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10 Hot Plates: San Diego's Top Food News in October

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons


Blanco Tacos + Tequila


Chefs Paul McCabe and Amy DiBiase have launched the bayfront restaurant Vistal inside the new InterContinental Hotel downtown, with a menu of prawns, sea bass, and other Baja-inspired seafood dishes.



Dark Horse Coffee Roasters has opened its fourth San Diego location. The La Mesa café serves coffee, donuts, waffles, and toast.



Taking over the shuttered Candela’s by the Bay, El Roy’s Tequila Bar + Kitchen is now open in Coronado, from the team behind Liberty Public Market, Stake Chophouse & Bar, and Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge.



Frosted, bagel-like, and croissant-style donuts are on the menu at Frat Boy Donuts’ new location in the East Village.



Carlsbad’s new Clara is serving California-inspired bistro fare by chef Alex Carballo (Moto Deli).



Blanco Tacos + Tequila is now open in Fashion Valley, serving braised short rib tacos, plus mezcal cocktails and margaritas.



Kensington’s Tanuki is turning out sushi and Wagyu beef alongside sake and matcha lattes.



After success in the Portland area, Ramen Ryoma has opened an outpost in Clairemont, with locations in Hillcrest and Pacific Beach coming soon.



Former BiCE chef-owner Mario Cassineri is behind Oceanside’s new Italian eatery, Blade 1936, in the Irving Gill–designed building once used by the Blade-Tribune newspaper.



The new Sarap Filipino Kitchen is serving lumpia, pancit, and other traditional plates in Miramar, with live entertainment including stand-up and karaoke to come.

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