Restaurants in Santee

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Antica Trattoria

La Mesa

$30 $18

(283)

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

(175)

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

(35)

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

(23)

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

Up to 50% Off American Comfort Cuisine at Luc's Bistro

Poway

$20 $12

(229)

Comforting dishes such as chicken and dumplings, shrimp and grits, and meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy

50% Off Tapas at Romesco

Chula Vista

$30 $15

(235)

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

50% Off Steak-House Food at Cafe La Maze

National City

$20 $10

(137)

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

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

(140)

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

(52)

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

(185)

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

(178)

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

(501)

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

(73)

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

(230)

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

(160)

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

(8)

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

(44)

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

(107)

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

(66)

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

(126)

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

(6)

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

(217)

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

(768)

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

(491)

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

Up to 45% Off Crepe Meal at Fabrison’s French Creperie

Multiple Locations

$43.50 $24

(241)

French cuisine, from classic crepes to traditional Provençal tapenade, comes together for a unique café meal

Up to 52% Off Mexican Meal at El Comal

North Park

$41 $20

(289)

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

(182)

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

(426)

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

(39)

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

(352)

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

$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

Select Local Merchants

Rick Hallor knows there's only one good way to hang a sweater. Keeping his customers' clothes from stretching out may seem like a small nicety, but looking out for people has been the central aim in every professional endeavor he's ever undertaken, whether it was personal training in Illinois or firefighting in Colorado. After relocating to San Diego to escape the frigid Colorado winters and boredom that stems from living in an almost-square state, he decided to put his helpful spirit to use in the dry-cleaning arena. He purchased Speedy Cleaners in 2011, and now he and his wife Calley work to extend the life of their clients' clothing within their homey and welcoming shop.

The family-operated dry-cleaning business not only cleans people's day-to-day garments, but also restores family heirlooms such as wedding dresses. Garment repairs can also be done onsite, as Rick's staff includes both a professional seamstress and a cobbler.

9161 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee,
CA
US

With a concept imported straight from Italy and a menu of quickly made, fresh-to-order authentic dishes prepared using premium imported ingredients, Pasta Moto specializes in giving its customers a true taste of Italia in a time-efficient fashion. Start your boot-shaped feast with a half Caesar salad ($4) and chicken panini ($8.50), or devour delectable wedges of pizza napoletana, with smoked mozzarella, tomatoes, chicken, olives, and capers ($9.75), or pizza funghi, with mushrooms and white-truffle oil ($9.50). Pastafarians can order up al dente delicacies such as fusilli arrabbiata ($7.95), rigatoni bolognese ($9.25), and spaghetti puttanesca, made with olives, capers, anchovies, and tomato sauce ($8.95). Chicken parmesan ($12.75) comes with a side pasta and fresh sautéed veggies, and an order of Mama's turkey meatballs ($12) provides a trio of savory spheroids, forcing hungry jugglers to make tough choices.

9331 Mission Gorge Road
Santee,
CA
US

The popular sandwich franchise offers an expansive selection of speedy snacks, including soups and salads. For a trimmer take, try a Torpedo ($4.00) or Bullet ($3.00), in which longer, leaner baguettes get packed with yummy stuffings, such as mozzarella, turkey, and basil pesto in the pesto turkey or heaping stacks of meat (ham, salami, capicola, pepperoni) in the italian. Other standouts include flatbread sammies ($3.00), flatbread salads ($3.19-$5.99), and Quizno's signature, classic, and toasty subs ($3.99–$8.29). Match-make any chip and 21-ounce fountain drink to its perfect sandwich mate for an additional charge View a complete menu here.

9862 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee,
CA
US

Jungle Gym & Cafe combines children's activities, fitness classes, and a gourmet café complete with free WiFi and two flat-screen TVs that light up with NFL action on Saturdays and Sundays. Children can cavort across bounce houses and block pits or partake in basketball and badminton, while watchful parents dine on turkey wraps or Greek salads. Meanwhile, group fitness-classes practice cardio dance, yoga, and aerobics. Inside the medical spa suite, a doctor helps parents regain their youth with chemical peels, Botox, and vein repair treatments.

8711 N Magnolia Ave
Santee,
CA
US

For the nearly 100 regulars who frequent The Coffee Corner, all it takes to order a drink is a smile and a nod. That's because the café's baristas remember their faces and their favorite café drinks. Beverage choices range from organic coffee and Numi teas to signature drinks such as the Funky Monkey espresso with coconut and banana. Patrons can also cool off with an ice-blended frappe or nibble on muffins, cookies, and and other treats.

235 Town Center Parkway
Santee,
CA
US

unique Boba drinks and Smoothies, we also offer wraps and sandwiches. Live music most weekends.

9628 Carlton Hills Blvd
Santee,
CA
US