Oct. 14 2015 09:38 AM
Old Town Mexican Cafe
Photo courtesy of Jim Moore / Flickr

    BEST Bagel Shop

    Crown Point Coffee

    Honorable Mention: Brooklyn Bagel Company, Big City Bagel, Mess Royale Poutine and Bagels, PL Bagels

    BEST Bakery

    Bread & Cie

    Honorable Mention: D.Z. Akin’s, Panchita’s Kitchen & Bakery, PB Bakery and Cafe, Sugar and Scribe

    BEST Breakfast

    Hash House a Go Go

    Honorable Mention: The Mission, Cafe 222, Broken Yolk, Original Pancake House

    BEST Brunch Spot

    Cafe 21

    Honorable Mention: Great Maple, Crushed, Fig Tree Café, 94th Aero Squadron

    BEST Butcher Shop

    Heart & Trotter

    Honorable Mention: Homegrown Meats, Iowa Meats, Siesel’s Meats, Harvest Ranch Market

    BEST Cajun Restaurant

    Bud’s Louisiana Cafe

    Honorable Mention: Crab Hut, Bourre Southern Bistro, Mardi Gras Cafe & Market, Crab Town

    BEST Casino Buffet

    Seasons Fresh Buffet at Barona Casino

    Honorable Mention: The Buffet at Harrahs Resort Southern California, The Buffet at Valley View Casino & Hotel, The Buffet at Viejas, Paipa’s Buffet at Sycuan Casino

    BEST Chinese Restaurant

    Dumpling Inn

    Honorable Mention: Emerald, Jasmine, City Dragon, Mandarin House

    BEST Coffeehouse

    Caffe Calabria

    Honorable Mention: Claire de Lune, Lestat’s Coffee House, Better Buzz, Twiggs Coffee House

    BEST Contemporary Cuisine


    Honorable Mention: Juniper & Ivy, Urban Solace, The Patio on Goldfinch, Croce’s Park West

    BEST Donut Shop

    Donut Star

    Honorable Mention: Nomad Donuts, Donut Bar, Donut Panic, VG’s Donuts

    BEST Ethnic Food Market


    Honorable Mention: North Park Produce, 99 Ranch Market, Pancho Villa Farmer’s Market, Zion Market

    BEST Family Restaurant

    Phil’s BBQ

    Honorable Mention: D.Z. Akin’s, Blind Lady Ale House, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Station Tavern

    BEST Farm-to-Table Restaurant


    Honorable Mention: Farmer’s Bottega, The Smoking Goat, Cafe 21, The Red Door

    BEST Farmer’s Market

    Little Italy Mercato

    Honorable Mention: Hillcrest, La Jolla, North Park, Ocean Beach

    BEST Fast Food

    In-N-Out Burger

    Honorable Mention: Carnitas Snack Shack, Evolution Fast Food, Burger Lounge, Rubio’s Coastal Grill

    BEST Food Truck

    Mastiff Sausage

    Honorable Mention: Mariscos El Pescador, Devilicious, New York on Rye, Tacos La Mezcla

    BEST Gelato Shop

    Chocolat Cremerie

    Honorable Mention: Gelato Vero Caffe, Gelato Bus Stop, Pappalecco, Bottega Italiana

    BEST Greek Restaurant

    Meze Greek Fusion

    Honorable Mention: Cafe Athena, Olympic Cafe, The Kebab Shop, Alexis Greek Cafe

    BEST Hotel Restaurant

    Grant Grill - U.S. Grant

    Honorable Mention: Jsix - Hotel Solamar, JRDN Restaurant - Tower 23, A.R. Valentien - The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Oceana - Catamaran Hotel

    BEST Ice Cream Shop

    Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream

    Honorable Mention: Mariposa Ice Cream, Moo Time Creamery, Baked Bear, The Daily Scoop

    BEST Indian Restaurant

    Royal India

    Honorable Mention: Taste of the Himalayas, India Palace - Hillcrest, Tandoori Hut, Bombay

