Deciding where to eat in La Jolla depends on multiple factors. Do you want to dine al fresco with an ocean view? Would you prefer locally-sourced California cuisine or Italian? Are flip-flops or heels more your speed? Whatever your mood, La Jolla restaurants fit the bill.
George's at the Cove holds the number one spot for best outdoor dining in San Diego and it tops our list here for completely embodying the San Diego lifestyle. Views of the Pacific Ocean can be admired from any of the three worthy dining options: George's Ocean Terrace rooftop patio, George's Bar or California Modern. We're talking a locally-sourced, seasonal menu in a contemporary environment suitable for date night or catching up with long lost friends.
On the flip side, El Pescador is often listed as a local secret. It's a fish market with a small menu of fish sandwiches, ceviche and smoked fish. Beachwear is totally ok and to-go the most popular way to order. Lately, it's a place that out-of-towners search for as the word is leaking out. They have a brand new location with more space, too.
La Jolla does happy hour extremely well, also. Beaumont's in Bird Rock offers Oh-Yeah! hour from 3:00-6:30 p.m. daily including $5 mules, mojitos and margaritas paired with shishito peppers, flatbread and pork belly bites (to name a few).
La Jolla offers everything in between, too. You won't run out of good dining options.
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