12865 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
If you're looking for a genuine Mexican style restaurant, look no further than Casa Sol y Mar! The atmosphere and exquisite meals inspired by the traditions and values of Mexico make it truly a pleasure to dine at. Casa Sol y Mar is located in the Del Mar Highlands and it's impossible to miss!
Not only are they known for their great atmosphere, but they also have an incredible selection of customary Mexican dishes that will leave your taste buds satisfied. The Chicken Enchilada is definitely a local favorite, but they also have a seasonal menu full of mouth-watering items to choose from! Our seasonal favorite has got the be the Burrito de la Casa - can't go wrong with a delicious burrito for lunch or dinner!
Don't forget about their Happy hour going on from Monday through Friday from 4 p.m to 7 p.m! Casa Sol y Mar is a great place to grab a drink and some delicious food with friends. If you're in the mood for authentic Mexican food in Carmel Valley, this is the place to check out!
Corner House Cafe
11815 Sorrento Valley Rd, San Diego, CA 92121
If you live in Carmel Valley or Sorrento Valley, Corner House Cafe must sound familiar! The family-owned business has been impressing our taste buds since 2000, and is a hot lunch spot due to it's impressive menu, and central location. The cafe offers a wide array of food, anything from pizza to wraps, but specializes in hot and cold sandwiches.
As adults, sandwiches seem to be an underrated food group due to the fact that we consumed countless PB&J's while growing up. After discovering Corner House, sandwiches have become a popular food item for us once again. The cafe uses quality meat, cheese, and bread to provide a hearty sandwich that makes you a repeat customer.
If you are in the mood for a hot sandwich, the "Iron man" is a fan favorite and consists of Grilled Chicken Breast, Avocado, Swiss, Honey Mustard Dressing, Tomato & Sprouts on Sourdough Bread. Our favorite cold sandwich is the "Turkey Avocado" that includes turkey Breast, jack, avocado, onion, tomato, lettuce & mayo on sourdough Bread.
Be sure to order the "special sauce" too...it's a perfect compliment for any sandwich on the menu!
Parking is limited so be sure to allow enough time to find a spot!
Stratford Court Cafe
1307 Stratford Ct, Del Mar, CA 92014
This house-turned-cafe is located on the popular Del Mar street, Stratford Ct, and has been a staple of locals for years! Walking distance from the beach, the delicious cafe offers quality homemade food that coincides perfectly with the healthy Del Mar lifestyle.
Good news for dog lovers, the cafe is very dog-friendly. It is rare that you will ever see less than five adorable dogs relaxing on the patio, and be sure not miss the picture of dog trainer extraordinaire, Cesar Millan, that is framed next to the register!
The beach-casual cafe serves breakfast and lunch all day, and makes some of the best hot drinks. If you are in the mood for breakfast, our go-to healthy item is the Powerhouse scramble that comes with with egg whites, soy sausage, spinach, tomato, feta cheese, black beans, and a spinach tortilla on the side. For lunch-lovers, the sandwiches are drool-worthy and are served with the best homemade cilantro pasta.
Before leaving, do yourself a favor and order the Comfort Bowl. Don't let the name deceive you as it is a warm drink that consists of frothed soy milk, honey, and chamomile tea. Although simple, it is surely one of the most delicious things we have ever been lucky enough to taste!
4633 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
If you are craving authentic Japanese cuisine at an affordable price, Chopstix is the perfect place for you! Located on Convoy Street, famously known primarily for their variety of Asian restaurants, Chopstix offers traditional Japanese meals and recipes in a casual setting. Their specialty cuisines are primarily noodle items such stir-fry and ramen, however they also offer non-noodle items such as katsu, curry, rice bowls, and an assortment of tempura and sushi.
The atmosphere of the restaurant is very laid back and relaxed, perfect for a lunch break or a meet-up with friends and acquaintances. There are two television sets located on the back and side walls of the restaurant, however the sounds are set to low and offer more as an background ambient noise for chatting customers. Also, there is wall behind the cashier's counter where you can personally see the chefs preparing and cooking your meals while you wait. So if you're searching for delicious Japanese and Asian culture inspired meals in a comfortable setting, look no further, Chopstix is the place for you!