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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.

Mexican Restaurant
“Our favorite Mexican restaurant. We come here for the Margarita's, the food, the staff and the great neighborhood vibe. If you have a party of 6 or more you can call before 2pm and reserve a table. They do get pretty busy so get there early or be prepared for a bit of a wait!”
  • 55 locals recommend
“Busy on the weekends, this breakfast/brunch spot is so cute and right across from a play park!”
  • 42 locals recommend
“"Bleu Bohème is designed to create a feeling of France's past generations. It mixes the Bohemian and artistic free spirited left bank of Paris with the roots and tradition of the rural areas. Bleu Bohème is a neighborhood restaurant that serves accessible, affordable and comforting French cuisine. Our food is traditional and our menu has influences from all regions of France. Our menu reflects traditional and seasonal bistro food as well as country classics, prepared and served by a very friendly staff. Browse our extensive wine list, with more than 100 wines to choose from, spanning the sparkling and whites to the deeper Bordeauxs, Cabernet Sauvignons, Syrahs and more. Bleu Bohème's ambiance is warm, with décor inspired by our Bohemian personality."”
  • 41 locals recommend
“Kensington Theater is just a couple of blocks to the north, this vintage theater screens independent films, classic movies and fun midnight screenings of movies like Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturdays. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Yummy burger joint with healthy options, and my favorite turkey burger on the planet!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Just a couple blocks north of the Casita for fresh pizza and wonderful salads with a quaint patio and great service.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Wine Shop
“Our favorite wine bar in San Diego. Happy hour is from 4pm - 6pm. They're in the Kensington neighborhood which has great restaurants too. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Love to sit outside this Tuscany-influenced cafe while enjoying a marocchino (espresso, nutella, frothy milk) and croissant. Great coffee, gelato, pizza, and paninis! Open: Monday–Thursday: 7am–9pm Friday: 7am–9:30pm Saturday: 7:30am–9:30pm Sunday: 7:30am–9pm”
  • 18 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Boutique grocery market that also has food and tables. Delish breakfast items!”
  • 15 locals recommend
“Not your average liquor store: all the drinks you could need, snacks and a full and delicious fresh deli!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Excellent corner location with an outdoor patio and comfortable seating. Great for people-watching. The coffee's Starbuck's. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Happy Hour Everyday Tuesday through Sunday. From 16:00-18:00. Wonderful outside seating area. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
  • 6 locals recommend
Rock Club
“A total dive bar for upward mobile yuppies and local hipsters! They have a small music venue attached to it and host live bands on the weekends.”
  • 6 locals recommend
“Playground. Place to bring kids to release their energy. Easy walking distance.”
  • 5 locals recommend
“This upscale enclave on the southeast rim of Mission Valley is picturesque, with attractive (and pricey) Spanish-styled homes for upwardly mobile yuppies. It's a peaceful pocket amid the hubbub of the inner city. There's a tiny business district along the single main artery, Adams Avenue. Known for its distinct California Spanish-style single family homes, Kensington was developed by real estate developers in 1926. The subdivision consists of 115 acres overlooking Mission Valley. The Davis Baker Company of Pasadena developed much of the original homes. Famous local architect Richard Requa, who was associated with Davis Baker, brought his distinctive California architectural theme, which had Mediterranean influences. The original homes and the quiet, winding streets. The Spanish tiled cottage style homes and their immaculate lawns also make the neighborhood stand out. Kensington is one of the three mid-city urban neighborhoods that whose main thoroughfare is Adams Avenue. It is at the eastern end of the strip that begins with University Heights at the western end, with Normal Heights in-between. Of the older urban neighborhoods in San Diego, it is one of the most desirable to live in. Like its fellow 'hoods, it is distinguished by the classic neon "Kensington" sign that spans Adams Avenue. Like the other appealing neighborhoods in town, Kensington is a great, compact walking neighborhood. Just stroll through the winding roads north of Adams Avenue and admire the homes that exude character. Take in the 3-block business district along Adams of local businesses and eateries. You must go to Ponce's for Mexican food. It's been around forever (actually since 1969) at the corner of Terrace Drive and Adams Avenue, serving up no-frills Mexican food at good prices. Local favorite the Kensington Grill offers a hip and stylish setting. The Kensington Club is the place for drinks in Kensington. This venerable, old-school neighborhood haunt is one of San Diego's favorite dive bars. By day, it's a dark and mellow place to chill. At night, it livens up the quiet 'hood with live bands and DJs spinning music. For unique entertainment, there's the art house Ken Cinema, one of the last single-screen movie venues in the county. It's an excellent place to see classic, short and foreign flicks. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
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