Looking for a special place for the holidays, happy hour, or grabbing a bite before the races? Bushfire is Del Mar’s latest eatery sensation. If you’re a fan of Urban Plates, then you’ll absolutely love Bushfire Kitchen. Located in Del Mar, in the Beach Side Shopping Center, locals have quickly discovered that this place is a real winner. With 4-5 star ratings on Yelp and Trip Advisor, they specialize in farm fresh food made the old-fashioned way – from scratch – with the finest ingredients. The Zagat review states “Organic, grass-fed BBQ is the name of the game at these popular ‘cue specialists in La Costa and now Del Mar, serving grass-fed hamburgers, antibiotic-free chicken and locally sourced vegetables, alongside scratch-made breads and dressings.” We give Bushfire high ratings for quality, healthy, organic, humanely raised food with bold flavors and affordable prices.
Bushfire serves breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. If you’re a coffee fan, start your morning with a cup of gourmet coffee with beans, ground fresh daily, from Zumbar Coffee of Sorrento Valley. Try a frothy steamed espresso latte for only $3.75, with an order of Eggs Benedict or French Toast. For lunch and dinner, awaken your taste buds with their tender, slow-braised Angus Beef Brisket or Chipotle Short Ribs. Their slow-braise oven cooks meats overnight and ensures the meat falls off the bone. Their 1/2 lb. succulent burgers are made from fresh, never frozen, organic grass-fed beef or lamb. We recommend The Californian that comes with sharp cheddar, local avocado, wild baby arugula, tomato, house-pickled red onions and basil pesto aioli sauce. Dine inside or on their comfortable and exquisitely lit outdoor patio complete with outdoor bar. They have 12 craft beers on tap and a nice wine selection. They also offer Stubborn natural sodas on tap.
Everything on the menu is made from scratch and their bread, rolls and buns are baked fresh in-house daily. Side dishes include baked sweet potato, organic brown rice, Himalayan Basmati rice, garlic mashed potatoes, bacon and baked beans and cooked-to- order fries. Try their premium hot sides and cold salads. One of our favorites is quinoa, beet and wild arugula salad. Keeping the earth’s ecology in mind, to-go boxes are made from recycled paper. Del Mar Bushfire Kitchen is located at 2602 Del Mar Heights Rd, Del Mar 92014. Call (858) 461-0946 or visit www.bushfirekitchen.com for their other locations.