Category: Cheap Eats

mister fish and chips / clairemont – san diego, ca 2

mister fish and chips / clairemont – san diego, ca

Last Monday I had the day off from work and I had an incredibly strong craving for shrimp. I originally wanted to go to Bud’s Louisiana Cafe but after a peek at their website, I sadly realized they were closed...

IKEA Restaurant – San Diego, CA 2

IKEA Restaurant – San Diego, CA

When Alyssa used to live in San Diego, we would visit IKEA a lot. Not just to look at their cute furnishings or to explore their cheap goods, but also to eat there. We discovered early on that we really...

Good Mall Food? – Pacific Grill / El Cajon, CA 3

Good Mall Food? – Pacific Grill / El Cajon, CA

Usually when I think of mall food, I think of overpriced treats that are only marginally tasty. But I have discovered a place in Parkway Plaza in El Cajon that has really good gyros. No joke. The place is called...

cici’s pizza – san diego, ca 5

cici’s pizza – san diego, ca

Cici’s Pizza is a new addition to the San Diego scene. They made their debut opening this past Monday and I stopped by for a visit with my crew on Tuesday evening. Cici’s Pizza features a Pizza Buffet for $5.99...

mandarin chinese restaurant / chula vista – san diego, ca 6

mandarin chinese restaurant / chula vista – san diego, ca

I have been to Mandarin Chinese Restaurant quite a few times in the last two years. My boyfriend took me here when we first started dating and I thought the food was excellent. I’ve finally gathered a few photos together...

hiberto’s mexican food – rancho san diego 0

hiberto’s mexican food – rancho san diego

I went out of my way last week to go and have lunch with my boyfriend. He works at grocery stores all around town and last week on the day I wanted to see him for lunch, he just happened...

Chung Hing – San Diego / Miramar 1

Chung Hing – San Diego / Miramar

Chung Hing is a fast food Chinese place in Miramar. They’re stuck in a little strip mall behind the McDonald’s and just a few blocks from the Pyramid. Typical hole-in-the-wall Chinese food restaurant with a specialty in BBQ Pork (so...

mamma lina’s / mira mesa – san diego, ca 0

mamma lina’s / mira mesa – san diego, ca

I like finding little hidden gems and this is totally one of those places. Though credit goes to Yelp for the initial find and the 2 reviews proclaiming the excellence of this place which made me want to visit it....

pastalini pasta bar / miramar – san diego, ca 1

pastalini pasta bar / miramar – san diego, ca

I read about Pastalini on Yelp – I was looking for Italian food in and around Mira Mesa – something I hadn’t tried before. I spotted this place and it looked relatively new and was just over on Miramar Rd....

golden state seafood / mira mesa – san diego, ca 2

golden state seafood / mira mesa – san diego, ca

Tucked away in the Ralph’s shopping center is this little Chinese place called Golden State Seafood, though the name isn’t obvious. When you go by it, the sign says “Seafood Restaurant” and if you’re observant, you’ll notice the little outline of...