San Diego’s Carmel Valley is a food lover’s paradise. There are tons of great restaurants in 92130 for whatever you’re craving, from juicy steaks and burgers, to Italian, Indian, Mexican, and French cuisine. Check out our list of the 10 hottest restaurants in 92130 right now.
Breakfast Republic (Carmel Valley)
Located at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, Breakfast Republic is the newest addition to the Carmel Valley restaurant scene. Now the sixth location for this local chain, Breakfast Republic is a top spot to enjoy the most important meal of the day. Their mouthwatering menu offers delicious twists on American classics, like their Oreo Pancakes, Shrimp & Grits, and S’mores French Toast. They also offer a rotating list of beers on tap, and specialty cocktails.
Addison is a great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion (or if you just feel like getting dressed up and treating yourself). It’s Southern California's only Five-Star/Five Diamond restaurant featuring Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef William Bradley's seasonally-inspired, contemporary French cuisine. Dining at Addison is a multi-course experience, with the menu changing frequently as seasonal inspirations are incorporated. The elegant dining room offers beautiful golf course views along with a wine cellar filled with an extensive wine collection. Learn more >
Royal India (Del Mar / Carmel Valley)
Royal India in Carmel Valley offers authentic and flavorful Indian cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Locals love the traditionally cooked dishes, homemade chutneys, sauces, and freshly baked bread made in-house daily. Learn more >
Snooze an A.M. Eatery
Whether you’re an early bird or a late riser, Snooze in Del Mar wants to celebrate the new day with you. Choose from an extensive menu of creative breakfast and lunch fare (and just because it’s only 11am doesn’t mean you can’t order a morning cocktail). Learn more >
Crudo by Pascal Lorange
Crudo by world-renowned chef Pascal Lorange serves traditional cuisine from the Mediterranean coast with Japanese-inspired infusions. Crudo means "raw", and this restaurant stays true to its name with a variety of raw plates, such as sashimi and carpaccio, using locally-sourced, high-quality seafood and produce. The majority of Crudo’s dishes are gluten-free, with the exception of a few desserts. The menu also features a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options. Located within The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, Crudo offers an open and airy chic atmosphere with a lovely shaded patio to enjoy Carmel Valley’s beautiful weather. Learn more >
Dolce at the Highlands
Also located within The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, Dolce is a go-to for many residents of the area. They offer farm-to-table seasonal California/Italian cuisine in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. It’s a great place for friendly gatherings while sipping on cocktails or fine wine and noshing on fabulous small dishes and entrees. Learn more >
Located at the luxurious Fairmont Grand Del Mar Hotel, Amaya serves up elevated Californian cuisine with Italian influences for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Whether you sit on the shaded terrace or within the relaxed yet refined dining room, you’ll feel like you’re at a villa on the coast of Italy surrounded by Mediterranean-inspired architecture. Learn more >
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Del Mar offers one of the best steakhouse experiences in San Diego. Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner, a business meeting, a private party or just drinks at the bar, Ruth’s Chris will deliver a fantastic dining experience. They’ve got a great $9 "Sizzle, Swizzle, Swirl" Happy Hour in the bar that includes a selection of full-size appetizers and handcrafted cocktails for $9 each. Learn more >
Davanti Enoteca Del Mar
Davanti Enoteca offers rustic Italian cuisine with a modern twist. They serve up great daily specials like “Del Mar ‘Tini’ Tuesdays” with $7 martinis, or ½ off bottles of wine on Wednesdays, plus daily Happy Hour. It’s conveniently located in Del Mar Highlands Town Center, where you can stop by after shopping, or before catching a movie at Cinépolis luxury cinemas. Learn more >
Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant (Del Mar)
Tio Leo’s in Del Mar / Carmel Valley is one of three locations for this popular Mexican restaurant known for its tasty entrees and exceptional margaritas. Don’t miss $2 Taco Tuesday! Learn more >
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