Rank It: Top 5 San Diego Restaurants According to Padres Infielder Greg Garcia

June 5, 2019

We caught up with Padres infielder Greg Garcia to get the inside story on his five favorite places to eat in San Diego.

5. Tabu Sushi Bar and Grill 

This sushi chain is popular across southern California and even Tijuana, but Garcia prefers the one in Santee. In addition to the traditional sushi/sashimi/nigiri you can find seared beef rolls, ceviche rolls and salsa rolls stuffed with spicy tuna, cucumber, avacado and, duh, salsa.

Throwback to this amazing dinner!-- As you can see, I couldn't wait and had to start eating before even taking the pic -- still look delish tho! Raise your hand ---- if you love sushi!

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4. In N Out

Even though this California burger joint has expanded to regions like Nevada, Utah and even Texas, it's identity belongs 100% to the Golden State. When their first location opened in 1948, it became California's first drivethru. Today's In N Out menu remains mostly faithful to the original, offering a few items done really well.

In the new year, if you find yourself hungry for something real, simple and true. We’re here for you.

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3. The Brigantine near Grossmont Center

The Brigantine Seafood and Oyster Bar is a San Diego staple on the foodie scene. They have locations in Coronado, La Mesa, Poway and Del Mar, but Garcia's favorite is the Grossmont location because they have something the others don't - chicken tacos. The menu also includes Sonoran swordfish and calimari sandwhiches. Try not to drool.

Off menu specials are some of our absolute favorites: Chowder frites. Thanks for sharing another awesome pic @foodobservations

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2. The Old Spaghetti Factory, Downtown San Diego

Garcia has been filling his belly at the Spaghetti Factory in downtown since he was a little kid, so this spot gets points not just for filling and delicious food, but for nostalgia. 

Clam sauce

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1. Hilberto's Mexican Food

When it comes to taco shops, San Diego has every other city beat. This is not open for debate. Garcia's favorite taco shop is Hilberto's in El Cajon, shout out to Armando! 

Your favorite spot for #carne #asada #fries and #chips ------ YUM! Come by for lunch and grab some delicious, authentic, Mexican food ---- . . . . . . . #foodie #sdfoodie #tacoshop #carneasada #carneasadafries #sd #local #california #mexican #cuisine #sandiegofood #sandiego #sd #sdeats #

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