We discovered El Zarape a couple years ago and since then it’s become a local favorite. Located right in the heart of Universtity Heights, this simple setup yields lines of loyal customers. Their prices are super reasonable! You can get a Lobster or Scallop burrito for $7… amazing. But, let’s talk about the quality of their food.
TJ Oyster Bar!!! Best Mexican seafood in San Diego? Quite possibly. The name is a little deceiving as I don’t ever order oysters here. But everything else I’ve had was outstanding and really top notch. Let’s get right into it. The fish taco: crisp, tender, flaky, juicy, perfect. That’s all you need to know. Now head over to TJ Oyster Bar.Read more
I had never heard of this place until my gf told me about it and suggested we go. To both of our delights it was good! She got the stuffed French toast with strawberries (inside) and bananas (on top) and I got the shrimp and crab salad. The French toast was pretty good. The fruit added a nice flavor to the French toast and it didn’t seem too overboard. There were some orange bits in there that may have been zest, and that probably didn’t have to be in there. I’d say this was an above average French toast because it came with two fruits and there wasn’t anything bad about it.…Read more
So, I’ve seen the outside of Lucha Libre before in the Mission Hills area by the India Street restaurants. I thought…just another San Diego taco shop. Nothing new, right? Wrong! After watching Adam Richman’s Man vs. Food San Diego episode, I was inspired to try their famous Surfin’ California burrito. I mean…if Adam would feature Lucha Libre alongside restaurants like the Broken Yolk and Phil’s BBQ, this place must be special.
When we arrived, it was nice to find a little shared parking lot to the side because it would be near impossible to eat here otherwise.…Read more
Although Pho has never been one of my favorites, I was eagerly awaiting to try Pho Fusion and score on $1 boba tea. Apparently they are still celebrating their grand opening and $1 boba tea and $1.50 snow bubbles are limited time specials.
When we first sat down, things looked promising. They had a simple menu, but comprehensive enough to cover the majority of items you’d expect at a Pho restaurant. My wife ordered a bowl of Pho and a boba tea. I ordered the Vietnamese stew over vermicelli noodles and a mint chocolate snow.…Read more
Yes, this place is called Mr. Dumpling. It’s a little hidden but worth a visit here and there. I’d say Dumpling Inn is much better if you don’t’ mind the wait. But nevertheless, they got two dishes out of three down. It’s just that the third dish was what I was looking forward to most (steamed pork dumplings or xiao long bao).
The first dish was a beef and leek pancake. This was executed quite nicely. It had the perfect amount of crunch and good beef to leek ratio. The only thing was that it was a little salty.…Read more