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10/04/2009
By: downtownreporter
El Vitral
Walking past El Vitral along the open stadium of Petco Park, shelves of premium tequila glisten in the restaurant window. Walking into the establishment, it becomes evident that tequila is definitely a theme. And why not? It is a quality product from Mexico, which falls in line with Chef/Owner Pablo Becker’s whole vision. His vision is to introduce all things good from fine Mexican cuisine and changing the way San Diego views Mexican food. If that isn’t the best first impression, wait until you walk into the main attraction, the open kitchen. Floor to ceiling stainless steel wrapped in glass pane, the kitchen is the ultimate centerpiece. Chef Becker compares the development of a restaurant is like fitting together pieces of the puzzle. He knows because he speaks from experience. When he first started in the restaurant business his mentor asked him to start like any other employee with no prior experience; by washing dishes. From there, he went through every step of the business from the bottom up. Today, as a restaurateur, he knows a restaurant inside and out and top to bottom. In fact from the hostess to the bartender, all are trained to answer any questions a patron might have about the décor, the various brands of tequila and most importantly, the food. Also on his team is Chef de Cuisine Norma Martinez. She heads the concept menu and blends items in like grandma’s mole recipe. With Chef Becker’s depth of culinary skills, extensive restaurant experience, and love for the restaurant industry, El Vitral is a definite home run.
02/02/2011
By: yourmagazineusa
Mama Testa
Some restaurants don't only speak for themselves, but yell. And you should be caught by Mama Testa, every dish is made from scratch. In an age when fusion is all the rage, Mama Testa is happy to show that going back to the authentic is by no means archaic. Each dish represents a focus on the traditions and techniques responsible for producing complicated flavors and textures. This is all especially true when fish tacos are the topic of conversation. Mama Testa was the first restaurant in San Diego to take on Bobby Flay, as part of Throwdown with Bobby Flay. And although these tacos may not have been the original cause of Mama Testa's good reputation, besting Flay was a great way to prove that it was one fish taco you don't want to miss.What made all this possible is Cesar Gonzalez, owner of Mama Testa, and his passion for Mexican cuisine and culture. He didn't want free range chicken just for the health reasons or because it was the current trend, but because only free range can bring out the flavors realized by the dishes as they are made in Mexico. In fact, all the fresh ingredients are for making Mexican food the way Mexicans do. And Cesar knows that just the food is not enough to give a sense of the culture, so he has made sure that while you dine, you can't help but notice the decor; pieces taken from themes of the golden era of Mexican movies and chairs baring actor's names. The entire idea of Mama Testa Taqueria is to fill your senses with the flavors, smells and sights of Mexico. A goal it has surely achieved.
06/27/2012
By: axelandoutlaw
CUCINA urbana
Order the Squash Blossoms...Order the Squash Blossoms...did you hear me? Order the Squash Blossoms!My friend and I ate here before going to the theater and the biggest problem was I ate way too much and was uncomfortable during the entire musical. Nothing like watching Wicked while turning green yourself! Seriously, the squash blossoms are so delectable and light, full of flavor, and simply one of the best appetizers I've ever had. We also shared the polenta board, which is polenta severed table side with the ragu of the day. The polenta was creamy and delightful, and the ragu is always different ours was filled with summer veggies and full bodied flavors.For our main courses I ordered the spring lamb bolognese rigatoni and my friend ordered the short rib pappardelle. I really wish I had stopped eating half way through my pasta, however it was so delicious I couldn't control myself. Cucina Urbana is totally worth putting on your list of places to mangia!
08/10/2016
By: Teegan M.
Garlic Shack
I love the Garlic Shack! I had read many reviews before visiting and so was expecting some giant size meals, but OH MY GOSH. My burger was the biggest that I have ever laid my eyes on. And those fries, I cannot even describe how amazing they were. $6 for a large is always good enough for me, but you could make a meal of the fries themselves, there were just so many! Garlicky, salty, perfect; I am in love with those fries. The food was definitely amazing. My friend's Korean Beefholic was huge enough for me to steal a few unnoticed bites and was nearly as good as my awesome burger. Besides the food though, the service was just top-notch incredible! Every single person on the staff is so nice, it's hard to describe.
10/30/2009
By: visualedge
Bamboo and Tikis
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11/14/2016
By: John L.
Golden House
I have been here twice before for shrimp lo mein. It was good. But today I just had the worst shrimp fried rice I have ever had in my lifetime. It had lots of shredded, cooked, wilted lettuce in it...I suppose they ran out of cabbage; the rice was dry and hard even with additional spy sauce; the peas were dry and hard. It was absolutely the worst shrimp fried rice I've ever had. A waste of close to $10. I ate only the shrimp after a couple of bites, only because I was very hungry, and if I was not so tired I would go back and give them an earful! I will never get shrimp fried rice from Golden House again!
11/10/2013
By: Sean P.
Buga Korean Barbecue Restaurant
After living in korea for 13 years I am quite used to high class food with a perfect ambience in a restaurant and perfect food taste. When I arrived in San Diego all the Korean restaurants either had a foreign taste or the bbq meat was overcooked or undercooked by servers. However the meat was cooked perfect and tasted great. the ambience was perfect too. in addition the servers were greay and offered my mother a band aid when she for a paper cut. Best Korean restaurant so far in San Diego. In addition its easy to park because of its private lot and the food cpmes out at a moderate pace.
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04/27/2016
By: Vanessa P.
T-Pop Desserts & More
It's a perfect Tuesday for me. This place is a must to try those honey toast and curries. Ramen curry is the best ! This is 100x more better than Up2you because of food variety and service crew for excellent service and make the customer happy for the quality of the food. I would definitely recommend to visit this place and hey, grab the Groupon for a super great deal. Its cheap, clean, and super big serving of the food so go and invite friends because $20 for $40 in groupon is perfect for group of friends !!! Enjoy!
12/29/2014
By: David B.
Pacific Coast Chinese Food
This little Chinese restaurant is in my neighborhood. Not much on interior but the food coming out of the kitchen is unbelievable. I love hot and sour soup and every Chinese restaurant has their own take on it. Usually med to heavy, this one is light and full of fresh vegetables. Thin squares of tofu and enough for 2 meals. What ever entree I decide on I always ask for light sauce as I want to taste the vegetables and such. This is a must go for take out like you've never had.
07/11/2012
By: mamamaryshow
CUCINA urbana
This is one of my top 3 favorite places in San Diego, if not my favorite. I love the vibe, the cocktails and the food. I went for appetizers one night and ended up eating a full meal and leaving with 3 bottles of wine from the wine cellar because our server was so great and accommodating. It's a great place to go before dinner at the Old Globe, date night or just out with friends. Be sure to make a reso ahead of time b/c it fills up quickly!

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