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The 13 Best Restaurants In Pacific Beach, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

Take your next night out to the next level with the best and trendiest restaurants Pacific Beach has to offer. We reviewed the top award winners, scrutinized millions of expert reviews, and found the best restaurants in Pacific Beach. So for the finest foods, regional classics, and only the most sophisticated atmosphere visit these venues.

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Costa Brava

Spanish, $$, Pacific BeachSpanish, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Eat in Pacific Beach

    Eater, 2021
  • Trip 101, 2020

    Top 10 Spanish Restaurants In San Diego, California

    Trip 101, 2020

Iron Pig Alehouse

American, $$, Pacific BeachAmerican, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Eat in Pacific Beach

    Eater, 2021

Pueblo

Mexican, $$, Pacific BeachMexican, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2017

    10 New Spots to Try During San Diego Restaurant Week

    Eater, 2017

World Famous

American, $$, Pacific BeachAmerican, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    Best Waterfront Dining in San Diego

    USA Today
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

    47 Outdoor Dining Spots to Try in San Diego

    San Diego Magazine, 2020

Baja Beach Cafe

Mexican, $$, Pacific BeachMexican, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Eat in Pacific Beach

    Eater, 2021

Bare Back Grill

American, $$, Pacific BeachAmerican, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

SD TapRoom

Pizza, $$, Pacific BeachPizza, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Amplified Ale Works

Mediterranean, $$, Pacific BeachMediterranean, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Ramen Ryoma

Asian, $$, Pacific BeachAsian, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

SandBox Pizza

Pizza, $$, Pacific BeachPizza, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Cafe Athena

Greek, $$, Pacific BeachGreek, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Second Nature

New American, $$, Pacific BeachNew American, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

The Duck Dive

American, $$, Pacific BeachAmerican, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 10162 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 624 lists and articles from Trip 101, San Diego Magazine and Eater and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These spots have been featured in Trip 101 - Top 10 Spanish Restaurants In San Diego, California, San Diego Magazine - 47 Outdoor Dining Spots to Try in San Diego and Eater - Where to Eat in Pacific Beach. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

Sushi Ota, Kono's Cafe, and Fig Tree Cafe are the highest-rated restaurants that is good for groups in Pacific Beach.

Sushi Ota, Costa Brava, and Fig Tree Cafe are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Pacific Beach.

Sushi Ota, Kono's Cafe, and Costa Brava are the highest-rated late-night restaurants in Pacific Beach.

There are two cocktail bars in Pacific Beach. These are Harry's Taco Club and Moonshine BBQ

Sushi Ota, Kono's Cafe, and Costa Brava are restaurants with outdoor seating in Pacific Beach.

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