Best Restaurants in San Diego

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Whether you’re a local looking to mix it up or you’re a visitor here for the weekend, there’s plenty of delicious food in San Diego you must try. Here at Kearny Mesa Kia, we recommend a drive in your new Kia Sorento to try a few of our favorite places to dine in San Diego. Read on below to discover some of the best restaurants in San Diego.

Ironside Fish & Oyster

You can’t get this close to the ocean and pass up one of the best seafood restaurants in the area. Ironside Fish & Oyster offers the freshest seafood, proven by the shifting daily menu based on the day’s catch. Be sure to check out the sample menu if you’re curious what kind of hand-crafted meals and drinks you may enjoy at delicious seafood restaurants snuggled in San Diego’s Little Italy.

Richard Walker’s Pancake House

If you’re in the mood for something a bit less “California,” the Illinois-originating Richard Walker’s Pancake House may be just the spot for you. This family-owned-and-operated business gets rave reviews from regulars, critics, and new-customers alike for its outstanding coffee, and of course— light, fluffy, mouth-wateringly perfect pancakes. Stop by for brunch not far from El Cajon.


When it comes to the best vegan restaurants in San Diego, California, Plumeria is a great choice for you. While almost all of their dishes are purely vegan, some dishes are available with the occasional egg. Be sure to ask with/without eggs depending on your dietary needs and preferences. Plumeria used organically sourced vegetables whenever possible and each meal comes with delicious jasmine rice!

Donna Jean

Plant-based Donna Jean is your next dinner date if you’re a La Mesa driver looking for one of the best vegetarian restaurants in San Diego, California. This award-winning spot is run by head Chef Roy, a man who is passionate about starting a conversation about delicious plant-based foods made simply with the best ingredients.

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