Each month we ask one of our favorite San Diegans the question:

If you only had 24 hours to show a friend the best that urban San Diego has to offer, where would you take them?

Gilbert Castellanos

Musician,  http://www.gilbertcastellanos.com
Live: Normal Heights
Work: All around San Diego!
How Long: 20 years

BREAKFAST: I would have to say Ranchos in North Park. I love the relaxed vibe and they have the best Mexican coffee! Juan, who is usually there in the daytime is the nicest, funniest host/waiter you can find.


LUNCH: That’s a tough one. I don’t eat lunch that often but when I do, I try to make it a point to go to Croce’s Park West for their amazing burgers. Kobe beef with a bun from Bread & Cie is pretty tough to beat, also if you add avocado there really is nothing better!


DINNER: Most nights I am usually performing and luckily that means I get to savor a delicious meal at the restaurants where I play….one of the perks of being a musician! When I do have a night off, I try to hit up some of my favorite spots. I LOVE Spicy City, Taste of the Himalayas, and Panama 66 just to name a few.


 BAR: A gig usually comes with a cocktail too, and San Diego definitely offers some delicious drinks. Working or not, I love Seven Grand – their whiskey drinks are the best.


Photo Credit: Laurent Kramer