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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

66% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (17)
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Special Occasion (11)
Good for a Date (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Romantic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Cozy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Decor: 1 out of 10
Ambiance: 1 out of 10
Price Transparency: 0 out of 10 (the Bill was a big surprise)
Food Quantity: 5 out of 10
Food Quality: 6 out of 10
Pace of Service: 1 out of 10
Quality of Service: 5, although 8 for effort
Likelihood of Returning: 0

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Restaurant advertised as Mexican/Mediterranean, but nothing on the (limited) menu came close. Asked for salmon to be cooked though and it definitely was not. One of the worst dining experiences ever

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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was pretty good but not great.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Nice place. I hadn't been there since the remodel. It now has a very nice dining area in addition to the bar and bar seating area. Beautiful views if by the windows - reserve that. Good menu. Had the salmon with blue crab on top - but crab turned out to be $8 extra. My date couldn't decide between two wines, so they brought tasters of each for her. That was a nice touch.

It was a Saturday evening around 7:30, and the place was not busy at all. I thought that was odd, but maybe it's just because people don't know about it. Check it out. Worth the visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Just ok - nothing to write home about!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was very hit or miss - chef/menu has been changed. Service was one of the worst we have experienced in upscale restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very noisy like an echo chamber. Service was slow and uncoordinated with entree’s arriving without accompanying drinks , utensils and the bread arrived after we finished our meal !
Our waiter was apologetic but obviously not a professional. Can’t recommend this place due to value to services rendered issues.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food is outstanding, no doubt about it. The service, no so. For the type of restaurant, I expected better. Our main course took a long time to arrive, even though ours was only one of 2-3 total tables in the place. The waitress kept telling us "it's coming." We ordered dessert, which was also great. We ordered coffee but no cream or milk was served. It took a while for any waiter to come near our table to get this and it took telling two different wait staff to get the milk. Could do better with service. I was very surprised by this.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We were there to celebrate a 60th birthday with friends from out of town. With so many restaurants to choose from in La Jolla, and this being a special occasion, we wanted just the right place: food, atmosphere, service, view... The Hake didn't disappoint - it was amazing. Our friends raved about it that evening and woke up raving about it again the next morning. It was a great success. I would recommend this place for a special occasion, romantic date night or just craft cocktails and appetizers.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We will never return again. Very sad and disappointing. I defended the waiter to the until table while everything became a mess. Then my husband walked into our waiter outside smoking a cigarette. The bused tables in an empty restaurant before refilling our waters, drinks and forgot everything. It took us 2.5 hours to get entrees. We have a baby...so by the end we had to refuse a birthday dessert as it took three hours to get to that point. Manager did a terrible job handling the issues- yes he competed a portion of the meal but in the end, I will never return and it’s very sad because this was my favorite restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had the white sea bass for three which sounded really cool but it was undercooked and wasn't served, or even accompanied by serving utensils. Had two different servers. Niether of which knew the other existed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was nicely presented and tasty. However, it left me with a stomach ache which started soon after we left and persisted for a couple of days. Also, service was quite slow despite a non-busy Saturday night - we received our appetizers before our drinks. And they served a double expresso instead of the regular one I had ordered.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very disappointed - had requested view table for special occasion and though one such table sat empty for half hour right by our table - it was not offered to us. Service was horrible by waitress. Not sure if she was busy but she didn't explain that to us. Rather, we had to request pepper and other things from busboys and host. Small amount of beers on tap and of those only a few available. Menu items as stated not available when we ordered. Caesar salad seemed to have come from a package just like the ones sold at grocery store. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and will not return.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

we have been there before and it was nice
went there-the place was empty and the service was slow and the portions teeny-the food was mediocre but for the price not good

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Almost. On a street with a low ot of competition for views and sea food, Hake is fine, not great. Dishes over spiced unnecessarily. Ambiance ok but could be far better.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The Hake was one of my very favorite San Diego/la Jolla restaurants, but it has really slipped since the previous Chef Aarti Sanghavi left. Her amazing flavors and fabulous menu is a thing of the past, if my dinner the other night was any indication of the new regime. I ordered 3 starters. One was OK and two were very disappointing. The other two people with whom I was dining concurred that it was not a good experience. I hope for the restaurant’s sake it was just an off night, but I won’t be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Average, but good location. Otherwise unexceptional.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were a party of four for dinner on Saturday evening and were looking forward to checking out this place due to the seafood options.

Just to mention the two items I ordered: Caesar salad and mussels for dinner. The Caesar salad was listed somehow (I forget exactly) that it was not a conventional Caesar. I think they need to rename this salad entirely. I, personally, did not like it, although one in our party said it was fine. The mussels were inedible. The broth tasted like the chef did not cook off the wine and was bitter. By the time our server actually came to check in on me, I was done.

Two in our party ordered the soft shell crab tacos/tostadas and one had the grilled octopus, which they enjoyed.

First, I will say it was the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. The restaurant was just about empty, just two other tables had anyone.

Lastly, we ordered a bottle of the Chateau Montelena, Chardonnay - listed on the wine list at an '01 at $78/bottle. We assumed it was listed wrong. Our server did return and update us that it was actually a '14 but confirmed the price was correct. Yet, when we received our bill, they not only charged us $94/bottle, but also charged us a $20 corkage fee on top of it. It took quite a bit of time for this to get adjusted and we were informed this was a 'computer' issue...still not sure what to believe, but in our opinion, very serious question of 'bait and switch'.

In any case, I say go for the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay while they have it, as it is a great price. Otherwise, we were disappointed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

FANTASTIC in every aspect. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was very attentive without being intrusive. Gorgeous view

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

Excellent Seabass & Steak. Great service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 13, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 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 4, 2017

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

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, great service & amazing food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on October 30, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 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 11, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 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 1, 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!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food very over priced and average at best.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 22, 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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