Kids’ soccer has been on a hiatus so have been able to do some decent eating the last couple of weeks.
Bracero (twice): not every dish has been great but at least to me most dishes have been really good…can’t think of a better Mexican restaurant in SD although sure that’s up for debate.
Monello: squid ink pasta is hardly innovative anymore but their version is so good. All the pastas I’ve had here have been good.
Village kitchen: maybe it’s just me but sometimes I feel like all the Mexican guys cooking at the Chinese restaurants around town were trained by the same Chinese chef…but not at village kitchen. The Hunan dishes while not life changing were good and thankfully different than the status quo around town. Supposedly no MSG too if that matters to you.
Green China grill: limited menu and the homemade noodles strangely lacked great chew but still tasty beef noodle soup.
Hodads: controversial to say the least but their burgers and onion rings are the real deal for me. Only go to downtown location because after waiting for an hour I get Honkmanesque grumpy.
Still so many others to try, Galaxy tacos and the BBQ place recommended by fake name at the top of the list.