San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. It offers a picturesque backdrop of modern offices and historical buildings, and boasts dozens of shops, clubs, bars, and, of course, restaurants offering a variety of tastes from local fare to international cuisine. After you get situated at your hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter, head out for a bite at one of these four local favorites.
1. Blue Point – 565 5th Avenue
This popular seafood and oyster bar was the first of its kind in the Gaslamp. The food is fresh and delicious, and mouthwatering assorted fresh oysters go for $16. Indulge in the chef’s seafood tower or the rich lobster bisque, a hearty soup that entices the palate. Seafood entrees range from $36-$48. Steaks are over $40.
2. La Fiesta – 628 5th Avenue
This is the spot for authentic Mexican food bursting with bold flavors. Menu options include tacos, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas and tortas. Complement your meal with a margarita, and, depending on when you go, music from a DJ. Lunch entrees range from $11 to $16.
3. Nobu – 207 5th Avenue (Hard Rock Hotel)
The finest and freshest Japanese delicacies are here, from sushi and sashimi to unique tobanyaki-style beef and seafood. Creative menu options are seemingly endless, though any choice will stun you with an explosion of taste. Look to spend about $30 for most items, including salmon tataki, red snapper sashimi, and octopus carpaccio.
4. Royal India – 329 Market Street
Royal India offers an elegant dining atmosphere with an outdoor patio for when the weather is nice. The tandoori butter chicken is succulent and tender in texture, and the chicken tika masala is a local favorite. Most chicken items are priced at $18, while beef dishes, like seekh kebab curry, are closer to $20.
Pack your bags and come eat your way through the historic Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. If you haven’t found a hotel yet, don’t worry, the San Diego Pacific Inn has a room waiting for you. We offer flexible dates, free Wi-Fi, complimentary coffee and tea around-the-clock, and, best of all, a best rate guarantee. Call a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933 to inquire about our great rates and promotions.