Our first time in La Jolla and we must have walked around for an hour trying to decide where to eat, which as you know is more difficult when you're extremely hungry. After we dismissed a couple places we chose for good Yelp reviews because of a long wait, we found The Hake. I loved walking down the stairs to the sunken patio, and feeling like we stepped into a French cafe. The staff was very accommodating, quick to take our order and giving us space to enjoy our meals. I don't think my water glass went half empty before someone came to top it off, it was really impeccable service. The the food...... SO good. A bit fancy, small portions for more money, but quality was superb which to me means great value. I had the Greek sandwich with fries and my husband had the shrimp roll with a salad. Everything was delicious! Even the simple 5-herb salad was above-par. My husbands only complaint was that it was nearly impossible to pick up the shrimp roll and eat it, he had to use his utensils (typical guy complaint) but he said it was worth it. We'll definitely be back to this little gem.
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