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About The Hake

The Hake is a waterfront restaurant with a seasonal menu. The menu reflects sustainable and fresh ingredients of the coast of California, while drawing inspiration from the flavor of Mexico and the Mediterranean.

Our most popular dishes are being brought back starting with our famous Shaved Beef Tacos, fresh Tuna Tostadas and marinated Tuna Carnitas. Chef Omar Gomez, also brings new dishes to complement our fresh take on Ceviche Peruvian and Grilled Spanish Octopus. Although The Hake is Seafood oriented, we also offer a Certified Angus Beef 12 oz. New York Steak, served with herbal pistachio chimichurri and confit potato plus an assortment of house made fresh desserts.

1250 Prospect St.
Ste B10
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Latin / Spanish, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

Cross Street:
Ivanhoe

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 454-1637

Website:
http://www.thehake.com/

Parking Details:
Independent valet parking service right outside our door.

Executive Chef:
Omar Gomez

Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, The Hake can accommodate all your special event needs.

Private Party Contact:
Dan Valerino Dan@TheHake.com: (858) 454-1637

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Hake Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (36)
Good for a Date (31)
Waterfront (28)
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Special Occasion (28)
Romantic (25)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Tapas (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Fun (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Not impressed with anything . Food just OK. Too expensive for the multiple plate type dining.
The restaurant had 3 tables all evening so others must not be impressed as well.
First and last visit for this local.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent Seabass & Steak. Great service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice location but food was not worth how much we paid. Great drinks and service

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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent and creative menu. Food and drinks are A+. Great location and view. Outstanding service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was spectacular, as was the wine. Service was friendly, attentive, and unobtrusive! Perfect!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The Hake has a rather unique outlook for a gourmet, high end restaurant. The dishes are creative and they promote sharing of the dishes. This allows the guests to experience many different flavors, textures and food types. The prices address not cheap, but for the type of dishes presented and created this location is well worth the trip. In addition the service was impeccable. Definitely a dining experience worth having.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Tapas, Waterfront, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Seabass was overcooked but pasta dish was delicious. The service was efficient and attentive

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, great service & amazing food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Fantastic food served by friendly staff!! The best meal we had in the area!! Would highly recommend!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The view and service are really good but we expected better quality food for the price tag.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I love this place. The food is outstanding and the service is fantastic. I’d eat there everyday if I could.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Absolutely delicious! The seafood was so fresh, with amazing ingredients. We will definitely be back. Loved the hamachi, tuna tostadas and the octopus.

Tags: Scenic View, Organic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent food and service with a beautiful view of La Jolla Cove.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This place was a surprise for so many reasons. As we first arrived there were few tables full and the same when we left. However the food was creative, fresh and very delicious!!!.Our server was well educated and enjoyed some fun with us.

The only down side was the limited menu with few entree style dishes and the "sharing" dishes were sufficient for 2 people only. This is truly a hidden gem, you need to try it!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

A friend and I visited Hake to participate in SD Restaurant week.
We had gone after the sunset, but I think if you go during the day or even sunset, you will be able to enjoy an awesome view.
Each dish is relatively small, but after a few you definitely get full! Each dish was very good and as expected.
The brownie dessert was a bit too heavy for our taste; but the decoration was pretty.
Service was superb :)
I think this would be a great, great date spot!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Flavors were great, but wasn't really up for the really small plate experience. View was great if seated by window.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Valiant effort but honestly the food was pretty disappointing. The tamale appetizer we had literally tasted like it was from a microwave dinner, and the rest of what we had wasn't much better quite honestly.

Beautiful restaurant but they really need to step up the food if they want this place to be successful.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food and service was fantastic.

The menu seemed much shorter, maybe due to restaurant week? I prefer the longer menu I saw there back in August.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Absolutely loved the food and waiter. Ocean front table was perfect. Great time.

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food very over priced and average at best.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Once again we this restaurant made for a great dinner with friends. The food was great and the scene was vibrant, really a great place to have a great dinner in La Jolla.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Tapas, Fun, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was great, as was the friendly staff. Every dish we ordered was full of flavor and depth. Very impressive!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food is great, portions are very small.
Why did they remove the prime rib????

