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  • JNixvip
    San Diego •111 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    Sat on patio. For a date night . Love the place . Happy hour menu very yummy and drinks were fantastic. Left very full. Waiter Jeremy was fantastic. Miss seeing Mark . I guess he moved on . He was awesome waiter . Hopefully he’s still with Cohn restaurant’s. Jeremy was Johnny on the spot for our needs. Great service. Had the Flan for dessert.. omg unbelievably yummy! We shared the dish. Looking forward to go again and again this summer. Thanks for the great service, ambiance and food! 6/24
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    Casa GabrielaPrice: Moderate• Mexican• La Mesa
    4.6
  • MaryKvip
    San Diego •42 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    This is the 2nd time I've eaten there in the past 2 weeks. And the food and service continues to be superb. My friends ordered the mahi mahi and I had the swordfish. They had the highest praise for their meals. The server was excellent and we got our table by the window.
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    Brigantine La MesaPrice: Moderate• Seafood• La Mesa
    4.8
  • OpenTable Diner
    San Diego •1 review
    5.0
    Dined on Jun 7, 2024
    Excellence customer service!!! GREAT food and the waiter was fantastic!!
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    Black Angus Steakhouse - El CajonPrice: Moderate• Steakhouse• El Cajon / Lakeside
    4.5
  • ChelseyR
    San Diego •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on Jun 7, 2024
    Always so yummy!!! Really nice ambiance. Pricey rolls but they are pretty big.
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    Banbu Sushi Bar & GrillPrice: Expensive• Seafood• La Mesa
    4.8
  • nighthawk327
    San Diego •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on May 18, 2024
    Wow! Went for brunch here on a Saturday. While it's a little pricy, the quality of food and service is so much better than other restaurants charging the same. Wonderful omelets, salads, drinks and more, and a heated patio outside for when the wind is a bit chilly. It was pretty crowded outside by 9:15 already, but the noise level was tolerable. Our server was friendly and attentive, and the food arrived lightning fast on this particular day! I thought that we'd be waiting at least 30 minutes to get our food or drinks. A great time was had by all, and I shall definitely go back soon!
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    Farmer's Table - La MesaPrice: Moderate• Farm-to-table• La Mesa
    4.6

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El Cajon and Lakeside are nestled in San Diego's East County and seamlessly blend a down-home country atmosphere with the amenities of a suburban community. Lakeside has several different cuisines and dining atmospheres ranging from outdoor tables to formal white tablecloths. Near the lake, Italian restaurants serve pizza, pasta, and luncheon buffets. Hearty and traditional American cuisine is another option for eating out in Lakeside, with long-standing cafes serving burgers, coffee, and pie. El Cajon, named for the box-like canyon it sits in, offers exotic cuisine choices including themed Halal/Arabic restaurants serving kebab, shwarma, and fresh hummus. Thai food choices in El Cajon include casual lunch options and dining establishments serving extensive menus with Thai curry, noodles, and seafood.

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