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  • OpenTable Diner
    San Diego •1 review
    4.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    good selection of food. guac and salsa is great, food authentic and rich. Wish they would ring back the Brussel sprouts though.
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    Casa GabrielaPrice: Moderate• Mexican• La Mesa
    4.6
  • DianeMC
    San Diego •13 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    We celebrated my 87-year-old friend’s birthday here on the outdoor patio after a happy hour drink in the bar. All servers were friendly and smiling. The food and drink were good and plentiful. What a fun dinner!
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    Brigantine La MesaPrice: Moderate• Seafood• La Mesa
    4.8
  • OpenTable Dinervip
    San Diego •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    We always go to Antica, it’s our Sunday night family dinner, we love all the pasta there and the service is always amazing
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    Antica TrattoriaPrice: Moderate• Contemporary Italian• La Mesa
    4.8
  • ChelseyR
    San Diego •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 7 days ago
    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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In the East County area of San Diego, you’ll spend your time hiking and exploring the beautiful Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Nature abounds here, and that includes the food. You’ll easily find American farm-to-table bistros with local wineries, French cuisine with cocktails, gastropubs equipped with on-site breweries, and a large beer selection. As the rugged outdoors is paramount, you’ll find many places with fresh meats as well as produce from local farmers. Besides the international cuisine offered, there is also an eclectic blend of hip restaurants offering contemporary takes on classic dishes. East County offers everything from local, family-owned restaurants to diners serving "western grub," all in the vicinity of the scenic and historical view of the San Diego backcountry.

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The best reviewed restaurant in East County is Antica Trattoria

The best vegan restaurants in East County are Casa Gabriela, Brigantine La Mesa and Terra American Bistro

The best vegetarian restaurants in East County are Brigantine La Mesa, Antica Trattoria and Casa Gabriela

The restaurants with the best service in East County are Terra American Bistro, BO-beau kitchen + garden and Lemon Grove Bistro

The restaurants with the best ambiance in East County are Jive Lounge, Casa Gabriela and Antica Trattoria

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