If you’re like most of us, when it comes to food, you find something you like and stick to it—no exceptions. If it’s weird, you are not going to try it! Food is expensive these days and you don’t want to waste money on monkey brains and turtle toes soufflé only to discover you were right in the first place; that meal is horrible, you’re still hungry, and now you’re going to have to pay for another meal to sate your hunger! Well, our fearless and brave warriors—uh, we mean friendly and knowledgeable staff members—have done their research and with iron stomachs have compiled a list of some delicious, but unusual restaurants where you can expand your food horizons while vacationing in San Diego.
Aqui es Texcoco
Not your typical Mexican food restaurant, Aqui es Texcoco serves Mexican food with a twist. Everyone loves tacos, but have you ever tried grilled lamb’s brain tacos? Or how about dining on the entire lamb’s head? Cabeza completa and the lamb’s brain tacos are surprisingly delicious once you are able to get past the empty eyeballs of the lamb staring straight into yours! 1043 Broadway, Chula Vista, California
Described as innovative modern Latin, the smells will draw you in and the flavors will have you coming back over and over again. What’s so crazy about Latin food? We recommend trying the tamarind-jalapeño glazed pig’s tails served with radish, peanut and house buttermilk dressing—that should answer your question! 1536 India St, in Little Italy
Serving French Californian cuisine, this fine dining restaurant is both classy and casual, kind of like California herself, and their rabbit loin and rabbit liver comes with broccolini, polenta, and mustard tarragon sauce and is especially tasty! 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe
Wa Dining OKAN
Japanese delicacies are served up here, including the tasty tongue steak prepared in two different ways: sliced thin and grilled or cut thicker and served on skewers. You just need to decide which way your own tongue prefers! 3860 Convoy Street Suite 110
710 Beach Rentals
Taking a vacation is all about taking a step out of your comfort zone and trying new things, but we understand these foods might be a tad bizarre, making you hesitant to try them. It’s ok, San Diego is filled with restaurants of foods of all types, and our kind staff at 710 Beach rentals will be happy to guide you to ones that are more your taste. (See what we did there?) Visit our rental pages and discover what all we have to offer. We think you will be glad you did!