Food & Dining
Our restaurant-trained chef is delivering up tasty and healthy cuisine
seven days a week at affordable prices in the Alvarado Cafe! The menu
changes weekly, but sample entrees include rolled quesadilla with pulled
chicken; risotto bar with chicken, sausage or shrimp; turkey, avocado
and grilled cheese sandwich; roasted tomato, chicken and mushroom soup;
grilled capri sandwich; chicken, carne and fish taqueria; crispy tofu
stir fry; and quinoa and black bean-stuffed peppers.
The newest addition to the Alvarado Cafe selection is a Designer Sandwich
& Flatbread Pizza Bar - Design Your Own Creation, which is available
Monday through Friday. For a list of prepared creations and prices,
Alvarado Cafe also has a great salad bar! Browse our delicious options
The cafe is located on the first floor of the main hospital and is open
during the following hours for breakfast, lunch and dinner:
Monday-Friday: 6:45 AM-7 PM. (closed from 9:30-10:30 AM)
Saturday-Sunday: 7 AM-1:45 PM. (closed from 10-11 AM)
Each patient meal is prepared under the direction of our restaurant-trained
chef and is individualized based on doctor's orders. You may make
selections daily. The menu will include items with only the finest, freshest
ingredients. Each request is cross-referenced with doctor’s orders
to ensure our patients’ health and safety. In addition, the Alvarado
Cafe and vending machines are located the first floor of the main hospital.
To call Food Service, dial (619) 229-3111.
There are several restaurants a few blocks east of the hospital on Alvarado
Road. Our information desk can help direct you to these and other restaurants.
Nearby restaurants within walking distance include:
Marie Callender's Restaurant, located at 6950 Alvarado Road, serves a variety of classic American foods,
including pot pies, turkey dinners, BBQ ribs, specialty salads, a salad
bar and pies. Takeout is available by calling (619) 465-1910.
DZ Akin's Deli, located at 6930 Alvarado Road, features more than 100 sandwiches and ethnic
foods, as well as corned beef and cabbage, roast brisket of beef, stuffed
cabbage rolls, cheese blintzes, lox, borscht, bread pudding and potato
knishes. Takeout is available by calling (619) 265-0218.
Denny's, located at 6970 Alvarado Road, is a coffee shop-style restaurant serves
breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours a day. For meals to-go, call (619) 461-2862.
Refresh Coffee Cart
Gourmet coffee, tea and light snacks are available 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in
front of the hospital's West Tower (6645 Alvarado Road). For faster
service, call in your order to (619) 917-7334 for
There are vending machines located on most floors of the main hospital
and in the cafeteria on the first floor of the hospital.
There are two grocery stores within 1 mile of Alvarado Hospital:
6670 Montezuma Road, San Diego 92115
Windmill Farms Community Market
6386 Del Cerro Blvd., San Diego 92120