My son and his girlfriend took me here because I had never been to a Mariscos restaurant. It has a huge variety of seafood prepared in many styles. I love the Popeye filet, and we always get the Siete Mars Seafood Cocktail for starters.
All the seafood we've tried has been very good (mahi tacos, fried shrimp, salmon etc). Sunday Brunch definitely a winner. They're redecorating right now but try it anyway. You can go online to print a coupon.
We love to sit on the patio and look out at the harbor. Food is consistently good and there's live entertainment on weekends. Good fish & chips, pasta dishes and sandwiches. Lots of variety.
Casa Del Sol has been at this location for many years (used to be called Lenas in the 60s) and it has consistently served very delicious food. For starters, they have the best tortilla chips, but speaking as someone who has tried almost everything on the menu, it's ALL good. Avocado tomato salad, carne asada tacos, flautas, chile rellanos, enchiladas, refried beans, Yummmmm
We have given them four chances to give us a better impression than our first one and so far no luck. Noisy (yes I know it's a sports bar) but too warehouse like, food not very good, service worse, rude waiter and manager didn't seem to care.
When they first opened we ate here almost every Friday night and my son needed a highchair. Now, 39 years later he still loves to eat here (no highchair). Salsa Verde is so good, carne asada, chile rellenos, chile verde and especially the tostada grande in the flour tortilla bowl.
It's not exactly in the heart of Downtown Chula Vista, more the south end in a strip mall, but the food is so much better than you'd expect for a casual place like this one. Everything is very fresh tasting and there's a lot more to choose from than your basic pasta dishes.
I've been here four times, all for lunch, one of which was with a big group. The service is adequate and all the things I've tried were pretty good. The tri-tip was a little tough but ribs and chicken were good. I know some people like the funky atmosphere, but the peanut shells on the floor really bug me.
While the original Carnitas Uruapan in Tijuana was more colorful and had a wonderful fiesta atmosphere all the time, the food at the Lemon Grove location is every bit as delicious. Mmmmmm, just thinking about building some carnitas tacos makes me want to call some friends and go.
When they first opened, the food was great and so was the service, but the last two times we went, there were a lot of servers running around but not really doing much serving. The girl who cleans the tables brought us all the missing items from our breakfast because our server disappeared. Prices went up too, out of line with other places you could go in Lakeside.