Where to Eat and Drink in Kensington in San Diego

Why you should explore this charming neighborhood

Located in mid-city San Diego, Kensington is hushed, hip neighborhood known for its charming Spanish-style houses and just as important: locally-owned restaurants and bars. Below, three spots you can’t miss when visiting this unique San Diego neighborhood.

Ponce’s Mexican Food

Open since 1969 and perched at the corner of Terrace Drive and Adams Avenue, this family-owned eatery doles out crowd-pleasing Mexican cuisine (think quesadillas, enchiladas, and carne asada) in an equally relaxed, friendly setting.

Village Vino

When the weather’s nice – and it almost always is in San Diego – grab a seat outdoors at this beloved neighborhood wine bar. It specializes in smaller, lesser-known wineries, and the daily happy hour (offered 4-6pm daily) is a terrific way to try out something new.

Kensington Brewing Company

With over 130 craft breweries, San Diego has a thrilling beer scene. And this operation, just opened last year, has plenty of seats – making it great for groups – and lots of interesting brews on tap for tasting, but it’s the apricot wheat and coffee stout that have locals abuzz.



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