What’s better than sampling one restaurant in Coronado? Trying bites and beverages from over 20! The 4th Annual Taste of Coronado will take place in San Diego on October 16 from 5pm to 9 pm. Tickets are only $35 in advance and $40 the day of and include food and alcohol tastings from restaurants and bistros up and down Orange Avenue, located just 10 minutes from San Diego Gaslamp Quarter hotels.
Tickets can be purchased online or at one of two locations on Coronado Ave: Glorietta Bay Inn and BE Polished. If you decide to purchase your ticket online, on the day of the event you will need to bring your e-ticket to one of their exchange stations on Orange Ave so that you can receive your tasting card.
You get limited tastings with your card so how do you choose which places to stop at? The cheap downtown San Diego hotel, Pacific Inn, has put together a list of our favorite Coronado companies that are participating this year:
- The bay front seafood restaurant Peohe’s is a no brainer. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for tastings of their melt-in-your-mouth fresh fish dishes, like crab stuffed tilapia and lobster bisque.
- A locals favorite is Il Fornaio, which means “the baker” when translated from Italian. This authentic Italian restaurant and bakery is always producing house-made pastas, pizzas and “gelati e sorbetti.”
- Nicky Rottens will surely mix up your pallet with their gourmet sports bar menu items, like garlic tater tots and “Rotten burgers.” If they offer a taste of their sweet potato fries with a maple syrup glaze, don’t pass it up!
- When you’re ready for a drink just stroll by Wine a Bit for a taster of local San Diego wine and beer. If coffee is more your style, then check out Clayton’s Coffee Shop for a hot cup o’ Joe.
Whether you live in San Diego or are looking for some vacation fun close to hotels around the San Diego Airport, The Taste of Coronado promises to be a delicious and memorable experience. To book a hotel room close to Orange Avenue, call Pacific Inn at 1-800-571-2933 and ask a reservations specialist about our advance booking discounts!