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#1 Post by Marshall Gelb » March 29th, 2016, 11:23 am

Hi again; Heading to San Diego for a few days during the Summer to watch the Giants play the Padres. I know virtually nothing about San Diego restaurants. Help please!


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#3 Post by blarmston » March 30th, 2016, 1:43 pm

If you are near Little Italy (basically downtown SD), you must go to Juniper and Ivy, Bracero, Ironside. All three restos do not disappoint...
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#4 Post by Marshall Gelb » March 30th, 2016, 2:31 pm

Thanks....Yes, we are pretty close to both downtown and Little Italy. I think we will try Juniper & Ivy for sure and need to find one that is good for lunch. The Saturday game is at 5:40, a bit of an awkward time.

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#5 Post by M.Kaplan » March 30th, 2016, 2:36 pm

Marshall Gelb wrote:Thanks....Yes, we are pretty close to both downtown and Little Italy. I think we will try Juniper & Ivy for sure and need to find one that is good for lunch. The Saturday game is at 5:40, a bit of an awkward time.

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#6 Post by c fu » March 31st, 2016, 4:22 pm

M.Kaplan wrote:
Marshall Gelb wrote:Thanks....Yes, we are pretty close to both downtown and Little Italy. I think we will try Juniper & Ivy for sure and need to find one that is good for lunch. The Saturday game is at 5:40, a bit of an awkward time.

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#7 Post by Adam L » April 1st, 2016, 5:44 pm

+1 for Bracero
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#8 Post by Marshall Gelb » April 13th, 2016, 12:40 am

Thanks guys....Looks like the Giants will be pretty good this season! Looking forward to the weekend!

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#9 Post by Nancy Dolce » September 15th, 2016, 8:14 pm

Any input around Mission Bay for casual restaurants to meet with relatives visiting from Ireland? Not wine related. Just fun places where decent food and an environment for lively family talk is appropriate? One dinner and a Sunday brunch suggestion would be great.

Tidal looks promising.

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#10 Post by Adam L » September 15th, 2016, 8:55 pm

We take visitors to The Fishery in Pacific Beach and it fits what you are asking for.
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#11 Post by richard ritter » September 16th, 2016, 6:22 am

Marshall,


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Stop at Addison's at the Grand Delmar on the way home.You'll love it.

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#12 Post by Nancy Dolce » September 16th, 2016, 10:21 am

Adam L wrote:We take visitors to The Fishery in Pacific Beach and it fits what you are asking for.
Thanks, will check it out.
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#13 Post by Jay $$ Winton » September 16th, 2016, 12:59 pm

Cafe Chloe is good.
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#14 Post by Pete Lawley » September 16th, 2016, 2:29 pm

Jay Winton wrote:Cafe Chloe is good.
+1. Love Cafe Chloe!
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#15 Post by Marshall Gelb » October 1st, 2016, 6:20 am

A bit late but "Juniper & Ivy" was excellent! We would definitely return.

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#16 Post by Ethan Abraham » January 10th, 2017, 3:20 pm

Bump - anything new and awesome? Will have our 3yo with us so nothing too fancy. Have already booked juniper and bracero (though i am not sure if theres anything i can get my kid to eat at juniper...might have to nix that one)

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#17 Post by Adam L » January 10th, 2017, 3:59 pm

Executive Chef left Bracero last week-creative differences.
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#18 Post by Tom G l a s g o w » January 30th, 2017, 6:32 am

I enjoyed the restaurant week menu downstairs at George's. I wasn't as pleased with Juniper &Ivy two weeks ago, don't know if the exec chef leaving has had an impact.

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#19 Post by Matthew B » March 21st, 2017, 12:53 pm

I think you meant to say the Bracero Exec Chef left not Juniper & Ivy as Richard Blais is still at J&I. Right?

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#20 Post by andy velebil » March 22nd, 2017, 6:37 pm

Youre in San Diego, eat some of the best Mexican food you'll can and skip the fish LOL.
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#21 Post by Matthew B » March 22nd, 2017, 7:10 pm

Is that because we're too far from the coast? ;)
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#22 Post by Adam L » March 22nd, 2017, 7:36 pm

Mexican seafood is quite good here in my opinion.
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#23 Post by andy velebil » March 23rd, 2017, 8:36 am

Matthew B wrote:Is that because we're too far from the coast? ;)
Yes, the beans are from closer [wink.gif] You can get good fish anywhere. Where else can you get awesome authentic homemade Mexican food, fresh handmade warm tortillas, Menudo, and the like. Of course, Marshall is from LA so he can get it there too, it just tastes better in San Diego.
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#24 Post by Matthew B » March 23rd, 2017, 8:58 am

Agreed...there are literally hundreds of options. My favorites are:

tacos gordo in chula vista
tony's jacal in solana beach
agave in old town
aqui es texcoco in chula vista
super cocina in city heights
puesto in la jolla (very good and great scene)

have read good things, but have not yet been to
Leña Craft Mexican in La Jolla
TJ Oyster Bar in Bonita
Galaxy Taco in La Jolla (owned by George's)

Bracero will likely close shortly because Javier departed as EC, but I was not that impressed with the food the 2 times I ate there...cool spot
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#25 Post by blarmston » March 23rd, 2017, 10:51 am

In Little Italy, Herb and Wood is THE spot. Chef Brian Malarkey from Top Chef fame, great food, pretty people to look at, good wine list.

