Shopping in San Diego could be considered a form of cardio with all of the outdoor and indoor malls. All that exercise means you will need to take a break and refuel. Luckily, San Diego's malls offer many award-winning and innovative restaurants inviting you to relax and rest with delectable dishes and drinks before heading back out for more shopping.
The downtown location of The Headquarters at Seaport offers plenty of options for memorable meals. Puesto invites you to enjoy a variety of street tacos, emphasizing fresh sustainable all natural and organic ingredients, in a hip environment. Additionally, Puesto touts an innovative cocktail menu of Mexico's best flavors and craft beer from both San Diego and south of the border. Eddie V's, known for their premium aged steaks and fresh seafood, sets the table in a comfortable and elegant atmosphere, think old Hollywood glamour. Eddie V's also features a two-level wine tower with live jazz in the V Lounge.
Where: 789 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
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Fashion Valley, one of San Diego's luxury outdoor shopping malls, features more than 200 stores and and multiple full dining restaurants that will be sure to leave you satisfied and coming back for more. True Food Kitchen serves up a wide variety of healthy vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. This is healthy food that actually taste good. Their motto is to feel better, live longer, and make your mouth happy in the process. If sushi is on your list, try Blue Smoke Sushi Lounge. This quaint sushi restaurant features signature sushi rolls and tapas style Japanese dishes, all in a modern dining aesthetic.
Where: 7007 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA 92108
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Westfield UTC, the beautiful outdoor shopping mall located near La Jolla, is home to many amazing dining options. Seasons 52 is known for a wine bar and a fresh grill menu that offers seasonal ingredients inspired by the appeal of a local farmer's market. With the chefs use of rustic cooking techniques and featuring an international list of more than 100 wines and signature handcrafted cocktails, this is a must-eat-at restaurant. Maybe you are craving a memorable burger with a local craft beer? Then Eureka is just that place featuring great food, craft beer, artisan liquor, and local entertainment. With the unique rustic, contemporary, and neighborhood feel to it, you will want to just relax, eat and enjoy.
Where: 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., San Diego, CA 92122
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Flower Hill Promenade is one of Del Mar's premiere open-air shopping locations, offering plenty of indoor and outdoor dining options. Cucina Enoteca surrounds you with the comfort of a rustic country farmhouse with a spectacular rooftop garden patio. The cuisine emphasizes Italian classics coupled with a strong California influence. This diverse menu of affordable dishes allows you to dine traditionally or family-style. Milton's Restaurant & Delicatessen, a San Diego favorite for more than 20 years, is an authentic New York style deli with an extensive menu including staples such as a Super Reuben Sandwich, Chicken Pot Pie, and Old Fashion Chicken Soup.
Where: 2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014
Del Mar Plaza has the atmosphere of a European marketplace and provides some of the best views in San Diego. Take in the striking views of the Pacific Ocean while dining at the award winning Pacifica Del Mar. Awarded the prestigious Gold Medallion for "Best Seafood Dining in San Diego" and Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence", this highly acclaimed restaurant will please even the most jaded of "foodies". The authentic Mexican cuisine of Agave Del Mar offers you a taste of traditional family recipes passed down from many generations. They are known for their mole gourmet dishes, finest tequila crafted cocktails, and breathtaking views of the Del Mar coastline.
Where: 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014