Asado Grill at Hotel Karlan. Courtesy photo
Asado Grill at Hotel Karlan. Courtesy photo

It’s that time of the year again — time for San Diego Restaurant Week.

The biannual event runs from Sunday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 2 with more than 180 restaurants participating.

For eight days, diners can enjoy three-course, prix-fixe dinners for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person. Lunch will be served as a two-course prix-fixe menu for only $10, $15 or $20 per person.

Here are five restaurants worth trying out:

Asado Grill

The restaurant located in the recently completed Hotel Karlan will be participating in San Diego Restaurant Week for the first time. Guests can try a savory rack of lamb or grilled ancho mahi with wine pairings for $30 to $45. Finish the meal with white chocolate cheesecake or a caramel filled churro with ganache and dulce de leche ice cream.

George’s at the Cove

This longtime favorite of La Jolla is worth trying, especially if you’ve never been there before. Diners can expect to try dishes like a beef tartare, baja true striped bass and venision for $50, while catching a glimpse of the ocean. Beverage pairings are available for a $30.

Mustangs and Burros

This ranch-style restaurant is tucked along the coast, delivering some delicious Mexican food with a twist. During Restaurant Week, the eatery will be offering dishes such as tuna tostada, short rib slider, chile ancho salmon and mole portobello enchiladas for $40.


Barbusa in downtown San Diego is the newest restaurant to the Busalacchi family, bringing a Sicilian cuisine to the region. During Restaurant Week, the hotspot will offer ranch pork shank, jidori orange chicken and short ribs. A three-course meal is $40.

La Bonne Table

This French restaurant in Hillcrest will literally take you to France. For $40, La Bonne Table will be offering escargot, ahi tuna and black truffle duck liver mousse. Wine pairings are available for $20.