I fly down quite frequently to the San Diego area on business, but rarely have the time to actually stop, breathe and explore. However, in July I will be flying down with a friend and I'll be able to dig a bit deeper into the San Diego foodie scene (so to speak).
We're from Quebec City, so I won't really look for French/Terroir cuisine and I really don't expect San Diego to have anything that remotly ressembles what we have here. However, I am looking for Californian, Asian or any fun take on traditional Mexican fare. I have read about Laja down in Baja California, but it is a bit off the beaten path and neither of us speaks spanish, so going down in Mexico is a bit of a stretch.
So what are your suggestions? Atmosphere is a plus, but I'm looking for something fun and inventive. Price is really not an object.