The Whole Hog (San Diego)


The Whole Hog opened a few months ago and we got a chance to stop by to see what they are cooking. It is on Park Blvd., south of Big Front Door and Cafe on Park. I’m not much of a sandwich person, but recently Supernatural Sandwiches and Big Front Door have brought me new found joy for the art of the sandwich.¬†

There’s seating for about twenty people inside with tables and bar seating along the wall.

We like our sweet tea half sweet, just like we order our boba. Here it was premixed, but to our delight it wasn’t overly sweet. It was a flavored¬†Pomegranate Sweet Tea and the pomegranate was subtle, but gave it an extra fruity boost which we liked.


The Mac & Cheese was okay. It wasn’t very hot when we got it and that probably affected our enjoyment of it quite a bit. Other than that it wasn’t overly cheesy nor was it grainy.¬†DSC_0344

We were told when we couldn’t decide what to get that they have the best Cubano sandwich in San Diego. We do like our cubano’s and usually get them at Big Front Door, Azucar, and Embargo Grill. Therefore, our expectations had to be tempered. I have to say in this precise moment, their cubano won us over. I haven’t been to our other favorite places in a while, but it has forced me to get out and try them again while their cubano is fresh in my head. All the flavors blended nicely together with the roasted pork shoulder giving you as much comfort and satisfaction one can ask for. Best in San Diego? I’m on my quest to conquer the cubano and will report back later with my findings. Until then, it is the best in recent memory!


If you like mustard (sorry Jorgina), the Carolina Gold Pulled Pork sandwich will leave you with a smile a mile wide. They do not skimp on the mustard flavor and pour spread it all over the bread. The pork was nice and moist while the coleslaw added a good crunchy texture to each bite. The ratio was perfect.

Both sandwiches were really tasty. If I was forced to choose one I would probably choose the cubano purely because I’ve been craving cubano’s more lately. I really want to go back and try their pork belly sliders and KC pulled pork sandwich.


The Whole Hog
3749 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92103
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About Darren

Fooood! I love it if you can't tell already. I love everything about it. The taste, the smell, the look, the feel, the satisfaction, the gratification, and ultimately: the fun! I've been in San Diego for about 10 years now and it amazes me that there are still places to uncover. Traveling, eating, and taking pictures of food has always been a hobby of mine. So naturally Michael and I thought it made sense to share what we found with all of you. I tend to side with the savory but never shy away from a knock out dessert. If you have a place you think we haven't tried let us know! We're always on the lookout...

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