WildWood Crossing and Cantina

4.4
24 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Nestled along the creek at Wildwood Park, Wildwood Crossing and Cantina brings the best of American and Mexican Cuisine. Our Chef, Willy Valentin, brings Oaxacan influence to his menu with items like tradition mole chicken enchilades, carnitas, carne asada and more. Plus Vita's best prime rib, seafood and burgers. Reservations are recommended.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 24 people are saying
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PeggyP
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Singer was too loud and not always on key. Heater not prepared ahead of time. Had to go in search of salt and pepper. Appreciated having end table for safety. Hope next time music is only instrumental.

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MarchellaV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went to this lovely restaurant for the first time the other day, and will be going back every chance we get! We ordered from the Mexican side of the menu and are eager to try the American side as well. The wet burrito was stunning, and the green salsa on it was perfect. Ask for more on the side and you wont be disappointed. Carnitas was flavorful and tender. Birria plate was well balanced and the consume was a burst of flavor that you could drink on a cold day. Drinks were generous without being overpowering. Live Music was a treat.

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PeggyP
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great French Dip Sandwich. Liked the live music too.

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ReneeB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Live music for brunch with real patio seating (not sidewalk) next to a nice park. Excellent service, big menu, good food. We will be back!

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JackB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience good service will definitely return

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HeatherB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The ambiance was fun and enjoyable on the patio with a band playing that night. The food was just so so. While the enchiladas were yummy the salmon was dry and a bit flavorless. Not sure if we’d return again.

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DoreenQ
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Spicy Tuna and the Ahi Mango Poke were both light and extremely tastey. Highly recommend both. As always, the patio was very pleasant and the service, attentive and helpful. Best restaurant in Vista.

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vipFoodTaster
San Diego
297 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant's menu is 1/2 Mexican food and 1/2 more Traditional American style food.

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DaniS
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great for outdoor dining. LIVE music too - made me happy. LOVE their menu options.

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TinaJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

It was a nice evening and was great to listen to live music

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MikeS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outside covered area next to a small stream. Rather limited vegetarian food but the menu was clearly marked for vegan and gluten free. Great background slack key guitar and friendly servers and staff

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DoreenQ
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and music.

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Sandiego
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went to listen to the band.

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trevortime
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff was amazing at accomodating our party even though we were late to our reservation and wanted to stay for the 2nd performance by Clay Colton. Super fun ambience with great food, strong drinks and overall terrific time!

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MerriF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good selection of Brunch menu items and was nice to have live music on the patio.

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SDGNCA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch at Wildwoods is great. Love the patio, live music and the mimosas. Menu has breakfast classics like Eggs Benedict as well as breakfast burritos and lunch items.

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Flowergrl
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy food, drink and sometimes music at Wildwood. We do our best to support local. The service is friendly and excellent. The prime rib is an excellent value and they always bring it at the desired doneness. Good wine, beer and cocktail selections. I like the creative Mexican dishes - don't know anyone else who makes pork belly tacos with nopales! If you sit on the patio during live music, it can be too loud for conversation; but if you are a follower of the entertainer, then it is like a concert for you. Seating is well spaced, staff is masked and always considerate.

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DoreenQ
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food and service was exceptional. The band playing on the patio were the Urban Gypsies, which made the evening most enjoyable. Such a fun night.

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DoreenQ
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance are the best. Excellent way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Quinn McCarthy's Irish tunes were icing on the cake.

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Ajenn
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food arrived almost cold and service was very poor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Made 7:00pm reservation for OUTDOOR. Arrived 10 minutes early. We enjoyed a glass of wine in bar...they called us at 7:20....but said there was no outdoor seating. 3 hostesses up front. One of them was downright RUDE and said our reservation was not specified as outdoor which it was. Problem is...rude staff member and didn’t try to make it right. She said there were 4 people ahead of us for outdoor but can seat us inside. WE LEFT and went to Cocina del Carmen where staff was 100% delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were celebrating my mom’s 91st birthday and actually the initial draw was musician Clay Colton. We ended up having a lovely time dining on the patio. The resturant was very receptive to our request for a table far enough from the speakers but close enough for fun and also warmth (it was probably 55 out). Plenty of heat lamps..... it was perfect! The margaritas, salmon, and burgers were delicious! If anything, Clay’s mic could have been turned up a bit! So fun......we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall I would definitely come back. Service was a little slow but it was understandable because the busiest bartender was our server. But she was very nice and so was all of the staff. Great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was somewhat loud in the restaurant which made it a little difficult to talk. Our waitress did a good job; however, a couple of the guys helping her kept bringing us things we didn’t order and had to take them back. We ordered an appetizer, but it didn’t come out until our main dishes were brought out, so it really wasn’t an appetizer. My wife’s meal was made incorrectly, but she liked it nonetheless. My carne asada plate was okay. The carne asada was a little over cooked, which made it a little dry and tough. Honestly I’m not sure if I’ll go back here or not.

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You can order delivery directly from WildWood Crossing and Cantina using the Order Online button. WildWood Crossing and Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 203-5179.

WildWood Crossing and Cantina is rated 4.4 stars by 24 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.