Restaurant Review: Euphoria XIX Grill in Midway District

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Restaurant Review

Euphoria XIX Grill
3944 W. Point Loma Ave
San Diego, CA 92110

By Judi Curry

I try to wait until a restaurant has been opened for 6 months or so before I do a review.  I have been to “Euphoria XIX” three times now, and each time with a different person.  I have combined our experiences into this one review.

The restaurant is light and airy.  Around the windows are individual couches on the side against the windows and chairs in the front.  There are a few high tables along the north side of the restaurant, some seating outdoors; and a few tables to the south of the entry door.

I usually don’t go into this much detail about the seating, but feel it is necessary here, because although the couches are comfortable and pretty, there is no way that I can sit in one and be comfortable.  They are just not made for short people. ( When Ellen and I decided to eat there, she made mention of the seating immediately.  She, like me, is short, and would not be able to enjoy a meal sitting on the soft sofa. She, too, had been there before.)

The menu has changed each time that I have been there, and I was told that it would be changing again.  The server told me that items have been added, and when I asked if anything had been eliminated she told me “no.”

Besides having their daily menu, the “Euphoria” also has a “Happy Hour” Monday thru Friday from 3:00-7:00pm.  Unlike many other places, they also have a “Happy Hour” on Saturday and Sunday from 4-6:00pm.

Chicken tacos

Sides for chicken tacos

On the “Happy Hour” menu they have Buffalo Wings, Cali-Buffalo, Carne Asada Tacos, Cheese Quesadilla, Cheese Fries or Nachos, Spicy Fish Taco, and an “Euphoria Platter” – 1 Fish Taco, ½ Gyro, 5 Buffalo Wings and a Quesadilla.  (The cost is $12.95).  They have wine by the bottle as well as by the glass, and have a variety of beers, including craft beer, bottled beer, and others.

However, I have only been there for lunch, and the menu had many different items on it to appeal to everyone’s taste.  There is a “Not So Hungry” section that has a Hummus Quesadilla, 4 salads, a Falafel Pita, a Spicy Fish Taco, and either Buffalo Wings or Cali-Buffalo wings for those that do not want meat.

There is a “Hungry” section – and a “Very Hungry” section as well as a dessert section.  There are soft drinks, craft beers, and wine also available.

Classic Cheese Burger

I have been able to sample the Chicken Taco’s – 3 for $7, and they were served with onions, guacamole, and cilantro.  The serving of the sides was ample and we even took some of the guacamole and cilantro home.  I do not know if it was an oversight or not, but there was no salsa served with the tacos. It did come with a side of black beans that were tasty.  The serving plate was a nice touch, in that the taco’s were elevated and in their own separate “niche.”

The Classic Cheese Burger with fries was also very good.  The hamburger was very large; seasoned perfectly.  I noticed that the price has gone up since the first time I was there, but $6.49 is a great price for the quality of meat we were served and home made French fries.

Gyro salad with meat

Ellen decided to have the Gyro Salad and the meat on top of the salad was delightful.  It was tender and tasty.  The side of pita bread that came along with it – along with a small dish of tzatziki was a nice touch.  Ellen enjoyed the salad but said that next time she would ask to have the salad dressing on the side.  As good as it was she likes her salads a little less wet.  The salad was $9.95.

The Fish & Chips was what I ordered this time.  There were two pieces of fish and about a dozen wide home-made French fries on the plate.  I asked what kind of fish it was and I was told that it was cod. There was a side of cream of tartar sauce on the side.  The cost was $10.95.

Fish & Chips. All photos by Judi Curry

The fish, although tasty, was too greasy for me.  It was cooked nicely; it was crunchy but it should have been drained longer before it was plated.  As it was, I took most of it home to use in a salad later this evening.

There are many things on the menu to try.  I do not think I would try the fish again, but I certainly would have the hamburger again. I also think that as they are opened longer they will be able to make the necessary changes that are still missing today.

The next time you are shopping at the “Grocery Outlet” – right next door – do yourself a favor and stop in and try one of the offerings on the menu at Euphoria.  I think you will be pleased.


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