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Things to do in El Cajon

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.
Shopping Centre
“Local mall with Target, Macy's, Barnes and Noble, Chuck E. Cheese, fitness club, pharmacy, restaurants, movie theater, and various shops.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Located at Grossmont Center. GREAT Food and Margarita's. My Fav in Grossmont. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Not just your typical sports, neighborhood bar. The food is out of this world and their cocktail offerings back it up. Casual vibe where the locals hang out. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Voted best fish tacos in San Diego! Great local place to go for happy hour. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This mall is only a 5min drive. It's not that big but I love coming here for something quick. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“This is one of our favorite local spots for breakfast. The omelets and pancakes are great and they have outdoor seating too where you can enjoy the sunshine.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Good for Target, CVS, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Rubios, and some other food spots.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cinema
“This 18 Plex theatre is located in a shopping mall however it is neat and clean and offers a little get away to enjoy a movie.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Fish and seafood made to order! Enjoy on their lovely deck overlooking the Harbour.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Salad Place
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“Just a fun and inexpensive all you can eat salads and soups with some breads and desserts place. Our kids love it. Make sure to google a coupon for it - its always available online.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Nothing fancy but it's only a 4min drive away (1.3mi) to get some good quality, tasty sushi for a reasonable price.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“The craziest milkshakes with a creative twist. Never had anything we didn't love here... ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Best Chinese, Japanese & sushi restaurant nearby since 1956. Have been on top 3 & top 10 of San Diego's Best lists for years. They deliver too. About 12 minutes away.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Located at Grossmont Center. GREAT Food and Margarita's. My Fav in Grossmont. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Not just your typical sports, neighborhood bar. The food is out of this world and their cocktail offerings back it up. Casual vibe where the locals hang out. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Voted best fish tacos in San Diego! Great local place to go for happy hour. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“This is one of our favorite local spots for breakfast. The omelets and pancakes are great and they have outdoor seating too where you can enjoy the sunshine.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Salad Place
“Just a fun and inexpensive all you can eat salads and soups with some breads and desserts place. Our kids love it. Make sure to google a coupon for it - its always available online.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Fish and seafood made to order! Enjoy on their lovely deck overlooking the Harbour.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Best Chinese, Japanese & sushi restaurant nearby since 1956. Have been on top 3 & top 10 of San Diego's Best lists for years. They deliver too. About 12 minutes away.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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