Restaurants in Coronado

50% Off a Meal for Up to Four at Rustic Tapas and Meatballs

East Village

$40 $20

Artisan meatballs made of beef, turkey, chorizo, or vegetables served over spaghetti or paella style

38% Off Italian Cuisine at Olivetto Ristorante

Mission Hills

$80 $50

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The contemporary yet homey Italian eatery earned praise from the U-T San Diego, the San Diego Reader, and Zagat

42% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Bankers Hill

$130 $75

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Four-course meal and commemorative show magnets accompany a live, comedic mystery performance with audience participation

Up to a 36% Off Barbecue Meal at Starkey's BBQ

Mission Beach

$45 $29

(112)

Patrons enjoy appetizers, beer, and barbecue sandwiches

Up to 57% Off Growler and Membership at Mission Brewery

East Village

$58 $25

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Fill up a gold-embossed growler with two fills of your choice; Growler Club membership includes discounts on beer throughout the week

50% Off Mexican Food at Bolillo Tortas

Bolillo Tortas

$14 $7

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16 types of tortas layer chicken milanesa and steak asada between slabs of traditional bread, served with deep-fried stuffed jalapeños

45% Off Indian Food at Royal India

San Diego

$20 $11

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Two brothers borrow their mother’s recipes to create home-style Indian cuisine at two locations, served in upscale dining rooms

Up to 40% Off at Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ

Miramar

$20 $12

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The family at this barbecue hot spot cooks beef brisket for 18–24 hours in a cast-iron smoker and makes Texas-style side dishes in-house

62% Off Upscale Continental Cuisine

San Diego

$78 $30

(140)

Tuxedo-clad waiters deliver upscale eats such as roast rack of lamb jardinière, oysters rockefeller, and bananas flambé

45% Off Italian Food at Capri Blu Restaurant

San Diego

$40 $22

(128)

Filet mignon, dungeness crab, and inventive pizzas all share one enticing menu of classic and modern Italian dishes

Up to Half Off at Daddy's Hot Dogs

Hillcrest

$18 $10

Beef hot dogs hoist toppings such as Russian dressing, sauerkraut, and BBQ sauce; buffalo and veggie dogs also available

Up to 46% Off at Flavors of East Africa

North Park

$44.97 $27.50

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Kenyan-born owner uses family recipes & traditional techniques to create East African stews with yellow curry or spicy masala sauce

Up to 47% Off at Masala

San Diego

$20 $11

Colorful and lush restaurant creates Indian cuisine such as coconut-ginger shrimp with sweet mango chutney and crepes with spicy potatoes

Up to 47% Off at Monsoon Fine Cuisine of India

Gaslamp

$20 $11

Classic Indian dishes, such as tandoori lamb and vegetarian mushroom masala, served in a luxurious atmosphere

40% Off at New York Bagels & Café

Rancho Bernadino

$20 $12

(29)

More than 20 kinds of New York–style bagels, served on their own or in bagel sandwiches

Up to Half Off at Lil B's Restaurant

North Park

$20 $11

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Formerly Brian's of Washington in Hillcrest, serving same comfort-food menu; breakfast offered all day, open until 2 a.m. Friday & Saturday

Up to 47%% Burgers and Beers at Cheers Bar & Grill

Rancho Penasquitos

$19 $10

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Burgers, brats, chicken sandwiches, choice steaks, & salmon pair with cocktails & beers at this neighborhood bar & grill

Up to Half Off Mexican Cuisine at The Amigo Spot

Mission Valley West

$20 $11

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Chefs create Mexican and American favorites such as carne asada fries, burritos, tacos, Philly cheesesteaks, and grilled cheese sandwiches

50% Off Tuscan Cuisine at Operacaffe

Gaslamp

$30 $15

Prosciutto pizza, porcini ravioli in sage-infused butter sauce, and other Tuscan-inspired specialties at a Zagat-rated eatery

