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2051 Shelter Island DrSan Diego, CA 92106
From Business: Enjoy the beautiful view of Point Loma paired with the delectable flavors of seasonally inspired cuisine created by Executive Chef, Christopher Spayde. What's mor…
9355 Kearny Mesa RdSan Diego, CA 92126
From Business: Established in 1984, Chin's Szechwan Restaurants has more than 10 locations in California and Hawaii. Its restaurants specialize in seafood and authentic Chinese …
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I think this place is bad from hearing so many of the very few number of customers that do go in there and end up having a bad experience or as they say with a happy ending, with the un professional inexperienced female psycho working day time manageing ", its pathetic, ladies if u ever feel like working with a manger that is unapprochable gets high and hangs out on her off days drunk as a scunk at the clubs who not only can not answer your questions or build a special bond with all the girls working this is the place. Forget all work related questions , they won't be answered , she will stomp to the owner and act as if she is tattle tailing, this is a joke, then if u want to feel degrated and told ur nothing or f*** you for showing customer Service and devotion good work ethic go out the window , this is the den of dillusion that feels dumb to have no way back . If the owners whinning women feels threaten by ur beauty or genuine style she will make it impossible for you and if that doesn't work she will pout and cry and force you to feel sick to work along side with such a creep and throw u under the bus. This place uses the girls and customers see it . Ladies this is the last place to work at that is negative and leaves ur stomach in knotts . The only nice thing is unrated and unappretiated unfortunately and that is the cool male managers and waitresses that u see temp. And the true well composed few strippers there. Check out all the other clubs first as a heads up and customers make sure there's air conditioning and a girl on stage before you get taken for a few bucks and pay to walk into dissappointment .
Some restaurants don't only speak for themselves, but yell. And you should be caught by Mama Testa, every dish is made from scratch. In an age when fusion is all the rage, Mama Testa is happy to show that going back to the authentic is by no means archaic. Each dish represents a focus on the traditions and techniques responsible for producing complicated flavors and textures. This is all especially true when fish tacos are the topic of conversation. Mama Testa was the first restaurant in San Diego to take on Bobby Flay, as part of Throwdown with Bobby Flay. And although these tacos may not have been the original cause of Mama Testa's good reputation, besting Flay was a great way to prove that it was one fish taco you don't want to miss. What made all this possible is Cesar Gonzalez, owner of Mama Testa, and his passion for Mexican cuisine and culture. He didn't want free range chicken just for the health reasons or because it was the current trend, but because only free range can bring out the flavors realized by the dishes as they are made in Mexico. In fact, all the fresh ingredients are for making Mexican food the way Mexicans do. And Cesar knows that just the food is not enough to give a sense of the culture, so he has made sure that while you dine, you can't help but notice the decor; pieces taken from themes of the golden era of Mexican movies and chairs baring actor's names. The entire idea of Mama Testa Taqueria is to fill your senses with the flavors, smells and sights of Mexico. A goal it has surely achieved.
Walking past El Vitral along the open stadium of Petco Park, shelves of premium tequila glisten in the restaurant window. Walking into the establishment, it becomes evident that tequila is definitely a theme. And why not? It is a quality product from Mexico, which falls in line with Chef/Owner Pablo Becker’s whole vision. His vision is to introduce all things good from fine Mexican cuisine and changing the way San Diego views Mexican food. If that isn’t the best first impression, wait until you walk into the main attraction, the open kitchen. Floor to ceiling stainless steel wrapped in glass pane, the kitchen is the ultimate centerpiece. Chef Becker compares the development of a restaurant is like fitting together pieces of the puzzle. He knows because he speaks from experience. When he first started in the restaurant business his mentor asked him to start like any other employee with no prior experience; by washing dishes. From there, he went through every step of the business from the bottom up. Today, as a restaurateur, he knows a restaurant inside and out and top to bottom. In fact from the hostess to the bartender, all are trained to answer any questions a patron might have about the décor, the various brands of tequila and most importantly, the food. Also on his team is Chef de Cuisine Norma Martinez. She heads the concept menu and blends items in like grandma’s mole recipe. With Chef Becker’s depth of culinary skills, extensive restaurant experience, and love for the restaurant industry, El Vitral is a definite home run.
My friend lives in the area and suggested Mimi's Cafe as a good place to grab a quick bite following a 5K that we'd participated in earlier that Sunday morning. It was a bit before noon and because we couldn't decide between breakfast or lunch, we chose this place because we could have either option. The hosting staff at the front door was busy but quite friendly. The place was bustling, which was to be expected at brunch-time on a Sunday. We did have to wait for about 10-15 minutes for a table, but once we were seated, service was fast and friendly. After some deliberation, we both ended up ordering patty melts. Mine was good but there seemed to be something missing in terms of seasoning. I'm not a heavy salt user, but while edible, I found the overall composition to be rather bland, as were the fries. Even the grilled onions had an odd taste and consistency - the word watery comes to mind - and they tasted like they'd been sitting uncovered in a fridge and took on some of the aroma of other items. Not sure if that makes sense, but that's the best way I can describe it. Even with all that said, the sandwich wasn't completely bad. It could just use a bit more flavor. I must say that our server was very, very nice, and made our dining experience quite pleasant overall. If I were to be in the area again and want a decent meal for a good price, I'd visit here again.
