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Discover Trending Restaurants in San Diego

Ask a local and you’re bound to get the most accurate read on the pulse of the food scene in San Diego. So, we looked at our data to find where the most in-the-know locals are going for the best trendy restaurants in this city loved for its beaches and sunny weather. These tastemakers go and curate, while you benefit. See where they are dining now, and find out the best places to eat in San Diego in our Tastemakers List.

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8 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Cesarina, Kairoa Brewing Company, Gravity Heights
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Italian, Brewery, American
Neighborhoods:Ocean Beach, University Heights, Sorrento Mesa
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Cesarina

$$$$
Italian
Ocean Beach
4.9
3668 reviews
The noise level is somewhat difficult, but the food and service makes up for it!

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Kairoa Brewing Company

$$$$
Brewery
University Heights
4.5
103 reviews
Great food, great service. We sat at the rooftop on a beautiful, sunny day. It was really nice and thoroughly enjoyed our time. We took our 4 year old daughter. It’s very family and dog friendly.

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Gravity Heights

$$$$
American
Sorrento Mesa
4.7
949 reviews
Went specifically for a GF burger for a member of our party, and unfortunately NO GF hamburger buns. I would have rated my burger 5/5 except there was way too much Dijionaise (get it on the side). Other reviews mentioned that the restaurant was cold, bit there are a LOT of heaters, so we found the temp to be very comfortable. Great atmosphere and service!

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Raised by Wolves

$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
La Jolla
4.8
2023 reviews
Service was very, very slow. Was there for about 45 minutes. It was not that crowded. Got seated at the bar. Took about 15 minutes to get service, another 10 minutes before I got my drink. Bartender did not come back to check on me for another 15 minutes. I ran out of time and couldn’t even order another drink.

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STK- San Diego

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.6
2412 reviews
My boyfriend and myself enjoyed his birthday dinner as it was both our first time at STK. Definitely would go back.

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Tahona Bar

$$$$
Mexican
Old Town
4.4
454 reviews
Definitely the Caesar Salad with Chicken Confit was their shinning star! Their cocktails were all spot on and will definitely going back again!

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Jeune et Jolie

$$$$
Contemporary French
Carlsbad
4.9
2839 reviews
The Noisette cocktail was so delicious that my husband ordered two! We loved the peaceful atmosphere and everything was delicious.

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Javier's - La Jolla

$$$$
Mexican
La Jolla
4.7
2465 reviews
birthday, so much fun love it here

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