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San Diego’s Trendiest Eateries



The San Diego restaurant scene is always changing, which is great for vacationers who are looking to try the best new up-and-coming eateries that the city has to offer. Whether you want to stick to your favorite dishes or you’re hoping to try something new and whimsical, these 4 trendy San Diego restaurants should be just what you’re looking for.

Classic rustic-chic

Cucina Urbana in Bankers Hill gives rich Italian food a rustic-chic feel. Dishes are served on wooden plateware, the portions are hefty and flavorful, and the place has an at-home atmosphere. The staff is renowned for their attentiveness and providing a genuinely exquisite experience. You can also shop their extensive wine collection in the adjoining shop. For many, this is just what they need to feel cozy and pampered while on vacation in San Diego.

Nightlife adventure

Starlite in Mission Hills is perfect for enjoying San Diego nightlife. Tucked away between Spruce and Sassafras Streets, its simple unassuming exterior gives way to an exciting atmosphere inside. You can order non-traditional favorites like pan seared saffron risotto, fries in garlic aioli, Jidori chicken with couscous, and ginger beer. They are open for dinner every day and close at 2am. This is definitely for the late-night partier or the adventurous types who like to enjoy the unusual at all hours.

Diverse atmosphere

Searsucker located in downtown San Diego is for the lover of all things diverse. It’s raved as a perfect gathering place for friends to catch up over loud conversation, while mingling with the trendy and eclectic downtown crowd. Where else can you enjoy drinks with the name Peter Rabbit and Treaty of Paris? They are open for lunch and dinner every night of the week but Happy Hour is always packed if you’re looking for a fun mix-n-mingle spot before heading out for the night. If you’re planning on partying in the Gaslamp Quarter, be sure to reserve a room at Pacific Inn, a trusted cheap hotel in Downtown San Diego.

A flare of spice

Indigo Grill located in right next to the top cheap hotels in Little Italy and is currently undergoing a décor makeover and menu expansion. Guests can expect the same award-winning food dishes from Chef Deborah Scott, just served in a more updated ambiance. Food will hold onto its Native American and Latin-influences but the new menu will offer more global options. Diners can expect smaller shared plate sizes but with that comes a smaller price tag. The final finished product will likely feature more craft cocktails, a margarita cart and bright updated colors on the walls. While to total redesign isn’t expected to be completed until November 2014, the restaurant should be re-opening its doors next week on May 28.

So get out there and try some incredible new food during your time in San Diego! If you’d like some more tips on where to dine, drink and dance the night away, you can always ask your front desk concierge at Downtown San Diego Pacific Inn if you booked one of the hotel’s affordable guest rooms. If you still need to reserve your San Diego hotel stay, call Pacific Inn to ask about our available rooms and current discounts: 1-800-571-2933.



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