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. It also tops our list here for completely embodying the San Diego lifestyle. Views of the Pacific Ocean can be admired from any of the restaurant's three worthy dining options: the 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. Word has gotten out which prompted the seafood market and restaurant combo to move to a larger space. Grab gorgeous seafood to cook at home or stay for their fish sandwiches, ceviche and smoked fish.
La Jolla does happy hour extremely well, also. While they do a weekday happy hour, Wednesday is the day to dine at NINE-TEN as any bottle of wine in their Wine Spectator award-winning cellar is half off.
La Jolla offers everything in between, too. You won't run out of good dining options.