We all love the Caf, Simply To Go lunches and the Point Break Café, but sometimes we want something different. We want to see what delectable foods San Diego has to offer without the hassle of doing research or playing it safe with familiar chains. Fortunately, yours truly was raised in San Diego and I’ve had my whole life to discover all of the best and most interesting places across town to take your friends and loved ones out to. Every week I’ll be sharing some of my local favorites across all styles of cuisine for your enjoyment.
Loma Favorites (Point Loma and Midway)
This inaugural week will be a refresher course for returning students and a helpful list for the fresh new faces. All restaurants listed are a short drive away from campus,
Adalberto’s 1868 Rosecrans Street Under $10
Ortiz’s 3708 Voltaire Street Under $10
I’m just going to get the rivalry out of the way here. Both serve fantastic burritos, carne asada fries and rolled tacos. Both are just minutes away and cheap enough for college students.
Hodad’s 5010 Newport Avenue Under $15
One of the best burger places in town: the burgers are huge and the shakes are fantastic. Be prepared to wait though, because this place is always busy.
Corvette Diner 2965 Historic Decatur Rd Under $15 Gluten Free
This 50’s themed diner combines great Americana food with a fun atmosphere for any occasion. Don’t be afraid to sing along with the waitresses!
Slater’s 50/50 Burgers 2750 Dewey Road Under $15 Gluten Free
This burger house is known for their completely customizable burgers and famous half beef/half bacon patties. BACON PATTIES. WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE READING THIS?!
Point Loma Seafood 2805 Emerson Street Under $15
Fresh seafood is served daily for dirt cheap considering what you are getting.
Soups, sandwiches, cocktails, and simple platters – this place has everything! Except good parking…
Pizza Nova 5050 N Harbor Drive Under $20 Gluten Free
This pristine pizzeria stands out in Point Loma with their family style pizza and pasta combos.
Divine Pastabilities 3545 Midway Drive Under $10 Lucas’s Pick!
The most unique eatery on this list: serving rich, thick pastas INSIDE of Italian baguettes. One six inch “torpasta” is enough to satisfy for lunch and dinner! A must try!
The Cravory 3960 W Point Loma Blvd Under $10 Gluten Free
At this cute little designer cookie bakery, you can buy a cookie individually or by them by the half or full dozen. Their creations are VERY sweet and satisfying.
Look to next week for SoCal Specialties!