San Diego Dining
Bronx Pizza
Bronx Pizza
For those ex-New Yorkers there is only one place to go for a guaranteed good slice of thin crust pizza, Bronx Pizza. This cash-only establishment, in the neighborhood of Hillcrest, offers up to 18 different pizza combinations such as pesto, eggplant and ricotta. Bronx Pizza: 111 Washington Street, San Diego, CA 92103. Phone: (619) 291-3341
Chez Loma
Chez Loma
Chez Loma is an award-winning French restaurant in Coronado. Both romantic and quaint, it is located in the Historic Carez Hizar House (circa 1889). This is not a casual dining experience (entrees range from $24-36), but it certainly will be a memorable and delicious one. Chez Loma: 1132 Loma Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118. Phone: (619) 435-0661
Classic Malt Shop
Classic Malt Shop
As you would expect, Classic Malt Shop is an excellent choice for delicious burgers and shakes. San Diego is known for having friendly locals, but the staff at this diner takes the cake. You will leave talking about the wonderful service as much as your tasty meal. Classic Malt Shop: 3615 Midway Drive, San Diego, CA 92110. Phone: (619)226-1600
Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop
Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop
Known for its fun Mexican wrestling atmosphere as much as their authentic food, Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop, is worth a visit. Local San Diego television station KGTV voted it best burrito in San Diego, and in a town know for its Mexican food this is quite the honor. Where else can you get affordable, delicious South-of-the-Border food and Lucha Libra souvenirs? Luche Libre Gourmet Taco Shop: 1810 West Washington Street, San Diego, CA 92103. Phone: (619)296-8226
New Orleans Creole Cafe
New Orleans Creole Cafe
When in Old Town San Diego, skip the Mexican eateries and head to the New Orleans Creole Cafe, located in the historic Whaley House Garden. Here you will find classic Creole food such as gumbo, Muffuletta salad and hot barbecue beef sandwiches. They are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday but will open for parties of eight or more if you call to make a reservation. New Orleans Creole Cafe: 2482 San Diego Avenue #A, San Diego, CA 92112. Phone: (619)542-1698
You know you have stumbles onto a gem when the local surfers are willing to wait in line for food instead of catching the perfect wave. Pipe's is a casual breakfast and lunch spot that has the motto: 'No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem.' The fare is hearty and tasty, perfect for loading up on calories before those surf lessons. Pipes Cafe: 123 Liverpool Drive, Cardiff, CA 92007. Phone (760) 632-0056