Food & Drink in National City

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Beginning as a plucky, family-run eatery in 1993, Los Reyes Mexican Food has blossomed into a multilocation Mexican-fare fiefdom, enticing appetites with an impressive spread of pillowy burritos, fresh seafood, and savory marinated meats. Within the casual family-style eatery, chefs forge authentic Latin-inspired meals, such as mole-soused lengua and crispy carnitas and buche. Guests pair feasts of flaky fish, seasoned carne asada, and hearty sopes with freshly squeezed juice, rich smoothies, or cold glasses of creamy horchata.

4696 Market St
San Diego,
CA
US

Batches of freshly baked foccacia bread, forged in an open-air baking station every 15 minutes, swathe tempting combinations of the gourmet ingredients that populate Stone Oven's menu. Sandwich savants can bedeck the bread in six selections of seasoned low-fat mayonnaise, such as the spicy-chipotle mayo, which escorts onion crisps, avocado, and cheddar cheese safely to the barbecue beef-brisket sandwich ($7.45). The warm foccacia also keeps company with an array of innovative salads, such as the goat-cheese chicken salad ($7.45), or the walnut and green-apple salad, which hosts a raucous gathering of grilled chicken, candied walnuts, and champagne vinaigrette. A bevy of beverages and sides include freshly brewed iced tea ($1.59) and gourmet kettle chips with which to scoop up stray ingredients or use as a carry-on suitcase ($1.50).

3030 Plaza Bonita Rd
National City,
CA
US

Yelpers give San Diego Pretzel Company a five-star average and The San Diego Union-Tribune named it a Tasters’ Choice:

224 W 12th St
National City,
CA
US

John's Incredible Pizza Co. graces guests with acres of incandescent entertainment options and a fully stocked buffet ($9.49 value, $1.50 value for drinks). In addition to a slew of soups, salads, pasta, desserts, and traditional pizza choices, the buffet brandishes a bouquet of specialty pizza creations, including spicy peanut-butter, barbecue chicken ranch, and alfredo pizza.

3030 Plaza Bonita Rd.
National City,
CA
US

Green Tea Hawaii's supplements expedite the process of losing weight. The company’s flagship item, a nutrient-rich powdered drink, dissolves into water and becomes a slenderizing cocktail of green-tea antioxidants, natural caffeine, and amino acids. Each serving of the fruit-flavored drink boosts metabolism and unlocks the ability to smell colors. Green coffee bean extract and Montagna coffee also deliver a natural dose of caffeine, and raspberry ketones increase the body's ability to burn fat via fruit compounds. Various other powdered drinks soak into the body and replenish vital nutrients.

3030 E Plaza Blvd
National City,
CA
US

Though Cheez Whiz isn't a staple on most restaurant menus, at McGonagle's it's one of the ingredients that pulls together the restaurant's eight varieties of Philly cheesesteak. When composing each one, cooks layer split bread with a choice of chicken or traditional steak meat and top it with melted cheese or other ingredients to create pizza and buffalo chicken versions. From there, diners customize each one with spicy and sweet peppers from the house pepper bar, adding as many multi-hued slices as needed to achieve a desired heat level or to test for color blindness. Even the fries here get special toppings, from custom options to the menu's tried-and-true varieties with Cheez Whiz or cheesesteak on top.

1231 Highland Ave
National City,
CA
US