For a great steak/wine meal, go to Cowboy Star in East Village. Hands down best steakhouse in SD in my opinion.

Trust in Hillcrest is considered the best new resto in SD. Go for brunch or dinner- been there a half dozen times and its all been next level tasty.
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#26 Post by J e f f Pryznyk » March 28th, 2017, 8:08 pm

Going to be in town in May. Staying at Humphreys Half Moon. Looking for a shop close by to pick up a few bottles to bring back to Canada. Anything good in that area?

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#27 Post by Matthew B » March 28th, 2017, 8:35 pm

Bird Rock Wines and 3rd Corner are your best bets IMO
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#28 Post by J e f f Pryznyk » March 29th, 2017, 4:40 am

Thanks for the tips.

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#29 Post by Robert Grenley » April 24th, 2017, 12:07 am

Matthew B wrote:Agreed...there are literally hundreds of options. My favorites are:

tacos gordo in chula vista
tony's jacal in solana beach
agave in old town
aqui es texcoco in chula vista
super cocina in city heights
puesto in la jolla (very good and great scene)

have read good things, but have not yet been to
Leña Craft Mexican in La Jolla
TJ Oyster Bar in Bonita
Galaxy Taco in La Jolla (owned by George's)

Bracero will likely close shortly because Javier departed as EC, but I was not that impressed with the food the 2 times I ate there...cool spot
We are coming in next Friday night and would like to eat good Mexican food in the Gaslamp or near our hotel the Marriott Marquis and Marina since it will be 8:30 at the earliest after we check in. Although perhaps not at the level of your favorites farther out, any restaurants to recommend close to where we will be? Thanks!
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#30 Post by Adam L » April 24th, 2017, 12:54 am

Coasterra on Harbor Island(near airport,short ride)
Puesto at The Headquarters (walking distance from your hotel)
El Agave in Old Town (farther away)
If you want a taco/burrito place Lucha Libre (counter service) at Washington and I5 is very good (between Downtown and Old Town)
If you want good Mexican Seafood Karinas in Chula Vista (farther out)

Hope that helps, if you have more questions feel free to send me a message.
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#31 Post by Robert Grenley » April 24th, 2017, 7:51 am

Adam L wrote:Coasterra on Harbor Island(near airport,short ride)
Puesto at The Headquarters (walking distance from your hotel)
El Agave in Old Town (farther away)
If you want a taco/burrito place Lucha Libre (counter service) at Washington and I5 is very good (between Downtown and Old Town)
If you want good Mexican Seafood Karinas in Chula Vista (farther out)

Hope that helps, if you have more questions feel free to send me a message.
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#32 Post by James Cross » April 25th, 2017, 7:37 am

I had Sunday brunch at Trust a week ago; top notch food and some decent wines to pair with brunch, like sparklers and roses. Sat outside; quite pleasant.

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#33 Post by Tom G l a s g o w » April 25th, 2017, 11:15 am

Adam L wrote:Coasterra on Harbor Island(near airport,short ride)
Puesto at The Headquarters (walking distance from your hotel)
El Agave in Old Town (farther away)
If you want a taco/burrito place Lucha Libre (counter service) at Washington and I5 is very good (between Downtown and Old Town)
If you want good Mexican Seafood Karinas in Chula Vista (farther out)

Hope that helps, if you have more questions feel free to send me a message.
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#34 Post by Matt Thomas » January 2nd, 2018, 9:01 pm

Going next week with a 9 month old. Any sit down restaurants that are also child friendly near downtown that people recommend?

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#35 Post by Ethan Abraham » January 3rd, 2018, 4:12 am

We ate at juniper and ivy and craft and commerce with our 3 year old, both were pretty loud and boisterous so totally fine for kids. We liked j&I much better, they even made our kid a delicious grilled cheese. I don't remember the highchair situation.

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#36 Post by Jay $$ Winton » March 21st, 2019, 8:02 am

Staying at the Hyatt Manchester next week and would appreciate any recs for nearby wine stores and restaurants. Thanks!
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#37 Post by Joe W i n o g r a d » March 21st, 2019, 4:48 pm

Vino Carta for wine. So many restaurants down there now it’s ridiculous

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#38 Post by Jay $$ Winton » March 27th, 2019, 9:18 am

I'm staying near Petco Park so thinking about going to opening day tomorrow. Anyone in the area has an extra ticket, please send me a PM.
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#39 Post by Joe W i n o g r a d » March 27th, 2019, 3:06 pm

The clearance shelves today at Krisp

I’m ok with aged massican for $15, prieler for $10...yw
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