Food and Drink

Many nearby restaurants can be found in the San Diego Restaurant Guide.

Some restaurants we’ve enjoyed over the years:

food-south-beach-fish-tacos*Ellen’s personal recommendation* – South Beach Bar and Grill – If you like fish tacos this place is worth the drive (check out Ocean Beach while you’re here). Be sure to try at least one classic Baja style taco. After 10pm they have $2 tacos and $2 pints (the pear cider is a nice crisp accompaniment) so it is great for a late night meal.


The Living Room CafeThe Living Room and Reds are the two closest independent, local cafes. Both have breakfast and lunch menus.  The closest Starbucks is 1.8 miles from the Kona Kai at 1552 Rosecrans St.


Hodads – Perhaps not your typical “tango fare”, this funky burger joint is a fun glimpse of Southern California hippie surf culture. Located in Ocean Beach.


food-lunch-con-paneCon Pane Rustic Breads and Cafe bakes their breads daily. It’s a great place for lunch, and not far from the Kona Kai.


Old Venice Restaurant is nearby and great for lunch or dinner. If the weather is nice, ask to be seated on the patio out back.