Sep 12, 2023 - Food and Drink

Reader Recs: Where to eat and drink right now in San Diego

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

When you first signed up for Axios San Diego, I told you eating and drinking were two of my favorite hobbies.

  • I quickly realized that was true for many of you, too!

What's happening: I thought I'd share some readers' favorite spots for those who are new in town or just looking for a local's recommendation!

🍸 Cocktails: Mothership in South Park is a sci-fi themed cocktail bar where you can "expect some strong tiki drinks or well crafted zero-proof cocktails."

🍺 Beer: Viewpoint Brewery in Del Mar is near the racetrack and offers a "cool view of the lagoon."

🍷 Wine: San Pasqual Winery in La Mesa and Seaport Village.

🌮 Tacos: Salud in Barrio Logan for "delicious, distinctive street tacos," but beware of the line that forms on Tuesdays.

🍱 Sushi: Cloak & Petal in Little Italy is a "lovely sushi restaurant" that serves overflowing sake.

🍤 🥩 Surf & turf: Paradisaea in Bird Rock has "great food and even better desserts."

🫒 Mediterranean: Callie in East Village creates a "wonderful environment to experience delicious bits" of Greek food. Sit at the bar or plan ahead because reservations fill quickly.

🍕 Pizza: Tribute Pizza in North Park is "one of the best pizza joints in the US."

📩 Send us your go-to spots and hidden gems in San Diego!


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