Here are some of my favorite restaurants in Poway.


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


But 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 my favorite places in Poway.  Who do you like best?


Taco Taco – Great food, locally owned and a great value for tasty tacos and Mexican food.  The fish tacos are especially good.

North Park Produce – I drove past this a million times and assumed it was a produce extension to the grocery store.  It turns out to be a great place for Mediterranean and Persian food.  I really liked the Chicken Schwarma.

Thai Ladle – My daughter was visiting and wanted Thai food one night, so I consulted Yelp and discovered Thai Ladle.  We really enjoyed the Chicken Pad Thai and Pineapple Fried Rice.

Tong Sake House – Great little Japanese restaurant with a cool indoor vibe.  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.  

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

Villa Capri Trattoria – Fine dining in Poway.  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.  Hard to believe you are in the strip mall near Target.

Pacific Pizza – There are so many really good pizza places to consider in Poway.  I just like these guys on a personal level.  Plus, their food is excellent, they deliver, and they are always offering special deals if you sign up for their text message list.

El Ranchito Taco Shop – A big step up from your average taco shop.  Be sure to order the chunky guacamole.  It’s a treat.


There are so many others I could list.  Who are your favorites?


Enjoy Poway!