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Top Restaurants and Dining Hot Spots in San Diego, CA

Discover a diverse mix of gastronomic experiences close to our hotel near SDSU. All along El Cajon Blvd., and around the College District, you will find many delicious, family-owned, cozy, casual eateries just waiting to delight your taste buds. Let us help you make your San Diego visit a bit more flavorful.

Nearby Restaurants


A short drive away is a very popular and local favorite for Lebanese Mediterranean Middle Eastern food. They offer many oven-baked flat bread options, as well as an incredible falafel wrap! Featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." Cuisine: Mediterranean
open hours of Alforon 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

Black Market Brewing

Leave your car at the hotel and walk over to enjoy a delicious pizza, like the "Gotti," made with bacon, sausage and meatball, and a cold brew from their vast array of beers on tap. Also a great place to watch a game on the big screen.
open hours of Black Market Brewing 2:00 pm -10:00 pm

Chuy’s Taco Shop

Located in a quiet shopping center, you will find this taco shop, run by 2 brothers cooking traditional Mexican recipes. The tacos are delicious, the prices just right, and the burritos are HUGE! Try the carne asada chips. Featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives."
open hours of Chuy’s Taco Shop 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Corbin’s Q

Walk over to this BBQ spot and have the tri-tip or their pull pork sandwich with a side of Cole Slaw, mac and cheese or fried pickles. Don't pass up on the sweet potato tots!
open hours of Corbin’s Q 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Dirty Birds

Across the street from the hotel is a local favorite wings spot with a huge variety of flavorful sauces to accompany your wings. This is also a great sports bar with weekly Happy Hour specials like ½ price wings and selected pitchers.
open hours of Dirty Birds 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sports Bar

Duet Coffee

Half a block away from the hotel is a cute little coffee and tea shop. Head over for a breakfast of Espresso and one of their delicious freshly made waffles, or in the afternoon, for a pick-me-up coffee drink and snack. Hot and iced drink options.
open hours of Duet Coffee 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Coffee Shop

DZ Akins

A New York-style Delicatessen boasting a menu with over 100 sandwiches, including the famous Reuben. They also have an incredible breakfast menu with very healthy portions! Don't leave without checking out their bakery filled with freshly baked goodies.
open hours of DZ Akins 7am-9pm

Fish Pit

If you drive too quickly you may miss this cute little "hole-in-the-wall." This is a favorite with the locals and it may become your favorite too! The owner/chef personally prepares every delicious item using fresh and healthy ingredients. A favorite are the Pit Nachos and the Kim Chi poke bowl. On the menu are a variety of fish tacos, as well as delicious sashimi and nigiri, whatever the chef has for the day.
open hours of Fish Pit 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

italian Pesto Craft Kitchen

A great place for pizza, pasta dishes and healthy salads. They specialize in preparing food with locally-sourced seasonal ingredients and meats that are free-range and hormone-free. Their menu is chock-full of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.
open hours of italian Pesto Craft Kitchen 10:30 am - 9:30 pm

Terra American Bistro

Just a short drive away is a casual farm-to-table restaurant serving modern American comfort food. Open for dinner, their menu is filled with their take on many favorites like a classic and delicious gourmet burger, truffle fries, special fish dishes, and a delicious roasted beet and goat cheese salad.
open hours of Terra American Bistro 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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