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Ballpark Grub Guide

Petco Park does ballpark food a little differently

Gone are choices of lukewarm pizza slices, tasteless hot dogs and hockey-puck burgers. At Petco Park, they've gathered the local favorite eateries from around San Diego and packed them all into a ballpark. It's the ultimate San Diego culinary experience...disguised as a baseball stadium.

Chow Down at Petco Park

Winning seasons don't come easy, but you can always count on Petco Park to deliver tasty food and drinks for Padres fans and visitors. Here is a list highlighting the best of the best concession stands at Petco Park.

Carnitas Snack Shack

Carnitas Snack Shack should be on every fan's bucket list of must-try eateries and is the place to go for the best carnitas in San Diego. You can pig out on carnitas tacos, burritos and Lil Piglets for the younger fans. With two locations in the park, you can always return for seconds.

Puesto

With three restaurants around San Diego, Puesto is a local favorite for authentic Mexican food. Step up to the plate for handmade organic tortillas, flavorful guacamole and award-winning tacos like the queso birria (shredded beef short rib) taco, and top it off with a tasty Cadillac margarita.

Brigantine Seafood and Oyster Bar

Fresh fish at a ballpark? Only in San Diego! Since opening its first restaurant in 1969, the family-owned Brigantine has been serving some of San Diego's finest seafood. You can't go wrong with the award-winning fish tacos, freshly shucked oysters or the best-selling marinated grilled swordfish.

Cutwater Spirits Rum Bar

Baseball, an ice-cold cocktail from Cutwater Spirits and San Diego's clear blue or starry night skies - one of life's perfect lineups. This local distillery's Three Sheets Rum is crafted from pure cane sugar, rather than molasses, and is a nice complement to any outing to Petco Park.

Cravory Cookies

Cravory Cookies are well-known to any San Diegan with a sweet tooth. This is the place to go for delicious, fresh, gourmet cookies with interesting flavors, from lemon bar and salted caramel cream to German chocolate cake and donut glaze.

Barrio Dogg

This foodie gem from Barrio Logan serves Tijuana-style, bacon-wrapped hot dogs on brioche buns. Chow down on Barrio Dogg's El Pueblito hot dog covered with roasted poblano peppers, grilled onion, cotija cream sauce, queso manchego, crunchy fried onions, fresh pomegranate, and smoked paprika sesame seeds.

Grand Ole BBQ

Authentic, Texas-style barbecue is the hit at Grand Ole BBQ which was born in trendy North Park. Choose from a menu of low- and slow-smoked meat sandwiches like brisket, ribs, pulled pork, turkey, and more, including delicious sides like their famous Frito pie boat.

Pizza Port

Sure, you can get pizza and beer at other stadiums but not like this. Pizza Port is a beloved San Diego staple, known for its delicious slices and the craft beer it brews. A specialty slice and a Walk-Off Wheat (brewed to be poured at Petco Park) puts pizza and beer on a whole different level.

Seaside Market

Seaside Market in Cardiff-by-the-Sea (North County) is famous for its tri-tip, affectionately (and feverishly) known as Cardiff Crack. The only place you can get the tri-tip on nachos, however, is right here at Petco Park.

Phil's BBQ

Phil's BBQ is consistently rated as the best barbecue in San Diego, and it's not hard to see why. You can get your hands on its famous pulled pork sandwich right at Petco Park, but be sure to grab more napkins than you think you'll need.

Randy Jones BBQ

Randy Jones was a southpaw pitcher who spent much of his career with the Padres, using his famous sinker to strike out opposing batters. Now he's famous for his barbecue sauce and grilled goods. The Slugger Dog puts other ballpark dogs to shame, weighing in at a whopping half a pound.

Baked Bear

You might not expect to find a hand-crafted dessert experience at a ballpark, but then again, Petco Park isn't your average ballpark. This San Diego favorite lets you choose your ice cream, then puts a big scoop between your pick of freshly baked cookies. It's perfect for a hot day at the park.

Hodad's

Hodad's is as San Diegan as tan lines and flip-flops. Locals swear by the burgers, but they're not the only ones. Food Network personality Guy Fieri is such a fan (once stating that their bacon is the best he's ever had) that he has his own item on the menu: The Guido Burger.

Lucha Libre

No trip to San Diego is complete without a burrito, specifically the city's own creation known as the California Burrito. While the traditional "Cali B" fills a burrito with carne asada and French fries, Lucha Libre gives it a surf-and-turf twist and adds shrimp.

Buona Forchetta

Originally opened in trendy South Park, Buona Forchetta in Petco Park offers their popular Neapolitan-style pizza, in addition to their new thick-crust Roman-style Pizza. The pizza is cooked in a Stefano Ferrara oven made from Biscotto di Sorrento clay found in Italy's Sorrento region.

Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill

With two locations inside the park, there is a double play to enjoy Blue Water's exceptional, fresh local seafood. The Field Level offers fresh fish tacos and sandwiches, while the Terrace Level has an expanded menu with fish plates, clam chowder, poke, and sashimi.

Wines at the Bar (Donovan's)

This is your classy way to grab a drink at a ballgame. With a wide variety of sparkling, white and red wines by the glass or bottle and a rustic-chic interior, you might forget you're at a ballgame altogether.

Gaglione Brothers

You may not think of cheesesteaks and San Diego going hand in hand, but you will after stopping at Gaglione Brothers. Their classic cheesesteak can't be beat with your choice of steak or chicken, grilled onion and American cheese. For extra flavor, get an order of garlic fries!

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