One can’t miss during your stay is to experience the diversity of San Diego’s culinary scene. Check out our favorite local restaurant picks and recommendations located just a short drive from your Bluewater vacation rental. Choose from a variety of dining options in downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Little Italy, Liberty Station, Old Town and Coronado offering dishes ranging from fried chicken to sushi.
DOWNTOWN | GASLAMP QUARTER
Inspired by the original Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas, the Gaslamp Union brings a refined, yet rustic style to the heart of the flourishing Gaslamp Quarter. Generous patio seating connects a lively indoor vibe with refreshing outdoor spaces, setting the stage for the enjoyment of New American food, local craft beers, vintage wines and hand-crafted cocktails. The restaurant also offers late-night dining and nightlife featuring live music and local DJs.
DOWNTOWN | GASLAMP QUARTER
Cuba has landed in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Located just south of Market Street, Havana 1920 brings Hemingway’s Cuba to life with authentic Cuban dishes, drinks and entertainment. Choose from an extensive menu of traditional Cuban entrées, tapas-style small bites, espresso drinks, desserts and more. Enjoy live music Tuesday through Saturday evenings.
DOWNTOWN | HARBOR ISLAND | WATERFRONT
Located on Harbor Island, Coasterra features fine oceanfront dining with a menu of innovative and modern Mexican cuisine. Take in incredible skyline and bay views as you dine on seafood and steak entrées outside on the patio. For the complete experience, pair your meal with a hand-crafted drink featuring agave spirits.
DOWNTOWN | SEAPORT VILLAGE
With its headquarters in downtown San Diego near Seaport Village, Puesto is a hotspot for sharable plates, amazing margaritas and award-winning tacos made with fresh ingredients. The restaurant resides in the former San Diego Police Headquarters building and showcases modern murals from the artist Chor Boogie. Ask about their taco and margarita of the month.
DOWNTOWN | EMBARCADERO | WATERFRONT
Situated near Broadway Pier, Carnitas’ Snack Shack Embarcadero features panoramic views of San Diego Harbor, the USS Midway and passing ships. The Snack Shack serves up thoughtfully sourced, pork-centric American cuisine in a fun, no-fuss environment. Satisfy your hunger with tasty sandwiches, tacos, salads and sides.
DOWNTOWN | LITTLE ITALY
Taste the difference at The Crack Shack and savor cage-free, locally raised chicken just as nature intended. Bring the whole family and dine on fried chicken and egg fare reimagined in the sunny Southern California spirit of inspired cuisine and spacious ambiance. In addition, sip craft drinks or compete in lawn games.
DOWNTOWN | LITTLE ITALY | PACIFIC BEACH
For more than 72 years, Filippi’s has been catering to San Diegan’s pizza cravings in a family friendly environment. Offerings also include pastas, Italian sandwiches, antipasto salads, linguini with clams, shrimp filippi, fettuccine alfredo, and more! Don’t miss the market and bring a taste of Italy back to your vacation rental.
Serving authentic Mexican food since 1977, Old Town Mexican Café is a San Diego staple. Their handmade tortillas have been proclaimed “the best in the world” by satisfied diners for decades. Popular items include the Carnitas Plate, molcajete served in a traditional stone, carne asada, street tacos and pozole. Don’t miss happy hour with drink specials and half-priced appetizers, Monday–Friday, 3–6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close.
Considered an off-the-beaten-path spot by San Diegans in Old Town, award-winning Harney Sushi offers more than 30 varieties of specialty sushi rolls and dishes along with creative cocktails in an energetic atmosphere. Each dish is made from purely natural, sustainable ingredients and products. A gluten-free menu is available. Listen to live music on select nights.
A favorite of local San Diegan’s for over 40 years, Old Venice serves up delicious and delightful old and new world dishes in an elegant, yet casual dining atmosphere. Full bar and outdoor terrace dining available. Dinner only. Catering available.
POINT LOMA | LIBERTY STATION
“Pig” out on build-your-own meatball sandwiches and old-fashioned soda fountain favorites like craft sodas, milkshakes, floats and sundaes. Other menu items include burgers, sandwiches, pasta, salads and specialty sides.
POINT LOMA | LIBERTY STATION
Please everyone in your family or group – from picky eaters to adventurous foodies – at Liberty Public Market. Located in an old Navy building, the public market features more than 30 eateries along with bars, test kitchens, artisan craft vendors, live music and special events. Market cafés serve up sandwiches, barbecue, pizza, pasta, salads, seafood, ethnic cuisine, desserts and much more.
Located in the heart of South Park, Station Tavern provides fresh and delicious comfort food, burgers, sandwiches, a rotating selection of craft beers and a full bar. Its large family-friendly backyard features picnic table dining and a play area with chalkboards and a half-scale trolley.
CORONADO ISLAND | OLD TOWN | POINT LOMA
San Diego arguably boasts the most authentic Mexican flavors north of the border, and Miguel’s captures the true spirit of Mexico with a unique San Diego twist. The authentic style has drawn a loyal following of those in search of Sonoran grilled swordfish tacos, sizzling sirloin fajitas, and spicy rich chicken mole.
It’s the craveable food that keeps regulars coming back for more. From simple but always satisfying smashed avocado toast to delicate roasted branzino, The Henry menu has something tempting for every palate. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there’s always a good time to drop by and discover a new favorite.
Sun Deck at the Hotel Del Coronado is the ultimate destination for craft cocktails and coastal favorites. Relax by cozy fire pits and savor delectable bites and drinks. With gorgeous front row views of the most spectacular sunsets on the West Coast, dining on the Sun Deck is an experience like no other.
Village Pizzeria has been the island go-to for East Coast style pizza since 2002 along with hoagies, pastas, and salads. Serving you from two locations: One near the Hotel Del Coronado, and one at the Coronado Ferry Landing with some of San Diego’s best views. Grab a pitcher of craft beer and a pie with family and friends and enjoy beautiful Coronado!
CORONADO ISLAND | EMBARCADERO | POINT LOMA
The Brigantine known far and wide for San Diego-style surf and turf. From award-winning fish tacos to marinated grilled swordfish, the Brig is the go to place for locals and visitors craving some of the best seafood around.