Restaurants in Coronado San Diego CA
McP's Irish Pub & Grill
Where: 1107 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Web site: www.mcpspub.com
McP is Greg McPartlin, a former Navy SEAL who opened his place in 1982 as a hangout for men and women in uniform. Civilians flock to McP's to rub military elbows on the patio during the day and to listen to live music performed every night of the week. Performers are usually local jazz, blues, classical and rock musicians and, on special occasions, Irish folk artists. McP's has a variety of beer on tap including Guinness, Bass, Harp, Honey Wheat Brew and hard cider. The eclectic bar menu has an Irish flair with dishes like Mulligan stew and corned beef and cabbage but includes standbys such as PBJ and Spaghetti-Os for new recruits.
Best Waterfront Atmosphere
Bay Beach Cafe www.baybeachcafe.com
Friendly and crowded, Bay Beach Cafe is a casual and inexpensive eatery in the Ferry Landing Marketplace - a complex of dockside boutiques, specialty shops and galleries on the bay side of Coronado. Guests can eat either indoors or out on the sundeck and enjoy views of the glimmering San Diego skyline and ferryboats docking at the old wooden pier. Happy hours lure crowds for bargain-priced drinks and sunset views. A pub menu features burgers, sandwiches and salads. Dinner entrees emphasize fresh seafood and traditional California-style cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; reservations recommended for weekend dinners.
Best Local Seafood
Where: Loews Coronado Bay Resort, 4800 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado, CA 92118
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Azzura Point is Coronado's big-occasion restaurant, acclaimed for its dramatic views of San Diego Bay, Coronado-San Diego Bridge and the San Diego skyline as well as for its California-French cuisine. Serious seafood junkies come here for local (and non-local) specialties such as oysters marinated in sake and ginger, pan-seared John Dory, Pacific salmon with black truffle sauce, mesquite-grilled swordfish and the 10-spice ahi tuna. Meat dishes are equally as fancy and the vegetarian menu features dishes that incorporate herbs grown in the hotel's garden. A pricey wine list emphasizes California but includes unusual offerings from near and far. Five-course tasting menus fall into the $55 to $70 range with entrees priced from $18 to $30. Reservations are recommended. Try to get there in time for the sunset.
Best Family Restaurant
Where: 1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Miguel's is a colorful and noisy Mexican restaurant where diners can enjoy outside dining throughout the year - heat lamps warm the lush tropical patio when the temperature falls. The menu features usual Mexican suspects - tacos, tostados, burritos, chile relleno in various permutations plus unusual items such as calamari relleno and shrimp in jalapeno cream sauce. A modest "Gringo Food" section offers burgers. Along with various Mexican brews on tap and in bottles, grown-ups can order The Really Mexican Margarita and four other varieties of frozen drinks while children guzzle virgin margaritas and pina coladas.