Best 7 La Jolla Restaurants for Families
La Jolla is Spanish for “the jewel” and it is no wonder why it was named as such! It is a beautiful city on California’s southern coast of the Pacific ocean. It’s picturesque views call tourists and locals alike to its beaches. La Jolla is known for taking life more slowly and enjoying everything it has to offer. Because of this, some of the best local eateries served up amazing fare every day. Read on for just a few of La Jolla’s best restaurants!
Shorehouse Kitchen delivers amazing breakfast and lunch, including an all day breakfast menu! Whether you’re in the mood for classic eggs, toast, and hash browns or something a little different such as seared salmon and baby kale benedict, Shorehouse Kitchen has something for everyone. A lunch option begins with a pear and pancetta flatbread, roasted red pepper bisque, and finishes with a chicken, pistachio pesto, and burrata sandwich – and many, many more delectable dishes. Enjoy specialty cocktails too!
Shiku is a top-rated Japanese restaurant that serves up delicious lunch and dinner options near La Jolla Cove. The small jewel of a sushi bar offers classics like the California roll as well as specialty rolls like the Summer Beach Body Roll or the Casanova Roll. In addition to fresh seafood rolls, plenty of vegan options abound as well as numerous gluten-free choices. There is something for everyone in this Asian kitchen.
Puesto is all about authentic tacos from first-generation Mexican Americans. The first thing you’ll notice is the tacos are served in blue corn shells! Next, these blue corn tortillas taste amazing, coming from organic, non-GMO masa and handmade by experts. The menus change frequently, keeping the selections fresh and interesting, but look for housemade salsas, crunchy chicharrones, variations of guacamole and ceviche, and delicious sides like herb lime rice and esquite. Along with the taco of the month, check out chicken al pastor, Baja fish, or short rib quesabirria tacos.
The Cottage La Jolla is a beloved breakfast and brunch locale serving up exciting twists on classics, like Baja chicken hash, wild mushroom omelettes, and lavender champagne. For more than 25 years, The Cottage La Jolla has been So Cal cozy with indoor and outdoor dining. Enjoy a fresh scone, lemon ricotta pancakes, pork belly eggs benedict, and an avocado smash with Local Roots Kobucha.
Brockton Villa Restaurant offers an amazing view from their oceanside location housed in one of La Jolla’s original beach cottages built in 1894. Visitors can enjoy a piece of history while dining on delicious french toast, beer braised corned beef hash, lump crab omelettes, or crab ipanema benedict. If you’re not feeling like breakfast, check out the BV Epic Chowder, the Cove Club, or the half pound prime burger made with angus, short rib, and brisket blend on a brioche bun.
Cody’s La Jolla is the perfect spot to take in Southern California views while sipping a blackberry-sage spritzer with french toast made from thick slices of bread, cie challah, served with candied walnuts and sliced strawberries, and topped with mascarpone honey butter. Enjoy a Coronado Brewing Co. Seacoast Pilsner with fish and chips made from locally caught fresh cod or cody’s burger with grass-fed beef, aged white cheddar, and more.
Check out the kona blend coffee while tasting javi’s maple nut homemade granola with frest fruit and lavender honey.
La Dolce Vita has been creating Italian specialties for over 20 years for locals and tourist alike. Start your romantic dinner with Beef Carpaccio accented with capers and parmesan, Mi Mi’s fried goat cheese with honey and pistachio or one of many other delicious offerings. For your entree, try one of several scrumptious pizzas, incredible homemade pastas, or a tantalizing grilled steak, chicken, or even octopus. For something a little different, try family style offerings from the Selection Menu. Don’t forget to try a delightful wine pairing while you’re there.
Now that you’ve read about these fine places, I’m sure you’re hungry. Get on out there and try one of these or other fantastic La Jolla dining options today!