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    A Picnic AT The ZOO!: Eating at the San Diego Zoo

    by lmkluque Updated Mar 13, 2012

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    There are snack bars and full service restaurants throughout the Zoo and if I'd make a suggestion it would be The Treehouse Cafe serving hot entrees in a casual setting or Albert's Restaurant because of their location in the treetops with outdoor dining and spectacular views.

    Albert's is a full service restaurant offering grilled steaks, seafood and chicken dishes and a full-service bar! It is opened for lunch daily and in the summer months also open for dinner.

    However, in the spirit of helping you save money--even the snack bars are very expensive--I'll tell you that the Zoo allows us to bring in our own food. Lockers located behind the House of Reptiles are big enough to store a picnic basket or small cooler until it's time to eat.

    Favorite Dish: It's hard to tell that the item on the plate is pizza, but it is. Usually I bring a small bottle of water for each of us, milk or orange juice to share in paper cups, fruits to snack on and either a sandwich, pizza or one time the girls voted for cold spaghetti with a salad and garlic bread left over from dinner the night before. Go figure.

    There are lots of wonderful little nooks to have a picnic. One of our favorites is along the tropical trail of Fern Canyon. On the day of this pizza feast the girls voted to eat under the grandstand of the Wedgeforth Bowl because it was close to the lockers and they didn't want to carry the ice chest all over the zoo after lunch. I heartily agreed.

    This is so much fun!
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  • For pizza it has got to be...

    by 2b12go Written Aug 24, 2002

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    For pizza it has got to be Jay's in carlsbad calif.
    For Mexican it has to be La Paloma in Oceanside
    For hamburgers it is Islands or In and out
    My favorite restaurant is the Beach House in Cardiff by the Sea.

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    Santana's: Seriously the Best Burrito you will ever Eat!!!!!

    by ADV27 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are 3 different Santana's locations in San Diego. One is located in Point Loma on Rosecranz Blvd. , one Is between Point Loma and Mission Beach on Sports Arena Blvd. And the other is some where in Pacific Beach, who cares. All locations are very close to all the main beach spots and tourist hot spots.

    Favorite Dish: By far the best and only thing to ever even consider ordering is the 1 pound California Burrito, it is the BEST!!!! It comes with carne asada, sliced and cooked/fried potatoes, cheese, pico de gallo, and I always order sour cream and guacamole on it. The alos have very good lemonade and the red and green hot sauces at the hot sauce bar are phenominal. This is a place that you have to go to, if your visiting San Diego.

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    souplantation - salad Buffet: SOUPLANTATION

    by oldmonk_92129 Written Jun 8, 2003

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    This is my favourite place. I go there at least once a week becasue if you eat right here then the food is very good for you. Plus it is quite cheap.
    An assortment of soups, salads, pasta, muffins and desert is served.

    Favorite Dish: The clam-chowda soup and thechinese wonton chicken salad.
    Also the muffins are great.

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    Various: Taco Tuesdays

    by tampa_shawn Written Nov 8, 2013

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    Taco Tuesdays are a big deal in San Diego. Almost any restaurant that serves tacos will have a special on Tuesdays and the restaurants in the area fill up with people for the deals and comrade.

    These specials aren't always advertised so ask what they are.

    So join the locals and have some fun!

    Favorite Dish: Tacos

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    This city is full of good...

    by trotador Updated Jul 15, 2003

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    This city is full of good international restaurants. Trotador's best Japanesse restaurant is Ichiban in Pacific Beach (Garnet Avenue), popular prices and amazing food. Hawaiian restaurant at Promenade Mall in Mission Beach with great views to the wild surf. Downtown is a nice place to go dinner, actually Gaslamp Quarter has the best restaurants in town. Some of them, Ole Madrid and Cafe Sevilla for Spanish food. La Strada and Mama Anna for Italian cousine. The Field, Irish dishes.
    Ichiban is a typical beach restaurant, very friendly. Ole Madrid has very unique atmosphere, after 10pm they open the club (highly recomended, dress up). La Strada and Mamma Anna typical good Italian restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: At Ichiban, of course, sushi. They have plate of the day, good way to try everything at a good price!!
    Ole Madrid Trotador's best dish is the halibut romesco.

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    If you like Mexican food...

    by mlewis234 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    If you like Mexican food (which I don't, mostly) you have come to the right place. There are countless Mexican joints with authentic fare... ranging from stands on the beach to fancy restaurants. Old Town is the Mexican-themed area that caters to tourists, but has good restaurants, nevertheless. Try Old Town Mexican Cafe or La Pinata.

