Yes, I know this topic has come up time and again. I think it deserves a revisit from time to time, though.
I was on jury duty Monday and Tuesday, and it struck me that although I know a lot of restaurants in the area of the courthouses, I had little knowledge of the hidden or unknown gems, and a search here didn't reveal a lot of segregated information.
On Monday, I went to the food court at Horton Plaza (if you can call that tight walkway a "court"), and got an acceptable but probably pedestrian burrito at La Salsa. My dessert was at Ben & Jerry's.
On Tuesday, I did the buffet at Monsoon (Indian), and although I was certainly not hungry upon leaving, I wasn't that blown away (probably a tad bit better than the other Indian buffets I've tried in San Diego, though I was more impressed with some of the desserts than the entrees).
So, what are the good options? I know that the upscale gang likes Dobson's, but that probably is a higher target than I wanted. Had I been in the mood, I would have headed over to Athens Market (Greek). I know about the chains, and may have gone to the Yard House if I wasn't worried about having too many beers. :)
What would have been a good option for a non-chain taco/burrito shop (if any)? Sandwiches? Pizza? Some other things I may not have considered? All would have to be within a 15-minute walk of the courthouses, so that a hour-and-a-half lunch would be doable, without having to worry about running back.