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LatinX-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in San Diego

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated 05 January 2024

Celebrate the diversity of the restaurant industry! These LatinX-owned and -operated restaurants are proud to share their heritage — explore spots to support near you.

A photo of ALBACA restaurant
4.3
4.3 (88)
$31 to $50
Californian
Coronado
About the restaurant
Enjoy the California sunshine while eating dishes created with local ingredients at ALBACA, Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa's signature restaurant. Gather with family and friends with a cocktail and fresh cuisine by the pool or around a fire pit.
Top review
Ronsawvip
Dined on 12 May 2024
Great mothers day buffet for family. great food and great staff.
A photo of Ortega's  A Mexican Bistro restaurant
4.4
4.4 (987)
$30 and under
Mexican
Hillcrest
About the restaurant
Ortega’s Mexican Bistro features the authentic flavors of Puerto Nuevo. Experience Baja style lobster and table side guacamole while sipping one of our classic fresh squeezed margaritas. Enjoy dining in our restaurant or for a more energized evening, dine in our bar - La Cantina. Additional flavors include Banana Crusted Huachinango, Flat Iron Steak Burrito, Chicken Mole. The design captures the festive traditions and tasteful flavors of Puerto Nuevo and Baja California.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great ambiance, feels like you’re in Mexico inside. The food portions are a bit smaller than expected but was good. I recommend this place if you don’t want to drive to Puerto Nuevo.
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4.5
4.5 (2476)
$30 and under
Italian
Carlsbad
About the restaurant
At 264 Fresco, our goal is for every guest to leave feeling absolutely delighted with their dining experience. Whether you stop by for a quick drink, come in to share a special meal with a loved one, or are planning to host a private party, you can always count on us to deliver delectable food made from the finest ingredients, exceptional service, and a warm, lively, and welcoming atmosphere.

For groups of 8 or more, please call the restaurant directly at (760) 720-3737

https://www.instagram.com/264fresco/

The Deck @264 Fresco is now open! The Deck is 21+ and is first come, first serve seating. To reserve a private event please email hello@264fresco.com

Top review
EmileB
Dined 3 days ago
Staff was very good and attentive. We ate on rooftop. Was comfortable and somewhat intimate. Nice place and good food. Portions were also good and filling. Will definitely return next time we are in town.
A photo of Puesto at the Headquarters restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3389)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Downtown / Gaslamp
About the restaurant
Owned and operated by a Mexican American family whose best memories all include tacos, Puesto is an award-winning Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar providing an innovative approach to authentic Mexican flavors. Puesto has garnered national acclaim for its Mexico City-style crispy melted cheese tacos, served on handmade non-GMO, organic, maíz azul stone-ground tortillas.

In addition to tacos, offerings include a selection of fresh catch ceviches, guacamoles, starters and ensaladas, courtesy of Chef/Partner Luisteen Gonzales. The bar program showcases the best of Mexico City through the use of fresh ingredients in our hand crafted cocktails and housemade Micheladas, tequilas, mezcals, house-brewed beers, and Valle de Guadalupe wines you can’t find elsewhere

We’re honored to have been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include National Geographic, Huffington Post, Refinery 29, MSN, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, and LA Times.

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jwalline
Dined 3 days ago
I love the food. The host was SO kind. The wait staff was slow, but nice. I sat outside in perfect SD weather.
A photo of Puesto La Jolla restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1999)
$30 and under
Mexican
La Jolla
About the restaurant
Owned and operated by a Mexican American family whose best memories all include tacos. Puesto is an award-winning Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar providing an innovative approach to authentic Mexican flavors. Puesto has garnered national acclaim for its Mexico City-style crispy melted cheese tacos, served on handmade non-GMO, organic, maíz azul stone-ground tortillas.

In addition to tacos, offerings include a selection of fresh catch ceviches, guacamoles, starters and ensaladas, courtesy of Chef/Partner Luisteen Gonzales. The bar program showcases the best of Mexico City through the use of fresh ingredients in our hand crafted cocktails and housemade Micheladas, tequilas, mezcals, Baja craft beers, and Valle de Guadalupe wines you can’t find elsewhere.

We’re honored to have been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include National Geographic, Huffington Post, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, LA Times and the Michelin Guide.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Incredible service and food. Got the ginger marg, cucumber marg, puesto perfect guacamole, and an assortment of tacos. Everything was incredible!
A photo of Mimmo's Italian Village restaurant
4.6
4.6 (549)
$31 to $50
Italian
Little Italy
About the restaurant
Mimmos Italian Village is one of the 3 original restaurants left in San Diego's historic Little Italy district. Established in 1973 in the heart of Little Italy you will find Mimmos is 3rd generation family owned and operated .

Enjoy our amazing food all homemade from scratch daily, using quality ingredients and fresh local produce .

