Over the last decade, San Diego – and its chefs – have done a tremendous job of proving stereotypes wrong when it comes to their food. Southern California, it turns out, is a hotbed for unique flavors, cuisine and experimental restaurant styles that have made San Diego a central location for great dining. With so many options to choose from, and new critically acclaimed restaurants popping up all the time, the best restaurant in San Diego are unwavering in their deliciousness. If you want to try a taste of the sea, enjoy Pacifica Del Mar. With ocean view seating, California inspired creations, and a bright and clean ambiance, it’s the perfect evening treat for any romantic getaway or seafood craving. If you’re eager to hit the sites just minutes from the best dining, don’t miss a chance to enjoy flavors from the kitchen at The Prado at Balboa Park, where escaping is easy. Hidden among the original Balboa Park gardens lies the historic restaurant popular amongst locals and tourists. One of the biggest names to create a restaurant empire is Top Chef alum Brian Malarkey, who traded in the television spotlight for cuisine glory. Up and down San Diego’s coastline, Malarkey’s empire includes Seersucker, Herringbone, Green Acre, and Campine. What this Southern California city lacks for in awards (despite its proximity to Hollywood lights and San Francisco style, San Diego restaurants has never won a James Beard award), it makes up for in creativity, sweeping ocean views and tradition.