Up to 49% Off Persian Cuisine at Sadaf

Gaslamp

$39 $20

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Under a sky-painted ceiling, diners dig into Persian delicacies such as kebabs with basmati rice or lamb shank

50% Off at LION Coffee

Clairemont Mesa East

$5 $2.50

Hawaiian-based company brews coffee and espresso, blends natural fruit smoothies, and serves toasty breakfast burritos

50% Off Spaghetti Dinner at Sanfilippo's Italian Restaurant

Hillcrest

$40 $20

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Italian restaurant with more than 30 years in business serves a spaghetti dinner with salad and wine indoors or on a twinkle-lit patio

50% Off at Green Shallots Thai Gourmet Express

Kearny Mesa

$10 $5

Thai barbecued chicken, roast duck, three types of curry, and spring rolls in a choice of four proteins

Up to 42% Off at Naked Pizza

Pacific Beach

$20 $13

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Healthy pies made with hormone-free meat, sugar-free sauce, and 10-grain dough that includes brown rice, buckwheat, quinoa, and probiotics

Up to 50% Off Breakfast and Lunch at Incredible Cafe

Rancho Bernardo

$20 $11

(80)

Menu features classic American breakfast and lunch options, as well as sections dedicated to healthy dishes and Mexican favorites

Up to 59% Off Mediterranean Fare and Drinks at Eba's Lounge and Bistro

Hillcrest

$20 $10

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Enjoy Mediterranean favorites such as chicken shawarma, falafel, and gourmet pizzas paired with beverages

Up to 40% Off California-French Cuisine at Bernard'O Restaurant

San Diego

$50 $30

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Dinners start with filet mignon tartar with a quail egg or escargot, and move on to entrees of beef bourguignon or California bouillabaisse

45% Off Flamenco Dinner Show at Cafe Sevilla

San Diego

$163 $89

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Flamenco performers accompany traditional Spanish dinners centering on paella studded with seafood, chicken, and sausage

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 51% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Rocking Tanuki

Mission Valley West

$20 $11

(147)

Inventive rolls spiced with cilantro, peppers, chipotle, and savory sauces served alongside katsudon, udon, ramen, and curry rice

Up to 50% Off Italian at Vittorio's

Torrey Highlands

$40 $20

(84)

Homemade ravioli, black-ink linguine, and other Italian specialties served in a Tuscany-decorated dining room

Up to 48% Off Burgers and Sandwiches at Babs

Kearny Mesa

$24.94 $13

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Burgers with fresh ground beef patties flled with gooey cheese and overstuffed sandwiches bursting with deli meats, fries, and coleslaw

Up to 52% Off Mexican Meal at El Comal

North Park

$41 $20

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Tacos made from barbecue goat, grilled steak, fish, or marinated pork, paired with margaritas and traditional Mexican dishes

48% Off at Chopahn Authentic Afghan Cuisine

San Diego

$25 $13

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Seasonal Central Asian dishes such as lamb loin kabobs and beefy stews poured over beds of basmati rice

Up to 47% Off at Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India

Hillcrest

$20 $11

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Chef’s specials at this popular Indian restaurant include masala pasta, chicken tikka masala, and lamb curry

Up to 46% Off Burgers at The Skybox San Diego

San Diego

$47.96 $27

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Half-pound Angus beef burgers, served with or without melted cheese and accompanied by refreshing domestic brews

50% Off at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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Ideal for game day parties, award-winning subs pack fresh ingredients such as coleslaw and roast beef, buried beneath hot or sweet peppers

40% Off at La Crepe Fraiche

Sorrento Valley

$20 $12

Hot and cold coffee drinks, frozen yogurt topped with housemade vanilla whipped cream, savory and sweet crepes, and other café foods

50% Off Steak-House Food at Cafe La Maze

National City

$20 $10

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Prime rib and Alaskan king crab weigh down tables in a glitzy dining room that Bing Crosby and Clark Gable frequented in the 1940s

$11 for Mexican Food at Casa Don Diego

Castle Park

$20 $11

(47)

