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Chiroy's Cafe 914 E 8th St, National City
Chiroy's Cafe
Mexican • $$

Chiroy's Cafe

914 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

Really good food. I would really recommend it. The coffee delicious their shrimp Alfredo wow my favorite. Also surf and turf omelette. I can keep going. My...

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  • Superb152 Reviews4.7
Poke Etc. 916 E 8th St, National City
Poke Etc.
Hawaiian • $

Poke Etc.

916 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

This place is a must try for some Hawaiian tasty glory. We got the 2 flavor poke and that was awesome and my wife got the teriyaki chicken entree and that was...

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  • Superb212 Reviews4.6
Tita's Kitchenette 2720 E Plaza Blvd E, National City
Tita's Kitchenette
Filipino • $

Tita's Kitchenette

2720 E Plaza Blvd E, National City, CA 91950

This place is awesome! We'll deserved ratings. The staff was friendly, the portions are generous, and the food was delicious! It's also right next to...

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  • Superb262 Reviews4.5
PHO 7 COW 1025 Highland Ave, National City
PHO 7 COW
Vietnamese • $

PHO 7 COW

1025 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

Came here on a Tuesday night and it was relatively crowded. The mango passion fruit juice and the summer rolls were just ok… the Filet Mignon Pho was good....

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  • Superb247 Reviews4.5
Family House of Pancakes 1900 E Plaza Blvd, National City
Family House of Pancakes
Pancakes • $$

Family House of Pancakes

1900 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950

Wow what an awesome place. There's always a line and I know why. The portion is huge and stunning to my mom and aunt they can't get over the size....

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  • Superb283 Reviews4.4
Golden Chopsticks Restaurant 1430 E Plaza Blvd, National City
Golden Chopsticks Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Golden Chopsticks Restaurant

1430 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950

You can usually tell a good Chinese restaurant by how crowded it is. Based on that, this one is amazing. We saw several large parties (12 to 16 people) and...

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  • Superb253 Reviews4.4
Machete Beer House 2325 Highland Ave, National City
Machete Beer House
Beer Bar • $$

Machete Beer House

2325 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

Small venue, simple with a variety of local brewed beers. Their hand written menus hard to read so I recommend downloading the menu. A few small tvs and a big...

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  • Superb109 Reviews4.6
Mi Pana Latín American Cuisine 2241 Highland Ave, National City
Mi Pana Latín American Cuisine
Venezuelan • $

Mi Pana Latín American Cuisine

2241 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

Their food is... simply delicious!I've tried many of the dishes here and they're always tasty. I'm always satisfied with the portions and with...

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  • Superb149 Reviews4.5
Pho Mai Cali & Grill 1635 Sweetwater Rd h, National City
Pho Mai Cali & Grill
Vietnamese • $

Pho Mai Cali & Grill

1635 Sweetwater Rd h, National City, CA 91950

My partner and I always order pho mai cali on ubereats but have never ate inside the establishment until today. Delivery wise, the food always comes in hot and...

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  • Superb228 Reviews4.4
Napoleone's Pizza House 619 National City Blvd, National City
Napoleone's Pizza House
Pizza • $$

Napoleone's Pizza House

619 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950

This is our 1st trying the Pizza at this place. I was browsing in Google found this place after we went to outdoor ice skating. Wow, I was blown away the...

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  • Superb227 Reviews4.4
Guanatos Mexican Grill 1526 E 18th St, National City
Guanatos Mexican Grill
Mexican • $

Guanatos Mexican Grill

1526 E 18th St, National City, CA 91950

Very good food along with great portions! Staff is super sweet too! We all shared a shrimp cocktail, chicken burrito and had a couple tacos. The surf and turf...

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  • Superb142 Reviews4.5
Silvia's Pupuseria - Salvadorian Food 916 E 8th St, National City
Silvia's Pupuseria - Salvadorian Food
Salvadoran • $

Silvia's Pupuseria - Salvadorian Food

916 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

Went based on good reviews and the Pupusas were made fresh to order and SO DELICIOUS!! Will be going back one more times before I leave my week of work in the...

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  • Superb211 Reviews4.4
Over The Tap 2424 Hoover Ave Suite A, National City
Over The Tap
Beer Bar

Over The Tap

2424 Hoover Ave Suite A, National City, CA 91950

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE!! They have cheap options and the atmosphere is very laid back. My best friend celebrated his birthday here, and we really enjoyed...

