Travel is all about discovery: new places, new people, new sights, new flavors. San Diego's location means we draw bounty from the ocean, spice it up with Mexican flair, and maybe add a dash of inspiration from lands across the Pacific. Here are our suggestions for the best places to eat in San Diego.
• Combine beach and burrito when you head to Nico's Mexican Food in Ocean Beach. Try a California burrito to put a local spin on it.
• Market Restaurant & Bar offers masterful plates of hyperlocally-sourced foods.
• Dinner on the beach takes an elegant turn at The Marine Room in La Jolla. Plan to dress up (in California, that means business casual) and dig into plates of swordfish, lobster, and more while enjoying the gorgeous views.
• Head to Little Italy to find great Italian food still made the old-fashioned way. Buon Appetito's menu lets you enjoy Italian specialties from the appetizers to homemade tiramisu for dessert.
• There's tons of great Mexican in Old Town, but you'll also find Sushi Tadokoro, where you can stop in for sushi and sake.
• Liberty Public Market, on a former naval base, is filled with stalls offering artisanal foods. Wander 'til something catches your eye or grabs your tastebuds!
Can't decide what you want? Take a Bite San Diego food tour. You'll explore a San Diego neighborhood and stop into great restaurants for nibbles.
Had a full day and too tired to head out to dinner? When you stay at Humphreys Half Moon Inn, you don't have to go far for a great meal. Humphreys Restaurant serves southern California specialties in front of a beautiful water view. The menu's based on local ingredients, starting with local greens in your salad. Live music adds to your dining experience. It's an easy way to end the day before strolling back to your room.