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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Italian Restaurant
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“on busy road in Del Mar, beach is acorss the street. after eating, head north on Camino Del Mar for parking after a meal to see amazing beach views, dolphins too!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our very favorite brunch place. Casual and outdoors. Great for a slow start to the day. Grab a coffee, a newspaper, and any one of their entrees or baked goods; you can't go wrong!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Casual, funky sandwich shop--must try Turkado sandwich with secret sauce! A Del Mar favorite.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“You literally cannot go wrong with ANYTHING on the menu here. Amazing breakfast and brunch menu. Gets a bit on the chilly side at night because all seating is outdoors; bring a coat.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“A great place to grab a drink or some yummy Mexican food. Taco Tuesdays are always fun and they have music and a lively bar over the weekend.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cafe
“Delicious coffee, brunch, lunch, wine, outside seating along main street of beautiful Del Mar. All authentic, made from scratch fresh food, friendly staff.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best Mediterranean restaurant in San Diego. Everything is house made, even the tzatziki sauce. Salmon dishes are medium rare, which we love. Share the Bees Board with a bottle of wine! Features views of the ocean from the second floor. Primarily outdoor seating. Make a reservation for sunset.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 1 local recommends
Clothing Store
“Great place to shop for dresses, bikinis, and all around classic beach wear. The owner is lovely to chat with and has been her for over 14 years! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
School
“Learn to surf while you're here. They provide both long boards and short boards. If your a beginner, choose the long board. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Home Goods Store
“Located in Coronado, CA (not in Del Mar) on 8th and Orange Ave. by UPS store. Buy things from around the world without worry about how employees or workers were treated.”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“on busy road in Del Mar, beach is acorss the street. after eating, head north on Camino Del Mar for parking after a meal to see amazing beach views, dolphins too!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our very favorite brunch place. Casual and outdoors. Great for a slow start to the day. Grab a coffee, a newspaper, and any one of their entrees or baked goods; you can't go wrong!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Casual, funky sandwich shop--must try Turkado sandwich with secret sauce! A Del Mar favorite.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You literally cannot go wrong with ANYTHING on the menu here. Amazing breakfast and brunch menu. Gets a bit on the chilly side at night because all seating is outdoors; bring a coat.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“A great place to grab a drink or some yummy Mexican food. Taco Tuesdays are always fun and they have music and a lively bar over the weekend.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cafe
“Delicious coffee, brunch, lunch, wine, outside seating along main street of beautiful Del Mar. All authentic, made from scratch fresh food, friendly staff.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Mediterranean restaurant in San Diego. Everything is house made, even the tzatziki sauce. Salmon dishes are medium rare, which we love. Share the Bees Board with a bottle of wine! Features views of the ocean from the second floor. Primarily outdoor seating. Make a reservation for sunset.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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