    BEST Italian Restaurant

    Buona Forchetta

    Honorable Mention: Cucina Urbana, Solare Ristorante, Arrivederci, The Godfather

    BEST Japanese Restaurant


    Honorable Mention: Safehouse, Tajima Restaurant, Izakaya Pacific Beach, Yakyudori Ramen & Yakitori

    BEST Korean Restaurant

    Do Re Mi House

    Honorable Mention: De Jang Keum, Korea House, Manna Korean BBQ, Buga BBQ

    BEST Local Catering Company

    San Diego Taco Company

    Honorable Mention: The Abbey Catering & Design Co., Phil’s BBQ, The Wild Thyme Company, Toast Catering

    BEST Local Pizza

    Woodstock’s Pizza

    Honorable Mention: Pizzeria Luigi, Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria, URBN Coal Fired Pizza, Ciro’s Pizzeria

    BEST Local Sausage at a Restaurant

    S&M Sausage & Meat

    Honorable Mention: Fathom Bistro Bait & Tackle, Tiger!Tiger!, Salt & Cleaver, Bargarden

    BEST Mediterranean Restaurant

    Meze Greek Fusion

    Honorable Mention: Mama’s Bakery Lebanese and Mediterranean Restaurant, Alforon, Aladdin Cafe, Romesco

    BEST Mexican Restaurant

    Old Town Mexican Cafe

    Honorable Mention: Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant, Ranchos Cocina, The Blind Burro, Cocina 35

    BEST Mexican Seafood Restaurant

    Karina’s Mexican Seafood

    Honorable Mention: Oscar’s Mexican Seafood, El Zarape, Puesto, TJ Oyster Bar

    BEST Outdoor Dining

    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido

    Honorable Mention: Panama 66, C Level, The Prado at Balboa Park, The Patio on Lamont Street

    BEST Place for Late Night Dining

    Brian’s 24

    Honorable Mention: Rudford’s, Saska’s, Studio Diner, Villa Capri

    BEST Romantic Restaurant

    The Marine Room

    Honorable Mention: Croce’s Park West, Island Prime, Bertrand at Mister A’s, The Prado at Balboa Park

    BEST San Diego Chef

    Deborah Scott

    Honorable Mention: Javier Plascencia, Matt Gordon, Richard Blais, Brian Malarkey

    BEST Sandwich Shop

    Rubicon Deli

    Honorable Mention: Hillcrest Sandwich Shop, Board & Brew, Sandwich Emporium, Vanoos Grillette

    BEST Seafood Restaurant

    Pacific Beach Fish Shop

    Honorable Mention: The Fish Market, Ocean Pacific Grille, Mitch’s Seafood, Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill & Bar

    BEST Smoothie/Juice Bar

    Lucky Dutch Juice Co.

    Honorable Mention: Sacred Juice, Señor Mangos, The Mad Beet, Juice Crafters

    BEST Soul Food Restaurant

    Louisiana Fried Chicken and Waffles

    Honorable Mention: Felix’s BBQ with Soul, Bonnie Jean’s Soul Food Café, Proud Mary’s Southern Bar and Grill, Sister Pee Wee’s Soul Food

    BEST South American Food Restaurant

    Puerto La Boca Argentinian Restaurant

    Honorable Mention: Pampas Argentine Grill, Q’ero Restaurant, Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazil by the Bay

    BEST Spanish Restaurant

    Cafe Sevilla

    Honorable Mention: Costa Brava, Cueva Bar, El Agave, Tapas Picasso

    BEST Steakhouse

    Donovan’s Steak & Chop House

    Honorable Mention: Cowboy Star, Turf Supper Club, Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room, Bully’s East

    BEST Sushi Restaurant

    Harney Sushi

    Honorable Mention: Saiko Sushi, Sushi Ota, Sushi Deli, Hane Sushi

    BEST Taco Shop

    Lucha Libre Taco Shop

    Honorable Mention: El Zarape, City Tacos, ¡SALUD! By San Diego Taco Company, Tacos Perla

