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8+ Restaurants We Love to Dine at in Del Mar

From Sweet Treats to Elevated Italian Food, Here’s Where We Are Eating in Del Mar

Driving inland from coastal Del Mar, it’s hard to miss the sleek structures that comprise One Paseo. Home to retail shops, restaurants and more than 600 luxury apartments, One Paseo is a live-work-eat-entertain hub. With plenty of parking for visitors and high walkability for residents, it is easy to pop in for a bite, settle in for a remote-work lunch or bring friends together for drinks and dinner. The more than a dozen eateries include everything from breweries and bakeries to fast-casual lunch spots and upscale restaurants. Here’s our favorite places to chow down at this luxury lifestyle destination! One Paseo Del Mar

 

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North Italia

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You’re unlikely to experience the same meal twice at North Italia because their culinary team starts every day from scratch. They work endlessly to offer craft seasonal dishes and Italian favorites in an environment that is family-friendly and focused on freshness. The menu features hearty, filling comfort foods like the creamy polenta and braised short ribs as well as interesting takes on classics, such as the mission fig and prosciutto pizza with goat cheese.

You might also like: The Butchery

 

Mizukiyama Sushi

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For another international experience, check out Mizukiyama Sushi. This family-owned and -operated restaurant successfully brings food, friends and family together. With an attention to detail and the utmost care for customers, Mizukiyama Sushi promises both great quality and affordable prices without sacrificing an elevated experience. Favorites like the Agedashi tofu and garlic edamame are highlights, along with sashimi and unique roll combinations like the Ex-Girlfriend Roll (spicy tuna, spicy crabmeat, tuna, salmon, yellowtail wrap with soy paper and soy mustard dressing).

You might also like: Sweetfin

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Cava

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Handcrafted and made-to-order salads and bowls comprise the bulk of the menu at Cava. Mediterranean flavors grace the offerings and diners can customize their selections by adding proteins, vegetables, greens, grains and more. Harissa-seasoned chicken, pickled onions and spicy feta are just a few of the toppings that can spice up your entree. Cava makes wholesome, healthy eating easy, accessible and affordable.

You might also like: Tender Greens

Parakeet Juicery

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Locally grown and harvested produce fuels the juices and smoothies at Parakeet Juicery. This family-owned smoothie shop and juice bar uses all-natural and raw ingredients to craft delectable, healthy and unique options for patrons. The menu succeeds at fueling your body and filling your belly while also being good for you and supporting local growers. Whether you need to refuel after a workout, are looking for an immunity boost or just want something fresh and delicious, Parakeet Juicery will have what you crave. 

You might also like: Tocaya Organica

 

Shake Shack

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At Shake Shack, burgers, fries, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and milkshakes are menu staples. What started as a roadside burger stand is now iconic in the burger world. Their angus burgers and Vienna hot dogs are all-natural and never use hormones or antibiotics. They’ve also got frozen custard, crinkle-cut fries and even craft beer and wine! Quick, casual and affordable—it’s easy to see why Shake Shack has a cult-like following. 

You might also like: Salt & Straw

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Harland Brewing

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Harland Brewing embraces the pursuit of what you love—whether that pursuit takes you to the beach, the mountains or your own backyard. Their location at One Paseo has 14 beers on draft, from pilsners to seltzers and sours. When stopping in for a pint, you can also order pizzas and salads from URBN Coal Fired Pizza & Bar. Happy hour is from 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, where you can score $1 off your pints to make your weeknights a little happier. 

You might also like: URBN Coal Fired Pizza & Bar

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Le Macaron

If you’re looking to transport yourself overseas, a quick stop at Le Macaron will do the trick. The selection of gourmet macarons at this French bakery conjure illusions of Paris city streets, Eiffel Tower lights, berets and baguettes—all in a few small bites. These delicacies are gluten-free and available in an array of rotating flavors. If cookies don’t satisfy your sweet tooth, they also offer gourmet chocolates, French pastries, European beverages, homemade candies and gelato. Tres magnifique!

You might also like: SusieCakes

 

Nick’s

An elevated dining experience, complete with an unmatched level of hospitality, makes Nick’s the perfect spot for date night. You can spice things up with a jalapeno watermelon margarita or keep it classic with a Nick’s Old Fashioned or a glass of wine. Their extensive beverage menu is coupled with seasonal food options that elevate your expectations, such as the tuna tartare and buttermilk fried chicken—a seasonal favorite. The menu has something for everyone, whether it’s a skinny marg, an indulgent spinach and artichoke dip or a petite filet.

You might also like: South of Nick’s (coming this fall!)

 

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3725 Paseo Pl
San Diego, CA 92130
858.523.2298
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Jessica Young has lived in San Diego since 2003. She is a graduate of San Diego State University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Anthropology from San Diego State University. She also holds Master's Degree in Education from University of California, San Diego. Young works as a journalism teacher at Orange Glen High School in Escondido, Calif.

Young is the President of the San Diego Journalism Education Association and serves on the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees for the Quill and Scroll International Journalism Honor Society. She is an active member of the scholastic journalism community and teaches at workshops and conventions around the country. She was recognized as a "Rising Star" by the Journalism Education Association.

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