Taste of Hillcrest 2017

Get Ready for The Best Tasting Event in San Diego!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017, from Noon to 4 pm.
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 to classic American comfort food. Your taste buds are going to go wild on this culinary journey throughout Hillcrest, plus the weather will be perfect.
Tickets are on sale for $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 that make frequent stops around the neighborhood.


Please note that guests who purchased tickets online must bring the printed ticket (or ticket saved to your phone) to check-in at a Will Call Location to receive their official Tasting Card and Event Map. There will be two will call locations:

#1 Rite Aid (535 Robinson Ave.)

• General Admission available here. Pick up your Taste card and map!
• Please check in here if you have won your tickets online, through the radio, or from your favorite magazine/newspaper/blog.
#2 Gossip Grill (1220 University Ave.)
• General Admission available here. Pick up your Taste card and map!
• BONUS: This location is a participating restaurant!
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!


FREE for all! Rest your feet and take advantage of our 100% Electric shuttles that run every 15 minutes. Look for the Taste of Hillcrest logo on the vehicles.
Don’t worry about parking when arriving at the event as there are several options for your travel. There are many MTA bus routes that run through the neighborhood on University Ave, 5th St, and 4th St near each of the ticketing locations. If you choose to drive there are many metered parking spots along the same streets. $5 parking is available near each ticket location as well.


* Rich’s Nightclub will serve as a refresher station for attendees. They will be able to stop by and enjoy delicious cocktails and drinks.

To purchase tickets, please visit:


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