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Isabel's Cantina
Isabel's Cantina

Isabel's Cantina Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.isabelscantina.com/
  • Email: cantinamanager@isabelscantina.com
  • Phone: (858) 272-8400
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast

    Daily: 8:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch
    Daily: 8:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary Mexican, Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Isabel Cruz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cass
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 4 private parking spots in front of the restaurant. Easy to find non-metered street parking beyond that.
A word from Isabel's Cantina
At Isabel's Cantina, Chef Isabel Cruz fuses Latin and Asian cuisine

into sensual and creative concoctions that are both remarkably addictive and surprisingly healthy. By incorporating ingredients from spicy pork carnitas to tofu, Chef Cruz creates a vegetarian's haven as well as a meat-lover's paradise. The exotic dining space is at once dramatic and hip, with accents such as an enormous 15-foot Buddha statue staring down at the dining room. Casual booths, stark lines, and warm colors create an atmosphere not found elsewhere in Pacific Beach, attracting crowds for brunch, lunch, and dinner.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Didn't knock my my socks off, pretty average food for the price. I doubt I'd be back unless it was for some drinks"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The restaurant was at capacity, we waited 40 minutes for our dinner to be served. There were few staff doing multiple functions and handling the crowd as best they could. The food was great and the staff were pleasant. However, they needed more people on duty."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We ordered one entree and one salmon taco and it was very plentiful. Lots of rice and beans and guacamole on the sides. We also ordered chips, guac and salsa and it was way too much for the two of us. It would be perfect for a group of about 6 or more! The service was friendly and we tried a few beers they recommended. The wine list is minimal but has all the necessary chard and pinot grigio etc."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Menu was wonderfully full of want to try items, have to come back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "In town for a conference and looked for a place to get a good meal and get away from the meeting place. Got both at Isabel's! Great food, warm, personal service. A perfect evening"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Food was fresh and tasty. Prices are very reasonable, and atmosphere (and waitress) friendly and informative."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Food is eclectic and the pairings are interesting. I really enjoyed my food. Appetizers spicy, except for the corn."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Food always amazing and wonderful. Unusual ingredients with a wonderful outcome."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I usually hit this place for breakfast or brunch but every now and then will try a dinner and this one was delicious!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times, typically for breakfast, and like it very much. Lots of good choices for vegetarians, and the tofu is particularly delicious. Our out-of-town guest enjoyed his seafood tacos. Lovely atmosphere with the lit candles."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The best restaurant food we have had in a long time. Everything is so fresh and delicious. Had the Pozole and the chopped Mexican salad. Must try if you've never been."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "This is very consistent and never disappoints: you always know you will get very good, reasonably priced food in pretty big orations and everything can be shared. Their brunches are great, though the dinner we had was exactly what we were looking for. It has been around a long time and for good reason. Go early to a ok'd. Roads!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2013