We're visiting San Diego, and looking for vegan food. Casa de Luz has been my favorite. First, they are incredibly helpful and friendly. We walked in, glanced at the chalkboard, and mentioned to the man behind the counter this was our first visit. He quickly explained that they are more than a restaurant (they have classes, a book area, probably more) but offer meals to visitors. They have a fixed menu that changes based on what they have that day. Everything is vegan, organic, and gluten free. I'm not gluten free, but I don't mind it if it's good.
The meal includes soup, salad, an entree plate, tea (green and black), and water. You can order beer, wine, coffee, smoothies, and desserts. We started with the fixed meals and then later also got a Mayan Chocolate Ginger Smoothie.
Everything was really delicious. We didn't try the salads because the rest of our meal was more than enough. There was kale, beans, a rice-based item, and beets. Everything was yummy with delicious sauces. The soup was cauliflower cream. The smoothie was amazingly good.
We'll definitely come back next time we're in San Diego.Pros: delicious, friendly and helpful staff