Called an "old-school Mexican gathering spot," authentic restaurant satisfies appetites with fajitas, steak skillets, and margaritas

50% Off Dinner at The Steakhouse on Broadway

Chula Vista

$40 $20

(98)

1960s-era steakhouse with old-school cocktails and corn-feed cuts of Nebraskan beef aged for 28 days and grilled over mesquite coals

50% Off Tapas at Romesco

Chula Vista

$30 $15

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Famed chef creates Mexican dishes with a hint of Mediterranean; tapas bar serves food and drink late

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Antica Trattoria

La Mesa

$30 $18

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Chef Francesco Basile celebrates the cuisine of his native Italy with seasonal meals of seafood medleys, tender roasts, and flavorful sauces

Half Off Mexican Food at La Torta Cafe

La Mesa

$20 $10

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Mexican eatery specializing in more than 30 styles of tortas; other Mexican staples include quesadillas, burritos, and tacos

43% Off at Nonno's Italian Restaurant

La Mesa

$30 $17

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A generous wine selection complements Italian staples, such as 16-inch cappicolla subs and meat lovers' pizzas made with from-scratch dough

47% Off at All The Perks Espresso Café - La Mesa

La Mesa

$10 $5.33

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Signature drinks such as the Perk-u-ccino complement breakfast wraps and sandwiches served all day

38% Off Italian Cuisine at Voce Del Mare

Bird Rock

$40 $25

(87)

Classic Italian dishes, such as beef carpaccio with shaved parmesan, spaghetti with homemade pesto, and wild salmon with puttanesca sauce

47% Off Italian Cuisine at Stella Italian Fare

Village

$30 $16

(66)

Lasagna with an Angus-beef ragout, yellow fin tuna in a pine-nut and hazelnut crust, and braised lamb shank with fresh gnocchi

Crab Catcher – 40% Off Upscale Seafood

Village

$100 $60

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Take in coastal views while dining on Alaskan and dungeness crab, Maine lobster, and prime steaks

Up to 43% Off Pasta Meal for Two or Four

Rancho San Diego

$42 $24

(62)

Five types of pasta coated in classic sauces such as A la Vodka, Pomodoro, Scampi,etc.; veggie and meat lasagna

Select Local Merchants

When a golfer seeks inspiration, she looks toward the skies over Scotland, just as a baker gets a second wind from his brochure of the Choco Mountain Range. Today's Groupon inspires with a saucy salute to Memphis: $20 worth of sweet meats and succulent, finger-licking barbecue for $10 at Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q in Coronado. Follow the sweet-smelling dreams that haunt long nights in your rib-shack.

1015 Orange Ave
Coronado,
CA
US

While trekking across New Zealand, Matt Baker and PJ Lamont stumbled upon a burger shack in Queenstown and immediately became addicted to the eatery’s organic, grass-fed beef patties. According to a profile in Beach & Bay Press, the duo often dined there more than once a day and eventually convinced the chef to both part with his recipes and train them how to make them. Upon returning home, the pair recruited PJ’s brother Martin for their budding endeavor: a gourmet burger place that would rely entirely on organic, grass-fed beef from New Zealand. After finding the right spot for their gastropub, the three put their own sweat into renovating it; PJ carved the wooden menu himself without using a woodpecker even once.

That menu quickly garnered its fair share of media buzz and awards by combining beef patties, ground fresh daily, with unique ingredients such as pesto aioli, grilled pineapple, and beetroot. Organic, local vegetables make up the condiments and the house tomato chutney, New Zealand’s hardier version of ketchup. But Bare Back Grill does more than burgers, satisfying appetites with natural chicken and lamb, tempura tofu, and seared ahi tuna coupled with a wide selection of beers and wines. Guests can gulp down Kiwi Steinlagers or sip Australian and New Zealand wines while lounging at either Bare Back location.

