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.
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.
At Cucina Urbana, Italian cuisine is elevated to a whole new level with a California fresh flair to traditional dishes. The "Vasi" appetizers, served in little jars with bread, are hard to resist and the homemade desserts are divine. This modern Italian eatery also features an outstanding cocktail menu, with many fresh fruit and herb concoctions dominating the list. Cucina Urbana is also known for their selection of wine, which can be enjoyed with your meal or taken home. Not to be missed, their happy hour specials are some of the best in the area!
Located close to Ocean Beach Athletic Area Robb Field, OB Noodle House & Sake Bar is a must-visit for Asian food lovers. This restaurant was established in the year 2006. They serve a wide variety of items like pho, rolls, noodles, fried rice and a lot more. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also served here. They also serve a selection of beers, cocktails and spirits that complement well with their dishes.
Located off Mission Valley Freeway, Yard House is nestled in the Westfield Mission Valley shopping center. This cozy sports bar is part of a chain of restaurants that serve delectable American eats. Some of the items served here includes soups, tacos, salads, burgers, sandwiches and more. They also offer a wide selection draft beers that have been brought in from several local and international breweries. Patrons can order their choice of dishes online and get them delivered at their doorstep. During the warm summer months, guests can sit outdoors and enjoy their meals.
Established in the year 2008, Dirty Birds is a vibrant sports bar. Located near San Diego State University’s campus, this sports bar serves an extensive selection of wings, fries, burgers, sliders and more. In addition to this, they also serve alcoholic drinks like beers, cocktails, champagne and spirits. The Rustic-style sports bar features several large televisions that screen major sporting events. They also offer takeaway and delivery services.
Tender Greens is the place to enjoy health food in a relatively quiet atmosphere. This eco-friendly restaurant procures ingredients only from local farms and artisanal producers who use sustainable techniques. The beverages are sourced from coffee roasters and craft breweries within the region. The restaurant's patio offers a serene ambiance for relishing healthy eats, while the interiors make use of recycled materials and feature works by local artist, which showcase the unique sensibilities of the city and neighborhood. On weekdays, diners can relish breakfast sandwiches, egg dishes, bacon quiche and avocado toast as a healthy start to a long day. Stop by for lunch and order salads in varieties like Chipotle Barbecue Chicken, Salami and Kale, and Southern Fried Chicken. There is also a Happy Vegan Salad and plenty of vegetarian options, complete with allergen and nutrition information.
Located in the charming Little Italy neighborhood, Queenstown Public House is a popular restaurant serving New Zealand specialties in a beautiful setting. The facade reminds you of the old wooden houses from the bygone era and the ambiance inside is as warm as you expect it to be. The use of wooden furnishings, beautiful lighting, and a homely ambiance makes you feel quite comfortable. Their patio area is attractively laid out as well. This family-friendly place offers New Zealand classics, salads, light bites, and other mains. Loyal patrons swear by their Sweet Potato Fries, Bare Lamb, Salmon Croquettes, and Patty Melt. Their drinks menu is quite impressive as well and features tantalizing cocktails, wines, beers and other mixed drinks. What's more, Queenstown Public House is a pet-friendly establishment. So, be it a family dinner or a casual hangout with your friends, this amazing restaurant is ideal for all occasions.
Rei Do Gado translates to the 'King of Cattle' in Portuguese and here the kitchen is true to the traditional Churrascaria, or Brazilian-style barbecue. Food is served on an all-you-can-eat basis and the dining extravaganza begins when guests select from among twenty different buffet pans with various dishes. Once you stagger to your table, a skewer-bearing attendant will offer you huge slabs of meat. Best enjoyed by the truly carnivorous, the decor is nondescript and the most noticeable decoration is the cow skin nailed onto the walls in the main dining area.
Go the Irish way if you are craving for meat dishes, one such restaurant that serves generous portions is the Stout Public House. Guests can order delicious dishes like Brie Cheese Quesadilla, Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich, and the popular Irish dish Sheperd's Pie. It is popular for its breakfast options that consist of the Irish as well as the American Breakfast. Complement your meals with a chilled glass of the famous Irish beer Guinness or wine. The interiors are decorated with Irish accents lending an authentic appeal to the restaurant.
Established in 2012 by Massimo Tenino, Isola Pizza Bar is an Italian pizza joint and wine bar that serves more than 15 specialty pizzas using age-old family recipes, handcrafted gelatos and authentic Italian appetizers and snacks. The bar features an extensive selection of wines that are imported from the Rinaldi Winery in Italy. The ricotta mushroom, gamberetti and the 4 stagione a Modo Mio are some of their most popular pizzas on their menu. The menu also includes a wide range of salamis, bruschetta, salads and desserts.
The Melting Pot - Gaslamp is one of over 100 Melting Pot restaurants and gives you an a different modern experience to downtown San Diego's buzzing dining scene. It is a four course experience including a cheese fondue, salad, entree, and chocolate fondue. Cheese fondue offers breads, apples, and vegetables for dipping and there are a variety of cheeses such as Swiss, cheddar, and spinach artichoke are only a few of their options. They have vegetarian, gluten free, seafood, poultry, and beef entrees that come individually or in portions for two. The dessert menu includes strawberries, bananas, cheesecake, tasty marshmallows, pound cake and brownies to dip in a variety of decadent chocolate melts. The Melting Pot of San Diego has a cozy setting with a vast list of wine and cocktail bar.