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Good coffee in San Diego?

Sad to report that the last time I was at Calabria, about 2 weeks ago, Max said that they don't do french press coffee anymore.

Mar 18, 2012
logovo in San Diego

Take a Letter Maria...Maria

Yeah, I hear you. I've been here once and don't think I'll be back anytime soon. The food was pretty average and expensive. Too bad Mission Valley continues to be a tough place to gete a decent meal.

Mar 17, 2011
logovo in San Diego

Food trucks in SD...where are they?

I would talk to Food Junkies, because I've had their food several times and loved it. I know they do all sorts of catering.

http://foodjunkiescatering.com/

Feb 08, 2011
logovo in San Diego

Ice Cream in San Diego, Ice Cream Cakes?

For ice cream Mariposa's is my favorite. They make their own ice cream and have a drink menu that include a Black & White and an horchata style malt.

Nov 15, 2010
logovo in San Diego

best mexican food San Diego

I agree that Mama Testa is overrated and sadly I think it used to be better, before the Bobby Flay generated attention. However, because their food is still so different from any other taco shop, made with good corn tortillas and guisados, I'd say for someone coming into to town they might do worse than trying out this place.

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Mama Testa
1417 University Ave Ste A, San Diego, CA 92103

Nov 15, 2010
logovo in San Diego

best mexican food San Diego

Super Cocina for steam table stews and home style food. Under $10
Candelas for high end eating. Attentive & friendly service. I've also found them good for weekend breakfast. Delicious made to order chilaquiles in a green sauce.
Ortega's for their amazing flour tortillas and queso fundido. Their kobe burrito is my favorite thing there.

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Super Cocina
3627 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

Nov 15, 2010
logovo in San Diego

ATTN: Comic Con Attendees (San Diego)

Candelas, on 3rd. Good place for upscale Mexican food. Also, they have weekend breakfast and I had the best green chilaquiles in years here. I was surprised at how few people go there for breakfast. Excellent service.

Jul 16, 2010
logovo in San Diego

Halfway through the World Cup and what I want to know . . .

I'm sure there are a lot better places, but since I know some of the folks at Super Cocina and know the crowd, yeah, that might be a good spot for me. Maybe have some chilaquiles while I watch the game.

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Super Cocina
3627 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

Jun 26, 2010
logovo in San Diego

Staying in Mission Valley - Looking for Good Food

Your best option might be to head south to the Hillcrest and North Park areas. Very close to Mission Valley, which yes, devoid of good food options. In Mission Valley the only place I can think of that's OK is Bully's (steakhouse). However, if you drive 4 minutes up Texas street, on Adams Ave. you will find my favorite place in the area, Farmhouse Cafe. They do dinner and Sunday brunch.

http://www.farmhousecafesd.com/

Adams Avenue Grill is a good option for lunch, only 2 blocks away from Farmhouse Cafe.

http://adamsavenuegrill.com/

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Adams Avenue Grill
2201 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

Jun 26, 2010
logovo in San Diego

Food trucks in SD...where are they?

Adding the Food Junkies twitter account to thread. I need another brisket on a biscuit asap.

http://twitter.com/FoodJunkieTruck

Jun 26, 2010
logovo in San Diego

Halfway through the World Cup and what I want to know . . .

Have you tried Calabria in North Park? They have excellent coffee, tons of TVs so any spot you sit at has a good view, and for an early morning match their excellent coffee, roasted right there, freshly squeezed o.j., and a selection of sandwiches make for a nice combo.

Jun 26, 2010
logovo in San Diego

Soho (North Park)

We had a meal there recently and it really was quite good. I agree that it's better that Linkery and Urban Solace. I think the lack of interest is because of the location. It also looks too much like Vesuvio's, they didn't change the look very much, so that perhaps that keeps people away.

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Linkery
3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

Urban Solace Restaurant
3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

Jun 18, 2010
logovo in San Diego

El Take It Easy

Being from Tijuana makes the menu on this place intriguing and strange. Seeing all this cheap bar/after hours food that I had in my college days, turned into fashionable fare is unexpected. Thanks for the review!

Jun 18, 2010
logovo in San Diego

SD Trip in Sep: Need Restaurant Recommendations Please!

I would not go to Phil's BBQ. Even my friends who were big fans a couple of years ago have cooled off in their love of this place. Also, it's not in a fun part of town. Lots of beige malls and bad traffic.

Urban Solace I think is a good choice for lunch. I live in the area and have never had a bad meal there.

For dinner I can add to your list Candela's for high end Mexican food and Ortega's for mid-level Mexican. They make wonderful 'queso fundido', which is a Mexican kind of fondue, and their own flour and corn tortillas to go with it.

