La Jolla restaurants are some of the best in all of San Diego. The culinary scene is known for its vibrant and coastal flavors. With breathtaking views and cobblestone sidewalks, no wonder La Jolla is known as ‘the jewel’. To keep up with this reputation, several restaurants have opened and some have revitalized their menu.
With the original Amaya located in the opulent Grand Del Mar, Amaya La Jolla recently opened along Prospect Street. With very similar decor and style, Amaya La Jolla is abundant with overflowing flower bouquets, chandeliers, extravagant woodwork, and admirable craftsmanship. Influenced by recipes from southern cooking, the menu has an extensive choice of specials throughout the week. With a collection of over 300 wines, finding the right drink should not be hard. Club M, which is located behind Amaya, is the restaurant’s signature lounge. With live music ranging from jazz to the blues, it’s the perfect spot to unwind any night of the week.
One of La Jolla’s newest restauants that has quickly become a community staple is Herringbone. Part of Brian Malarkey’s ‘fabric’ restaurant collection, Herringbone has redefined the La Jolla dining scene. With 100 year old olive trees, roaring fireplaces, and the very latest in stylish decor, nobody in La Jolla can beat its ambiance. Focusing on “Fish Meats Field”, the menu highlights the flavors of fresh fish and puts a twist on traditional recipes. Recently, the menu at Herringbone went under a colorful renewal. With this menu update, Herringbone will be on top of its game for summer visitors and locals.
The Hake Kitchen & Bar opened this month along the north side of Prospect Street. With brasserie fare, Hake has a delicious menu complete with fresh seafood. Hake even has a Tiraditos section on the menu focusing solely on different kinds of sashimi, ranging from hamachi tartare to sea scallop sashimi.
For fans of El Agave -located in Old Town- owner Juan Carlos Gomez is opening a traditional Spanish tapas restaurant. Set to open July 7 at 909 Prospect Street, the contemporary menu includes 50 different tapas each day. Keep an eye out for this new local hotspot.
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