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The best local restaurants in Downtown San Diego (1/3)

Savorite has arrived and we couldn't be happier to introduce you to some of our favorites in Downtown San Diego and Hillcrest.

Welcome El Puerto By The Park, Mattarello Cooking Lab, Cocina Calavera, Hi Poke, Tap Vitality and Gaslamp Fish House!

They are offering amazing daily deals (only through the Savorite app) for the month of October. Make sure to check them out daily and book fast before they're sold out!

Best local mexican food in East Village San Diego

El Puerto By The Park

Savorite has arrived and we couldn't be happier to introduce you to some of our favorites in Downtown San Diego and Hillcrest.

Welcome El Puerto By The Park, Mattarello Cooking Lab, Cocina Calavera, Hi Poke, Tap Vitality and Gaslamp Fish House!

They are offering amazing daily deals (only through the Savorite app) for the month of October. Make sure to check them out daily and book fast before they're sold out!

Best italian food in San Diego

Mattarello Cooking Lab

Savor the taste of fresh handmade pasta and desserts with authentic and traditional recipes brought straight from the South of Italy. Chef owner Lucia Celi mastered the art of pasta making from her Nona (Grandmother) and moved to San Diego after years of operating eateries across Milan. With husband, Francesco Guardini, they created this quaint and beautiful eatery right on Sixth Avenue. At Mattarello, each dish is made from scratch with the freshest, locally-sourced organic ingredients.

P.S. you too can learn the magic of Nona and discover the art of cooking in the cooking lab! Be sure to follow them for more details.

Best Vegan Mexican food in Hillcrest San Diego

Cocina Calavera

Have you ever heard of a completely gluten, diary and sugar free Mexican restaurant? Impressive, we know!

Meet Joshua Evans, the mastermind behind Hillcrest’s newest health-driven Latin restaurant. Cocina Calavera has it all, from enchiladas, tacos, burritos and fajitas, all of which come in a vegan option made with jackfruit or portobello mushroom.

If that wasn’t enough, their bar selection is unlike any other, including a curated selection of drafts, ciders, hard kombuchas and even organic cold pressed craft cocktails that will have you coming back for more.

Fun fact: Josh moved to Tijuana for nearly three years to immerse himself in all of the flavors of authentic Mexican food to perfect his menu. That’s what we call passion!

Best Poke bowls in Downtown San Diego

Hi Poke

This fast casual poke restaurant has you covered with the highest quality raw fish and freshest ingredients. Sushi chef, Scotty Brennan, is serving up this taste of Hawaii with locations in the Headquarters in downtown San Diego next to Seaport Village and on G Street in East Village.

Be sure to check them out and experience their homemade sauces on your favorite poke bowl.

As added bonus, Hi Poke also serves fully cooked warm bowls such as chicken, eel, scallops and even baked tofu!

Best smoothies and juices in Downtown San Diego

Vitality Tap

There’s no better place to get your daily dose of all things healthy than at Vitality Tap. This health & wellness bar on 1st Avenue is a one-stop shop with an endless menu of the freshest “superfoods."

Not only are their eats and curated beverages ultra-healthy, they taste incredible too — even kids approve! You can have your dose of micronutrients in a fresh salad, dessert bowl, cold-pressed juice or smoothie.

As an added bonus, purchase one of their many bottled organic juices to stock up at home! Just make sure to consume them within five days as they're freshly juiced on the spot, which means no added preservatives of any kind.

Truly at the forefront of the health revolution, Vitality Tap supercharges your well-being and your day!

Best seafood meals in Downtown San Diego

Gaslamp Fish House

If you enjoy great seafood and steak, then you’ve come to the right place.

Gaslamp Fish House offers some of the very best in American and Mediterranean cuisine right in the heart of Downtown. Don’t believe us? They were awarded the “Taste of Gaslamp 2018” by the Gaslamp Quarter Association!

They pride themselves on the highest-quality seafood, which is sourced locally and responsibly from sustainable and environmentally conscious fisheries. Guests love their pan sauted diver scallops, lobster bisque and dynamite wild seabass, and we’re sure that you will too.