The cuisine in City Heights may best be described as unassuming, unpretentious, underrated and underpriced. It’s one of few places in San Diego County where the hungry and thirsty can devour (in no particular order) Chinese, Cambodian, Nigerian, Italian, Mexican, Vietnamese, Laotian, Somali, Ethiopian, Filipino, El Salvadorian, Colombian, Peruvian and American (from burgers to soul food), all within a long walk (or short bike ride). The variety also comes across in the styles of food, from smoothies and ceviche to low and slow roasted meats to tortas and other quick bites.
This map highlights area restaurants to check out right now, but beyond that you will find street food carts with elote and tamales, marisco trucks, grocery store delicacies like the tacos from Pancho Villas, the weekly farmers market, and other surprises this neighborhood has to offer to anyone with open eyes and an appetite.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More