mmm-yoso!!! is a blog about food. Kirk and Ed(from Yuma) and Cathy do most of the writing here. Cathy is the Blogger du Jour.
The North side of Miramar Road is pretty much a solid mass of strip malls and storefronts from the I-805 to the I-15, whereas the South side of Miramar Road is Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Between the signal lights of Distribution and Carroll, (East of the McDonald's and West of the Taco Bell/KFC), you should see this storefront.
Many, many friends have told me of the quality Dietz and Watson based sandwiches made at Sima's by the husband and wife owners, who have been in this location since 1984. Each of those friends has also made certain to mention that each item is made to order and at times, there is a wait.
The Mister and I happened by on a Saturday, after the lunch hour rush and didn't order sandwiches.
Soon enough, our orders were brought out to the table. The Greek chicken salad (~$7) was made with crispy mixed greens, cucumber, tomato and olives, topped with plenty of Feta, an herby oil and vinegar based dressing and the chicken was freshly grilled with onions and herbs-served warm on top of the lettuce. Really, really good. The pita bread was warm and fluffy, served with a nice tangy tzatziki sauce and really went well with everything. This was a very large meal.
Barely noticeable on the menu- to the far right, under the heading "Hot off the Grill"...The 1/2 lb char-grilled pastrami burger with cheese ($6.75). Did I say *char* grilled? Perfectly, magnificently, wonderfully flavored burger, complimented by the also grilled Dietz and Watson pastrami, topped with crispy lettuce, fresh tomato, raw onion, a nice size wedge of pickle all on a toasted sesame seed bun. This burger was the best I have had in years. Memorable.
There is a breakfast menu in addition to the sandwich selections. The quality of our non-sandwich meal lets me think that breakfast here is also of very high quality. We enjoy family owned businesses, especially when the quality and care in preparation is consistent and has been, for decades.
Sima's Grill & Deli 7160 Miramar Road San Diego 92121 (858) 578-2582 M-F 7:30-4:30, Sat 10-4 Closed Sunday