This coffee purveyor now rivals Starbuck's for bragging rights for the world's most popular coffee. The bright and lively coffeehouse is a central meeting place for both locals and visitors of La Jolla. Outdoor and indoor seating allow a picturesque break from all the local shopping. Bulk sales of coffees and fine teas are available. Fresh-baked pastries and light lunch selections, including sandwiches and soups, are sold here as well.
Only steps away from the famous La Jolla Shore, this establishment is always crowded with locals, ranging from college students to business professionals. An eclectic assortment of tables and chairs is accompanied by lively jazz music playing overhead. In addition, a surprisingly extensive menu features breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Popular entrees include the Tuna Melt, Shrimp Pasta Salad, and Turkey Lasagna. Meanwhile, dozens of pastries line a glass display case at the order counter. Choose from tarts, cakes, croissants and danish.
The atmosphere at this popular restaurant and bar is best characterized as colorful. The bright yellow sign, along with a front door featuring yellow, blue and green prints, welcome guests into the restaurant. Once inside, guests will notice colorful tabletops as well as mural-covered walls. The small, busy restaurant offers juke box music and a big bar. Carne asada- grilled steak, tops the menu, including combination of tacos, tortas and burritos. The place also offers marinated steak with a cheese enchilada and guacamole. Jose's Court Room is the place for great craft cocktails and delectable eats done the authentic Mexican way.
This multiple award-winning restaurant is a true San Diego treasure. Located inside of the historic US Grant Hotel, Grant Grill exudes class and elegance. From it's waffle brunch buffets to its lavish dinner presentations, diners head here when they want something extraordinary. The opulent ambiance elevates the experience, lending an added sense of luxury to the already world-class cuisine. The adjoining lounge is perfect for those who want to sip a cocktail among San Diego's elite. Attire is dressy, so don your favorite suit or dress and take in your glamorous surroundings.
In Downtown San Diego, this fine dining establishment is not only well known for premium cuisine, but also for an expansive wine list. In fact, it has been praised for hosting "one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world." While many San Diego restaurants allow for casual dress, this particular establishment requests more formal attire. Men should wear long-sleeved dress shirts and all guests are asked not to wear shorts. Popular entrees include linguini with clam sauce and veal piccata. Enjoy cocktails from the outdoor patio as the sun sets and gives way to the city lights below. Whether you're dining or drinking, Bertrand at Mister A's is a magical venue for a memorable evening.
Featuring handcrafted brews, tasty entrees and an upbeat atmosphere, this restaurant is popular among locals and tourists alike. Inside, the bar holds a prominent spot, spanning one long wall. Tall tables are accompanied by a black and white decor. An outside patio is also available. The lunchtime menu offers pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches and more. At dinnertime, try one of the house specialties. Creole Chicken Penne Pasta and Lobster Tacos Vera Cruz are both customer favorites. Remember to try a handcrafted lager or ale with your meal.
This trendy La Jolla joint is "the spot" for nightlife and premium cuisine. The bar is popular among thirty-something professionals. Expect to find large crowds, particularly on weekends. Many customers visit this place for one main culinary reason: steak. Utilizing the famous Al Farber's Char-Crust Spices, this restaurant offers a bevy of tantalizing steak specialties. Try the hometown-favorite Junior Seau Steak. And, for those customers who cannot get enough of the homemade barbeque sauce, purchase a bottle to take home. They also serve great hamburgers and sandwiches.
Puesto Mexican Street Food stays true to its name, and serves up tacos, salads, tostadas and the like, with a twist. A combination of fast food and casual dining is what you can expect when you dine in at Puesto. Customers can choose three different gourmet tacos for USD13, selecting from options like the Tamarindo Shrimp, Octopus, Baja Fish, Filet Mignon and Lobster Tacos among others. Patrons can also enjoy a drink from the full service bar, with cold beers, select wines, specialty cocktails and traditional tequila and mezcal available.
Named after an ancient port city on Sicily’s east coast, Catania offers an assortment of coastal Italian delicacies that are sure to delight your palate. Menu offerings include contemporary Italian dishes like Braised Beef Tongue, Crispy Octopus and Wild Boar Pasta. Complement the meals with draft and bottled brews, wines or Italian sodas. Situated atop La Plaza Center, the restaurant also allows you to enjoy sweeping views over La Jolla Cove while you enjoy the creative delicacies and delectable drinks. If you are craving for inventive Italian food, on a clear evening in the middle of summer, it’s hard to think of a better place to be.