BOULEVARD, CALIFORNIA is one of the smaller cities surrounding San Diego, located within San Diego County with just under 1500 residents. Most of the area is classified as rural desert, and it runs alongside the border between Mexico and the United States. You may be traveling to Boulevard to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Laguna Mountains, In-Ko-Pah Mountains, or Sierra de Juarez Mountains. It's also the headquarters of the Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians, and there is a rich and interesting Native American history tied to the area. If you're coming to Boulevard anytime soon, take note of these wonderful bars and restaurants in or near the 91905 zip code.
Chef Hat Grill
is possibly the newest restaurant in Boulevard, and it also happens to be your best source for the finest and freshest Mexican food in the area. They've got both indoor and outdoor dining areas so you can enjoy the superb view and beautiful weather, and all of the meals here are prepared fresh and served piping hot. You'll be surprised at how affordable the prices are, and you'll especially enjoy the fast and friendly service. We highly recommend this restaurant to you. Chef Hat Grill can visited over at 40601 Old Highway 80.
Live Oaks Market
isn't quite a bar or restaurant, but with their great deli offerings we just had to include it on this list. Live Oaks Market is basically a combination food market, deli, and gas station. When we're in the area, we love to take advantage of this one stop shop. You can fill up your tank, grab some wonderful deli fare, stock up on some groceries including meats and produce... and you'll get all that done much more quickly than you would if you had to go to three separate places! We just love this place. Everything is fantastic. Located at 37820 Old Highway 80.
Live Oaks Spring Resort - CLOSED
is very highly recommended either for a wonderful weekend stay or just to stop in for a really delicious bite to eat at their restaurant. We love the old fashioned retro look, which is authentic, a real relic of the past. Some places that use that as their claim to fame also have the dust and grime left over from the last century, but we're happy to say that everything here is sparkling clean and tidy. We love the hookah bar next door and the live bands that keep the place jumping! You can find Live Oaks Spring Resort at 37820 Old Highway 80.
El Rancho Bar & Grill
the kind of wonderful Mexican restaurant and bar where you can kick back and enjoy some really fresh and delicious food. Everyone who dines here recommends it wholeheartedly. They've got exquisite food including some of the best ribs in the world, and their margaritas are unbelievable. Full bar too! Just a great place to relax with friends and enjoy a night on the town. You'll be able to find El Rancho Bar & Grill in nearby Campo, 29804 Oak Dr, Campo, CA 91906 to be specific.
La Posta Diner
is an old fashioned diner, very charming in both appearance and in service, where you can indulge in some of your favorite homemade comfort foods. The location is perfect for when you're making that long trek from San Diego to Boulevard, and it's a nice place to refresh and relax.N Note that they're always packed with happy customers, so give yourself a little extra time! La Posta Diner can be found at 32337 Old Highway 80; Pine Valley, California 91962 close to Buck Springs Road.
Lake Cuyamaca Restaurant & Store
is located in a prime spot where many people come to camp along the lake. They've got an all you can eat fish fry on Friday evenings that we can never pass up when we're in the area. They've often got wonderful live music on the weekends too. We love the comfortable ambiance, and the outstanding service on its own is enough of a reason to recommend this place. Wonderful food and just a great overall dining experience. Located in nearby Julian, at 15027 California 79.
just a perfect place for the seafood and steak lovers out there. It's a short drive from Boulevard to Alpine, and we say it's worth it. The filet medallions are our favorite thing on the menu, and the tomato florentine soup is truly noteworthy too. It would be tough to find a better steakhouse in the area. There's also a wonderful buffet in the casino, but it's hard to pass up the steakhouse when you're right there! Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino can be found at 5000 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 91901.
achieves that perfect blend between restaurant and bakery, with all your home cooked fresh favorites, most of which fall into the comfort food category! It's very family friendly and casually comfortable, which we appreciate after a long hard day. They've got wonderful apple pies here, and they're known for them. We definitely recommend that you try them. It's a little bit pricey for a cafe, thought you get what you pay for. The good folks of Julian Cafe can be found in nearby Julian, on 2112 Main St, Julian, CA 92036.
Nori Sushi Bar & Grill
in nearby Alpine has got to get our recommendation because of their supremely fresh sushi and sashimi, as well as their Japanese specialties! We love the comfortable and elegant atmosphere, and the service is always outstanding too. We very highly recommend the ceviche roll, which is off menu so you will have to nicely ask about getting it special. Fabulous Chicken Katsu too. Great seating whether you get a table or sit at the bar. We love this place. 5003 Willows Rd # 122, Alpine, CA 91901 is where you can visit them.
Hooley's Irish Pub
is located in nearby El Cajon, and it gets our mention because of the wonderful atmosphere and the great service. They've got an incredible selection of beers on draft and in bottles, and the bartenders really know how to mix a mean drink. They've got all your Irish favorites, including some fun twists like Corned Beef Tacos. Now that's the best of two worlds. You've got to check this place out when you're in the area. You can find it in El Cajon, on Jamacha Road between Campo Road and Cuyamaca College Drive West.