A Local Dishes on Where to Eat in San Diego and South of the Border

William Lopez Shares Where to Eat in San Diego (and Mexico)

Expert: William Lopez Where to Eat in San Diego
Credentials: Principal at Alternative Strategies


Lunch at The Haven is my go to spot. I love the neighborhood vibe and its creative pizzas and yummy salads. Barleymash is my favorite Monday night spot. The Duck Confit is quite memorable and I love their Downtown Chanco cocktail.   Where to Eat in San Diego



Lunch near the beach is a good way to remember the reason why we love SD. I mix it up by going to Miss B’s Coconut Club, Duck Dive or PB Alehouse. Taco Tuesday at Bellamy’s is worth the drive. This place is truly a gem.



I get my day started at Bear Republic CrossFit (they also offer a free community class on weekends). You can find me at Romesco Wednesday nights. They also have live music (Noche Bohemia) and the best Tapas.


Farmer’s Bottega is my weekly lunch spot. They have a great patio in the back of the restaurant. Osetra Seafood + Steaks for happy hour/early dinner is must do. The service, their selection and their happy hour pricing is very impressive (and always enjoyable).



My perfect Friday is heading to Valle de Guadalupe. I stay at Casa Mayoral in one of the four cottages they have. Then lunch at Finca Altozano and dinner at Corazon de Tierra  are a must. My favorite wineries are Torres Alegre, Adobe Guadalupe, Lechuza, Clos de tres Cantos and Lomita.



As I continue to explore all the great craft beers of San Diego, I like Barrel Republic. But first, I always start with some pizza from Woodstocks, located a few doors down.



Missiongathering Christian Church is where I go to give thanks and reflect on the many great blessings in my life. After church it’s brunch time at Breakfast Republic—Yes, it’s worth the wait.

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