creative taco creations and a festive décor. It was even featured on Man V Food!
This American staple has to be included, especially with some of the delicious options San Diego has to offer! If you’re from out of state, In N’ Out is always a must, but here are a few great places that are a little less well-known.
Hodad’s: Hodad’s is located in Ocean Beach right near the water, and the place is full of character. The décor embodies California, and the menu is simple but delicious. You will never worry about going hungry after Hodad’s! Try a milkshake if you think you can handle it.
Burger Lounge: Burger Lounge is a newer, sleeker burger joint that has found the balance between healthy ingredients and a high-quality burger. The beef is grass-fed, and all the ingredients are high quality. There are several around San Diego, so stop by one whether you are downtown or in La Jolla!
If you’re traveling to San Diego, nothing beats a nice dinner with a beautiful view of the sun setting on the Pacific Ocean. These restaurants offer equally stunning food with their ocean views.
C-Level: Nearby downtown and the airport, this is an elegant restaurant that offers a gorgeous view of San Diego Bay. The menu includes steak and seafood, so save a night of your trip for a nice evening at this restaurant.
The Marine Room: The Marine Room requires a little bigger budget, but the food doesn’t disappoint and you can’t beat the location. This restaurant is literally right on the sand, and the waves crash against the window during high tide. Stay dry!
Aside from these favorites, San Diego continues to have an endless array of dining adventures for both locals and visitors. Check out this list for more of them. Bon appetít!