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Taco Taco

Hailed as “Poway’s best taco bar”, Taco Taco does not disappoint! Tucked in the corner of a busy parking lot shared by not only Wal Mart, but the DMV too. I enjoyed a very good carnitas quesadilla. Small but interesting menu here. Includes a Mexican style fried rice which I might try next time.

Sushi Lounge Poway

The Sushi Lounge in Poway is a fantastic restaurant! I really like their new location much better. Very spacious, clean and bright inside. Very good, efficient staff, food comes out fast. I had the pork gyoza, pan fried, and they were quite tasty. Unfortunately, I did not see the Lobster Cali Roll on the menu anymore. Might be due to supply chain issues right now that are effecting so many things. I opted for the Spider Roll instead which was excellent.

Villa Capri Trattoria & Wine Bar

Excellent Frutti de Mare at Villa Capri in Poway! I’ve ordered this dish at many Italian restaurants and the adaptation here is exquisite. Among the finer examples I’ve had. Such a rich and hearty feast of assorted seafood goodness!

Brigantine Seafood

Outstanding fresh steamed black mussels at The Brigantine in Poway! Cooked with white wine, saffron broth, garlic butter, tomato and chorizo; served with grilled lemon and baguette.

Villa Capri Trattoria & Wine Bar

Lasagna Bolognese at Villa Capri in Poway. Not the best lasagna I’ve had. This one was rather unorthodox. Didn’t even have any mozz on the top. Pasta layers were too thick considering how it was constructed. This is an overall fantastic restaurant with many great dishes. I unfortunately cannot recommend their lasagna.

Hamburger Factory

April 4, 2020 – HBF in Poway was setup with a creative carhop style service during the ‘rona shutdown. Sadly, San Diego County seems to be slipping back into that tier. Outstanding patty melt in their parking lot!

Rene’s Mexican Grill & Cantina

Tasty taco & enchilada combination plate at Rene’s in Poway!

Hamburger Factory

Excellent Blue Burger (add bacon) at HBF in Poway! A liberal amount of blue cheese on this beaut, served open faced with LTOP on the side. I asked for tots but got their terrible fatty steak fries instead which I do not care for.

Villa Capri Trattoria & Wine Bar

Excellent Spaghetti alla Carbonara at Villa Capri in Poway! One of the best carbonara’s I’ve ever put in my mouth. And I’ve had many, including my own homemade. A classic Roman dish made with pancetta, freshly cracked black pepper, parmigiano cheese and egg in a light cream sauce. Highly recommended.

Smokin J’s BBQ

One of Poway’s newest restaurants, Smokin J’s is a BBQ powerhouse! Located near Old Poway Park, their small storefront puts out some of the best Que I’ve had in SoCal. I believe they’re in the process of expanding and will have ample dine in facilities soon. Everything here is made from scratch, in-house. I’ve had their brisket a couple times and it is excellent. Quite moist and richly marbled. They also make a delicious looking pecan pie (my fave) that I can’t wait to try soon!

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