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You work hard for your money and we know how disappointing it is to feel let down at a restaurant. That moment when you glance at the check shouldn't always cause heart palpitations, though a splurge is nice every once in a while. We've scoured the restaurant choices in San Diego to bring you the best value choices. Chain restaurants are noticeably absent, but we figure their offerings are familiar enough to most people.
For those who crave a nice, sit-down meal in a trendy restaurant CUCINA Urbana is considered good value (unless you're ordering expensive wine--then we can't help you). The food is on par with other high-end restaurants in town, but without stuffiness and expense. We also love the contemporary decor and festive atmosphere.
You can't visit San Diego without trying our signature fish taco. Though Oscar's Mexican Seafood is new, the heaving fish tacos burst with flavor in this pretty much standing-room-only joint. Fish tacos are a mere $2.00 ($.99 during happy hour). Bring cash (no credit cards are accepted) and your appetite.
Whether it's finger-licking barbecue, Mexican food, burgers seen on TV, pizza or gigantic breakfast burritos, it can be found at a price that will keep you and your banker happy.