Quality Inn & Suites Near The Border
930 W. San Ysidro Boulevard
San Ysidro, CA 92173
Phone: (619) 690-2633
Fax: (619) 690-1360
Bars & Cafes
If you're looking for a fun, casual, yet sophistcated type of a place to hang out while listening to some refreshing live music, Mous Tache is where you should be. Located on Calle Madero, in Central Tijuana, the delightful bar and event space is a inviting sort of place that welcomes a wide demographic of patrons. On offer, along with some great drinks and food is an equally impressive line up, featuring local artists, band events and lots more. The genres favored at Mous Tache are quite varied, with a nod towards indie, pop and acoustic rock. For the touch of whimsy, and true to its name, they have a lot of moustach-y elements strewn about too. Carry some cash, they don't accept cards.
Family owned and operated since 1986, this sports restaurant and lounge offers an array of fine food and spirits, including appetizers, daily specials, light fare, seafood, sandwiches and their famous half-pound
Chula Vista Brewery offers a great place for everyone to enjoy whatever game is on television. For those who do not want to watch the game, they also feature Karaoke or live entertainment every night, Wednesday through Saturday, with both on Wednesdays. Chula Vista Brewery not only serves lunches like chicken wings, jalapeno nachos, cheese quesadillas, and other dishes, but they also feature a breakfast menu and many great Italian favorites for dinner. Among other breakfast favorites, they serve steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, and pancakes, and for those who want others to enjoy everything Chula Vista Brewery offers, they do have a catering menu. - Erick Pettersen
A selection of fine coffees and flavors from around the world can be found at this gourmet coffee house that uses only the finest espresso beans which are imported from southern Italy, roasted in Seattle, and shipped to Imperial Beach. International Blends offers a wonderful coffee bar, espresso bar, flavored Italian syrups, coffee and ice cream shakes, and gourmet breakfast and lunch specialties. They are open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
A unique selection of mouthwatering breakfast dishes, sandwiches, soups, salads, and appetizers is on the menu at this cafe that is open daily for breakfast and lunch.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature bread sticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu such as their cakes, custards and ice creams are sure to win you over.
You'll know from the bright exteriors and long lines that you've reached Tacos El Gordo. Busy at any hour of the day, it's a popular spot teeming with locals and regulars at any given time. Whether you're looking to get a bite to eat for lunch or an after-hours spot when you've got the late night munchies, Tacos El Gordo is a great place to check out. The restaurant is self service, and you select your choice from the painted menu as you stand in queue. Generous portions, affordable pricing and tasty tacos have people coming back for more. Try the spicy Chorizo, or the popular Carne Asada for a typical experience. Come here for the food but forget about things like ambiance and decor. Vegetarians may find it a bit tough, the place largely caters to meat eaters.
Dive in the Silver Dollar for a fun karaoke every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights after 9p. Unique lighting, great sound system and a long list of song selection turn this bar into one of the best places for karaoke in the area. So pick your favorite song, grab the microphone and feel like a star. But if you have stage fever, don't worry, simply try some of the bartenders' signature drinks and the rest will be fame. Make sure you bring some cash, because credit cards are not accepted.
This 40-year-old South Bay eatery is a perfect place to start the day with coffee and a smile from the friendly staff. Breakfast offers a wide variety of pancakes. There are buttermilk, crepe-like Manhattan pancakes (made with eggs and filled with sour cream) and 20 other types. For those seeking protein in the early morning hours, the restaurant serves an extensive selection of egg dishes and omelets. Sandwiches are added to the menu at lunchtime.
Black Angus Steakhouse is known for their perfectly aged Black Angus steaks that are hand cut daily and grilled over an open flame. The aroma of tender meat cooking wafts through when you enter this Chula Vista chain, whetting your appetite for the meat fiesta. They also offer other specialties of delicious seafood, succulent Baby Back Ribs that just falls off the bone, slow roasted Prime Rib, Loaded Potato Skins, Grilled Shrimp, Bacon and Bleu Butter Ribeye and four chocolate flourless torte. Their famous Bullseye bar is a casual sports bar where you can relish the wonderful drinks and watch your favorite game. A family favorite for many, Black Angus Steakhouse is affordable and offers delectable food.
Usually little restaurants tucked into office complexes are desperation dining spots at best, but the Calypso Cafe in the Coronado Cays has successfully bucked this trend and developed a loyal following. Its location near where the well-heeled and food-savvy denizens of the Yacht Club gather may have contributed to the upscale cuisine, but the prices haven't followed suit. Try the signature Hawaiian-style steak or the cioppino, both of which have garnered fans. Open for breakfast through dinner, easy access from the docks makes it a popular quick stop for boaters and kayakers. -deTraci Regula
Leave your baggage of stress and drive to a peaceful destination named Cays Lounge, in Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Overlooking the dock marina, this lounge is the perfect place to unwind with the spectacular views of the dock. Munch on delicious appetizers and sip on a signature cocktail over a tête-à-tête on this terrace lounge. Or just sit back in comfy chairs as the fireplace keeps you warm. So buy time from your hectic schedule to enjoy these pleasurable moments.