Our popular dishes include, campanelle sausage, spicy shrimp linguine, and chicken parmesan. You can enjoy these dishes alongside a nice glass of wine or signature homemade sangria.

Mimmo's Italian Village was started by Vincenzo Mimmo Gaglio, originally from Montelepre, Sicily. Before arriving in San Diego, Gaglio sharpened his cooking skills in Tunisia, New York City, Ontario, California, and finally, San Diego.

Mimmo's seating areas consist of a charming indoor village, alfresco front and back patio seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
I had not been down to Littel Italy in quite awhile, but had the opportunity to take a business associate. The whole area is very nice and Mimmo's was a great place to eat. Great menu, tremendous service. The server, Emily I believe, was very kind and walked us through the menu professionally. I had really forgotten about Little Italy and it is now back on my radar
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4.5
4.5 (398)
$30 and under
Italian
Little Italy
About the restaurant
Petrini's, in the heart of San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, serves homemade Italian dishes with a traditional authentic dishes. If you go to Music box, stop by for a dinner and a cup of wine before the show. We offer Brunch, Lunch and Dinner menus 7 days a week.

The diablo shrimp in spicy wing sauce with lemon and cream, served with garlic cheese bread makes the perfect starter to your meal. Some of Petrini's' specialty entrée dishes include the smoked salmon alfredo sautéed with tomatoes and basil, garlic and rosemary served with spaghetti with tangy Pomodoro sauce and the baked white fish coated in seasoned bread crumbs in wine, butter and garlic sauce with Tuscan vegetables. Handhelds, such as the classic meatball hoagie, the vegetarian caponata sandwich with tomato-stewed eggplant and the craft-your-own pizzas, are other diner favorites.
For a sweet end to your meal at Petrini's, enjoy a homemade classic Italian dessert, the layered tiramisu cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Amazingg! We had the shrimp Diablo, Tuscan shrimp pasta, fettuccine with shrimp and mushrooms, chocolate cake and cheesecake. Both entrees were served with soup and salad. We had one house salad and the wedding soup. Soooooo glad we went here, nothing was a disappointment. So glad we stumbled on this place. Great serving sizes! Great taste! Amazing service.
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4.6
4.6 (190)
$30 and under
Deli
College Area
About the restaurant
New York Style Deli located in your backyard, massive menu, and fast paced people watching environment.
Reminder of what once was "Real Deli's" in America still here in your San Diego. Full Deli counter, Bakery in house and all made from scratch with love. 102 Sandwiches to many to choose from, and some really BIG Salads for anyone's desire. Home Style Dinners like your grandmother used to make, and some extreme Eastern European dishes that with blow your mind. Sick? No problem, we have the best medicine, D.Z. Akin's Matzoh Ball Soup! We also have 6 other soups on a daily basis for those soup lovers!!!
We've been voted San Diego Best Deli countless years, and we're in the news and on the radio all the time.
We are right off the Highway 8 east for your convenience, now doing online ordering on OUR WEBSITE and DELIVERY through our delivery partners. Thank you for supporting family owned businesses!!!

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LindaM
Dined 4 days ago
One of my favorite places to dine when meeting friend/friends for breakfast or lunch. They have a huge menu to select from whether you are looking for something light or something to satisfy your hunger. I usually will get a bagel with cream cheese and sliced tomatoes if looking for something light. Otherwise going in for a Reuben or Pastrami sandwich with their delicious (and famous) potato salad. If I do order a sandwich, at least half goes home with me for a later meal. Their bakery is absolutely outstanding with the best, bread, cinnamon rolls (with or without raisins) and delicious cookies! They also have a deli counter so that you can take home some of their meats, salads and soups.
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4.3
4.3 (143)
$30 and under
Global, International
Little Italy
About the restaurant
Race You to the Rooftop! Above Ash Social is an intimate, welcoming rooftop bar on the 16th floor and rooftop of Carte Hotel. With glorious sunset views of San Diego cityscapes, relax near one of our fire pits and enjoy local focused beverages of every kind, from beer and wine to craft cocktails.

Sign off a great day with a hand-crafted cocktail and delectable shared bites. Offering daily Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm with discounted drinks and shareables.

Age Policy: Above Ash welcomes guests 21+ only after 10pm. All ages are welcome at our lobby restaurant, Watercolors, located on the first floor.

