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seared ahi, wonton crisps, avocado, sweet soy & wasabi cream, served with coconut rice & a side of coconut chile oil
your choice of carnitas or soy chorizo served with a roasted anaheim pepper stuffed with jack cheese, served with mexican rice pilaf, guajillo chile sauce, cotija ranch, & cilantro-lime sauce
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Love the food !
Absolutely excellent! Will definitely go back. Food excellent, great service, welcoming , and very nice surroundings.
We love the fresh healthy menu with plenty of options for vegans, foodies and other health conscious individuals. The Mexican dishes are our favorites but the specials are always creative and delicious too. Can’t wait to go back!
Great neighborhood spot
Great food, reasonable price, fun ambiance, friendly staff- all good! I will definitely dine at isabellas again
Lots of variety in the menu. Food tasted fresh. A bit noisy the day we were there but nice decor and ambiance.
Seemed like a bit of a local spot, a little hard visually find, but trust the GPS it is where it says it is. I took my wife and 2 young sons to Isabel's for her birthday dinner while staying in Pacific Beach on vacation. The food and drinks were great. My wife said her tamale was the best she had ever had. We had a nice dinner and no complaints.
This is PB's best spot for a great, quiet dinner. Just out of the party zone the area's known for.
Nice local spot
Excellent margaritas, and the red sangria was pretty tasty too. We all three enjoyed our meals - Brazil Bowl, Ahi Platter, and Green Tamales. The decor is fun, and the atmosphere and service was outstanding.
love love love this place! one of my favorite places in PB
we loved it so much for dinner that we went back for brunch on the weekend!
The food was ok, great flavor but the meat was tough. Server was nice and the restaurant had a chill vibe.
Love love love
Great service, nice ambiance, innovative and delicious food, and reasonable prices
Always an excellent meal...the Chicken Diablo and the tamales are family favorites. Good service with friendly and professional staff.
Breathtaking, calm, healthy, and serve was great! Used a groupon to check it out, we will be going back forsure! The atmosphere is almost as good as the food!
BF’s soyrizo is always good. My nut crusted Fish was just ok.
We met with a large group of friends and they were very good at accommodating us. We ordered the guacamole for the table which was delicious. I ordered the chile relleno which was the best I have ever had. The pork carnitas were delicious; tender and moist.
Quick easy in and out not packed would recommend to anyone
Isabel's has been my favorite place in PB for the last 8 years (since I have lived there). The food is AMAZING! I went there because I am moving away and had to have my "last supper" there. The service was top notch and I only wish I could have eaten one of every entree!! Love it. Highly recommend. :)
This restaurant has Great food. Also the atmosphere is very nice. The service was excellent.
Outstanding, friendly service and fantastic seafood!
Did not take reservations on Saturday. Need to update that
Good was delicious! Make a reservation, there were a lot of people waiting for a table by the time we left.
The food was very good. Ahi won tons, Mexican chopped salad, double happiness lettuce wraps and tamales with carnitas. They seemed short staffed and the service very spotty. Some small children were running around, opening the front door and that made the ambience challenging.
Awesome food as always! It was quiet and slow which is quite different from the Sunday breakfasts I have had there. The food is amazing !! Double Happiness is my favorite!! And you cannot beat their prices . It is such a steal in a beautiful setting. We’ll be back again for dinner soon!
Isabel's is an incredible restaurant offering healthy, delicious food, with a calm and intimate ambiance. Great for date nights! We were served by Ryan who was kind, attentive, and provided excellent service. Brian, the manager, offered great recommendations and also offered exceptional customer service to us. We appreciate quality food, calm and romantic atmospheres, with vip service. This is exactly what you can expect from Isabel's.
We came to Isabel’s for a nice evening to celebrate friendship and to enjoy a healthy, delicious dinner. The Budda bowl exceeded my expectations and the wine, a Rose’ was spectacular! Our server was wonderful as well! Sure to come back very soon!
Thank you, Isabel for a great time!
Expensive, not great quality, slow service. It’s tucked away and hard to spot.
The venue was very inviting. The food was okay. Over priced for what you got. We ordered the fish tacos which really didn’t have much taste and had a bone. Also we had the chicken and beef lettuce wraps. They came with romane lettuce leaves which was very difficult to make into wraps. The only toppings that came with it were cucumbers, bean sprouts, and the best part was the peanut paste. Both entrays were $16.
We both had desserts which the menus showed $7, but the bill showed $8. Both desserts were very good but not worth $8.
New favorite find! Original. Loved everything. We will be back.
The ahi tuna platter was out of this world and the blackberry mule was delicious. Very cool atmosphere. Can't wait to come back for brunch!
My date said it was awesome. Great food and atmosphere
Fresh-squeezed fruit juices, healthful greens, delicious brown rice and vegetable combinations plus wonderful takes on Mexican food for the carnivore. The service was consistently attentive.
Healthy and delicious food in friendly and casual atmosphere
alana is a great cook. i like isabels and coffee cup so very much.
The restaurant has food that is fine, however, there are no lights in the patio in front of the restaurant and it is not very inviting from the street and as you walk in. Some lights to illuminate the front of the restaurant would be much more appealing.
Isabel’s is a wonderful place to meet friends and family to visit and share a wonderful meal. The House Chips, Guac and Salsa were so fresh. The hostess/ waitress was super pleasant and attentive.
Birthday thank you! Food always amazing
You can order delivery directly from Isabel's Cantina using the Order Online button. Isabel's Cantina also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Isabel's Cantina is rated 4.2 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.