San Diego Restaurants

Barrio Star

From veteran restaurateur Isabel Cruz comes this upscale take on Mexican fare. The colorful interior boasts rustic, Día de los Muertos-style decorations, and the menu features signature dishes like fish…

Café Coyote

For more than two decades, Old Town’s Café Coyote has served up authentic Mexican fare with flair, from fresh tortillas made on site to festive mariachis that stroll through fragrant…

Candelas

Its sexy, candlelit atmosphere defines the downtown location of this chic Mexico City-style eatery, whose sister spot at Coronado’s Ferry Landing has great bay and skyline views. Favorite dishes include…

Casa de Bandini

Located at The Forum Carlsbad, Casa de Bandini channels old Mexico, from the handmade lanterns, bubbling fountain and colorful folk art that decorate the space; to the regional classics cooking…

Casa Guadalajara

Find traditional Mexican cuisine in a hacienda-style setting at this Old Town favorite not far from historic attractions and shopping. The menu features regional specialties such as enchiladas and burritos,…

Casa Sol Y Mar

Casa Sol y Mar celebrates the warmth and charm of Mexico via colorful folk art, authentic décor and roaming mariachis ready to serenade your table. Whether dining indoors or al…

Don Chido

Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, Don Chido (translation: “Mr. Cool”) serves regionally influenced, handcrafted Mexican food for lunch, dinner and late-night diners. Enjoy perusing the “Drink Bible”…

El Agave

This upstairs spot near Old Town State Historic Park has innovative nouvelle Mexican cuisine—think: blue masa tlacoyos and cactus-leaf salad—and more than 2,000 varieties of the finest tequila on the…

Fat Fish Cantina Grill

This classic Mexican eatery is like three restaurants in one: a rustic cantina, a lively dining room and an open-air patio, each with its own distinct vibe. Fat Fish is…

La Fiesta

Located in the heart of the Gaslamp, La Fiesta serves up traditional Mexican cuisine with modern flair. Choose from mole chicken, carnitas, enchiladas suizas, fajitas and more. Several inventive salads,…

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