Where we ate:
Our hotel was right in Old Town, so we dropped off our bags and headed out to find a place to eat. We stopped at Café Coyote—we could eat Mexican food for every meal and had heard good things about this place, so it was an easy choice.
I knew the meal would be delicious as soon as I tried the queso with chorizo appetizer. It was so good, I could have made a meal out of it, but I also had rolled beef tacos, which were huge. We were all completely stuffed after our entrees, but we couldn’t leave without trying Café Coyote’s famous fried ice cream. It was a little too sweet for me, but that might have had a little to do with all the food I had eaten.
For dinner, we decided to try the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant, a former stagecoach hotel. The maître d’ told us the history of the place while we waited for our dinner. The interior of the hotel and restaurant was nearly identical to what you could expect to have seen when it was originally operating. We found out that at one point, the hotel had 22 rooms and one bathroom, but it now has 11 rooms to accommodate the extra bathrooms (thankfully!).
The menu features a mixture of Mexican food, American grill, and seafood. We tried the kung pao calamari, and I had the parmesan-crusted yellowtail. It was a fun experience, and the food was great.
What we did:
Old Town San Diego is considered the “birthplace” of California, so one of my favorite things to do was to wander around and look at the old buildings. I also enjoyed shopping at the many beautiful craft stands in the area.
With only two days in San Diego, we wanted to see as much as possible, so we decided to do an Old Town Trolley tour. We did so much on the tour that it deserves a post of its own. Stay tuned for more from San Diego!
Catch up on our California Road Trip: