Published on December 23rd, 2012 | by Fia Raboy5
Top 5 Cheap Eats in San Diego December 2012
Understandably spending more on holiday gifts and decorations doesn’t mean you have to compromise your hungry lifestyle and wallet on—dare I say—chain-based fast food. Assuming that the only beverage involved is either water or free tea, listed below are my Top 5 Cheap Eats in San Diego for December 2012, in no particular order, which you can indulge and be close to stuffed at $10 or less per person, including tax and tip!
1. Sundried Tomato Torpasta from Devine Pastabilities
If your metabolism can handle carbs as efficiently as protein, then by no means go beyond the foodie frontier by devouring their creamy, outrageously garlicky pasta stuffed inside its soft yet toasty torpedo-shaped sesame bread. That seems to be the reason for their intentionally punned creativity, without blasting away more cash.
Cost: $6.49 for 6”
3545 Midway Dr
San Diego, CA 92110
2. Camacho’s Nachos from Las Hadas
An anomaly of what might perceive in Tex Mex food, the crunchy chips, plus the freshness and full-on flavor of black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, and packed-on deliciousness of cheese might make you blurt out “İArriba!” Whether eaten during their regular hours or Happy Hour, this platter can feed at least 3 ravenous partygoers.
Cost: $5 during Happy Hour
558 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
3. Spicy Shredded Beef Glass Noodle Soup from Chon Ju Jip
Conquer your fear of capsaicin, and you will discover the breadth of Yukkaejang: spicy and lusciously red broth that’s hiding some al dente glass noodles topped with shredded beef and scraps of scrambled egg. If you cannot put a finger what makes this comfort food irresistibly yummy, the subtle use of garlic gives a huge hint. Plus, a surplus of side dishes, a.k.a. banchan, is included in your Korean meal.
4373 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
4. Baby Back Tickler from Phil’s BBQ
I must straightforwardly warn you that I do not recommend driving to Phil’s completely famished—that’s before you start fussing about the long, winding line. Compiled with 2 giant onion rings, a substantial amount of fries, and bountiful coleslaw, take advantage of savoring as slow as you can, bite by bite, towards 3 pieces of viscous and succulently mouthwatering baby back ribs. Remember: we’re being budget-friendly here.
3750 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
5. Carnitas Tacos from Carnitas’ Snack Shack
Sure you might call this “save best for last,” but their no-nonsense approach to farm-friendly goodness, plus with some love of squeezed lime, results in obviously flavorful & sensuous shredded pork dolloped with impeccably ripened guacamole. Once you survived the long line facing the shack, don’t be fooled when you read “2 tacos;” this is equivalent of eating 4-5 street tacos—and undoubtedly their number of calories.
2632 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104