Restaurants in Old Town, San Diego


25 Forty Bistro and Bakehouse

Sandwiches, salads and pasta. All dishes are below $20.

2540 Congress St., San Diego  (619) 294-2540


Acapulco Restaurant

Inside the Best Western Hacienda Hotel.

2467 Juan St., San Diego (619) 260-8124


Alamo Mexican Cafe

Mexican cuisine with popular carnitas tacos.

2502 San Diego Ave., San Diego (619) 296-1112


Barra Barra

Tacos, carnitas, enchiladas and churros with warm chocolate dipping sauce.

4016 Wallace Ave., San Diego (619) 291-3200


Berta’s Latin American Restaurant

Open Tues.-Sun.: 11 am-10 pm ; lunch served until 3 pm. Salvadoran pupusas, thin-sliced Argentinean style beef and spicy, flavorful meat stews.

3928 Twiggs St., San Diego (619) 295-2343


Cafe Coyote and Cantina

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

2461 San Diego Ave., San Diego (619) 291-4695


Casa de Reyes

Homemade chili rellenos, Indian flat bread tacos and live entertainment.

2754 Calhoun St., San Diego (619) 220-5040


Casa Guadalajara

Authentic Mexican cuisine, handmade tortillas and a live mariachi band.

4105 Taylor St., San Diego (619) 295-5111


Cefalus Pizza

Pasta, pizzas, sandwiches and burgers. Open 11 am-10 pm daily.

2414 San Diego Ave., San Diego (619) 497-1815


Coldstone Creamery

2448 San Diego Ave. #C, San Diego (619) 543-9057


Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Hotel

2660 Calhoun St., San Diego (619) 209-3525


El Fandango Restaurant

Mexican food, seafood and steaks. Champagne breakfast served daily.

Open 8:30 am-9:30 pm daily.

2734 Calhoun St., San Diego (619) 298-2860


Gila House Bar and Grill

Inside the Courtyard by Marriott.

2435 Jefferson St., San Diego (619) 260-8500


Gourmet Cafe

Frozen yogurt, gelato, sandwiches and pastries.

2415 San Diego Ave., San Diego (619) 546-7960


Jack and Giulio’s Italian Restaurant

Pastas, Poultry, Beef and Seafood Entrees.

2391 San Diego Ave., San Diego (619) 294-2074


La Pinata Restaurant

Old Town’s oldest restaurant. Mexican lobster and live mariachi.

2836 Juan St., San Diego (619) 297-1631


New Orleans Creole Cafe

Open Thurs.-Mon., 11:30 am- 8 pm

2476 San Diego Ave., San Diego (619) 542-1698


Old Town Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt

2611 San Diego Ave., San Diego (619) 297-2616


Old Town Mexican Cafe

Children’s menu, rotisserie chicken, handmade tortillas and breakfast menu.

2489 San Diego Ave., San Diego (619) 297-4330


Pizza Bella Italian Bistro

Opens daily at 11 am.

2707 Congress St., San Diego (619) 692-4333


Rockin’ Baja Coastal Cantina

Burritos, tacos, salsa bar, burgers and fajitas.

Two locations:

Gaslamp: 310 5th Ave., San Diego (619) 234-6333

Old Town: 2754 Calhoun St., San Diego (619) 260-0305


Viva el Cafe

Espresso Dessert Bar.

2754 Calhoun St., San Diego (619) 299-2230


Zocalo Grill

Salads, seafood, pizzas and Mexican specialties.

2444 San Diego Ave., San Diego (619) 298-9840