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Where Does a Chef Eat?

Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins, the force behind El Jardín, shares where she likes to eat when she's off the clock


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Best Mexican (Critic's Pick): El Jardín | Photo: Anne Watson

Punjabi Tandoor

“This is such a dependable place—you can assemble a pretty awesome lunch out of whatever they’ve got in their steam wells. I crave their tikka masala. They’ve got one of the best versions in San Diego.”

 

Tribute Pizza

“First of all, the shop is located in a former post office. Whenever I go, I almost always end up ordering whatever weekly special they have, and can’t leave without getting their focaccia with nduja."

 

Ono’s Café

“My go-to order at this little restaurant in Bonita is the bulgogi beef bowl. It is jam-packed with flavor. And definitely don’t miss out on their fries—they have this insane garlic-furikake seasoning.”

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