Located in the heart of Downtown, the Wyndham has many nearby opportunities for food, drink and entertainment.
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There are two restaurants on the Wyndham grounds , Claim Jumper and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, as well as the Hazelwoods Deli & Cafe. There is also a Starbucks at the back of the Wyndham lobby.
Just a couple of blocks east of the hotel grounds is the southern end of San Diego’s Little Italy with a wide variety of cafes, galleries, restaurants, and a Rite-Aid on the corner of W. Ash & Kettner.
Less than one mile walk along the waterfront leads to Seaport Village where there are a variety of restaurants, cafes and shops.
Claim Jumper – 0 miles – Casual chain restaurant. Wyndham Lobby.
Little Italy Farmers Market – 0.5 miles – Saturday 8am – 2pm only. San Diego County’s largest Farmers’ Market, on Cedar Street from Kettner Blvd to Front Street. Featuring local farmers’ fruits and vegetables, eggs, meat, poultry and cheese. Plus artisan foods including seafood, olive oil, sauces, fresh bread, and chocolate. Find crafts and gifts too! 200+ booths every Saturday! Cedar Street between Kettner and Front.
There are too many great Italian restaurants in nearby Little Italy to list here. These are a few of the oldest places in the neighborhood, so they must be doing something right.
Steak & Seafood
Pokez – 1.4 miles – Yes, of course we have a Mexican skate-punk vegetarian and vegan restaurant in San Diego. Classic Mexican fare, as well as breakfast all-day. Many vegetarian & vegan menu items available. 947 E St.
Extraordinary Desserts – 0.5 miles – Patisserie / restaurant in Little Italy, which in addition to lavish cakes, tortes, pastries and ice creams features a wide selection of savory dishes, including creative panini and salads, artisan cheeses and more, as well as appealing gluten-free and vegan fare. Our small batch roasted organic coffee, tea blends sourced from around the world, eclectic collection of boutique wines, all of them organic or sustainably produced, and unique beers from San Diego’s celebrated craft brewers make perfect accompaniments. 1430 Union Street.
Old Town San Diego is a quick trip via the Trolley
El Agave Restaurant and Tequileria serves Mexico City nouvelle cuisine, and they boast a selection of over 2,000 tequilas. They have a private party room that can accommodate up to 28 people. Located on the southern outskirts of Old Town at 2304 San Diego Avenue.
Casa Guadalajara makes their tortillas fresh, right before your eyes. They have dining indoors, in the bar, and on an outdoor patio under the shade of a giant pepper tree. Try some of the Mexican seafood dishes. Located on the north-western edge of Old Town at 4105 Taylor Street.
Casa de Reyes is located in the heart of Old Town San Diego. This is what drinking margaritas and savoring some antojitos on the patio of a hacienda is all about. Live mariachi music and folklorico dance shows on the weekends. 2754 Calhoun Street.
North Park, San Diego
For the more adventurous foodies that don’t mind driving a bit out of the way, North Park is fast becoming the foodie/Brewpub destination of San Diego. There are literally too many great places to eat and drink to list here. The center of activity is around the intersection of University and 30th St, far from tourist areas and among the locals. We suggest you use the public parking structure just south of the intersection, because finding parking on the street can be difficult. The North Park Scene web site can help you wade through the long list of restaurants in the area.
Many other restaurants can be found in the San Diego Restaurant Guide.