Romesco is a Mexican-Mediterranean fusion restaurant and tapas bar nestled next to a neighborhood grocery store in Bonita. Romantic couples, old friends, businesspeople and children on their best behavior gather inside this elegant, yet unassuming bistro for one reason, the food. The vast and varying menu of Romesco’s offerings is the genius of Tijuana-born head chef and Hispanic food celebrity Javier Plascencia. Plascencia set out to bring a touch of Baja to cuisine from the Southern European coast. The WHOLE southern coast; Greek, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese dishes are done to perfection with a Mexican twist.…Read more
If you were to ask me my top 10 favorite overall restaurants in San Diego, Cucina Urbana would be right at the top of this list. Their perfect balance of awesome food & drinks, plus decor and ambiance is hard to beat. However, this is no big secret to most San Diego anymore. Thus, it’s been quite awhile since we’ve been here due to their sheer popularity. However, since we had family in town last week, we decided to plan a bit further ahead and made reservations early. I’m glad we did.…Read more
Amaya La Jolla is the sister restaurant to the award winning Amaya at the Grand Del Mar. If you’ve never been, it is a must try! Jorgina and I were lucky enough to be invited to indulge in some of their signature dishes from the main menu in addition to previewing some upcoming specials for next week’s San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW), Fall 2013.
Amaya La Jolla is located in the heart of La Jolla’s dining and shopping district (right on Prospect Street).
Amaya La Jolla stays true to Papa Doug Manchester’s distinctive style. …Read more
San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) is back!
For those of you not familiar, SDRW is held twice per year and a wonderful tradition that features over 180 restaurants showcasing their culinary arts with a discounted prix fixe menu (ranging from $10-$40). If you’ve never been, don’t miss out on a great way to sample the best of what San Diego has to offer. No tickets or passes required!
The hardest part of SDRW is figuring out where to go. We’ll be posting a preview soon for La Jolla’s newest gem, Amaya La Jolla – highly recommended.…Read more
Hello Restaurant Weekers! Can’t believe San Diego Restaurant Week came and went so fast this year. Luckily I was able to catch a few dinners before it ended. Old Venice kind of happened by chance. Anh and I actually were going to give Bo Beau a try but their hour+ wait wasn’t very appetizing to us hungry folk so we did some searching for participating restaurants in the near vicinity and Old Venice fit the script. We called and put our name down and were seated right away in the patio. …Read more