Top review
AZjnvip
Dined on 12 May 2024
Happy hour is great here! Carte burger and drafts delicious. High quality food and service. The Carte hotel has exceeded my expectations overall.
A photo of Puesto Mission Valley restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1866)
$30 and under
Mexican
Mission Valley
About the restaurant
Puesto is family-owned and operated by first generation Mexican American brothers Eric, Alan and Alex Adler, alongside their cousins Isidoro and Moy Lombrozo and founding chef and partner Luisteen Gonzalez. With eight locations in California, Puesto provides an innovative and contemporary approach to authentic Mexican cuisine. Sourcing its ingredients locally and regionally, the restaurant has earned national acclaim for its Mexico City-inspired tacos made with non-GMO organic, heirloom Masienda blue corn stone-ground tortillas, crispy melted cheese and scratch salsas.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing birthday dinner - was greeted with a handwritten card and offered a Polaroid photo, which we gladly accepted! Shrimp plate was fantastic as was the beer & service
A photo of Rosemary Trattoria restaurant
4.6
4.6 (363)
$30 and under
Italian
Coronado
About the restaurant
Rosemary is a family style, casual dining establishment serving comfort food owned by chef Alex and his wife Mariana. Growing up chef's favorite time of the day was dinner where everyone would share what was happening in their lives and what new adventures the day had brought, it was a true family affair. Rosemary Trattoria is proud to offer diners in Coronado beautifully prepared meals sure to please every palate. As a family owned and operated establishment, Rosemary Trattoria understands the importance of delicious, fresh food prepared with precision. Alex and his wife Mariana have now found the perfect combination in Rosemary Trattoria, food and family! Join us and enjoy.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 Feb 2024
Food was amazing! My brother in law was visiting from out of state and he loved the food! No complaints, we all finished our food
A photo of Farmer's Table - Chula Vista restaurant
4.8
4.8 (372)
$30 and under
American
Chula Vista / Bonita
About the restaurant
Excited to announce that we officially have four locations open in San Diego including Bay Park, Little Italy, La Mesa, and Chula Vista. As a family run operation we believe every good neighborhood deserves an eatery where locals and visitors can enjoy “honest food done right”. Here at Farmers Table, we specialize in farm-to-fork cuisine that focuses on bringing locally sourced organic ingredients together to be savored in an inviting family-friendly atmosphere, where adults and children can enjoy many different food options that are just right for them. If you are looking for a magical brunch this week, come stop by for an unforgettable night.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 Apr 2024
Service was amazing! My 4 year old enjoyed the food.
A photo of Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina restaurant
4.9
4.9 (506)
$30 and under
Italian
Hillcrest
About the restaurant
Now Open! Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina is a full-service, casual Pizzeria and Italian restaurant bringing a modern touch to family recipes, Sicilian Arancini, an ancient style of pizza called PINSA Romana and more. Join us inside, outside, or bring the experience from "tavola nostra" to yours using delivery or take-out services.

"The name came from all the years after my father passed visiting my mom every week in her kitchen/table with my brothers eating Italian food – us boys making pizza and pasta with her, including having friends and extended family over to share our table" – Jeff Oliveri

Tavola Nostra, which means “our table”, is owned and operated by Jeff Oliveri – a first-time restaurateur from a family of longtime restaurant owners. He hopes to honor his familial heritage and tradition with his Italian dining concept and experience.

Top review
SUSHILvip
Dined 1 day ago
As always this place never disappoints. One of our best spots to dine in everytime we visit SD and there have been occasions , when we would drive from LA to here only to dine . Yes, its that good ! The owner Jeff is awesome. Very Caring person and showcases great hospitality. We missed seeing him this time as he was out on a Pizza Convention but whenever he is at the restaurant, he takes very good care of us knowing we have a special needs child. The Best !
A photo of Marisi restaurant
4.6
4.6 (809)
$50 and over
Italian
La Jolla
About the restaurant
Discovering Italy by way of La Jolla, Marisi focuses on Italian hearth cooking with an emphasis on handmade pastas, fine wine and classic cocktails. The menu celebrates the rich diversity of cuisine from across Italy, fashioned in a time-honored tradition of handmade all day, every day. A dream that lives between the Italian and La Jolla coasts, suspended between tides instead of time — a mood more than a plot. A visit that feels a lot like coming home, if home was a warm, charming villa off the Amalfi coast. Marisi is a taste of something you want to remember. We hope you love it.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Just visited Marisi for my wife’s birthday dinner and had an amazing experience from start to finish. Service was exceptional and every dish came swiftly, tasted amazing, and was plated beautifully. Highly recommend Marisi and we will definitely be back!
A photo of il Sogno Italiano restaurant
4.1
4.1 (408)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown / Gaslamp
About the restaurant
An unforgettable dining and musical soiree awaits you as we transport you to a Nostalgic yet modern Americana meets old world ambiance, perfect for any occasion. Our music program features world class entertainers and touring artists 7 nights a week, paired with an array of specialty craft cocktails and wines from across Italy and the California Coast. Our kitchen uses fresh sustainable ingredients and specializes in California Coastal Italian Cuisine with handmade pizzas, pastas, steaks and seafood. Our Mezzanine accommodates up to 100 guests and we offer a private bar, TV's upon request for private events and meeting spaces.

