Budget Restaurants in San Diego

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Budget Restaurants in San Diego

Restaurants Overview
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Cuisine
Location
 
Andrés Restaurant
For more than two decades, Andrés was San Diego's sole outpost...
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Caribbean
Pacific Beach
 
Azucar
For a taste of Cuba in San Diego, head to this casual bakery...
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Cuban
Ocean Beach
 
Barolo
This quiet, candlelit restaurant in the Golden Triangle's Renaissance...
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Italian
La Jolla
 
Barrio Star
In a colorful, airy Bankers Hill space, chef Isabel Cruz of Isabel's...
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Mexican
Bankers Hill
 
Big Kitchen Cafe
It't got a big heart and big breakfasts, but otherwise this Golden...
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American
Bankers Hill
 
Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill
Take one bite of the fresh, perfectly grilled fish at this seafood...
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Seafood
Old Town
 
Bread & Cie
There's an East Coast air to this artsy urban bakery and café...
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Café
Hillcrest
 
China Max
This good-looking Convoy Street eatery has won multitudes of...
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Chinese
San Diego
 
Cody's La Jolla
Cody's serves up a delicious slice of ocean view along with American...
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American
La Jolla
 
Coronado Brewing Company
The carefully crafted beers, such as the Islander Pale Ale (IPA)...
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American
Coronado
 
Craft & Commerce
Winner of the 2011 Grand Orchid, one of San Diego's top design...
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American: Modern Hawaiian
Little Italy
 
Dumpling Inn
Modest, family-style, and delicious, this is in some ways the...
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Chinese
San Diego
 
El Pescador
This low-key fish market and café in the heart of La Jolla village...
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Seafood
La Jolla
 
El Zarape
There's a humble air to this cozy Mexican taqueria, but one bite...
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Mexican
University Heights
 
Elijah's
You don't go to a deli for the atmosphere, you for the food...
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American
La Jolla
 
Farm House Cafe
Chef Olivier Biouteau and his wife, Rochelle, are living their...
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French
University Heights
 
The Field
A family-run pub decorated with paraphernalia from an Irish farm...
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Irish
Gaslamp Quarter
 
Goldfish Point Cafe
The menu at the Goldfish Point Cafe is very light—limited to...
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American
La Jolla
 
Hodad's
No, it's not a flashback. The 1960s live on at this fabulously...
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American
Ocean Beach
 
Isabel's Cantina
A funky mix of Asian and Latin fare mingles on the inventive...
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Eclectic
Pacific Beach
 
Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
Jimmy's is a standout in the wave of recent gastropubs, and while...
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American
Point Loma
 
JK Burgers & Hot Dogs
If you're looking for a good messy burger or a hot dog with all...
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American
La Jolla
 
Karen Krasne's Extraordinary Desserts
For Paris-perfect cakes, tarts, and pots-de-crème, not to mention...
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Café
Little Italy
 
The Kebab Shop
Easy to find in Europe but rare in San Diego are kebab shops:...
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Greek
East Village
 
King's Fish House
This warehouse-size restaurant is wildly popular with shoppers...
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Seafood
Mission Valley
 
Kono's Surf Club Café
Kono's in Pacific Beach lures the locals with an outdoor patio...
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American
Pacific Beach
 
Lanna
There are always colorful fresh flowers in this Thai restaurant...
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Thai
Pacific Beach
 
Lucha Libre
On any given weekday at lunch, you're sure to see a line of locals...
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Mexican
Old Town
 
Mama's Bakery & Lebanese Deli
This little house converted into a restaurant serves some of...
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Middle Eastern
North Park
 
Marketplace Deli
Don't be put off by the retro sign out front, the Marketplace...
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American
Bankers Hill
 
Michele Coulon Dessertier
The desserts are magnificent at this small, charming shop in...
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Café
La Jolla
 
Miguel's Cocina Old Town
Located on Old Town's main drag, Miguel's has a covered terrace...
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Mexican
Old Town
 
The Mission
With its simple but hearty café food, the Mission is a popular...
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American
East Village
 
Monsoon
An exceptionally attractive restaurant, Monsoon delights diners...

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Indian
Gaslamp Quarter
 
Mr. Peabody's Burgers & Ale
Burgers and beer are an unbeatable combination anywhere, but...
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American
Mission Valley
 
Neighborhood
There's no ketchup in the house—the young owners (inspired by...
$
American
East Village
 
Osteria Romantica
The name means "Romantic Inn," and with a sunny location a few...
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Italian
La Jolla
 
Phil's BBQ
At peak dining hours, the line can be hours long for diners craving...
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Barbecue
Point Loma
 
Phuong Trang
One of the most popular Vietnamese restaurants in San Diego...
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Vietnamese
San Diego
 
Pizzeria Arrivederci
The superhot oven in this restaurant, which is run by a native...
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Italian
Hillcrest
 
Pizzicato Pizza
Almost everything at Pizzicato, an East Coast phenomenon that...
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Italian
Bankers Hill
 
Prepkitchen
If you're looking for a less expensive La Jolla option, head...
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American
La Jolla
 
Red Pearl Kitchen
Vivid red Venetian plaster walls, a loungey vibe, and a widely...

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Asian
Gaslamp Quarter
 
Ricky's Restaurant
Chain restaurants haven't driven out all of San Diego's old-line...
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American
Mission Valley
 
Saffron Noodles
Outdoor tables on a narrow sidewalk and inexpensive prices make...
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Thai
Hillcrest
 
Sessions Public
From the short rib sliders, duck confit Thai summer rolls, and...
$
American
Point Loma
 
Starlite
This trendy 21-and-over establishment attracts a diverse and...

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American
Old Town
 
Sushi Diner
With Rastafari flags, surfer videos on loop, and Bob Marley–inspired...
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Japanese: Sushi
San Diego
 
Sushi on the Rock
There's something fun about Sushi on the Rock, from the young...
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Japanese: Sushi
La Jolla
 
Tartine
There's always a dish of water for canine pals on the terrace...
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French
Coronado
 
Tender Greens
"Farm-fresh ingredients served up with little fuss" is the ethos...
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American
Point Loma
 
The Tin Fish
On the rare rainy San Diego day, the staff can take it easy at...
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Seafood
Gaslamp Quarter
 
URBN Coal Fired Pizza
A few blocks east of 30th Street (North Park's restaurant row)...
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Pizza
North Park
 
The Venetian
The spacious back room of this casual but intimate neighborhood...
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Italian
Point Loma
 
Viva Pops
Frozen treats are elevated to an art form at this colorful shop...
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Café
Old Town and Uptown
 
The Zodiac
Men like to lunch at this elegant room in the luxurious Neiman...
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American
Mission Valley
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