In San Diego, visitors have the luxury of experiencing the best of a gorgeous coastal city that is abounding in all types of culinary heritage. San Diego has so much to offer for food lovers: from freshly-caught seafood, to Mexican standards, to American classics—not to mention everything innovative in-between. Read on to learn more about the best restaurants in San Diego!

Restaurants for All Tastes

Cocina 35

Nestled in downtown San Diego, Cocina 35 serves inspiring variations on the hallmark dishes of Mexican cuisine. Mole poblano, fajitas, barbacoa, bistec, tortas, ceviches, and sopas (soups) comprise the foundation of Cocina 35’s menu, with most entrees—including a “Build Your Own” option—costing less than $10.00. The restaurant is open from 9:00am until 3:00pm on Monday through Friday, and from 8:00am until 2:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Lion’s Share

Open from 4:00pm to 2:00am daily downtown, this modern American bar features interesting takes on American food, such as deviled eggs (with espelette, caviar, truffle, prosciutto, and quail confit), antelope sliders, and a sausage board featuring rabbit, wild boar, elk, pickled farm vegetables, and sourdough. Surprisingly, these fanciful dishes are only in the $11.00 to $30.00 range, so you can experiment at a reasonable price.

The Donut Bar

This cute breakfast and brunch spot with vibrant art is also located in downtown San Diego, drawing large crowds for its delicious and bright gourmet donuts. With flavors like Maple Bourbon, S’mores on Fire, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Crème Brulee, and Oh My Birthday Cake Oreo, your sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied when you visit The Donut Bar. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 7:00am until 1:00pm, and from 8:00am until 12:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Downtown Fish Joint

We’ll give you three guesses as to where this local seafood hotspot is located. That’s right—downtown San Diego, in the midst of a haven of San Diego restaurants. Known for its delectable seafood at extremely low prices (with most entrees costing under $10.00), Downtown Fish Joint serves up the likes of halibut sandwiches, salmon and chips, cod and white fish tacos, and its famous coleslaw and waffle fries. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 10:30am to 5:00pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10:30am to 6:00pm. Downtown Fish Joint is closed on Sundays.

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