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San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter, a 16.5-block neighborhood, is the heartbeat of the city's nightlife and home to a number of festivals. Urban renewal over the last few decades resulted in an energetic vibe and reinforced the Gaslamp's place as a trendy hub in the middle of a seaside city.
Holding the top spot is Searsucker, one of celebrity chef Brian Malarkey's restaurants. He's famous for his charisma and ability to put new twists on old classics. Guests rave about the Dr. Seuss-inspired green eggs and ham on the weekend brunch menu and pork chops with duck fat potatoes during dinner. It's not just about gourmet cuisine. The decor is visually-stunning with high ceilings, distressed wood tables and modern flourishes.
Which cuisine is San Diego most famous for? Probably Mexican food--tacos, to be exact. La Puerta offers up some of the Gaslamp's best street tacos in a festive atmosphere. Hang out here until late night as the kitchen is open until 1:00am! A fresh-squeezed margarita never hurt anyone, either.
You'll see that these restaurants offer a variety of cuisines from Persian to seafood. The ambiance on offer varies, too. The one thing that is consistent is that they're all steps away from each other and worthy of a stop.