Grand Ole BBQ y Asado in North Park is definitely San Diego’s best barbecue option, without question. Brisket should be your priority at this outdoor-only, Texas-inspired spot, but keep an eye out for the Argentine-style asado and choripán (grilled chorizo sandwiches) too. Also, be in line when they open at noon because they run out fast.
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Cantina Mayahuel in North Park serves every type of tequila and mezcal imaginable, along with simple Mexican food like tacos and tortas.
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Little Lion Cafe
Little Lion Cafe is an all-day restaurant in Sunset Cliffs that's the perfect stop before, during, or after a trip to the beach.
It’s Raw Poke Shop
It’s Raw Poke Shop in Ocean Beach is where to go for authentic poke and chicken long rice.
Nomad Donuts is where to go in North Park for unusual donut flavors, like blueberry lavender and ube taro.
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Stateside is a classy Vietnamese fusion spot in Capitol Hill where you’ll feel like you’re on a mini-vacation.
Pocket Bar NYC
If you really insist on going on a wine bar date in Hell's Kitchen, do it at Pocket Bar NYC.
Campfire in Carlsbad looks like the setting from Moonrise Kingdom, serves a wide range of wood-fired dishes, and let's you roast your own s'mores.
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