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“Great views, ok sandwiches”
Review of Cliff Hanger Cafe

Cliff Hanger Cafe
Ranked #87 of 1,242 Restaurants in La Jolla
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

If you come here for view of the ocean and hope to see some hang gliders then great but I wouldn't come here for the food. The sandwiches are on the large side but there just okay to me. Plenty of tables to look out into the ocean and if you're lucky to see any hang gliders but other than that it's just ok food. Another negative is there's only portable toilets (gag).

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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Good sandwiches but amazing view -- absolutely stunning. The service can be a tad slow but you won't even notice.

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Reviewed May 2, 2013

I've been here a few times now for lunch, the food is pretty good. I've always enjoyed the sandwiches I've had, the soups are kind of hit or miss though. This is a special place though because of the setting, the views out over the Pacific are breathtaking. It always feels like you are in a library or a cathedral, all the conversations seem to be hushed as people soak up the atmosphere and views. When the wind conditions are right, it's fun to watch the para-gliders launch themselves from the cliff top and swoop this way and that

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

it is location, location and casual. I had a wonderful fresh Ahi sandwich with avocado and a tasty sauce. Choice of 5 kinds of bread.
my husband had a chicken, cranberry, walnut sandwich .Benches and primitive picnic tables
no alcohol but ice-cream, soda, ice tea, water. Horrible porta- pots only

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

The food selection for an "off the grid" restaurant is actually fairly extensive. They have soup and sandwiches along with a grill for burgers.
The prices were a little high for what you got, but I'm sure part of what you're paying for is the view. You are welcome to watch the gliders take off and land for as long as you desire. You can also do a tandem jump if you've never done it before.
Be forewarned that there are only outhouses on site. No running water to wash your hands but the lady taking our money offered a wet wipe.
This is too much hassle to become a regular lunch spot, but it's fun for visitors to see something unique.

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Thank Kristi B
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