restaurants in San Diego

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Created August 17, 2012 at 12:05 AM

I'm going to be visiting San Diego next week. Are there any restaurants that can be recommended?



on January 09, 2013
at 08:59 AM

I just want to correct that the Burger Lounge fries their potatoes in peanut oil, not corn oil. Not that that's any better.

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on August 17, 2012
at 02:51 AM

I was just in San Diego for a couple of weeks visiting relatives. We're kind of "foodies" who like going out to nice places, so four higher end recommendations that are really good (not purely paleo but you can find what you need especially if you ask to substitute starches for veggies) are:

  1. Herringbone in La Jolla. I got a whole roasted snapper served over arugula. Insanely good. They've got a bunch of seafood and shellfish dishes, plus some meat dishes. Incredible atmosphere as well.

  2. George's Modern in La Jolla. Ocean view restaurant. They serve a bone-in ribeye for two that might be the best steak I've ever had (I live in Denver and we have some pretty damn good meat, so that's saying something.) You literally can't beat the view either. Sweeping ocean and sunset views.

  3. Cucina Urbana in Banker's Hill. It's Italian, so they have quite a bit of pizza and pasta on the menu, but also some nice meat and fish options that can satisfy a paleo diet. Funky and trendy, and they sell their wine at retail prices with no markup, so you can get a nice bottle of wine for a reasonable price.

  4. Nobu in the Downtown/Gaslamp area. Super high end sushi and Japanese. Trendy as can be.

If you're looking for something more casual but with an insane ocean view, try Jake's or Posiedan in Del Mar. Both sit right on the beach and attract quite a few tourists as a result. You can wear shorts and flip flops. The food isn't incredible, but the ambiance is pure San Diego beach life.

Enjoy paradise!


on August 17, 2012
at 02:26 AM

There is also a food truck that goes around the San Diego area that serves up delicious primal options. I just discovered this today, the name of it is not so fast, here is the website- http://notsofastfoodtruck.com/

I am looking forward to trying it out as I have heard nothing but good things!


on August 17, 2012
at 12:29 AM

I have heard the Linkery is really good! All super happy meats :) elevation burger is all grass fed and they fry fries in olive oil. Also the Counter is great!


on September 08, 2012
at 05:53 AM

I live in san diego, so I hope my months of experimentation and searching can help you

-- The linkery. hands down number 1. They have homemade links and bacon from pastured pork which are both amazing, in fact, I cooked up 5 strips of their bacon this morning, IT'S SO GOOD. Plus, they list all their farms and producers, super local. They fry their potatoes in grassfed tallow. I always feel great after, so I assume high quality standards. I would recommend the thursday bbq special because it it one of the tastiest pieces of pork I've had to date. Also, the albert stew's pretty good. I definitely would get a lot on the board.

-- la mirage. Great little mediterranean place that has grassfed, halaal, kosher beef, the lady there is super into animal welfare. They also have pastured chicken and plenty of gluten free options(the owner has celiac). If the place looks deserted don't be worried, it has a poor location, but the food is amazing.Beef or chicken schwarma comes highly recommended with an appetizer of dolma. Don't be afraid to talk to here as well, she loves people that are also into animal welfare and living without gluten, so we fit in great there. make sure to say your living gluten-free so you don't accidentally get pita/

-- The burger lounge serves grass-fed burgers that are pretty good, but they fry potatoes in corn oil so be careful with that. For 3 extra dollars, upgrade to a double burger.

-- The fish market. It's right next to the aircraft carrier with a beautiful view. They have a lot of local fish choices, but they season it with lawreys, so for mine i just ask for salt only. Their sushi is also very good. great atmosphere, great food, great time.

-- the notsofast food truck is a great option as welhttp://www.cucinaurbana.com/l, the people are super nice and the food's locally amazing.

These are my favorites, but I have a large list that i'll post so you can mull over the options and decide for yourself:

Hope this can help you get some awesome food while you're here. Sorry about the links, it said i could have a max of 5. Get around and have some fun, it;s a great city.



on January 09, 2013
at 08:59 AM

I just want to correct that the Burger Lounge fries their potatoes in peanut oil, not corn oil. Not that that's any better.


on January 09, 2013
at 08:11 AM

Hey I went there and the food was awesome the guacamole was great and the steak and rice was yummy . The service was wonderful. Usually the ones who give bad comments haven't even been there . I find some restaurants like that near my house & my company by using smart search engines of restaurants: Ex: http://restaau.co.uk I often use this web to search restaurant for parties of my family.

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