Much like tuxedo T-shirts, fool's gold, and Mozart's Fifth played on a washboard, burgers appeal to both simple and sophisticated tastes. Indulge in universally comestible culture with today's Groupon: for $14, you get two burgers (up to a $32 value) at Paradise Grille in Del Mar.
Named Best of Del Mar in 2009 and 2010 by the U.S. Commerce Association, Paradise Grille has created an eclectic menu of gourmet fare that includes an octet of natural Angus burgers. Pearly white mouth-gates will open wide for the paradise burger, topped with a divinely decadent combo of grilled pineapple, caramelized onions, gouda, and paradise yaki sauce (a $15 value for dinner; a $12 value for lunch). Or please a pour-happy palate with the red-wine demi burger, crowned with a refined mélange of roasted mushrooms, blue cheese, and crispy onions (a $16 value for dinner; a $13 value for lunch). Bruce's bacon-cheddar burger (a $15 value for dinner; a $12 value for lunch) and the bacon, avocado, gouda, and thousand-island-topped Del Mar burger (a $16 value for dinner; a $13 value for lunch) deliver more traditional tastes and can be made vegetarian or polo-pescitarian-friendly by substituting a grilled chicken breast, veggie burger, or photo of a steak for the beef patty. Each of the restaurant's finely crafted circular parcels comes with a tasty padding of parmesan-chive fries. Truffle fries are available for an additional $2 (not covered by the Groupon).
Elegant-evening seekers can dine among emerald booths and bright tropical flowers, and casual cocktail-sippers can relax amid the wicker seating and flat-screen TVs within the conversational bar and lounge. The handsome fountain and eye-catching fire pit afford first-rate outdoor dining that is perfect for dates, friendly dinners, and Yahtzee night for the gods of the underworld.
2690 Via de la Valle
Del Mar, California 92014Get Directions