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Royal Mandarin 1132 E Plaza Blvd #205, National City
Royal Mandarin
Chinese • $$

Royal Mandarin

1132 E Plaza Blvd #205, National City, CA 91950

My review is purely based on the food. Most reasonably priced dim sum in San Diego and honestly everything tasted very decent. Maybe about 80% close to the dim...

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  • Superb452 Reviews4.3
Green Vine Delicatessen 2429 National City Blvd, National City
Green Vine Delicatessen
Deli • $

Green Vine Delicatessen

2429 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950

Let me go ahead and warn you that the portions and plates are HUGE. Lol can't complain about big portions right? The Turkey wrap was really good!...

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  • Superb195 Reviews4.4
Teriyaki Sun 4 N Euclid Ave, National City
Teriyaki Sun
Sushi Bar

Teriyaki Sun

4 N Euclid Ave, National City, CA 91950

Tasty neighborhood Ramen shop! I had the tonkotsu ramen and it hit the spot without me driving to Convoy. The dish is probably close to the Hakata style of...

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  • Superb166 Reviews4.4
Fresca Deli & Food 1021 Highland Ave #3515, National City
Fresca Deli & Food
Deli • $

Fresca Deli & Food

1021 Highland Ave #3515, National City, CA 91950

Best tortas, fruit salads, juices. Staff is great! For some reason I crave when I'm pregnant and I would make the 45 minute drive atleast once a week for...

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  • Superb61 Reviews4.7
PHO BO RESTAURANT 2424 Hoover Ave Suite K, National City
PHO BO RESTAURANT
Vietnamese

PHO BO RESTAURANT

2424 Hoover Ave Suite K, National City, CA 91950

Tried the fried gyozas and rare steak and rare fatty brisket pho and it was beyond amazing! The herbs were fresh and complemented the pho. I got the taro...

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  • Superb75 Reviews4.6
Oriental Cafe 39 E 7th St, National City
Oriental Cafe
Chinese • $

Oriental Cafe

39 E 7th St, National City, CA 91950

Good food been coming here for years cash only friendly cashier doesn't mind when i change one plate for another, theres only one thing she overcharges...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.4
Vons Chicken 811 K Ave, National City
Vons Chicken
Korean

Vons Chicken

811 K Ave, National City, CA 91950

I loveeeeeee this place! Vons Chicken is a hidden gem you will be lucky to find. Customer service is great, chicken is even better. Their menu is short and...

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  • Superb88 Reviews4.5
Pizza Grande 101 N Highland Ave C, National City
Pizza Grande
Pizza • $

Pizza Grande

101 N Highland Ave C, National City, CA 91950

Been coming here for bout 5 months. I rarely order pizza i always order their Greek Salad...mmmmm very good! Great size and portions...i have tasted their...

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  • Superb84 Reviews4.5
Slappy's Burgers and Brews 1105 E Plaza Blvd Suite D, National City
Slappy's Burgers and Brews
Burgers • $$

Slappy's Burgers and Brews

1105 E Plaza Blvd Suite D, National City, CA 91950

My first time here at Slappy's and I will definitely be back! Good food, great service! Sampler plate was fire, the sauce on top complimented the fries,...

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  • Superb178 Reviews4.3
San Diego Pretzel Company 224 W 12th St, National City
San Diego Pretzel Company
Pretzels • $

San Diego Pretzel Company

224 W 12th St, National City, CA 91950

I haven't visited the factory, but found this BIG pretzel at my local Smart & Final in the fresh bread aisle. It was GOOD! One of the best...

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  • Superb37 Reviews4.9
Las Islas Filipinas Restaurant 933 S Harbison Ave, National City
Las Islas Filipinas Restaurant
Filipino

Las Islas Filipinas Restaurant

933 S Harbison Ave, National City, CA 91950

One of the best Places in San Diego for Filipino cuisine. Super authentic and very clean. We visit Atleast once a week. Calamari and sisig is our favorite. Try...

