Another excellent meal from Romesco! We're very lucky that this place is only 5 minutes from home. The service here is outstanding and the menu is huge. I recommend trying several of their tapas. The grilled squid was one of the most delicious seafood dishes i have ever had.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Top rated restaurant in the area of San Diego. One of the best bartenders around too!! Wonderful drinks!! Great Food!!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
the tapas and martinis were
the tapas and martinis were to die for! will definitely come back!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at Romesco is exceptional.
The food at Romesco is exceptional. I took a group of 6 there last weekend. We all had Tapas and it was fantastic. Every plate was simply delicious.The cocktails were good too although expensive....my brother ordered a house vodka/tonic and it cost $10.00! That is WAY too much. They have interesting wines and the prices were resonable.
But the food was fabulous! The decor - classic, warm and inviting. Don't be put off by the funky shopping center location and the lack of "curb appeal". I am a foodie and I can't wait to go back and taste all the other dishes. Just go - you will love the food.
P.S. We were there on "Martini Night" $5.00 each!They had an 80"s music theme going on in the back room. No dancing, but fun.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great baja-med food
All tapas and all dishes are great!!! Excellent service and affordable prices!!!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is delicious and great service, the only small complaint would be that it is very loud...falling dishes etc.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Keep going back
Don't even bother with the main course menu. Stick with the Tapa's menu - they have so many to choose from that you will be more than satisfied. I just wish they would get cherry flavored vodka to offer cherry vodka lemonades. Perfect drink during the summer and would be refreshing with the Tapas.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
BajaMed without crossing the border
Diners who have heard about the Plascencia family's many notable restaurants in Tijuana, Baja California, but are reluctant to deal with long waits at the border on the return to the US might enjoy Romanesco in San Diego. The restaurant has a similar feel and look to Caesar's (complete with table side preparation of Caesar Salad) but with a much more expansive menu. The wine list includes a small number of selections from the nearby Valle de Guadalupe, a rare find north of the border.
Small plates of grilled octopus, abalone and seafood stuffed red peppers were notable.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful experience at our first visit...and we will return! The server was so pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu; the restaurant manager was a delight, and the food was unique and delicious! Hidden away in a strip mall in Bonita, this place is worth the drive!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service. . .eh?
One of my favorite places, and we went there for Father's day. Unfortunately, great food and service don't translate well when the place is being over-run with small children crying, screaming, and running all around. Go at a quieter time and you'll enjoy this gem of a restaurant.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
So happy we finally tried Romesco. The chef Javier Plascencia is one of Tijuana's finest, and this was a great opportunity to try his food without crossing the border. Delicious tapas and entrees. Loved the spiced pumpkin soup, fish in garlic sauce, carne asada, and delicious "border churro plate" (with dulce de leche dip, fantastic vanilla ice cream, an ok little cup of hot choclate, and the best churros ever). Look forward to coming again. Fantastic service too. You do not feel like you are in a strip mall - you are transported to a bistro in France or a hot restaurant in one of Mexico's lively resort cities like Puerto Vallarta.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrate the ocassion
Celebrated my wifes birthday with 10 friends, the waiter Miguel took exelent care of us, nothing was missing on the table.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some of the best food in San Diego and the drinks are awesome. This place never disappoints.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great and server
The food was great and server Gustavo was fantastic, very attentive. He made a couple recommendations for dinner and was spot on. I've driven by this place for years, found it on Yelp and thought I'd give it a try. I highly recommend you do the same, you won't be disappointed.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not as great as last visit...
We first ate here about a month ago and though it was quite a ways to drive bucking traffic all the way, we were very impressed with both the food and the service of our waiter, Gustavo. This second visit was, sadly, not as great. I requested a quiet table and instead was seated right next to the bussing station and kitchen entrance. Siverware clattered and banged and so did dishes throughout our entire meal. Perhaps the food items we chose this time were not as flavorful as last visit. At any rate, service here seems to very top notch but thoughtfulness of dining requests vs placement and food quality was a bit less rewarding. Considering that this is a rather pricey venue, we were let down this second time.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Great. Check out all
Always Great. Check out all the specials: Wed- Pasta and 2 for one wine, Tapas Tuesday, and more.
Great food and has become one of our regular dining places. Love the pastas and Tapas.
Ambience is spectacular. This place has a great feel to it. Good atmosphere. Great for family, friends, and close ones.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romescos felt very much like a high quality restaurant in Spain or elsewhere in Europe! Although the restaurant was busy service was excellent. Our waiter was attentive and very helpful in assisting us decide on selecting appetizers and main entree. The "Ahi Tuna" appetizer was excellent! The "Fideo Paella" brought back memories of our stay in Spain.
My husband and I will definitely return to Romescos!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who would have thought that Bonita offered such a good restaurant?!? A pleasant surprise. Would most definitely go again.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seating was prompt, service
Seating was prompt, service was prompt and the food was delicious. However, I wanted the paella for dinner and they ran out and I was very disappointed. Otherwise, it's a good place and I would recommend for anyone to try. Vast menu selection wouldn't mind trying all the dishes and tapas; still very disappointed about the paella.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
the service was exellent the food amazing and portions were just right. I could sit there all night and enjoy all the tapas and not feel like we have to rush through a meal. the staff is very friendly and they timed the food great. you didnt end up with all the food you ordered a, at once.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty and Imaginative
Tried the Grandma's Tacos and they were terrific, but then I had the Fig Risotto. Brilliant! Would have given five stars down the line, but service by busser's was lacking. Prices dictate that silverware should be changed between courses. Forks or knives used for appetizers should be changed for salad course and again for entree. Food and ambiance are well above average and I've already told several friends to give it a try.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot food was excellent
Great spot food was excellent but took a while to prepare. Service was very friendly. Overall great spot definitely coming here again!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service here is outstanding the waiters have been here a long time, they know the people go out of their way to say hello!!
Food is very good, especially the Tapas!! This is the best resturant in the area!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We feel very fortunate to
We feel very fortunate to have this restaurant so close to us. We frequent it often. The food has never disappointed us, nor the service. Tries their new TJ street food lunch and can honestly say this is not the street food you are thinking, everything was beautifully served and absolutely delish.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM