The San Diego Super Bowl Takeout Guide

By Darlene Horn  |  January 27, 2014
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The Chargers didn't make it to the big game, but that doesn’t mean we're snubbing the Super Bowl. You're going to need some game grub to go with your Sunday party. To that end, this by-the-neighborhood guide to San Diego County restaurants with party-ready take-out options should come in handy. 


    Ciro’s Pizzeria
    536 Market St.; 619-696-0405
    967 Garnet Ave.; 858-483-4624

    Pizzas with unique toppings like dried figs, bacon, smoked gouda with balsamic reduction and bite size appetizers like savory stuffed mushrooms and garlic knots. Take-out and delivery are offered within a few mile radius; place large orders at least two hours in advance. Bonus: if you place your order before Super Bowl Sunday, you'll get 10% off.

    The Commons Bar
    901 4th Ave., 619-696-8888
    This busy bar offers its full menu on game day, including the famous chicken wings. You should also consider the Philly cheese steak options and nachos. Place orders several hours in advance. Take-out only.

    1030 Torrey Pines Rd.; 858-459-1708
    Set up a taco bar at home. Super Bowl specials include 4 lbs. of meat, tortillas, rice, chips and enchiladas to feed a team-size group of your friends. Delivery throughout San Diego $25-35; take-out available. Place orders a day in advance.

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    Golden Chopsticks
    1430 E. Plaza Blvd., National City; 619-336-1888
    The salt-and-pepper chicken wings here are some of the best around. We're also fans of the combo fried rice and BBQ spare ribs. Take-out only. Place large orders a day in advance.

    D’Lish Bistro
    386 E H St., Chula Vista; 619-585-1371
    The pizza, pasta and – if you insist – fresh garden salads at this long-standing South Bay establishment are fit to feed a crowd hungry for Italian food. Take-out only. For large orders, they recommend calling 3-4 hours in advance.

    Tacos El Gordo
    689 H St., Chula Vista; 619-691-8848
    This family-owned-and-operated shop offers 15 authentic taco varieties, including carne asada, cabeza and lengua. Take-out only. For large orders, call on Sunday morning. 

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    D.Z. Akins
    6930 Alvarado Rd., 619-265-0218
    Stock up on freshly baked breads, deli meats, cookies and desserts at this New York-style deli. Lines for the restaurant always start early on Sunday, so parking is at a premium. Get in early for the best selection. Takeout only. 

    Deli Belly
    1530 Jamacha Rd., El Cajon, 619-440-3354
    Sandwich specials include two for $10, three for $15 or a platter of their signature favorites for $50. You can also get sides of coleslaw, potato and/or macaroni salad. Delivery to El Cajon is $5. Takeout is also available. Place orders 1-2 days in advance.

    Happy’s Pizza
    388 E. Main St., El Cajon; 619-593-4000
    This pizza place also serves spare ribs and dessert so you could say it's a one-stop-shop for game day. Special for the Super Bowl, they're offering two-medium, two-topping pizzas for $10. Pick-up or delivery available. Place orders an hour in advance.

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    Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
    315 S. Coast Hwy., Encinitas; 760-942-2222
    16085 San Dieguito Rd., Rancho Santa Fe 858-759-2222

    The entire menu is available for Super Bowl Sunday including pastas, subs and their renowned pizzas. You can place orders online or call them in, but give the kitchen at least an hour of advance notice, either way. Delivery and take-out available.

    Papaya Bay
    3815 Mission Ave., Oceanside; 760-529-4766
    Thai food for the Super Bowl? This sounds especially good when you consider fried rice and stir-fry specials are 10% off on Sunday. Delivery available within a 4-mile radius; take-out available. Order two hours in advance.

    Los Tacos
    2183 Vista Way, Oceanside 760-757-8226
    Party platters are available for $8.50 a person (15 person minimum) includes tortilla chips, two kinds of meat, rice and beans. Small orders can be accommodated. Delivery and take-out available. Order at least one hour in advance.