Burritos, like precocious toddlers, are compact, full of beans, and unable to sustain even the simplest conversations about theoretical physics. Savor tight-lipped tortillas with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican cuisine at Playa Grill in San Diego.
Playa Grill's menu presents patrons with healthy Mexican dishes that incorporate free-range chicken, beef from grass-fed cattle, and local produce. Appetites looking to rev their engines can fuel up on starters including calamari frito, fried squid with chili aioli ($9.95), and ever-so-dippable guacamole ($7.25). Main courses such as the surf 'n' turf fajitas—filet mignon and shrimp served with warm tortillas ($16.95)—and Playa Grill's signature carnitas plate—slow-roasted Niman Ranch pork accompanied by an entourage of fixings and tortillas ($12.95)—can sufficiently fill any empty stomach or sweatshirt hood. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, diners can munch on brunch items such as breakfast burritos loaded with free-range scrambled eggs ($10.95), or tiger-shrimp tacos ($13.50). The eatery also houses a full bar stocked with 50 tequilas and 15 specialty margaritas ($8–$10), available during dining endeavors, happy-hours specials, or International Salt Rim Day.
Mission Valley East
2401 Fenton Pkwy.
San Diego, California 92108Get Directions