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  • Superb41 Reviews4.8
Toto's grill 1615 Sweetwater Rd, National City
Toto's grill
Filipino • $

Toto's grill

1615 Sweetwater Rd, National City, CA 91950

It’s my 2nd time here. It’s a chill place to grab food and great to hang out with few friends. You order the various Filipino food in the store and heat...

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  • Superb123 Reviews4.3
Kimball Coastal Eatery 740 Bay Marina Dr, National City
Kimball Coastal Eatery
American

Kimball Coastal Eatery

740 Bay Marina Dr, National City, CA 91950

This place was amazing. The food was phenomenal, we had the Bolognese and rib-eye steak tacos. We also ordered the queso dip which was interesting because...

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  • Superb49 Reviews4.6
Esmeralda's Fruits 2303 Highland Ave, National City
Esmeralda's Fruits
Health Food

Esmeralda's Fruits

2303 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

Bought here for the first time, fresas con crema & an escamocha. It’s ok. Flavor wise it can be better. Both of my items could have been better. And...

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  • Superb39 Reviews4.7
Delos Reyes Snack Bar and Lounge 3142 E Plaza Blvd suite F, National City
Delos Reyes Snack Bar and Lounge
Fast Food

Delos Reyes Snack Bar and Lounge

3142 E Plaza Blvd suite F, National City, CA 91950

Wow!!! 5 stars for sure!!! This restaurant has exceeded my expectations. I went with my family of 4 and we ordered a little bit of everything. We ordered one...

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  • Superb29 Reviews4.9
San Diego Seafood Inc 1842 McKinley Ave, National City
San Diego Seafood Inc
Seafood Markets • $$

San Diego Seafood Inc

1842 McKinley Ave, National City, CA 91950

I bought salmon, black sea bass, and oysters. All were awesome. Be adventurous and buy seafood from the source of many restaurants. You won't regret it. I did...

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  • Superb45 Reviews4.6
Smitty's Taste Of The Bayou 41 E 8th St, National City
Smitty's Taste Of The Bayou
Barbecue • $$

Smitty's Taste Of The Bayou

41 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

OK SO THIS FOOD IS BOMB AS HELL......I just goggled food near me and was searching around and came across Smittys.. and just in the picture of the Mac n...

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American Restaurants

American in National City
Kimball Coastal Eatery 740 Bay Marina Dr, National City
Kimball Coastal Eatery
American

Kimball Coastal Eatery

740 Bay Marina Dr, National City, CA 91950

This place was amazing. The food was phenomenal, we had the Bolognese and rib-eye steak tacos. We also ordered the queso dip which was interesting because...

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  • Superb49 Reviews4.6
Cafe La Maze 1441 Highland Ave, National City
Cafe La Maze
American • $$

Cafe La Maze

1441 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

Very pleasantly surprised! Read a short article about Cafe La Maze, it's history, etc., and then asked a neighbor who grew up in that area about the...

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  • Good234 Reviews4.1
The Broken Yolk Cafe 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd #1106, National City
The Broken Yolk Cafe
American • $$

The Broken Yolk Cafe

3030 Plaza Bonita Rd #1106, National City, CA 91950

This location never disappoints. The food is always delicious and appealing. The restaurant is clean and there staff is attentive. I like to especially...

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  • Good214 Reviews4

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in National City
Napoleone's Pizza House 619 National City Blvd, National City
Napoleone's Pizza House
Pizza • $$

Napoleone's Pizza House

619 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950

This is our 1st trying the Pizza at this place. I was browsing in Google found this place after we went to outdoor ice skating. Wow, I was blown away the...

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  • Superb227 Reviews4.4
Pizza Grande 101 N Highland Ave C, National City
Pizza Grande
Pizza • $

Pizza Grande

101 N Highland Ave C, National City, CA 91950

Been coming here for bout 5 months. I rarely order pizza i always order their Greek Salad...mmmmm very good! Great size and portions...i have tasted their...

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  • Superb84 Reviews4.5
Zappy Pizza 1712 E 8th St, National City
Zappy Pizza
Pizza

Zappy Pizza

1712 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

I asked for a supreme all fresh ingredients, quick and very nice service.They didn't have mushrooms at the moment instead got jalapenos and black olives....

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  • Good112 Reviews4.2

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in National City
Chiroy's Cafe 914 E 8th St, National City
Chiroy's Cafe
Mexican • $$

Chiroy's Cafe

914 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

Really good food. I would really recommend it. The coffee delicious their shrimp Alfredo wow my favorite. Also surf and turf omelette. I can keep going. My...

