Food is art, too. The many popular restaurants in Barrio Logan offer a unique mix of flavorful dishes and creative culinary style. Mexican cuisine dominates the food scene here, and it’s so good that any drive is worth it.
One fantastic Mexican staple in Barrio Logan is elote, tender ears of sweet corn grilled to perfection in the husk, then peeled and lathered with fresh lime, cool crema, crumbly cotija cheese and a generous amount of chili powder.
If you’re into seafood, you can’t leave San Diego without trying the ceviche tostadas in this neighborhood. Nothing compares to crispy tortillas paired with tangy and spicy ceviche made using fresh octopus, fish, shrimp and oysters.
It’s hard to provide a best-of guide to this irresistible must-visit spot for food lovers — there are simply too many little shops and local favorites to narrow them down. However, a few names always stick out just because they’ve been popular for so long:
This isn’t technically a restaurant, but instead a popular grocery store offering authentic Mexican products. However, it still draws a lot of happy diners for brunch or lunch in search of twelve different types of fantastic ceviche. You can also bite into a slice of luxurious tres leches cake or flaky made-from-scratch pastries.
It may not be pretty, but that’s kind of the point. La Fachada is a worn-down neighborhood favorite that’s famous with locals and visitors alike for one thing: the best tacos in the city. As the sun goes down, sink your teeth into slow-cooked birria, sweet pork or smoky carne asada.
The Best Tacos in Town
Visit Las Cuatro Milpas for the best Mexican Taco shop in town. From tacos to tamales to tortas this taco shop is the best!
Las Cuatro Milpas
This is quite possibly San Diego’s oldest and most popular Mexican restaurant, at least judging by the long line that tends to form in front of it. This iconic eatery first opened in 1933, and it still serves up the same soulful food and handmade tortillas. Each taco and flauta is fried right in front of you while you wait, making your taste buds go crazy.
Endless Taquerias, Food Trucks & More
With endless cafes, food trucks, stands, restaurants and craft breweries here, Barrio Logan has quickly become one of the city’s biggest foodie destinations. Some places focus on serving up the time-tested flavors of grandma’s secret recipes that make you say yum out loud. Other chefs infuse world cuisine with Latino flair, giving classic dishes some modern heat.