San Diego has a distinct culinary advantage of being geographically close to Mexico. This is a city where residents can find hundreds of options for Mexican cuisine and all its regional variations as well as fusion variations such as Baja Coastal and Pan-Latin American. If you own a loft, penthouse, or condo in downtown San Diego, you are not limited to fast food options such as Taco Bell and Chipotle. You can walk to the following restaurants to enjoy tastier and more interesting Mexican meals.
1. Rockin’ Baja Lobster and Coastal Cantina
Located in the Gaslamp Quarter, this trendy restaurant and cantina offers plenty of seafood dishes along with Mexican and Baja Coastal cuisine. The recipes come from Puerto Nuevo, a seaside town of Baja California about an hour south of San Diego. Many of the recipes are served in buckets filled with lobster tails and crab legs. This restaurant features a salsa bar that you can enjoy while you wait for your meal.
2. La Puerta
This fancy restaurant is located on Fourth Avenue and specializes in the types of meals you can order at stylish restaurants in Central Mexico. The surf and turf burritos and quesadillas are among the highlights, the list of desserts is extensive, and the full-service bar offers a variety of mescal and tequila drinks. La Puerta also features an after-hours DJ and many specials during happy hour.
3. The Blind Burro
This is another trendy bar restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter with interesting décor. The drinks menu of Mexican beers and tequila is extensive, and the menu features recipes inspired by Mexican street cart and town fair food. This means plenty of carne asada, tacos, burritos, and fresh seafood platters. The Blind Burro is also known for its reasonable prices.
4. Mexican Fiesta
Many towns in Mexico have sidewalk eateries where customers can design their own tacos and burritos to eat on the go. This the style of Mexican Fiesta on India Street, not far from Little Italy. This is not a full restaurant. The lack of a seating section and servers makes this food stand very affordable. The specialty dishes are the pork pibil burritos, carne asada, and nachos. If you go, keep in mind this is a cash-only establishment.
5. Los Panchos de Charly Mexican Grill
Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, Los Panchos offers a mix of Mexican-American and traditional Mexican cuisine. The portions are sizable and the prices are reasonable. One of the most popular menu items is the wet burrito, which is almost like a casserole meal and is meant to be enjoyed with a knife and fork.
6. Romesco Mexiterranean Cocina
One of the most interesting restaurants in Southern California is in the southern tip of the Little Italy district. The fusion of Mexican dishes with some Mediterranean recipes is perfect for adventurous diners. The daily specials include tapas on Tuesdays, Mexican wine on Wednesdays, and paella and pasta on Sundays.
From condos in East Village to lofts in Marina, San Diego is the perfect place to purchase property if you want easy access to tasty Mexican food. Of course, there are far too many additional advantages to living in downtown San Diego to list. Get in touch with 92101 Urban Living, and we’ll show you many of the great reasons to choose the urban lifestyle. Call 619-649-0368 to schedule an appointment.