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  • Superb152 Reviews4.7
Guanatos Mexican Grill 1526 E 18th St, National City
Guanatos Mexican Grill
Mexican • $

Guanatos Mexican Grill

1526 E 18th St, National City, CA 91950

Very good food along with great portions! Staff is super sweet too! We all shared a shrimp cocktail, chicken burrito and had a couple tacos. The surf and turf...

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  • Superb142 Reviews4.5
La Original Casa del Taco 1635 Sweetwater Rd A-B, National City
La Original Casa del Taco
Mexican • $$

La Original Casa del Taco

1635 Sweetwater Rd A-B, National City, CA 91950

Fresh, delicious, home style, Mexican food. It always makes a difference to have great service & the woman attending my table was quick & always asked...

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  • Superb98 Reviews4.3

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in National City
Golden Chopsticks Restaurant 1430 E Plaza Blvd, National City
Golden Chopsticks Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Golden Chopsticks Restaurant

1430 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950

You can usually tell a good Chinese restaurant by how crowded it is. Based on that, this one is amazing. We saw several large parties (12 to 16 people) and...

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  • Superb253 Reviews4.4
Royal Mandarin 1132 E Plaza Blvd #205, National City
Royal Mandarin
Chinese • $$

Royal Mandarin

1132 E Plaza Blvd #205, National City, CA 91950

My review is purely based on the food. Most reasonably priced dim sum in San Diego and honestly everything tasted very decent. Maybe about 80% close to the dim...

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  • Superb452 Reviews4.3
Oriental Cafe 39 E 7th St, National City
Oriental Cafe
Chinese • $

Oriental Cafe

39 E 7th St, National City, CA 91950

Good food been coming here for years cash only friendly cashier doesn't mind when i change one plate for another, theres only one thing she overcharges...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.4

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in National City
Delos Reyes Snack Bar and Lounge 3142 E Plaza Blvd suite F, National City
Delos Reyes Snack Bar and Lounge
Fast Food

Delos Reyes Snack Bar and Lounge

3142 E Plaza Blvd suite F, National City, CA 91950

Wow!!! 5 stars for sure!!! This restaurant has exceeded my expectations. I went with my family of 4 and we ordered a little bit of everything. We ordered one...

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  • Superb29 Reviews4.9
Red Ribbon 2220 E Plaza Blvd Ste G, National City
Red Ribbon
Fast Food • $

Red Ribbon

2220 E Plaza Blvd Ste G, National City, CA 91950

Red ribbon is definitely my go to place for purchasing cakes for special occasions. They always have the cake that I want available and they are always quick...

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  • Superb75 Reviews4.3
Charleys Cheesesteaks 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd Suite FC - 10, National City
Charleys Cheesesteaks
Fast Food • $

Charleys Cheesesteaks

3030 Plaza Bonita Rd Suite FC - 10, National City, CA 91950

Love this place. Love my cheesesteaks. Absolutely hated the customer service this visit from an unhappy cashier. She rudely stated that they didn't open...

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  • Good64 Reviews3.7

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in National City
San Diego Seafood Inc 1842 McKinley Ave, National City
San Diego Seafood Inc
Seafood Markets • $$

San Diego Seafood Inc

1842 McKinley Ave, National City, CA 91950

I bought salmon, black sea bass, and oysters. All were awesome. Be adventurous and buy seafood from the source of many restaurants. You won't regret it. I did...

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  • Superb45 Reviews4.6
The Ace Crab 3403 East Plaza Boulevard Suite #E, National City
The Ace Crab
Seafood

The Ace Crab

3403 East Plaza Boulevard Suite #E, National City, CA 91950

The absolute best seafood boil restaurant I've ever been to. Small mom & pop shop with amazing customer service, amazing prices on every menu item,...

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  • Good96 Reviews4.2
Mariscos El Tiburon 543 Highland Ave, National City
Mariscos El Tiburon
Seafood • $$

Mariscos El Tiburon

543 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

Ordered to go and it was done quickly. La muchacha es un dulce. Caldo de 7 Mares was the most beautiful and tasty I've ever had and it was HUGE! Mom loved...

