Dine, Shop, Meet

Informal Study Spaces

The UCSLP offers a diverse selection of dining options whether you want fine dining or to pick up items to prepare at home. For the complete dining schedule, please view their hours of operation.

La Gran Terraza

La Gran Terraza, USD's fine dining experience, features California cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. With seasonal menu selections, our chefs deliver taste and quality by using local produce and delicious recipes that delight the palate. Coupled with breathtaking views, La Gran Terraza offers a unique ambience with both indoor and outdoor dining options.

Dine in The Grand Dining Room and experience an elegant atmosphere. Dine alfresco on The Terrace and partake in tapas, craft beer or choose from our extensive wine list. O'Toole's offers the perfect social setting where one can lounge while enjoying good food and scintillating conversation.
La Gran Terraza will assist you in preparing your menu selections, whether it is prix fixe or open. We aim to ensure that you and your guests enjoy the excellence that is expected of any event at USD.

Pavilion Dining

Pavilion Dining is home to an array of unique dining concepts that fuse distinct ingredients and flavors to create delicious menus in an inviting environment. Menus were developed in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Gluten-Free Items are available.

Please see the different locations below for listings:

  • Tapenade
    Regional dishes from the Mediterranean and beyond. Sample dish: turkey meatloaf with smashed potatoes and French green beans. Gluten-Free: (Lunch) Salmon & Steak. (Dinner) Grilled Chicken Breast with Brown Rice. Vegetables & Daily Specials Available Upon Request. Vegetarian: Rice & Beans or Cheese Quesadilla.
  • Sea Salt Grill
    Classic American fare including a full breakfast menu each morning and char-grilled entrees at lunch. Gluten-Free: Hamburger or Cheeseburger with no Bun. Vegetarian: Grilled Cheese, Mushroom Grilled Cheese, Veggie Burger, French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries and Onion Rings.
  • Maiz
    Authentic Mexican cuisine and tortilleria - enjoy tortillas made from scratch each day. Gluten-Free: Tortillas Available Upon Request. Vegetarian: Rice & Beans and Cheese Quesadilla.
  • Nori Now
    Japanese cuisine with sushi, sashimi and bento boxes. Gluten-Free: Plain Sushi with No Soy or Eel Sauce. Vegetarian: Veggie Rolls
  • Mu Shu
    Chinese wok stir-fry such as orange chicken, Mongolian beef, chow mein and fried rice. Vegetarian: Bok Choy in Spicy Garlic Sauce with Chow Mein.
  • Lemon Grass
    Traditional Vietnamese dishes featuring Pho soups and curries. Gluten-Free: All Curry Items. Vegetarian: Pho Tofu and Tofu Salad Roll.
  • Heirloom Cucina
    Wood-fired pizza, piadine and Italian casseroles. Heirloom Cucina is open late and offers pizza delivery.
  • Secret Ingredient
    Live action cooking station, featuring a new specialty ingredient daily, and home to our cooking classes. Gluten-Free: Ask the Chef for Our Daily Specials.
  • Chives
    Two Salad Bars featuring: fresh, local, organic, and Mediterranean produce. Gluten-Free: Oil & Vinegar Dressing. Vegetarian: Green Beans and Soy, Parsley and Tomato with Bulgur Feta/Melon/Watercress, and Mint Asparagus Hoisin with Vinaigrette.
  • Bay Leaf
    Homemade soups, chilis and stews - including organic and vegetarian options. Vegetarian: Soup Options Available Daily.
  • Out of the Box!
    Assorted cereals with numerous toppings, such as granola, fruit and nuts. Gluten-Free: Cereal Available Upon Request.
  • La Tarte
    Specialty desserts and sweets made from scratch by our Pastry Chef and on-site Bake Shop. Gluten-Free: All Frozen Yogurt

Tu Mercado

USD's Natural food grocery store located on Level 2 of the Student Life Pavilion.

  • Full scale grocery line: dairy, meats, produce, fish, & poultry
  • Home meal replacement foods All the essentials for home or campus living
  • Retail boutique - clothing, gifts, books, exclusive USD merchandise and more
  • Smoothies and Gelato
  • Coffee & Espresso Specialty Bar (chocolates, pastries, fruits, nuts)
  • Delicatessen
  • Cash, Visa, MasterCard and CampusCash accepted

Informal Study Spaces

Informal Study Space Listing