Best Dining in Pacific Beach

Fish Tacos

Oscars Mexican Seafood

746 Emerald Street, 858-412-4009

Fresh fish tacos are the specialty. The entire menu of Mexican cuisine is delicious. Head toward the beach, walk one block south to Emerald.

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Breakfast

Kono's

704 Garnet Avenue, 858-483-1669

Delicious and fresh, large portions, incredible value and unbelievable location. There will be a line. Head to the beach, walk south 4 blocks to the pier.

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Best Burritos

Taco Surf

4516 Mission Blvd, 858-272-3877

Local Mexican institution + surfboard museum. California Burrito, Carnitas Burrito, Breakfast Burritos, you can't go wrong. Around the corner to the left.

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Pizza

Mr. Moto

4653 Mission Blvd, 858-490-0501

New this year, New-York-style thin crust pizza. Available by the slice or for delivery to the house. Head toward the beach, turn left on Mission. 1 block.

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Best for Young Kids

Fillipi's

962 Garnet Avenue, 858-483-6222

Reasonably priced, durable Italian restaurant. Server will bring pizza dough to keep young hands occupied. One block to the right and 4 blocks south to Garnet.

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Sweets & Dessert

Baked Bear

4516 Mission Blvd, 858-886-7433

Custom made-to-order ice cream sandwiches. Freshly baked cookies, brownies, waffles, with your choice of ice cream. Cross Mission Blvd and head south 3 blocks.

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Ice Cream

Hammonds

1418 Garnet Ave, 858-230-7433

Ice cream FLIGHTS. Choose 3-6 of their homemade gourmet flavors on mini cones. Great for indecisive people.

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Chicken Wings

Dirty Birds

4656 Mission Blvd, 858-274-2473

The chicken wings at Dirty Birds are something special. Over 30 varieties. Try one of the dry rubs. Cross Mission Blvd and head south 1/2 block.

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Hamburger

Bare Back Grill

4640 Mission Blvd, 858-274-7117

New Zealand-style burgers with grass-fed beef and a wide variety of cheeses. Head left and cross Mission Blvd, head south 1 block.

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Seafood

The Fishery

5040 Cass Street, 858-272-9985

A great selection of very fresh seafood. Also there is a retail fish market on the premesis. Head 2 blocks east and 1/2 mile north.

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BBQ

Iron Pig Alehouse

1520 Garnet Avene, 858-412-4299

Authentic slow-cooked, smoked barbecue. The closest we've got to Texas brisket and pulled pork. Head south 4 blocks to Garnet and east 7 blocks.

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Thai (Takeout)

Thai Village

4618 Mission Blvd, 858-270-4991

Not much atmosphere but delicious and convenient for takeout/delivery. Try the Avocado Curry! Toward beach, left on Mission Blvd and head south 1 1/2 blocks.

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Italian

Enoteca Adriano

4864 Cass Street, 858-490-0085

Cute, authentic Italian food with many wines from Italy. Try the daily buratta special and for dessert the Pope's Pillow. East 3 block and north between Law and Beryl.

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Ocean View

JRDN (Tower 23)

723 Felspar Street, 858-270-5736

Amazing sunset views and people-watching, steaks and California cuisine. Great breakfasts too. Head to the beach and head two blocks south.

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More to try in Pacific Beach

Breakfast

World Famous, Fig Tree Cafe, Isabel's Cantina

Mexican

La Perla, authentic tacos and burritos

Pizza

Hoboken Pizza, the owner is a direct import from New Jersey, Ambrogio15 True Italian style

Grilled Cheese

Grater gourmet grilled cheese shop

Italian

Marino's, a special family-owned neighborhood favorite since the 1950s.

Sushi

Zen 5 (casual) or the famous Sushi Ota (reservations required)

Seafood

Pacific Beach Fish Shop Fresh fish tacos, salads and sandwiches

Spanish/Tapas

Costa Brava Modern Spanish tapas and sangria

Hamburgers

Rocky's Pub Try what many call San Diego's best cheeseburger

Ice Cream

Mr Frostie The real deal, authentic soft serve since 1949

Coffee

Kono's coffee stand on the boardwalk for convenience; Bird Rock Coffee for quality (Try the "Trophy Wife").

Nearest Grocery Stores

Stock up and cook at home!

  • Ralph's - 4315 Mission Blvd (0.4 miles) Map
  • Sprouts - 1260 Garnet Ave (0.7 miles) - Map
  • Gelson's - 730 Turquoise St (0.8 miles) - Map
  • Trader Joe's - 1640 Garnet Ave (1.1 miles) - Map
  • Vons - 1702 Garnet Ave (1.2 miles)- Map
  • Costco - 4605 Morena Blvd (4.6 miles) - Map


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