There are so many great places to enjoy a fine meal here in Poway.  Over the years we have seen many restaurants come and go while others seem to have been in town forever.  So, what are the best restaurants in Poway?

You know how it goes.  We always seem to fall into a common trap.  “Honey, what do you want for dinner?”  “I don’t know, what do you want?”  I am guessing you’ve done this too!  LOL.

One of my favorite activities is to visit new restaurants in Poway.  I will often go to Yelp, search for restaurants in Poway, and then sort the list based on user rating.  Here is a link that shows you the list.

Here are some of the best restaurants in Poway based on my own personal experience.  Who is your favorite?

taco taco

Taco Taco Poway

Great food, locally owned and a great value for tasty tacos and Mexican food.  The fish tacos are wonderful and only 99¢!!  Cerveza is also available.

Located in the WalMart shopping center.

13429 Community Rd.
Poway CA 92064


north park produce

North Park Produce Bakery & Grill

I drove past this place a million times and assumed it was just the produce extension to the grocery store.  Then one of my friends recommended it for lunch. It turns out that North Park Produce has a Bakery & Grill where they serve excellent Mediterranean and Persian food. Really friendly people, fresh ingredients, and a great local vibe. I really liked the Chicken Schwarma.

Located next to Big Lots.

12342 Poway Rd
Poway CA 92064


thai ladle

Thai Ladle

My daughter was visiting and wanted Thai food. I have always enjoyed Japanese and Chinese food, but admit I was a rookie when it came to the Thai menu. So, I consulted Yelp! and discovered that Thai Ladle was a highly reviewed Poway restaurant.  We really enjoyed the Chicken Pad Thai and Pineapple Fried Rice.

Located in the western section of the Big Lots shopping center.

12222 Poway Rd Ste 4
Poway CA 92064


tong sake, best restaurants in Poway

Tong Sake House

It’s always great to discover a little restaurant that offers so much. Tong Sake is a Poway treasure. The sushi is fresh, and the udon soups are excellent.  I remember visiting here about ten years ago and introducing my son to edamame while we were waiting for our takeout.

Located in the western section of the Big Lots shopping center.

12320A Poway Rd
Poway CA 92064


369 ramen, best restaurants in Poway

369 Ramen & Poke & Chinese Food

Sometimes simple is really good.  369 Ramen offers a nice selection of contemporary Asian meals.  Their restaurant is clean, fast, and always has a great energy from customers and employees.

Located at the SW corner of Pomerado and Poway Rd, near 99¢ Store

12373 Poway Rd St A
Poway CA 92064


pacific pizza

Pacific Pizza

There are so many really good pizza places to consider in Poway.  Best to avoid the major chains and look for a good pie made by local artisans. I just like these guys on a personal level. Pacific Pizza has a friendly staff with an entrepreneurial spirit.  Plus, their food is excellent, they deliver, and they are always offering special deals if you sign up for their text message list. We like the San Diegan and the Margarita.

Located near Amazon Fresh in the Target shopping center

14897 Pomerado Rd
Poway CA 92064


villa capri

Villa Capri Trattoria & Wine Bar

Fine dining in Poway, imagine that!  Villa Capri offers a superb menu of Italian foods.  We really liked the Spaghetti alla Carbonara and the Gnocchi alla Sorrentina.  It’s also a nice place to visit for lunch.  Beautiful interior and a splendid outdoor seating area with space heaters.  When you are inside it feels like you are transported to Downtown San Diego or a friendly restaurant in a town outside of Naples.

Located near Target.

14771 Pomerado Rd
Poway CA 92064


el ranchito taco shop

El Ranchito Taco Shop

This is a big step up from your average San Diego style taco shop.  A much higher quality of food and a fantastic selection of Mexican specialties. Be sure to order the chunky guacamole.  It’s a treat.

Located in the Home Goods shopping center on NE corner of Midland and Poway Rd

13654 Midland Rd, #9-10
Poway CA 92064



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