San Diego Restaurants

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  • 1. Azucar

    $ | Ocean Beach | Cuban

    For a taste of Cuba in San Diego, head to this colorful Ocean Beach bakery where owner Vivian Hernandez Jackson combines her Cuban heritage...Read More

  • 2. Buona Forchetta

    $ | Hillcrest | Italian

    A golden-domed pizza oven, named Sofia after the owner’s daughter, delivers authentic Neapolitan-style pizza to fans who often line up for patio...Read More

  • 3. Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro

    $ | South Park | American

    This local bistro and chocolatier sells flavored bars, truffles, cupcakes, and many other confections, as well as breakfast favorites (buttermilk...Read More

  • 4. Extraordinary Desserts

    $ | Little Italy | Café

    For Paris-perfect cakes and tarts embellished California-style with fresh flowers, head to this sleek, serene branch of Karen Krasne’s pastry...Read More

  • 5. Hodad's

    $ | Ocean Beach | Burger

    Surfers with big appetites chow down on huge, messy burgers, fries, onion rings, and shakes at this funky, hippie-beach joint adorned with beat...Read More

  • 6. j/wata Temaki Bar

    $ | Kearny Mesa | Japanese

    For an interactive dining experience, snag a seat at j/wata Temaki Bar for made-to-order hand rolls filled with premium fish—best eaten immediately...Read More

  • 7. Liberty Public Market

    $ | Point Loma | International

    The city's former Naval Training Center is now home to more than 30 vendors so even the pickiest of diners will be pleased. Options include...Read More

  • 8. Liberty Public Market

    $ | Point Loma | Eclectic

    This bustling market and food hall is just one of the latest additions to an ever-expanding Liberty Station, the historic mixed-use redevelopment...Read More

  • 9. Point Loma Seafoods

    $ | Point Loma | Seafood

    When fishing boats unload their catch on-site, a seafood restaurant and market earns the right to boast that they offer “The Freshest Thing...Read More

  • 10. Puesto

    $ | Embarcadero | Mexican

    Bold graffiti graphics, chandeliers with tangled telephone wires, and beat-heavy music energize this Downtown eatery that celebrates Mexican...Read More

  • 11. The Crack Shack

    $ | Little Italy | American

    Next to his successful fine dining restaurant, Juniper and Ivy, celebrity chef Richard Blais has opened this more casual eatery complete with...Read More

  • 12. The Cravory

    $ | Point Loma | Bakery

    San Diego's best cookies come in crowd-pleasing flavors such as birthday cake, red velvet, and pancakes and bacon. There's also craft sodas...Read More

  • 13. ¡Salud!

    $ | Mexican

    The line that inevitably wraps around the building is indicative of the quality of the tacos and the large selection of local craft beers on...Read More

  • 14. Bao Beach

    $ | Mission Beach | Asian

    The Asian poke bowls and fluffy steamed bao "tacos" offer a unique alternative to the typical beach boardwalk fare. With limited seating, this...Read More

  • 15. Biga

    $ | Gaslamp Quarter | Italian

    An Italian food hall, bar, and café, this newly opened downtown eatery is an epicurean upgrade to lunchtime sandwich and pizza fare. The house...Read More

  • 16. Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill

    $ | Old Town | Seafood

    Blame a television segment by Guy Fieri on “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” for the long lines of fans from around the globe. But it’s the fresh...Read More

  • 17. Bread & Cie

    $ | Hillcrest | Café

    San Diego’s love affair with artisanal bread began when Charles Kaufman, a former New Yorker and a filmmaker, opened this artsy urban bakery...Read More

  • 18. Breakfast Republic

    $ | Gaslamp Quarter | American

    Just because it's the most important meal of the day doesn't mean it can't also be flashy or innovative. Breakfast Republic adds some hipster...Read More

  • 19. Café Gratitude

    $ | Little Italy | Vegetarian

    Food is served with a side of spiritual enlightenment at this plant-based eatery where friendly, Zen-ed out servers help you navigate the lengthy...Read More

  • 20. Cafe in the Park

    $ | Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo | Deli

    Located in the Casa del Balboa building near the San Diego History Center, this café is a convenient stop for a quick breakfast or lunch, or...Read More

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