24/7 San Diego: Where to Feast After Midnight

Hungry after midnight? Craving a burrito at 4am? From North Park taco shops to Downtown pizzerias, we uncovered a host of after-hours eats in San Diego.

Updated: September 28, 2009

San Diego Restaurants Open Late


Saguaro's Mexican Food

3753 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

30th Street's go-to greasy Mexican food shop that's open 24 hours is a popular fourth meal destination for North Park's eclectic set of bar flies.


Ciro's Pizzeria

536 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

It's where the Gaslamp club goers wait in line for $2 slices after the bar scene fizzles at 1:30am. It's also the perfect "if we get separated at the club" meetup spot for out-of-towners or those not so familiar with the Fifth Ave scene.


Nick's at the Beach

809 Thomas Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

Famous for freshly grilled burgers and fries after 2am, Nick's is the go-to spot in PB for late-night eats. Be sure to bring your patience with you, as there's often quite a crowd after 1am.


Golden Dragon

414 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Not into greasy Mexican food? Pizza not your thing? Try the former Golden Dragon in Hillcrest for a Asian-infused feast until 3am.


La Posta De Acapulco's

3980 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

While serving executives and Mercy hospital employees by day, La Posta's best business comes at night when San Diego's post-party entourages wait haphazardly in line for the stand's solid Mexican grub. The 24-hour, taco shop offers all the staples of a popular late-night spot: Authentic food with low prices, no-frills decor, and double the staff during the wee hours of the morning to keep crowds under control.


Studio Diner

4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123

This 24-hour diner tucked away in Kearny Mesa serves a bustling lunch-hour crowd by day and hungry night-crawlers after hours.