Barrio Logan

Stop in and eat some of the best tacos around in Barrio Logan! Walk to the shopping boutiques, a local café, trolley stop, many different breweries, and beautiful scenic parks. Take a day trip to Mexico or if you’re a baseball fan, tour Petco Park, home of the Padres.
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Barrio Logan is to San Diego’s Mexican-American community what Little Italy is to its Old-World inhabitants. True to this Latin American heritage, this exciting neighborhood is filled with vibrant color, hip nightlife, rich cultural flair and incredible eats. From mind-blowing taquerias and craft breweries to talented artisans and musicians, life is one big party at Barrio Logan.

The San Diego barrio is nestled between the areas of East Village, Logan Heights and National City. It's close to many of San Diego’s tourist hot spots. In fact, this charming Mexican-American village is located right on the waterfront, offering incredible views of Coronado Bridge and San Diego Bay.

San Diego’s nightlife playground, Gaslamp Quarter, is only 1.5 miles from Barrio Logan’s hippest destinations. You can reach the magnificent Coronado Beach by traveling about 3.5 miles across Coronado Bridge. Seaport Village’s fantastic shopping and boardwalks are also within walking distance, just 2 miles away.

Getting to and from this iconic barrio is fairly simple, since it’s a short distance to many places in San Diego and there are plenty of areas for parking. You can visit one of the museums in Balboa Park in the morning and eat lunch at a legendary Mexican restaurant such as Las Cuatro Milpas. Whether you walk, bike or drive, it’s only 2 or 3 miles away.

If you’re looking for the flavor of Mexico but don’t have time to cross the border into Tijuana, a day trip to Barrio Logan is a must. Everything in this neighborhood is authentic, including small shops making tortillas every morning and stands offering the freshest tropical fruit. Lovers of Mexican food can discover the best tacos in all of San Diego here.

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Go sightseeing! Visit Petco Park, Chicano Park or take a quick trip into Mexico. Tour Downtown San Diego, a local brewery and eat the best tacos around.

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Things to Do in Barrio Logan

From live performances to Petco Park and the San Diego Padres Barrio Logan has it all.

Check out Live Music

Several of the Barrio Logan galleries and parks host live music performances during the year. Former warehouses feature hot DJs and musicians in addition to modern performance art events. The neighborhood’s identity is so fused with art that many of the best live music events take place at local coffee shops and restaurants.

Catch a Padres Game

It doesn’t take long to notice the area’s pride for the San Diego Padres. Head to Petco Park to cheer on the team while you munch on signature bacon-wrapped hot dogs. Petco Park is just across Park Boulevard from the northern edge of Barrio Logan.

Go Window Shopping

This neighborhood has become one of the best places to go in San Diego for innovative sculptures, paintings, murals, crafts and collectibles. Look around the charming shops, or pick out a few souvenirs for friends. You can find interesting pottery, artwork and handmade garments.

Downtown San Diego

With Downtown San Diego so close it is hard not to mention. There are countless things to do from hopping in a GoCar and taking a voice guided tour of the city to visiting the Victorian-era and perhaps haunted Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House.

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Things to See

Barrio Logan is all about incredible art and tasty food. There is a huge emphasis on creativity here, so it’s a great fit for travelers who love to get inspired by cool galleries and live performers.

Stroll Chicano Park

Underneath highway overpasses, you can take a walking tour of Chicano Park’s phenomenal street art. With over 70 historic murals painted on the walls and bridge pillars of the park, it has the largest collection of Mexican art in the world. This must-see park and National Historic Landmark is San Diego’s version of Miami’s famous Wynwood Walls.

Visit Art Galleries

There are many art galleries in Barrio Logan featuring contemporary artwork and pieces that are outside of the box. Take in a colorful art or photography exhibition in a restored bread factory or check out huge metal creations outdoors. Many famous and upcoming artists attend showings at this San Diego art hub.

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The Mouthwatering Food of Barrio Logan

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:

Northgate Market

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.

La Fachada

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.

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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.

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Barrio Logan is a Hidden Gem

For years, Barrio Logan was a hidden gem of amazing art and architecture. The word is starting to get out, but you can still stroll the cobblestone streets and enjoy the neighborhood’s art galleries in relative tranquility. Colorful Chicano Park is a major highlight of visiting San Diego, and it’s an official National Historic Landmark.

Latino Twist

What’s really special about visiting this relaxing and friendly area of San Diego is the way everything has a Latino twist. When you stop at a cafe for your morning coffee, don’t be surprised to find delicious lattes made with almond Marzipan. Even the craft breweries come up with ales that have a spicy side.

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