Savor the culinary options of Otay Ranch Village,
including restaurants serving French-Italian cuisine, fresh Mexican seafood and innovative Asian fusion. With a host of both fine and casual eateries and popular franchises, this neighborhood provides something for any mood or taste.
Delight your palate at Bamboo Garden with the unique exotic spices and flavors of traditional Thai cuisine and Asian fusion. Start your meal with appetizers such as sweet-and-spicy papaya salad, hot-and-sour tom yum soup and golden-fried fish cakes, made with Thai herbs and chili paste, served with refreshing cucumber sauce. Sample popular dishes including pad Thai, panang curry and fried rice. Be sure to try the house specialties, such as Thai BBQ chicken, marinated in Thai herbs and served with sweet and sour sauce, or grilled ginger-salmon topped with stir-fried fresh ginger, carrots, celery, and green and brown onions.
Local favorite TJ Oyster Bar serves affordable Tijuana-style street tacos with a focus on fresh seafood. Order fresh oysters, shrimp ceviche or burritos, tacos or salads featuring smoked tuna, stingray, salmon or octopus. Sip Mexican beer or a refreshing margarita, and be sure to save room for the flan for dessert. For gourmet burgers and a quick, affordable meal, locals rave about Jordan's Krazy Burgers and Hot Dogs on Palomar Street and Halphen Red Burgers on East H Street. Jordan's Krazy Burgers and Hot Dogs lives up to its name, serving an impressive menu of unique, zany concoctions. Try loaded burgers such as the pastrami cheeseburger or jalapeño cream cheese burger, and sample hot dogs piled high with toppings, including bacon, macaroni, cheese or chili. Famous for the Halphen Red Hamburger Sauce, which you can buy bottled, the restaurant Halphen Red serves a simple menu of cheeseburgers, salmon and turkey burgers you can top any way you'd like. Indulge with creamy milkshakes and sides including garlic Parmesan fries.
For a more upscale ambiance, special occasion or date night, head to Savoie Eatery on Birch Road. Come for Sunday brunch, DJ entertainment or happy hour, and enjoy a menu of French and Italian staples with a modern twist. The whimsical yet elegant decor mixes bold colors with natural elements for a contemporary design you won't see anywhere in Chula Vista.
Sip classic cocktails such as French gimlets or mint juleps while you peruse the menu full of intriguing appetizers, savory pizza, fresh seafood and homemade pasta. For a true indulgence, order the short rib lasagna, lobster ravioli or Steak Diane, a 10-ounce filet mignon sautéed in clarified butter, shallots and Dijon mustard before being flambéed in cream sherry and cognac. Dessert options remain classic with creme fraiche-topped French tortes, tiramisu and crepes.
Enjoy the nightlife of Otay Ranch Village and the surrounding area by taking in a movie, toasting tequila with friends or watching a game at a sports bar. Some locals like to head to the Archway Lounge on Telegraph Canyon Road for a no-frills dive bar atmosphere, affordable drinks, and a great jukebox selection.