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Restaurant for group event in San Diego

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Restaurant for group event in San Diego

Hi all. I am trying to organize a dinner for a group of about 30-40 people in San Diego next October. We will be staying at the Hilton Bayfront for a conference and were thinking about something informal, not a sit-down dinner but more of a buffet-style, where people can get around a bit more and socialize. We have already checked out a Mexican restaurant in Old Town but I was wondering if you can suggest a nice place where we can enjoy genuine Souther-Californian/Mexican food. Our budget is about $50-55 per person (tax and service included)

Many thanks

Francesca

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1. Re: Restaurant for group event in San Diego

Hi ccrt - welcome to San Diego!

I'm having a hard time thinking of a place that fits you're request. There are restaurants that have private rooms for your group. But I don't know if the restaurants would do buffet or not. Since you want Mexican food you are probably better off just going with a restaurant in Old Town that will do what you want. Casa Guadalajara, Miguel's ...

There's a Tio Leo's on Napa Street which is just a few minutes from Old Town. I know they have the space. Again, I don't know if they'll do buffet.

http://tioleos.com/

Oh, I just thought of Nati's in Ocean Beach. We've had a couple of family parties there (not as large as yours) but never buffet.

http://www.natis.sandiegan.com/parties.html

You might also check with Baja Betty's about buffet. They are in Hillcrest.

http://www.bajabettyssd.com/catering.php

You might see if Super Cucina (good food) in North Park will do it. Not sure they have the space for a large group.

http://supercocinasd.com/

Not sure that any of those are of help because I don't know if they'll do the buffet that you're looking for.

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2. Re: Restaurant for group event in San Diego

I had my wedding rehearsal dinner (although we did lunch) on the patio at Casa Guadalaraja. We had 30 people and it came out to $900 not including alcohol.

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3. Re: Restaurant for group event in San Diego

Casa Guadalajara would be fine . We have had buffets for our end of the year luncheons when I was teaching ,at Acapulco which is the restaurant by the Hacienda Suites Hotel in Old Town. I am CERTAINLY not saying this is "fine dining" but they did do reasonably priced buffets !

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4. Re: Restaurant for group event in San Diego

Thank you all. I have sent a message to Casa Guadalajara as it was suggested by all of you, but will look into the others as well.

Francesca

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