    Or try one of the many Alberto's, Roberto's, Royberto's, etc, that you will undoubtedly drive past at some point.

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    Food Court at the Plaza Bonita Mall: More food than you can shake a stick at

    by b1bob Updated Dec 16, 2003

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    My experience at this food court was limited to the Athens Tavern, which I'm told no longer exists at this mall. For the record, I had souvlaki, rice pilaf and dolmades. Having said that, there are plenty more kiosks to choose from, like Sbarro, from which Sean brought back some pizza for Debbie and the girls, as well as The Great Steak & Potato Co., Hot Dog On A Stick, McDonalds (they're sure enough everwhere!), Orange Julius, Panda Express, Rice King, Subway they're everywhere too!, and a couple of others.

    Plaza Bonita food court

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  • We have the best Mexican food...

    by SDSteve1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    We have the best Mexican food anywhere. Best maragaritas at Casa de Bandini in Old Town. Don't miss the Gaslamp Quarter - dozens of restaurants on 5th Avenue downtown.
    Secrets that locals know include: Hob Nob Hill (American food), DZ Akins (best deli in town), Hillcrest (lots of ethnic choices and eclectic stuff like Corvette Diner and Kimo Sabe and Pizza Nova)

    Favorite Dish: eeek. Get a fish taco at Rubios if you want real San Diego food.

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  • I could go on forever with...

    by skreno Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I could go on forever with places to eat, but I'll stop at 3.

    Foggy's Notion is my peresonal Favorite. Besides the food being great, the restuarant itself and atmosphere with keep you busy for at least an hour. Anything you can imagine is inside this place. For example: There is a fully assembled fire truck from the early 1900's hanging from the roof! They serve a great assortment of greasy foods here as well.(are you starting to see the greasy trend here). They also have cool names for their foods. I recommend the 51/50 (just another huge burger).

    Favorite Dish: Everything is great! It's always packed with locals, but the service is still pretty speedy.

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  • My favorite restaurant is...

    by dalestar Written Aug 24, 2002

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    My favorite restaurant is Roberto's, of course. A great
    little, fastfood Mexican style restaurant. You have to try Fish Tacos at Rubios too.
    Its very cheap and there are about 100 of these things in San Diego.

    Favorite Dish: 3 rolled tacos with guacomole and a California Burrito(carne asada with french fries)

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  • If you are looking for great...

    by KristinaLMF Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you are looking for great Mexican food than you have to go to Old Town. You should visit Old Town regardless to experience good old San Diego.

    My favorite restaurants in Old Town are Casa de Pico, Casa de Bandini, and the Irish Pub O'Hungry's.
    These places are CROWDED so dine early. I recommend going for happy hour and then staying for dinner.

    Favorite Dish: At Casa de Pico and Casa de Bandini anything is good. Casa de Pico has great margaritas...they are huge with live mariachi bands.

    O'Hungry's has great happy hour appetizers and they are famous for their yard beers.

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  • If you want to eat down town...

    by KristinaLMF Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you want to eat down town in the Gaslamp district then my favorite restaurant is the Old Spaghetti Factory or Cafe Sevilla.
    Both places have a bar and Cafe Sevilla has flamenco dancers and a DJ after 10:00. Be prepared to do some salsa dancing.

    Favorite Dish: Both of these places have long waits so get there early. Old Spaghetti Factory has a great menu but I love the four cheese pasta. This place is cheap and gives you lots of food. Cafe Sevilla has a spanish menu.

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  • If you want to eat around the...

    by KristinaLMF Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you want to eat around the Mission Valley area here are some of my favorites:
    Bully's Restuarant, Benigan's, Gordon Biersch, Oscar's, and Seau's (Charger Junior Seau's restaurant).
    Benigan's has a great happy hour at 5:00 and then again at 10:00. Gordon Biersch is an upscale brewpub with long waits. Oscar's is very casual.

    Favorite Dish: Bully's Restaurant has great steak. Oscar's has great pizza. Seau's is American cuisine with great carbcakes.

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  • La Pinata in Old Town also...

    by vbear5 Written Aug 23, 2002

    La Pinata in Old Town also Rubios Fish Taco Restaurants

    Favorite Dish: Everything at La Pinata is great this restaurant was here before Old Townbecame a Tourist Hangout. The Chile Rellenos are heavenly. Everyone should try a Fish Taco from Rubios they will make a believer out of even the people who hate fish

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