I'm getting ready to take another trip, which means I need the sage wisdom of my fellow foodies.
There will be two of us (women) traveling alone, so I'd like areas that are fairly safe to be alone in at night. We'll also be taking a cab from Coronado, so excellent margaritas (or cocktails) are a must!
I'd prefer somewhere the locals eat but somewhere in the midrange. We'll be in summer casual attire, but also want food that will be remembered. Touristy is okay, as long as it isn't a chain. But, definitely something that isn't run of the mill American Mexican food we can get at home.
California contemporary cuisine also would be great. My traveling parter doesn't care for seafood, so that's out.
Thanks for any ideas! I've checked previous threads and couldn't tell which locations would be safest for us.