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Affordable Places for Lunch in the Gaslamp

Lunch is often a meal that is consumed in a short amount of time, especially for visitors who have a lot of sightseeing ahead of them. If you are like most vacationers, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of money on the meal. Fortunately, there are a handful of places in the Gaslamp area of San Diego where you can enjoy a delicious meal for an affordable price.

Sushi Deli

If you like sushi, then you are sure to love this comfortable little restaurant. Sushi serves a variety of Japanese food including specialty sushi rolls, combination plates and noodle dishes, and it is located near several businesses and shopping centers. This is the perfect place to go for lunch for an inexpensive, but filling meal. For additional savings, stop in for happy hour Monday through Thursday and enjoy 99 cent bud lights!

New Café

This restaurant takes “new” to a new level. The new café is an unconventional blend of an American diner and a Chinese restaurant. The restaurant is extremely small, yet inviting, and the menu features select specialties so you waste ten minutes trying to figure out what to eat. In addition to classic selections such as cheeseburgers and fries and breakfast foods including eggs, bacon and hash browns, you can order your favorite Chinese dishes and sides, with popular options being fried rice and pot stickers. The portions are large, and the prices are reasonable so you really can’t go wrong.

Pokez Mexican Restaurant

Pokez is a small restaurant located on 10th and E Street in downtown San Diego. Although small, the restaurant serves delicious Mexican food packed with flavor. Enjoy classic burritos stuffed with meat and cheese or opt for their many vegetarian items. In fact, Pokez is known for catering those who have cut meat out of their diets with a large portion of their menu being vegetarian. The best part, you can eat lunch for less than $10 a person.

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