I was wondering if you are able to sell some frozen breadfruit...there are other asian markets in northern california that sell this product. It is a common fruit in Guam and the marianas islands, including the philippines. It is sometime mistaken as jackfruit, but it really is a different fruit. I hope you'll be able to sell it, since I have not been able to find it anywhere in San Diego. Also in Guam a product from Japan call "Yours" Lemon Powder is a favorite item that we have not been able to find here. Mind you if some of the Guamainian and Filipinos know you are selling these items it will be a news worthy to pass on to our fellow friends and family.....I hope you'll make the effort to provide these items...it will be a great reminder of home sweet home...meanwhile I continue to shop at your store, because although "H" market and Vieng Hong is there as well as Seafood City...we love the atmosphere and the cleanliness and hospitality we receive each time we come to your establishment. Thank you and I hope that one day these things will be found in your shelf soon.
Very rarely does a sure thing arise, but when the opportunity is there, take it. That's just like VegNout. If you are a card carrying carnivore, take a bite out of a meaty burger or smothered hotdog, and ask whether you can tell the difference; the great part is, even if you can, the taste won't make you care. And for vegans, many items on the completely vegetarian menu can be made so. But at VegNout not only is what you eat important, but what you eat with. Every utensil, to go box and anything else you lay your eyes on involving the in house choices comes from either recycled products or otherwise eco-friendly material. Except one little thing, promotions for the bottled water that makes donations to cleaning up water sources around the globe are made of plastic. A more than forgivable instance. So for bringing a substantial dining choice to the community, and realizing it in green hues, VegNout is a definite destination.
This is THE thing I miss about living in San Diego... We used to live down the street from this amazing little eatery and have been there probably 50 times in the past 4 years. We have NEVER been disappointed. From the incredible wine and beer selection to the AMAZING mac and cheese, I don't think I've ever had a meal there that I haven't loved! I love their commitment to sustainable food, as well as fresh, local produce. With a seasonally changing menu, I always look for something new to try, but I have to say if you are into it, GET THE MEATLOAF. It is the one thing (besides the mac and cheese) that I look for EVERY time we go. It's moist, and delicious and the lamb pairs incredibly well with the sweetness of the figs... it's not your Momma's Meatloaf, but it sure is DAMN good. Top off that meatloaf with the salted caramel pot de creme and you will need to be rolled out the door, pleasantly stuffed!
I love this Sushi Lounge, The Sushi is delicious and very affordable, I also like all the specials that they have on the board. They also have a full bar. The atmosphere is fun, you walk down into it , They have a large projection screen , showing movies or underwater scenes. There is also a juke box. A few days a week they have a DJ. The Sushi chef Tim is very knowledgeable and creative with the Sushi that he makes. They even have sushi sliders. I have had the lunch special a few times and it was very good. The Happy Hour is fantastic, although the prices are reasonable enough to go anytime... I can also bring my non Sushi friends as they have a hot menu too with some nice chicken or beef Terriaki , and they even have yummy garlic fries. I had the salad with sushi , it was really good. The miso soup and sea weed salad are very good.... I always have a good time when I go here.
During our stay at the Holiday Inn-Mission Bay/Sea World on Sports Arena Blvd., in San Diego, Ca., Baker's Square was right next door within a few feet of the hotel lobby. We ate there for breakfast which was very good! One late evening we visited Baker's Square again for dessert. The pie was great and so good with a hot cup of coffee on a cool, rainy night. Yes, it rained during our stay in 'sunny' California! However, it didn't dampen our spirits with so many great restaurants such as Baker's Square on Sports Arena Blvd., all within walking distance of the wonderful hotel we stayed at. While in 'sunny' San Diego, California, get away from the usual IHOP or Denny's and try Baker's Square and I promise you won't be disappointed. The decor is in good taste, and the waiters were all very nice and very neat. The restaurant was extremely clean, too. :-) Enjoy!
I love the Garlic Shack! I had read many reviews before visiting and so was expecting some giant size meals, but OH MY GOSH. My burger was the biggest that I have ever laid my eyes on. And those fries, I cannot even describe how amazing they were. $6 for a large is always good enough for me, but you could make a meal of the fries themselves, there were just so many! Garlicky, salty, perfect; I am in love with those fries. The food was definitely amazing. My friend's Korean Beefholic was huge enough for me to steal a few unnoticed bites and was nearly as good as my awesome burger. Besides the food though, the service was just top-notch incredible! Every single person on the staff is so nice, it's hard to describe.