Restaurants

Top Choice Californian in La Jolla

George's at the Cove

The Euro-Cal cooking is as dramatic as the oceanfront location, thanks to the bottomless imagination of chef Trey Foshee. George’s has graced just about every list of top restaurants in California, and indeed the US…
Top Choice Californian in La Jolla

Shore Rider Cafe

For tasty eats in a surf vibe right near the beach, head to Shore Rider's new mellow open-air patio, where they play California rock and serve beer on tap and lunch plates like mahimahi and shrimp ceviche, blue chee…
Diner in La Jolla

Harry’s Coffee Shop

This classic 1960 coffee shop has a posse of regulars from blue-haired socialites to sports celebs. The food is American at its best – pancakes, tuna melts, burgers (and a local concession, breakfast burritos). Wash…
Californian in La Jolla

George's Ocean Terrace

For beautiful ocean views and a laid-back atmosphere, this rooftop-dining space is heated during winter months, and gets booked up quick in the summer. Choose from dishes like achiote-rubbed yellowtail, spaghetti wi…
Seafood in La Jolla

Crab Catcher

Stellar views look out to La Jolla's coastline at this fresh-fish restaurant, with clean decor, crisp white tablecloths and wrought-iron chairs on the patio. Small plates include king-crab-ceviche tacos and chilled …
Modern American in La Jolla

Cottage

Shhh! Don’t tell anybody that the stuffed French toast, eggs La Jolla (with Canadian bacon, mushrooms, spinach and garlic, and balsamic vinegar), fish tacos and crab melt with cheddar, avocado, tomato and sourdough …
Mexican in La Jolla

Puesto La Jolla

A fabulous colorful warehouse-style restaurant dowsed in Californian spray-paint artist Chor Boogie designs. It serves Mexican street food in the form of tacos, freshly made guacamole (in six varieties) plus Baja st…
Mexican in La Jolla

Porkyland

This tiny Mexican joint in a corner shopping center on the edge of La Jolla Village has only simple indoor-outdoor seating, but the burritos and fish tacos have a devoted following. The verde carnitas burrito ($8) w…
Seafood in La Jolla

El Pescador

You could pay three times as much for seafood with the tourists at fancier restaurants in town; meanwhile locals will be at this fish market and restaurant, on the edge of La Jolla Village. Order your catch from ref…
Cafe in La Jolla

Girard Gourmet

This Belgian-influenced deli/bakery has been serving La Jolla for 25 years. Sit in the no-frills cafe in the back of the shop and enjoy home-cooked dishes like beef Burgundy with rice, lamb stew, turkey stuffed with…