My boyfriend and I will be staying for two nights at the Harrah's Rincon in November. Being from Florida, we didn't realize how far it was from San Diego when we booked - but the rooms are comped so we're keeping them.
We're not looking for anything high-end, but I'd prefer to find some authentic Mexican or other ethnic food rather than be stuck eating at national chains or at the casino. We love small, local, and dive-y, and extra points for a good bar/beer selection to enjoy with Monday Night Football.
777 Harrah's Rincon Way, Valley Center, CA