Savor San Diego!

Are you ready to explore San Diego’s amazing food scene? Join us on a tasty tour of the city! We will visit some of San Diego’s most iconic restaurants and discover hidden gems, enjoy some delicious tacos, savor seafood delicacies, and get cozy with a night in at one of our Garden Communities California properties. With us, you will experience the best of San Diego’s food culture and enjoy some of the finest dining experiences the city has to offer. So, come along and get ready to savor the City! 

A Night in with Garden Communities California  

We know getting dressed in your date night best to take on the town is exciting, but what is better than being in your coziest clothes, tying your favorite apron, pouring yourself a glass of wine, and being your own personal chef for the night in your home kitchen? Garden Communities California knows the satisfaction of nailing that new recipe which is why our kitchens and apartment communities come equipped with the best of the best amenities like: 

Communal Cooking Spaces 

Properties like The Towers at Costa Verde even have BBQ areas for residents to grill up their favorite meats and vegetables as well as a clubhouse with a gourmet kitchen in the event you are wanting to entertain some friends. 

Landmark Restaurants 

Double cheeseburger with onions, tomatos, lettuce, and sauce at HoDad's Burger Joint
HoDad’s Burgers Source: Yelp

If you are feeling like a night out on the town San Diego is certainly a culinary destination. Known for its vibrant culinary scene, no food tour of the city would be complete without a visit to these iconic establishments. 

Bertrand at Mister A’s 

One such restaurant is Bertrand at Mister A’s, located atop a high-rise building with stunning panoramic views of the city. This fine dining establishment offers an elegant setting and a menu that showcases seasonal ingredients prepared with a creative twist. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply want to indulge in a memorable meal, Bertrand at Mister A’s is the perfect choice. 

The Old Spaghetti Factory 

For a taste of San Diego’s rich history, make sure to visit The Old Spaghetti Factory. This beloved eatery has been serving delicious pasta dishes since 1969. Housed in a historic building in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, The Old Spaghetti Factory offers a unique dining experience with its charming decor and affordable prices. 


No food tour of San Diego’s landmark restaurants would be complete without a stop at the iconic Hodad’s. This legendary burger joint has been serving mouthwatering burgers and fries since 1969. With its laid-back beach vibe and award-winning burgers, Hodad’s is a must-visit for any food lover. 

San Diego Date Night 

Scenic evening featuring a variety of delectable dishes and cocktails against a backdrop of a serene beach.
The Marine Room Source: Yelp

When it comes to planning the perfect date night in San Diego, the options are endless. Whether you are looking for a romantic candlelit dinner or a fun and interactive dining experience, the city has something to offer for every couple. 


For a truly unforgettable experience, head to the renowned Addison restaurant at The Grand Del Mar. This Michelin-starred restaurant offers a sophisticated and elegant setting, making it the perfect choice for a special occasion. The menu is a culinary masterpiece, featuring dishes crafted with seasonal ingredients and expertly paired with exquisite wines. 

The Marine Room 

If you are looking for a more interactive dining experience, consider The Marine Room. Located right on the beach, this upscale restaurant offers stunning views of the ocean and the opportunity to dine with the sound of crashing waves in the background. The menu features a variety of seafood specialties, and the high-tide dinners are a must-try, where the restaurant’s large windows offer an up-close and personal view of the ocean’s beauty. 

Juniper and Ivy 

For a more casual and relaxed date night, head to Juniper and Ivy in the heart of Little Italy. This trendy and vibrant restaurant offers a modern American cuisine with a focus on fresh and seasonal ingredients. The menu changes frequently to highlight the best flavors of each season, and the lively atmosphere will make you feel like you are part of the San Diego culinary scene. 

Must-Try Tacos 

Delicious tachos served in a to-go box, accompanied by an array of flavorful salsas and a zesty spicy margarita.
¡Salud! Tacos Source: Yelp

San Diego is known for its vibrant food scene, and when it comes to tacos, the city does not disappoint. Whether you are a fan of traditional Mexican flavors or prefer a unique twist on this beloved dish, there are plenty of must-try taco spots in San Diego. 


For a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine, head to ¡Salud! in Barrio Logan. This popular taqueria offers a variety of mouthwatering tacos that will transport your taste buds south of the border. From their succulent carnitas tacos to their flavorful adobada tacos, every bite is a fiesta of flavors. Pair your tacos with one of their refreshing aguas frescas for the perfect combination. 

City Tacos 

For a taste of fusion cuisine, make sure to visit City Tacos in North Park. This hip taqueria offers a creative menu that combines traditional Mexican flavors with international influences. Try their Korean short rib taco with pickled vegetables and gochujang sauce for a bold and flavorful experience, or their surf and turf taco with marinated steak and shrimp for a taste of land and sea. 

Seafood Selections 

Fresh raw oysters presented on a bed of ice.
Ironside Fish & Oyster Source: Yelp

If you are a seafood lover, San Diego is a culinary paradise that will satisfy your saltwater cravings. The city is renowned for its fresh and delicious seafood, and there are plenty of restaurants that specialize in serving mouthwatering dishes that highlight the bounty of the ocean. From succulent shrimp to buttery lobster, here are some must-try seafood spots in San Diego. 

Ironside Fish and Oyster 

For a taste of the ocean’s finest offerings, head to Ironside Fish & Oyster in Little Italy. This trendy restaurant features a raw bar where you can indulge in an array of oysters, clams, and other raw delicacies. Their seafood tower is a sight to behold, piled high with fresh lobster, king crab legs, and shrimp. And if you are in the mood for a hot dish, their lobster roll and cioppino are sure to impress. 

Blue Water Seafood Market and Grill 

If you are in the mood for a more casual seafood experience, head to Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill. This family-owned establishment offers a wide selection of fresh fish that can be grilled, blackened, or fried to perfection. Their fish tacos are a customer favorite, bursting with flavor and served with homemade salsa and creamy cilantro lime sauce. And do not forget to try their clam chowder, a rich and comforting dish that will warm your soul. 

Mitch’s Seafood 

For a taste of Hawaii in San Diego, make sure to visit Mitch’s Seafood in Point Loma. This laid-back eatery specializes in poke bowls, fresh sashimi, and Hawaiian-style fish plates. Their fish is sourced directly from local fishermen, ensuring the highest quality and freshest flavors. Their poke bowls are a must-try, with options like ahi tuna, salmon, and yellowtail, topped with a variety of delicious toppings and sauces. 

San Diego is for Food Lovers 

San Diego is truly a culinary adventure at your fingertips. Come and experience all the cuisines the city has to offer, and if you are feeling like having a night in Garden Communities California is here to help your home become a place where your epicurean dreams come true.