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent variety. Love the grilled octopus and the mussels were especially good. The bottle of Australian merlot was outstanding. Wish we arrived before dark to see the view of the ocean.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Enjoyed the creativity of choices. Local ingredients everything amazingly fresh and flavorable!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Tapas
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Still my favorite place in San Diego with some tasty unique seafood dishes and an incredible view.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Fish was over cooked

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I hadn't back to the Hake since the remodel and let me tell you, it was worth the wait! The ambiance is amazing, with lots of bright natural light, gorgeous views, and always delicious food. We shared 6-7 small plates at our table of 4 and it was so good. And the bartender and after dinner drinks cart had libations that complimented our food and capped the evening right. Will definitely be going back soon!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The Hake has such a lovely ambience, very inviting and can be seductively romantic.
A window table adds to the dining experience. All staff, from the congenial greeting at the door
to the waiter service, is attentive and engaging. Wine menu is superb with notable selections.
Again, our waiter, Cole, was quite knowledgeable and helpful in choosing the perfect wine
for our meal. We had a Pinot Gris, Domaine Weinbach, France. Our food items were the Grilled
Spanish Octopus ( a must-try, my favorite), Hamachi Tiradito-exquisite, Mussels and Daily Catch Stew, a to-die-for- surprisingly -simple but delicious (wish I could slurp)soup, the Seasonal Fish
and Pork Tenderloin Large Plates. Both large plates were delectible and presentations of every
dish showed thoughtful and gourmet finesse.
In all fairness, I have to say this was my fourth experience so I am quite biased in favor of Chef
Aarti's and her Sous Chef Joshua in their commitment to bring to the table an extraordinary
culinary adventure.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 28, 2017

We had an excellent dinner surprisingly better than the last time prior then the remodel-highly recommended

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I wanted to like this place with its great location.
But the ocean view disappears in the evening and you can't hear the ocean like at other waterfront restaurants.
The food itself was very good, but the portions were very small: even when advertised as tapas.
What really disappointed was the service. My husband had to get up and pour us wine several times and the timing of the dishes were spaced badly.
I think for the value there are so many other great restaurants in La Jolla.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food. Window tables are some of the best ocean views in San Diego.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Was a bit underwhelmed - had been highly recommended but the food was just good, not great, which is difficult to stomach when you have to get a few plates per person to feel full. I'd probably give this a miss, even though the ambiance and service were great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We really enjoyed or dinner. The dishes were creative, enticing and delicious!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Beautiful window view overlooking seals and ocean. Food was fresh & delicious. Two of us had steak & two had fish, opah & sea bass. Service, hostess, wait staff were extremely friendly and attentive when needed. A bit pricey but well worth it. Appreciated that they let us have our HH wine at the table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We've gone to a lot of restaurants in different cities, and here at home The Hake is my go-to. It seems to fit the bill, no matter who we're dining with. On our recent visit, we had the pleasure of watching seals splashing around the cove. Such a classic San Diego scene. That along with the great seafood & Mex inspired dishes, really good cocktails, and great service is really more than you get at most restaurants. The only thing is if you're dining with kids, there isn't a kid menu.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We loved it! It made for a wonderful date night. The Hake will see us again.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good service and good food, but very small portions for the price and ambience was a bit stark.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I had been wanting to try this place for a long time and just never got around to it. Went with my two sons (17 and 19).

First the service. Chris was our server, he explained the menu, how to order, and made some great recommendations. On the Cold plates, we took all 3 of his recommendations, on the hot plates we did one of them and chose the others ourselves, and we never wound up ordering an entree because we were too full and chose desert instead.

All i can say is WOW! We all kept saying that with every dish we would dig into! The ingredients are extremely fresh, the combination of ingredients is unique and delicious, and the flavors are light and delight your palate. We all agreed that everything was really amazing. Here is what we ordered and it's rating (1 to 5 with 5 being best)
Hamachi Tiradito - 6 - amazingly light and delicious, super fresh fish, great combination of flavors.
Seasonal Fish Ceviche - 6 - i can't remember what type of fish it was, but something i hadn't heard of before. It was wonderful! ask for extra tostado chips (they only give you 2, you probably need at least 4 total).
Lobster Aguachile - 6 - I don't even know what to say about this delicious plate. it had 3 pieces, so it was perfect for us.
Lobster Masala - 4 - This was recommended, but i think was our least favorite of the 6 dishes we ordered. Wasn't bad, it was actually very good, just a bit unusual preparation and did not look very appetizing.
Mussels and Daily Catch Stew - 6 - Exceptional! Mussels were tender, fish was perfectly cooked, and the broth was light and delicious, great flavor! Order extra grilled bread...you will want to sop up every last bit of the sauce.
Grilled Spanish Octopus - 6 - You have to try this! Delicious!
Mexican chocolate bread pudding - 3 - This was a bit of a disappointment after the amazing meal we had. It was good, but not great! We thought it would be warm, but it was more like room temperature, denser than most bread puddings.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Little Rock)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Food was inventive and great. Amazing service. Great view.

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