    BEST Thai Restaurant

    Bahn Thai

    Honorable Mention: Bangkok Spices, Taste of Thai, Amarin, Thai Village

    BEST Vegan Restaurant

    Evolution Fast Food

    Honorable Mention: Peace Pies, Plumeria, Café Gratitude, Sipz

    BEST Vegetarian Restaurant


    Honorable Mention: Ranchos Cocina, Sipz, Jyoti-Bihanga, The Naked Café

    BEST Vietnamese Restaurant

    OB Noodle House

    Honorable Mention: Pho Ca Dao, Pho King, Saigon on Fifth, Phuong Trang

    BEST Business Lunch Spot

    Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens

    Honorable Mention: Bully’s East, Bread & Cie, The Patio on Lamont Street, Lucky’s Lunch Counter

    BEST Restaurant Staff

    Croce’s Park West

    Honorable Mention: D.Z. Akin’s, Meze Greek Fusion, Solare Ristorante, Cowboy Star

    BEST San Diego Restaurant

    Juniper & Ivy

    Honorable Mention: Buona Forchetta, Croce’s Park West, Meze Greek Fusion, Solare Ristorante

    BEST New Restaurant (Open Since Oct. 2014)

    S&M Sausage and Meat

    Honorable Mention: Bracero - Cocina de Raiz, Bottega Americano, Water Grill, Stella Public House

    BEST Yogurt Shop

    Fiji Yogurt

    Honorable Mention: Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, YogArt, Cup of Yo, Paradise Yogurt

    BEST Barbeque

    Phil’s BBQ

    Honorable Mention: Iron Pig Alehouse, The Whole Hog, Cali Comfort BBQ, BBQ House

    BEST Breakfast Burrito

    The Mission Cafe

    Honorable Mention: Lolita’s Taco Shop, Nico’s Mexican Food, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, Werewolf

    BEST Burger


    Honorable Mention: Crazee Burger, Rocky’s, Slater’s 50/50, The Balboa Bar & Grill

    BEST Burrito

    Lucha Libre Taco Shop

    Honorable Mention: Lolita’s, El Zarape, Pokez, Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant

    BEST Chicken Wings

    Dirty Birds

    Honorable Mention: Wings-N-Things, South Park Abbey, Home & Away, Bub’s Dive Bar

    BEST Cupcakes


    Honorable Mention: Heaven Sent Desserts, Cupcakes Squared, Blush Desserts, Frost Me Gourmet Cupcakes

    BEST Deli

    D.Z. Akin’s

    Honorable Mention: Mona Lisa Italian Foods, BFD - Big Front Door, Chris’ Liquor and Deli, Rubicon Deli

    BEST Dessert

    Extraordinary Desserts

    Honorable Mention: Heaven Sent Desserts, Blush Desserts, D.Z. Akin’s, Azucar

    BEST Fish Tacos

    Rubio’s Coastal Grill

    Honorable Mention: South Beach Bar and Grille, City Tacos, Mitch’s Seafood, Wahoo Fish Tacos

    BEST Fish-N-Chips

    Shakespeare Pub & Grille

    Honorable Mention: Pacific Beach Fish Shop, Small Bar, Ironside Fish & Oyster Bar, The Field Irish Pub

    BEST Health Food Store

    Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market

    Honorable Mention: Jimbo’s, Barons Market, Nutrimart, Windmill Farms

    BEST Hot Dog

    Daddy’s Hot Dogs

    Honorable Mention: Fathom Bistro Bait & Tackle, Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria, Salt & Cleaver, Brooklyn Dogs

    BEST Philly Cheesesteak

    Gaglione Brothers

    Honorable Mention: Monkey Paw, Giorgino’s Deli, The Philadelphia Sandwich Co., Urban Mo’s Bar & Grill

    BEST Pie Shop

    Julian Pie Company

    Honorable Mention: Extraordinary Desserts, Betty’s Pie Whole, Apple Alley Bakery, Sweet As Bliss

    BEST Prime Rib


    Honorable Mention: Donovan’s Steak & Chop House, Butcher Shop, Albie’s Beef Inn, Hob Nob Hill

    BEST Ramen


    Honorable Mention: OB Noodle House, Tajima Ramen House, Izakaya Masa, Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen

    BEST Salad Bar

    Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market

    Honorable Mention: Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse, Great Plaza Buffet, Barons Market, Salad Style


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