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Isabel's Cantina
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Today 8AM–3PM, 5–9:30PM
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Come on in for #tacos! We offer carnitas, chicken, steak and soy chorizo!

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Don't forget that #HappyHour is from 5 to 6pm Monday through Friday! We recommend trying our delicious Ahi Wontons!
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Our Bloody Marys are a must for #brunch!
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Coconut Mexican Mocha:
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Great mornings start with great mimosas.
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#KaleMimosas and one of our delicious Bowls will definitely brighten your day! #HappyHumpDay

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We love seeing you for #brunch! Start your day off right: come on in for both sweet and savory dishes!

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On your way to watch the San Diego Chargers​ play the Minnesota Vikings​? Stop by and try our freshly-made Oranage Pineapple Kale mimosas!
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Not a fan of sweets? We have amazing savory dishes for #brunch as well!

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Let the Lettuce Wraps satisfy your cravings. It comes with your choice of chicken or tofu, cucumbers, bean sprouts, and peanut sauce!
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966 Felspar St San Diego, CA 92109
966 Felspar StreetUSCaliforniaSan Diego92109
(858) 272-8400isabelscantinasd.com
$$Pan-Latin Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Pan-Latin Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Today 8AM–3PM, 5–9:30PM
Saturday 8AM–3PM, 5–9:30PMSunday 8AM–3PM, 5–9PMMonday 8AM–3PM, 5–9PMTuesday 8AM–3PM, 5–9PMWednesday 8AM–3PM, 5–9PMThursday 8AM–3PM, 5–9PMFriday 8AM–3PM, 5–9:30PM
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Experience Isabel’s Cantina, where cultures are thoughtfully integrated to create irresistible, modern taste sensations. Traditional Latin and Asian cuisines come together here, giving sustenance to a new kind of soul food.
Self-taught owner, cookbook author and chef Isabel Cruz brings her culinary Latin heritage front and center, adding to it the Asian influence she absorbed while growing up in Los Angeles. You can feel the passion that goes into each surprising new flavor combination, resulting in the bold and exotic – and surprisingly healthy- menu choices she proudly serves. By incorporating ingredients that range from spicy pork carnitas to tofu, our guests enjoy a vegetarian’s delight as well as a meat-lover’s paradise for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Our dining space fires off with a decorative dragon hovered mid-flight above our front door and continues with a gigantic 15-foot Buddha statue propped above the dining room. We’re dramatic and hip, with intimate booths and warm colors, resulting in an atmosphere refreshingly atypical of coastal Pacific Beach.

Isabel’s Cantina is among the top breakfast places in town (served until 3p.m.), with good reason, boasting Banana-Blackberry Pancakes, Breakfast Tamales, Scrambles and Coconut French Toast. Lunch and dinner options include Ahi Wontons, Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Grilled Salmon with house-made salsas. Escape from the rowdy Pacific Beach bars and end up at Isabel’s Cantina for desserts such as Bananas Cantina and sin-free (sorta) Flourless Chocolate Cake. Our drink menu shimmers with enticing options, too, like Mexican Mochas and Brazilian Mimosas. Or, embrace the fire with a Bloody Dragon.
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Locals line up for inventive fusion fare & buzzy weekend brunches amongst a dim, wood-trimmed space.- Google
"We went for breakfast and the coconut French toast was perfect."
"Blue cheese salad was skimpy on the blue."
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Susan Schutz
a month ago
We used to eat lunch there every day. The foodv and service waa outstanding. Then one day several months ago, it seemed likeall the employees were new, and the restaurant was filthy. We mentiined this to our friends who also loved this restaurant and they told us that that stopped going there also due to a new lack of cleanliness. I wonder if there are new owners . I wonder what happened to this great place. My friends and I will never go back. Sad.
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Layla Bauder
4 months ago
Unassuming place, no sign out front, looks closed almost from the street. Very zen furnishings, fantastic service from David. I had a healthy free range chicken Diablo with fresh kale, black beans and brown rice. Soooo good and a large plate with two tasty sauces. Couldn't finish it all, so much food. The lettuce wraps were also excellent. Asian southwest fusion. My only complaint is all the soy on the menu.
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Paul Fay
10 months ago
I am being very nice on the star ratings for this place. The food is just o.k... The service was really slow. Took about and hour or more to get our food for a table of 7. None of the servers came around to acknowledge that the food may take longer than usual or that the kitchen is behind. Nothing. No one even came around to refill our water or ask if we needed anything. Luckily there was enough good conversations amongst our table to help us pass the time it took for our food. By the time our food came we were starving. Figured that it'd be worth the wait but for the most part we were disappointed. Do not think I would come back here again. Mostly due to the fact that it took so long for our food and no apologies or anything.
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Gunnar Aas
11 months ago
Best place to eat in PB. Great food and great service. Only got to eat for dinner, but the breakfast and lunch menu looks good too! A trip is mandatory for all vacationing in PB.
Laura S
4 months ago
We ate there for the first time while visiting San Diego and I had one of the best meals I've ever had in my life. I had the Chicken Diablo, and it was absolutely AMAZING!. The whole meal was incredible. Everything went so well with each other; from the chicken, to the rice and black beans and even the kale. The cilantro lime sauce just made everything that much better. My husband had one of their specials and he said it was very good too, but he wanted my meal after tasting my chicken. I've never had anything like it anywhere else. The restaurant was hard to find as there was no sign outside when we went and it looked abandoned from the outside. It took us awhile to figure out that it was indeed a restaurant. They really need to work on the curb appeal! But the inside was very nice. We will definitely be back!!
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Lyndsi Winer
10 months ago
Really fresh and good food! I've been here twice and the service is friendly and very good looking! If you like hot waiters come here! I've had the Brian's Bowl which wasn't too impressive. Fresh but I could make it at home. I've also had their lentil soup, homemade and delicious, their mimosas are awesome! Their Rosemary bread is great along with the soup! I also got the tamales vegetarian style. Not bad either. Overall I love this quiet spot with high ceilings and lots of light coming in! It's relaxing and pleasant for lunch or breakfast.
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Cali Tran
12 months ago
over rated, service sucks restaurant wasn't busy waitress sucks. latte. sucks no flavor and that's on a slow day, 30 minutes. waiting. for a refill on my house blend coffee and that's because. I went and look for waitress. to ask for a Refill
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Julliett Barrett
11 months ago
A must visit for breakfast. Tried every kind of pancake they had and wasn't disappointed with any. Nice and light with great flavors - favorite were the peanut butter/choc chip & the mixed berry. Couldn't believe they served each one on its' own plate in style!