Mission Beach restaurants tend to be fun, funky and delicious. Foodies visiting San Diego could just park themselves in Mission Beach and be totally satisfied, tantalized and the palate expanded. Here are 7 of the best Mission Beach restaurants to check out…
Sara’s Mexican Food
2907 Mission Blvd
The name is simple, the business plan is simple (i.e. serve awesome Mexican food), and in fact Sara’s doesn’t even have its own website. But rave reviews and stellar flavors keep people coming back to this Mission Beach restaurant for fish tacos, carne asada burritos, and so much more.
Swell Coffee Co.
3833 Mission Blvd
Swell features small batch, artisan in-house-roasted coffees. The food is fresh and healthy-and there are smoothies and cold brew coffee to choose from for variety.
Of all the great Mission Beach restaurants, Swell just might be the most socially conscious–and that’s really saying something. This beach cafe’s goal, besides serving outstanding products, is limiting its impact on the environment. Plus, the coffees are sourced close to farmers. The goal is direct-trade relationships with farmers in Mexico, Brazil and Peru.
3819 Mission Blvd
Sandwiches may be common in Mission Beach restaurants, but absolutely nobody does them better than Rubicon. Rubicon’s sandwiches are bigger, better, and flavorful. Giant loaves of freshly baked, delicious breads are the hallmark. Plus, they even roast their own Turkey and Tri-Tip, and grill their chicken over an open flame every single day.
You can expect the ingredients to be farm-sourced as often as possible. The folks running the place visit farms as often as they can.
The Mission San Diego
3795 Mission Blvd
Simple, healthy, tasty–and whimsical. The Mission’s menu items are beautifully presented and affordably priced. Like many Mission Beach restaurants, The Mission is health-conscious and ingredient focused.
The decor is dynamic and bright, and covered in local artwork. And the menu is equally vibrant, with everything from pancakes to Chino-Latino cuisine.
Draft San Diego
3105 Ocean Front Walk
If you’re looking for a sports bar with Mission Beach flavor, look no further than Draft. Tons of beers on-tap, frequent events–Valentine’s Day and the Super Bowl were recent highlights–plus the beachy vibe you’d expect make this a unique sports bar. You won’t find one like this anywhere else.
The Coaster Bar and Grill
744 Ventura Place
Coaster’s is a craft beer mecca, featuring more than 50 beers on tap and fresh eats just blocks from the ocean. Although it’s not technically one of the Mission Beach restaurants, being located in nearby Pacific Beach, it’s worth an honorable mention. This is a community-focused eatery, with tons of events and traditions, as well as outstanding food. A neighborhood favorite is the Mocha Java Steak Bites.
805 Santa Clara Place
Olive Cafe definitely fits in the fun, funky vibe of most Mission Beach restaurants, but it also adds a considerable dash of cozy. The menu is filled with fresh, quality home-cooked food. The cozy fireplace lends a comfortable, intimate feel.
Mission Beach is so vibrant, so beautiful, so very quintessentially San Diego, it’s an excellent choice for a place to stay when you visit the area. Check out our Mission Beach rentals and choose the right one for you. Oh, and Bon Appetit!