ok, about a month ago i asked people on this board about cheapplaces to eat out in SD. time for me to return the favor:
first off, lemme say i had a GREAT time. my best trip to SD yet. ALL of the places we ate at were good.
the cottage, la jolla-
brie and sun dried tomato melt for appetizer- deceptively simple, yet yummy! the sourdough toast could've been a little crunchier and the brie a little meltier.
chicken jerusalem- cooked with artichokes and mushrooms in white wine. excellent! wine sauce was light and creamy. chicken was juicy... soooo good.
my companions had the fish tacos, meat loaf and the sliced steak. all were good. the gravy of the meatloaf was so thick with (austerized) mushrooms, my friend thought it was chocolate.
good service, reasonable prices, we all had a fine evening.
sushi itto, gas lamp-
japanese restaurant/sushi bar with mexican influences.
fried shrimp and cheese appetizer that they sell per piece- nice and tasty! the accompanying sauce rounds out the flavor nicely.
moon roll- eel, shrimp avocado, cream cheese, and eel sauce. light and silky. sweet but not too sweet.
scorpio's maki- tampico,smoked salmon,shrimp,crab,surimi, avocado,and cream cheese. nice and filling. has a spicy finish.
mi calaverita- cream cheese, avocado,kakiage, chives,with fresh salmon and chipotle sauce. so nice and crunchy! again with a sweet-spicy finish.
rainbow roll- crab surimi,cucumber,sea bass, shrimp, fresh salmon, octopus,tuna and avocado. good but i've had better elsewhere.
valley kitchen, hotel circle-
chorizo and eggs- pure heaven! the combination of grouncd chorizo meat with scrambled eggs was SO GOOD. i was STARVING when i ate this so it was doubly good. it usually comes with refried beans and salsa, but i had hash browns and toast instead, and its just as good! had a hot fudge sunday for dessert. ahh pure bliss.
beef taco/ cheese enchilada combo- VERY SIMPLE but VERY GOOD. the taco shell was crispy and seemed fresh from the fryer. the cranitas inside was tender and flavorful. lots of lettuce and cheddar cheese. the enchilada was just cheddar cheese wrapped in a corn tortillia with red sauce, mexican rice and creamy re-fried beans.
beef quesadilla- two huge grilled tortillas wrapping chunks of grilled beef with guac, sour cream, beans and stuff.
veggie burrito- huge. the size of a brick!
green field currascaria, long beach-
had a great time. arrived a little bit past 9:00 pm. place was half full yet it took about 10 mins wait to get us seated. service was slow in the beggining as there was a huge party near our table. once the party left, things speeded up. the buffet had fewer choices than you typical american buffet, but all items ranged from average to very delicious. most of the the meat on skewers were nicely grlled and VERY tasty. i especially liked the tri-tip, rib eye and pepper steak. we ate tons of meat that night and left happy and full.
well, thats the report. good eating, friends.