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California Native, San Diego, CA

California Native

3.5
3.5
12 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
We celebrate the quality and lifestyle of sunny California, infused with the homegrown freshness that our coastal waters and land provides. Our fresh, coastal California cuisine inspired menu combines the best of California’s local meat and vegetable farms along with the freshness and variety of our coastal waters. We embody the essence of true farm and sea to your table.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Wine Bar, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 280-8055
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chris Carriker
  • Neighbourhood
    Carmel Valley
  • Cross Street
    El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights Rd
  • Parking Details
    Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 12 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.5
3.5 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

12 Reviews
  1. Paxton

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    No comment here because the restaurant was closed. Open table let us booked the table. We got there on time and found the restaurant is all dark and empty. This is on a Saturday evening. Very disappointed.

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  2. CATKAT

    San Diego

    58 reviews

    1.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    OpenTable took my reservation but the restaurant was closed. When we got there they were not even open. We were looking forward to experiencing the new restaurant but it will have to be another time.

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  3. TerryC

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They weren’t even open. They could ensure they update open table and website

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  4. GinaE

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great - food was good. Nice neighborhood restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. LizJ

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took my daughter and her husband to dinner and everyone had a great meal! My daughter is Vegan and she ordered the Butternut squash noodles with a cashew cream sauce deliciously decorated with cashews and fresh mint on top. She raved about her dish. My husband and I had the Korean Bbq wings- they were amazing! Crispy on the outside with perfectly cooked chicken inside. We are still talking about the delectable sauce. He ordered the Sea Bass and said it was tender, moist, and loaded with flavor. We will definitely go back!!!

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Happy hour deals are incredible. We ordered a bunch of happy hour small plates and made it a tasting meal. Great live music on the patio Friday night. Highly recommend for good food and a chill setting.

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  7. Roberts

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Split the Cali Burger with friend . Was pretty good... sweet potato fries and regular fries were pretty good too. Other friend had Lamb gyros dish, was just ok as allot of the meat was fatty. The service was good however for not being extremely busy seemed like allot of time to get pour and get served our wine. Unfortunately 2 gals were seated right behind me in the patio and one of the gals was very loud. Louder than the three of us. With allot of eating venues in the area would think this restaurant will have to be more competitive with all around better food and service. Would try again.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. Luv2dine

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Easy to get there. Outside patio is much more inviting than indoor seating. Portions are very small for the cost. I ordered the lobster mac-n-cheese. It wasn't baked as the menu said, there were 2 tiny claws on top and the cheese sauce was as thin a water. However, my guests has the breakfast tacos and the fried tomato po boy and both said it was adequate. Would we go back...probably not.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. JimS

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant. Service and food were excellent. Nice,casual, atmosphere.

    2 people found this helpful

  10. garyw

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun atmosphere, good food, reasonable prices. I'll be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, atmosphere inviting & loved the tv’s. The drinks were delicious as well... Totally recommend

    1 person found this helpful

  12. PJMike

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I really, really want to like this place. This food is good, the ambiance is nice, but man, the service is atrocious. We've been there four times, and each successive time we ask, "it can't possibly be bad again, can it?" Wrong. The first time they had just opened. Ok, that's fine, I can understand you are still working out the kinks. The second time, we ordered drinks, appetizers, and food, and the appetizers took 25-30 mins to arrive, which was BEFORE the drinks came. The drinks arrived only moments before the food, some 45 mins in. This was a Sunday. The third time we decided to grab dinner/drinks before going to a movie across the way. We though 90 mins would be plenty of time...but not so much. Ended up having to rush out of there given how long the drinks and (now cold) food took to arrive. And the staff couldn't figure out how to award my open table points. Most recently we visited before having to attend a b-day party across the street. "There's no way we can be 0-4," we thought. Wrong. At least the first round of drinks came out at a reasonable time, but the food order was so slow, and arrived luke warm at best. Upon delivery the waitress asked if we would like another round of drinks, to which we said yes. My 2nd drink arrived totally different than the first. Different glass, different shade, different flavor, even though it was the same drink. We asked for the check, considering we had the b-day party, and needed them to remove my wife's second drink from the bill, because it never arrived. Again, I really want to like this place. The food is good, bordering on really good. The Spicy Wok Shrimp appetizer is amazing. The ambiance is very pleasant. Carmel Valley need a place like this. It's a nice bump up from the Rimel's that used to be there. But c'mon guys, you have to fix your service problem. You have a willing-to-be-loyal customer, but you keep screwing it up.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

California Native offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 280-8055.

California Native is rated 3.5 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for California Native

12955 El Camino Real Suite G-2, San Diego, CA 92130

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights Rd
  • Neighbourhood
    Carmel Valley
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Wine Bar, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chris Carriker
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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