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Co-Founder of William Painter Takes Us Through the Foodie Hot-Spots

Photographed By: Damien Andrews William Painte

Expert: Patrick Eckstein
Credentials: Co-Founder at William Painter


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Tacos El Gordo, National City—the go-to place for real authentic tacos in San Diego. The line is always long, so don’t expect to sneak in there. But the food is worth the wait. Get the Adobada Tacos.



Fish tacos at Oscar’s for Taco Tuesday. There are no better seafood tacos in San Diego. Try the Surf & Turf Taco. Insider tip: order the flour tortillas for a dollar more and get more food than you can handle. Also, try their new agua frescas they have each day.



Bali Hai has great food and mai tais. Abide by their “two drink minimum” for the mai tais or you won’t make it to work on Thursday…unless that’s what you are going for.



Thrusters Lounge because the weekend starts on Thursdays in San Diego. Stay for the specialty cocktails.


Turf Supper Club when you just need a good steak and don’t want someone else to make it for you. The food is always good, because you make it, and the drinks are strong AF.



Single Fin Grill great place to escape all the crazy beach bars and rooftops. Sriracha Shrimp tacos are killer. A good place to watch a game, or four, and good beer on tap always.



Firehouse Pacific Beach DJs and an ocean view. Always serving breakfast till 3 p.m., great music, and great drinks. Most of the industry kids end up here to kick off their weekend.

William Painter
4603 Mission Blvd, Ste 217
San Diego, CA 92109

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Oscars Mexican Seafood
703 Turquoise St
San Diego, CA 92109
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