Taste of Hillcrest

Saturday, April 14th 2018 12:00pm to 4:00pm

A Feast For All Your Senses! Step into the colorful and vibrant neighborhood that is Fabulous Hillcrest, as you embark on San Diego's largest self-guided culinary tour! Experience the sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of the world as you savor small bites from over 35 of Hillcrest's most recognized and award-winning restaurants. Along the journey, you will also enjoy over a dozen beer samples, as you discover and explore an eclectic mix of shops, boutiques, and gift stores.

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Over 35 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes. From quaint cafes and French and Italian style bistros to five-star dining delights, this is the most anticipated self-guided culinary walking tour in San Diego! Sample bites such as Pad Thai, Sashimi, Italian Antipasto, or Classic American Comfort Food! Your taste buds are going to go wild on this culinary journey throughout Hillcrest! Enjoy your friends, the gorgeous weather, and one unforgettable tasting adventure!

Participants must be over the age of 21 to sample beers. Tickets are $30 and will be $35 on the day of the event. The event has sold out in advance the last couple of years, so we suggest early purchasing. A free shuttle is provided for all participants. The shuttle makes frequent stops around the neighborhood. And as an added bonus- Rich's Nightclub will serve as a refresher station for attendees to stop by and enjoy delicious cocktails and drinks.


In order to prevent long lines at participating restaurants, guests have the option to select one of two check-in stations when they purchase their ticket. Guests who purchased tickets online must bring the printed ticket (or ticket saved to your phone) to their chosen Check-In Station to receive their official Tasting Card and Event Map. Day of Tickets will be available at both check-in stations. 

- Rite Aid Check-In Station (535 Robinson Ave.) : General Admission available here. Pick up your Taste card and map!

- Rich's San Diego Check-In Station (1051 University Avenue): General Admission available here. Pick up your Taste card and map!

After you have received your official Tasting Card and Event Map, enjoy your time in Fabulous Hillcrest! Since this is a self-guided walking tour, feel free to explore the neighborhood at your own leisure. We recommend starting from Park Boulevard and heading west to 3rd Avenue to avoid the crowds!


We will provide shuttle service to all our customers, including those with accessibility needs. If you are in need of an ADA shuttle, please text 619-818-8897 during the event. Our 100% Electric shuttles run every 15 minutes. Look for the Taste of Hillcrest logo on the vehicles.


As San Diego’s colorful and urban epicenter, Hillcrest is the place to eat, shop, play and stay. Whether it’s a just another Sunday and you’re looking for that bottomless mimosa or you’re hoping to attend the next big event in HIllcrest, Fabulous Hillcrest will get you there!

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