As a New Yorker expose details, chef Javier Plascencia believes in the transformative power of food. The piece describes how in Tijuana, he strove to redefine the city's culinary paradigm with his gourmet food, made exclusively with, as he says, materia prima, or ingredients sourced strictly within 120 miles of the restaurant. He did it, too. In the process, he gained the respect and business of famed chef Anthony Bourdain. After moving to the U.S., he opened Romesco using the same cooking philosophies he prescribed to south of the border, and was recently hailed by Zagat for his skill and innovation and named Chef of the Year by San Diego Eater.
Named Best Mexican restaurant and one of the Top 10 best restaurants by San Diego Magazine Romesco's culinary slate is solidly grounded in Mexican cuisine, but Chef Plascencia has accented his dishes with Mediterranean flavors and cooking techniques. The cuisine is derived from all corners of the globe, from traditional tapas to fettuccini alfredo and baja California lobster ravioli. The carefully selected vintages on the wine list pair with the menu's diverse flavors, especially on Wednesdays when the restaurant also serves Italian dishes with half off wine bottles. On Friday and Saturday, the restaurant stays open late to accommodate night owls, serving tapas until 11:30 and, on every last Saturday of the month, hosting live flamenco music. From 3-7, there are also happy hours—named after what a round trip to the moon will be like in 2060.
Ease your appetite with delicious bites from All Stars Sports Bar & Grill in Bonita.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Score happy hour deals and steals at All Stars Sports Bar & Grill.
For no extra charge, utilize All Stars Sports Bar & Grill's free wifi.
If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at All Stars Sports Bar & Grill.
Music lovers can enjoy live performances at All Stars Sports Bar & Grill as well.
Dog-owners can bring their pups with them to this canine-friendly establishment.
Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded.
Comfort is prioritized at All Stars Sports Bar & Grill, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Take your vehicle to dinner
nearby parking is plentiful and will not pose a problem for drivers looking to dine.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at All Stars Sports Bar & Grill.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at All Stars Sports Bar & Grill.
Hookah enthusiasts will enjoy the relaxing vibe of Sapphire Lounge.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Sapphire Lounge has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Sapphire Lounge has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Sapphire Lounge's complimentary wifi.
DJ fans will appreciate Sapphire Lounge's frequent live mixes.
The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Driving to Sapphire Lounge? Check out the nearby parking selections and park with ease.
Travel by bike to Sapphire Lounge and store your bike at a nearby rack.
The menu at Sapphire Lounge is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
So light up the charcoal and fire the Hookah. Sapphire Lounge is home to some of the best product in town.
If warm tortillas and chips 'n salsa is your idea of a good time, Colimas Mexican Foods in Chula Vista should be right up your Mexican-food-eating alley. Rave reviews are the norm here, so come ready to eat.
Feel satisfied but not stuffed with Colimas Mexican Foods' gluten-free and low-fat alternatives.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this restaurant — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Colimas Mexican Foods' gorgeous patio.
Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home.
For easy dining, Colimas Mexican Foods provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
Colimas Mexican Foods provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
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Taste why Colimas Mexican Foods' Mexican food is highly-rated by all who dine there.
So swing by Colimas Mexican Foods to get a bite out of your favorite Mexican dish.
When you need a quick and tasty lunch or dinner, make your way over to the highly-rated Colimas Mexican Foods for a tasty Mexican meal.
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Let your mouth have a fiesta of its own at Murrieta's, a casual Mexican restaurant.
Guess what? Murrieta's serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Murrieta's when the weather is warm.
Reserve a table in advance and get seated when you're ready.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
Valet, street and garage parking options are readily available near Murrieta's.
Murrieta's offers safe bike parking outside.
An average meal at Murrieta's will set you back about $30.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options.
When you're looking to indulge in a bit of Mexican fare, there's no better place than Murrieta's.
So treat yourself to a variety of tasty Mexican dishes at Murrieta's and cure your hunger cravings.