4640 Mission Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

Every morning, the chefs at D'O Thai Cottage leave plates of Thai food by the front door as an offering to the spirits and an enticement to corporeal beings. Lured in for a meal, one food critic at the San Diego Uptown News found delight in the Crying Tiger's tender slivers of new york strip steak fanned over lettuce and served with a fiery garlic fish sauce—he recommends doling out the sauce in quantities "fierce enough to bring tears to a tiger’s eye."

Elsewhere on the menu, D'O Thai Cottage's chefs express their love of duck with sonnets scrawled in the margins and three different duck recipes: fried and topped in peanut sauce, ladled in a spicy pineapple curry, or sealed in a honey glaze that crisps the skin. Wok chefs fry up Thailand's version of comfort fare, sautéing vegetable stir-fries and rice noodles in thai basil and sweet peanut sauce. Bartenders cool off tongues with cocktails, Asian beer, and wine from Robert Mondavi and Beringer.

Inside the restaurant, fuchsia and tangerine banners hang from white rafters, and hovering cherubim keep their youth by bathing in the steam rising from bowls of curry. The ceiling angles up to a mezzanine, contributing to the airy feel created by the first floor's large mirrors and a row of french doors looking onto the street.

2414 San Diego Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

Located between the barrel room and the vineyards at the historic Bernardo Winery, Café Merlot combines Europe cuisines with Southern California flare. Café Merlot co-owner Toni Kraft grew up in a home with the smells of baking bread, and counts planting, harvesting, and consuming fava beans with her grandmother among her fondest childhood memories. After a career in catering in the Midwest, where she worked alongside the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Wolfgang Puck, Toni brings an experienced but experimental philosophy to her current restaurant’s seasonally-changing menus. And with the help of executive chef Ferdinand, Toni also helps with the cooking classes, which range from cooking with wine to Super Bowl snacks, spreads, and marinades.

The bistro uses the 123-year-old winery’s rustic surroundings to great effect. On the patio, olive trees and grapevines gossip above diners. Indoors, a warm-toned Tuscan ambiance welcomes guests. Sundays see Chef Daniel roll out some of his specialties on the brunch menu, such as lobster eggs benedict and Kahlua French toast, making the cafe an enticing destination for a romantic breakfast date or a confusing business meeting.

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego,
CA
US

Chef Isabel Cruz's unique edible offerings are served straight from the Venn-diagram center of Latin and Asian cuisine. Vegetarians and omnivores alike can nosh healthy breakfast options such as the homemade Cantina croissant with scrambled eggs, cheese, tomatoes, and scallions ($8.25), or have a lunchtime-leaning crispy lettuce wrap cradling marinated chicken and tangy peanut sauce ($9.75). Toast with a fresh mimosa ($5 per glass, $20 per pitcher) or sweet thai coffee ($3.75). In the evening, revive flagging taste buds with palate-tickling plantains with sour cream and caviar ($9). Entrees include globetrotting, edible explorations such as the flat-iron steak with cilantro garlic mojo pico, which is accompanied by loyal cartographers portobello mushrooms ($20).

966 Felspar St
San Diego,
CA
US

According to Zagat, the portions of breakfast plates at Broken Yolk Cafe can be "obscene"—although one could also consider them generous. Sometimes, these sizes are even considered a challenge. In 2010, Man Vs. Food's Adam Richman paid the restaurant a visit to tackle its infamous Iron Man Special: a 12-egg omelet, topped with chili and piled onto a 15-inch pizza pan.

Opened in 1979, Broken Yolk has spent decades fine-tuning its southwestern recipes—many enigmatically named for people such as "Betty" and "Tony G". Alongside steaming breakfast burritos and griddled buttermilk pancakes, the menu features nearly 20 omelets stuffed with fresh ingredients such as beef chorizo, avocado, and mushroom sauce. Shredded hash-browns are crafted from fresh potatoes, and the salsa is handmade each day. Until its official closing time at 3 p.m., Broken Yolk also serves sandwiches and half-pound Angus burgers. The local chain's six locations each feature their own private banquet room and secret underground passage to one of the other restaurants.

1851 Garnet Ave
San Diego,
CA
US