10 Awesome Pacific Beach Restaurants You Need to Try

If you ask us, one of the best parts about going on vacation has got to be the excuse to indulge in delicious dining visiting a new place provides! When you visit Pacific Beach, CA, you’ll find an amazing assortment of culinary creations to try. There are extraordinary breakfast joints, laid back Pacific Beach bars and grills, fine dining experiences, and so much more! So, without further ado, here is our list of the best places to eat in Pacific Beach!

After a delicious meal at one of these Pacific Beach restaurants, you’ll be refueled and ready to explore everything else the seaside San Diego town has to offer. Request a copy of our FREE Vacation Guide for information about local attractions, historic sites, outdoor activities, shopping, and more!

10 Awesome Pacific Beach Restaurants You Need to Try

While you won’t go wrong at any of these delicious eateries, they are just a few of many awesome Pacific Beach restaurants you need to try the next time you vacation with us!

1. Caffe Bella Italia

Craving made from scratch Italian cuisine? If so, head to Caffe Bella Italia for excellent wine and exceptional Italian favorites in a cozy and romantic atmosphere. Caffe Bella Italia uses fresh ingredients with no additives or preservatives, organic produce, wild seafood, and hormone free meat.

2. Costa Brava

If you aren’t sure what you want for dinner, head to Costa Brava where you can try a little bit of everything. This rustic Spanish kitchen has been voted the b#1 best Tapas Restaurant in San Diego for several years in a row. You’ll find delicious small places, amazing Spanish cuisine, and a wine cellar with more than 500 vintage wines.

3. Crushed

For a hearty brunch with delicious mimosas, or dinner with a great craft beer selection, head to Crushed on Pacific Beach. The menu features selections from American, Mexican and Italian cuisines that can’t be beat!

4. Isabel’s Cantina

Isabel’s Cantina is another popular place for brunch in Pacific Beach. But, they also offer a great happy hour and delicious dinner, too! The menu boasts Spanish favorites include tortas, tacos, and tamales, plus a tempting list of cocktails featuring items like a Pomegranate mint margarita, sangria, and a blackberry mule.

5. Kono’s Cafe

If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast on the beach, Kono’s Cafe is the place to go. You’ll find high-quality breakfast and lunch options at an affordable price; the perfect way to start your beach day!

6. Oscar’s Mexican Seafood

Oscar’s Mexican Seafood is the place to go for fresh fish tacos. This local eatery has several locations in the San Diego area and offers fresh seafood wrapped with Mexican fare flair.

7. Pacific Beach Alehouse

When you want a great patio by the ocean, yummy drinks, and satisfying pub grub, Pacific Beach Alehouse in San Diego, CA, is a great choice. PB Ale House offers its own house-brewed beer, plus plenty of other thirst quenching cocktails, and a full menu with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

8. Pacific Beach Fish Shop

Pacific Beach Fish Shop in San Diego, CA, is a must-visit for fresh, local seafood. The excellent eatery offers a wide variety of fish to choose from. Then, you’ll decide how you want it seasoned, cooked, and plated for a truly custom dining experience.

9. Sushi Ota 

In the mood for sushi, sashimi, sake, and authentic Japanese dishes? If so, make Sushi Ota your choice for dinner in Pacific Beach!

10. The French Gourmet

The French Gourmet is one of San Diego’s best full service catering groups in the area. But, on Pacific Beach, you’ll find their intimate and comfortable European-style bistro. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The French Gourmet on Pacific Beach is a fantastic showcase for fine wine, fresh pastries, and French cuisine.

Relax on Pacific Beach with Penny Realty

After indulging in a gourmet meal at one of these tempting Pacific Beach restaurants, return to a relaxing home away from home that is just minutes away! Penny Realty offers a variety of warm and welcoming vacation rentals on Pacific Beach that are perfect for a laidback beach vacation near San Diego. If you’re traveling with a group, try Bobby D’s Beach House, which sleeps 8 guests comfortably. This home was recently remodeled and features new furnishings and stainless steel appliances, gorgeous hardwood floors, and large outdoor spaces, all just 3 blocks from the beach! Learn more about Bobby D’s Beach House and our other San Diego beach vacation rentals today. Then, book your next seaside vacation with us!