We are frequent weekend visitors, and occasionally my parents will babysit and let my husband and I out for the evening. Unfortunately, we always end up at the same places (mainly in La Jolla) and would enjoy trying some new places. We are of the mindset that the best ethnic food is frequently found far from the linen tablecloth and wine list places. Would love to hear the locals' favorites.
Willing to drive but starting point is Escondido.
Food and non-alcoholic drinks for 2, $40 or less.
We have a slight preference for the Asian/Southeast Asian/Indian over Hispanic and European. We enjoy middle Eastern as well. We are completely uninitiated in African cuisines (other than a bit of Moroccan) but willing to try.
Looking forward to your replies!