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  • Good58 Reviews3.7
Tortas Oasis Deli 1210 E Plaza Blvd #404, National City
Tortas Oasis Deli
Sandwich Shop • $

Tortas Oasis Deli

1210 E Plaza Blvd #404, National City, CA 91950

I have been getting my Elotes here since Middle School. They're always so generous and delicious ?I gave four stars because they didn't have any...

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  • Good73 Reviews4.1
Fruteria De Disfrutalas 133 Highland Ave A1, National City
Fruteria De Disfrutalas
Sandwich Shop

Fruteria De Disfrutalas

133 Highland Ave A1, National City, CA 91950

Omg!! So good, the shrimp ceviche us really good, not only on this place but on their other location as well in university avenue they are both really good,The...

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Jersey Mike's Subs 404 Mile of Cars Way, National City
Jersey Mike's Subs
Sandwich Shop • $

Jersey Mike's Subs

404 Mile of Cars Way, National City, CA 91950

The best customer service! I came in for the first time & was blown away by their customer service (everyone that was on staff) but more specifically...

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  • Good153 Reviews3.8
D Wings & Ribs 36 N Euclid Ave F, National City
D Wings & Ribs
Chicken Wings

D Wings & Ribs

36 N Euclid Ave F, National City, CA 91950

I love the food here! It's a family owned and operated business. Who doesn't love that?! The service is great and the time they take shows in the...

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  • Good130 Reviews4.2
FireBirds Chicken 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd #2450, National City
FireBirds Chicken
Chicken

FireBirds Chicken

3030 Plaza Bonita Rd #2450, National City, CA 91950

Great sandwiches! Was our first time there so we took their recommendations and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out! We got the bacon ranch...

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  • Good29 Reviews4
Chick-fil-A 400 Mile of Cars Way, National City
Chick-fil-A
Chicken • $$

Chick-fil-A

400 Mile of Cars Way, National City, CA 91950

10/10 Chick Fil A never disappoints! First time trying their nuggets and I did not have any complaints!Only suggestion I have is maybe coordinate the drive...

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  • Good267 Reviews3.9

Vietnamese Restaurants

Vietnamese in National City
PHO 7 COW 1025 Highland Ave, National City
PHO 7 COW
Vietnamese • $

PHO 7 COW

1025 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

Came here on a Tuesday night and it was relatively crowded. The mango passion fruit juice and the summer rolls were just ok… the Filet Mignon Pho was good....

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  • Superb247 Reviews4.5
Pho Mai Cali & Grill 1635 Sweetwater Rd h, National City
Pho Mai Cali & Grill
Vietnamese • $

Pho Mai Cali & Grill

1635 Sweetwater Rd h, National City, CA 91950

My partner and I always order pho mai cali on ubereats but have never ate inside the establishment until today. Delivery wise, the food always comes in hot and...

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  • Superb228 Reviews4.4
PHO BO RESTAURANT 2424 Hoover Ave Suite K, National City
PHO BO RESTAURANT
Vietnamese

PHO BO RESTAURANT

2424 Hoover Ave Suite K, National City, CA 91950

Tried the fried gyozas and rare steak and rare fatty brisket pho and it was beyond amazing! The herbs were fresh and complemented the pho. I got the taro...

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  • Superb75 Reviews4.6
Stoney's 108 W 25th St Suite Q, National City
Stoney's
Bar & Grill • $

Stoney's

108 W 25th St Suite Q, National City, CA 91950

Had our 8 ball pool ? game there. They serve My favorite drink there!!! The best Mexican candy mixed drink EVER!! Haven't found any other bar that makes...

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  • Good132 Reviews4.2
Cabo wabo grill and bar 831 E 8th St, National City
Cabo wabo grill and bar
Bar & Grill • $

Cabo wabo grill and bar

831 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950

It's a dive bar but I like it the bartender chicks are all cool amd sweet I like that they not blasting mariachi music all the time but have a good...

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  • Good94 Reviews4.1
Trolley Side Deli 530 W 21st St, National City
Trolley Side Deli
Bar & Grill • $$

Trolley Side Deli

530 W 21st St, National City, CA 91950

I really don't go to the store that much but I do you like about it has a lot of snacks and drinks and munchies lots of munchies I got maybe so it is...

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