Have never been to Oceanaire, but have heard good things. I've been to Cafe Chloe many times, although I like it more for brunch and lunch, since it gets crowded sometimes and the tables are small.

My top favorites for dinner would be Farmhouse Cafe for a casual but excellent meal in a neighborhood sort of place, not that far away from downtown, or the Marine Room for a fancier, old fashion kind of place.

One last thing. I had the best green sauce chilaquiles breakfast at Candela's only a couple of weeks ago. I've had many variations of this dish and this was the best yet. Very flavorful, although not hot spicy at all. Weekends only.

Hope you enjoy your stay!

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Cafe Chloe
721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Urban Solace Restaurant
3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

Oceanaire
San DIego, CA, San DIego, CA

Phil's BBQ
3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

Marine Room Restaurant
2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

Jun 18, 2010
logovo in San Diego

Food trucks in SD...where are they?

Food Junkies truck is one that most people haven't heard about, because it sets up Friday nights behind the Office bar on 30th.

The main reason I need to mention them is their 'brisket on a biscuit'. Wow. Delicious and only $2-3, so yeah, I'm a fan. They also have other items like quesadillas (which looked good, but I haven't tried) and TJ hotdogs (which are not my thing, but some people really like).

May 07, 2010
logovo in San Diego

Bolillos or birotes in SD?

Thank you for the info, specially for the pan de muerto tip. I have to go in there today on my way to work.

While teleras are definitely the bread for tortas, I like to make mine with chewy birotes. Just a thing from how I would eat them growing up.

Nov 02, 2009
logovo in San Diego

Bolillos or birotes in SD?

Haven't had much beyond Panchita's and La Espiga de Oro, so I'm all up for the bolillo hunt. I'll give both a try and perhaps report back. I keep telling myself that bolillos cannot be that difficult to bake with a crusty exterior, but maybe I'm naive in the ways of bread baking in SD. Thank you :)

Oct 31, 2009
logovo in San Diego

Bolillos or birotes in SD?

Great. Have some places to try now. Northgate, Pancho Villa, Foodland and Panaderia Guadalajara (that's a serious name to live up to!) - Thank you.

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Panaderia Guadalajara
613 N Sanborn Rd, Salinas, CA 93905

Pancho Villa's
3245 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

Oct 31, 2009
logovo in San Diego

Bolillos or birotes in SD?

OK, so I must obviously try Foodland. Now, they sound, from what people have said, that they're not as crsuty as I would like, but I must try and see if I can make myself a proper torta. Thank you!

Oct 31, 2009
logovo in San Diego

Bolillos or birotes in SD?

Thank you! I should have brought back enough to freeze! Even if they got dry I could have still made some damn good bread pudding out of them. I've found bolillos here closer to dinner rolls than crusty real bolillos, but it can't be hard to at least get some hearthy crust. We had all these artisan bakeries around!

Oct 31, 2009
logovo in San Diego

Bolillos or birotes in SD?

After a trip to Tlaquepaque and going through the small bolillo stash I brought over, I'm once again in the hunt for good (or at least passable) bolillos (or as my family calls them, birotes.) I've tried both Panchitas' and on a recommendation drove to La Espiga de Oro in National City. Both were just plain bad. Any other places that chowhounds believe I should try?

Oct 29, 2009
logovo in San Diego

Tazablanca Cuban Restaurant in North Park - San Diego?

I live in the area and have been there several times. Eveything I've ordered has been good. Much better than the other Cuban place that I know in Morena Blvd.

Feb 07, 2007
logovo in California

Breakfast in SD

Our semi-secret hole-in-the-wall place, for those weekends when we don't want to wait for a table. It has not dissapointed yet.

Nate's Deli
3090 Euclid Ave

Feb 07, 2007
logovo in San Diego

Fresh affordable produce in San Diego??

Gala at Grape and 30th in South Park is a great place.

Feb 07, 2007
logovo in San Diego

Coffeehouses in SD

Mystic Mocha
2105 Mission Ave
92116
University Heights

It seems consistent in what you are looking for, except, sadly, it closes around 7pm.

Sep 02, 2006
logovo in California

Report on Super Cocina, San Diego

I agree, this place is great, since it comes the closest I've had to my mom's home cooking. I'm troubled by the addition of 2-3 items that don't do well in steam tables, like enchiladas and tacos (those should be eaten as soon as they are made) but they also have kept on my favorites. Hurray for their puerco en chile verde and patitas de puerco, both of which I enjoyed yesterday, with some agua de jamaica...yum!!!

Sep 02, 2006
logovo in California

Worst of San Diego and Most Over-rated

I live in the area of Vagabond and all the people that have been there agree that the mussels are the one item they get right.

Sep 02, 2006
logovo in San Diego