Hello there, it's time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins with, "Can you recommend a restaurant...?" This specially selected group covers much of the city, spans myriad cuisines, and aims to collectively satisfy all of your restaurant needs. Every few of months, we'll be adding worthy restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.
This curated survey of the San Diego food landscape runs the gamut from the farm-to-table icon, A. R. Valentien in La Jolla to an instant classic, North Park's Carnitas' Snack Shack. There's a good number of Japanese entries (a cuisine that San Diego does pretty well), some neighborhood stalwarts (Urban Solace, Alchemy, Cafe Chloe), and a few gems that you may not have tried (Aqui es Texcoco, Wine Vault & Bistro).
In this installment, we add in two San Diego eateries that deserve inclusion: Buona Forchetta is killing it in South Park, many of its regulars touted its merits via the tipline. North County's Veladora get a nod too, for being our current favorite place to celebrate special occasions with food.
Restaurants are listed in no particular order.
If your favorite restaurant isn't on list, send us a note nominating it for inclusion; we'll be posting updated versions of the Eater 38 map throughout the year.
04/09/13: Added: The Marine Room, La Fachada
07/09/13: Added: MARKET Restaurant + Bar, Tapenade, Alchemy
10/08/13: Added: Prepkitchen Little Italy, Fathom Bistro Bait & Tackle, Tiger!Tiger!
01/07/14: Added: Buona Forchetta, VeladoraRead More