Costa Verde Shopping Center

For a change of venue from the La Jolla Village shops or one of the big malls, check out convenient Costa Verde Shopping Center. The center includes plenty of parking and is easy to access, across from the Westfield UTC mall on Genesee between La Jolla Village Drive and Nobel.

Costa Verde may be on the smaller side, but it doesn’t lack for shops, restaurants and other businesses. With more than 40 retail shops and services and 13 restaurants, the center offers something for everyone and makes one-stop shopping easy.

For example, if you need groceries or are planning a dinner party, stop in at the center’s gourmet market, Bristol Farms, the only one in San Diego. Here you’ll find friendly customer service and the finest meats, seafood, delicatessen, cheese, bakery, produce, catering, sushi and specialty groceries. The award-winning staff can help you plan your party, pick out your wines and even cater your event. Bristol Farms also offers ongoing cooking classes and wine tastings.

If you’re stopping to eat, whether for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, you’ll find something to savor at Costa Verde. There’s Roy’s (Hawaiian fusion), La Jolla Strip Club (steaks), Appollonia Greek Bistro, KI Sushi & Saki Bar, Coco’s, Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza. For takeout, try Baskin Robbins, McDonalds, Robeks Juice, Starbucks or Subway.

If you’re watching your weight or working out, Costa Verde includes a Jenny Craig Weight Loss Center, with personal weight loss counseling, and The Boxing Club, with boxing, yoga, pilates and cardio fitness workouts. After your workout you may want to enjoy a manicure, a massage, or a haircut, easy to find at Costa Verde Nails, Massage Envy or Supercuts. And, if you’re looking for advice on vitamins and other supplements, you’ll find the guidance and products you need at Nutrimart.

Costa Verde also offers many services, including Allstate Insurance, Computerized Cobbler (shoe, handbag and luggage repair), two banks (First Citizens and Wells Fargo) Costa Verde Car Wash, Go Wireless (Verizon cell phone plans, cell phones and accessories), La Jolla Cleaners, and a U.S. post office. Medical and dental services include The Classical Eye (optometrist and optician), Costa Verde Dentistry and Orthodontics and Integrated Medical Centers (chiropractor).

Costa Verde’s shops include the Active Foot Store (custom orthotics and comfortable shoes and arch supports), Bookstar (a great bookstore with many discounts, books on all topics, magazines, newspapers, books on tape, maps, calendars, and gifts), Classique Fine Jewelers, The Men’s Wearhouse, Sleep Train Mattress Center (mattress sets and beds) and two large consignment clothing stores, My Sister’s Closet for women and Well Suited for men.

Before heading up to Costa Verde, be sure to browse their website for many special offers and discounts.

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (

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