During our visit to La Jolla, it was my top priority to try Cody's. Because it was mid-afternoon, we didn't have to wait and snagged an awesome corner patio table that gave us a view of the beach. The service was pretty good, the food was excellent. It is pretty pricey but that may be the norm for California restaurants? Lunch for four, including two sodas and two drinks came out to $98 - no appetizers and no desserts.
Despite the sticker shock, the quality of the food was very good. We had the bacon burger, the grilled chicken sandwich, the fish and chips and the mahi mahi tacos. Of those, the mahi mahi tacos blew us all away - truly outstanding and I highly recommend this item, even above the popular fish and chips mentioned in many of the reviews.
Bottom line: great place for that quintessential California upscale beach atmosphere and good food. I would go back (but probably not with the kids).
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