The downtown San Diego area near PETCO Park, the state-of-the-art stadium where the Padres Major League baseball team plays, is a foodie's paradise during any time of the year.
The vibe in this part of town is definitely urban, with trendy restaurants and microbreweries opening up within walking distance of each other. It's lively, fun and a destination for San Diego residents in addition to tourists. Most of the restaurants on this list are located in the East Village neighborhood, with some in the famous Gaslamp Quarter.
Ask a local and Neighborhood is probably near the top of their near PETCO Park dining list. Not only is the beer excellent but the gourmet burgers and dressed-up American classics please even picky tastebuds. The second most popular choice is Basic with its thin-crust pizza and no-fuss atmosphere. Pair your pie with a stellar craft cocktail in this spacious converted warehouse.
Plenty of San Diego's best restaurants have outlets actually inside the park such as Rimel's, Phil's BBQ, Lucha Libre and more, but this list focuses on places to eat surrounding the ballpark for grub before or after the game or when San Diego's favorite baseball team isn't playing at home.