Are you ending your summer time vacation in Southern California? San Diego is the perfect spot for the beach, site seeing, shopping, EATING and more! My husband and I have our favorite local San Diego seafood spots. Sometimes they overlap with famous tourist spots, sometimes not, but no matter the location, the food, the views and the weather can’t be beat!
- Sheerwater at the Hotel Del Coronado. Take the jaunt across the world famous Coronado Bay Bridge to the luxurious town of Coronado. It’s definitely like taking a step back in time as the turn of the century homes line the beautiful tree lined streets. The beach is wide and glorious, but what brings my husband and I back year after year for our anniversary in the California casual restaurant overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Sheerwater has California modern fare; seafood, steaks and pastas. Delicious is an understatement. My favorite is actually not on the menu, yet instead it seems to be a chefs special each time we go. The Surf and Turf with Prawns and Fillet Minon is out of this world! The shrimp come cooked in a beuree blanc sauce that is heavenly. I dip my medium rare filet in it, and it’s to die for. Sheerwater also has a gorgeous breakfast buffet, and a wonderful lunch menu with delights such as a Crab Cake BLT! Definitely give their sips a try; the Sweet and Spicy Monroe is everything you want in a margarita! Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
- Dukes at La Jolla Cove is spectacular! A must do for authentic Hawaiian, with a modem flare. I fell in love with the Tahitian Octopus appetizer. Tender, delicious and tropical. Pure bliss! You can get your fix of the raw flavors such as Poke Tacos, Sashimi and Cevichi. So fresh with vibrant flavors! Dukes is right on La Jolla Cove right in the heart of shopping and the famous sea caves. Take the family, or make it a girls night at their Aloha Hour, or happy hour to the locals. The Coconut Mojito is divine, but don’t take my word for it– go check it out! 1216 Prospect Street La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 454-5888
- Like a good fish taco? Who doesn’t?! San Diego is renown for their fish taco culture. Influenced from baja, using only the freshest of fish lightly battered and fried (grilled ones are just as good), light white cabbage, delicious white sauce, pico and you are set. That’s the traditional baja fish taco… enter Fish 101 in Leucadia. They do the traditional fried fish version, and also a genius grilled fish, and even a fried or grilled baja shrimp taco. The fish taco plate which includes 3 tacos, is $10.95! Fried in rice bran oil, the fish is perfectly cooked, light and yummy! Not into the fish taco? They have fish sandwiches that are delicious as well! Walk up from the beach and dine right on the 101. FISH 101 RESTAURANT 1468 N COAST HIGHWAY LEUCADIA, CA 92024 – 760.943.6221
Photos courtesy of Fish 101
Ready to make the trip to the coast? Go San Diego can help you out with all the questions of lodging (I highly recommend the Hotel Del Coronado) attractions and more. Golden State Mom has the seafood covered!