We look forward to hosting you at Il Sogno Italiano and Welcome you to San Diegos hottest place for fine dining and music.

Mondays: Martinis & Jazz w/Grammy Nominated Sacha Boutros and friends/Martini specials all night long
Wednesdays: Passport to Italy
Pop, Jazz, RnB, Motown and beyond every night of the week.

Top review
Timobvip
Dined on 3 Apr 2024
It was very enjoyable at Il Sogno Italiano. The service was great, food was great. We will return.
A photo of Coco Maya restaurant
4.4
4.4 (344)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Latin
Little Italy
About the restaurant
Coco Maya is inspired by exploring the history of the Islands and Latin American regions of the Caribbean Ocean.

The dishes are a contemporary link from the past to the present using local produce and Seafood guided by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. European influence in flavor and cooking techniques are echoed throughout the menu with the core of the kitchen coming from the Coal Fired Josper Oven. Hints of the Ocean, smoke, and char will reverberate through all the dishes.

A daily Brunch Menu is centered around composed Latin American and Caribbean breakfast dishes with rotating pastries and a unique Sandwich called Bokit (a stuffed fry bread from the French Islands of Guadeloupe).

Snacks vary from a simple play on Chex Mix to a fun tableside version of a Raclette queso fundido.

Dinner transitions into a more select atmosphere with the food offering a variety of plant-based small plates and large format proteins cooked over coals

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 May 2024
Enjoyed Mother’s Day here… what a treat! Great service too.
A photo of Urbana Del Mar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (138)
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Carmel Valley
About the restaurant
Its ‘Dia de los Muertos’ every day at URBANA, the Skydeck's most colorful restaurant. Farm Fresh Mexican Chef inspired plates. Complementing the menu, URBANA’S sexy departure on craft cocktails featuring Tequila and Mezcal favorites as well as top shelf agave spirits. Massive smiling murals a tribute to owner Javier Cuadra's Michoacán upbringing where ‘Dia de los Muertos’ is celebrated to define URBANA.
Top review
NareshL
Dined 3 days ago
Service by Avery was excellent. Very attentive and customer focussed. Food was delicious. Really enjoyed the lunch.
A photo of La Conde - San Diego restaurant
3.8
3.8 (539)
$30 and under
Mexican
Downtown / Gaslamp
About the restaurant
Latin American cuisine with a fusion of eclectic plates and amazing mixology.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great food, nice, elegant, fun, energetic place. overall cool restaurant to hit up before a club or night out
A photo of Greenfinch at Estancia La Jolla restaurant
4.6
4.6 (55)
$30 and under
Californian
Torrey Pines
About the restaurant
Greenfinch is a local San Diego favorite with crowd favorites. You’ll savor wholesome classics while dining on the open-air balcony overlooking Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa’s lush Garden Courtyard.
Top review
reviewer2
Dined on 12 May 2024
We enjoyed the Mother’s Day tea/brunch at Greenfinch this year. It is always a lovely breakfast, but this was taken up a notch with beautiful presentation and everything was delicious. 
A photo of La Divina restaurant
4.2
4.2 (13)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Barrio Logan
About the restaurant
Located in the Heart of Historic Barrio Logan, La Divina is our homage to the divine female in all our lives. From your abuelita making your favorite food in your childhood cocina to the new generation of leaders building a better world, we celebrate the female spice that flavors our world. La Divina features a culinary marriage of your favorite Mexican dishes with the urban chic of a multi-cultural menu. Our bar offers the best cocktails in Barrio Logan in a modern, upscale setting. We also offer outdoor patio seating. We hope to see you soon to discover a new world of mouth-watering food and delicious drinks.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 Aug 2023
We celebrated our bachelor/ bachelorette party there this weekend and we were blown away by the attention and service that La Divina provided us with. We couldn't chosen a better place to celebrate. Thank you to the bartender, manager and everyone who works there. Our entire party had a blast and enjoyed the food and drinks very much!
A photo of Crudo Ceviche & Oyster Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (129)
$30 and under
Mexican
Little Italy
About the restaurant
Authentic Baja-style, ceviche, and oyster restaurant. Unique tostadas, oysters, tiradito, clams
Top review
Foodieintrainingvip
Dined 1 day ago
Friendly informative staff. Several ways to approach ceviche and oysters for different experience levels. Finely crafted cocktails, many from sake. This is a yes. I will be back.
A photo of Osteria Cotto e Mangiato restaurant
4.7
4.7 (65)
$30 and under
Italian
Banker's Hill
About the restaurant
Casual authentic Italian neighborhood cuisine/ Osteria
Top review
RamanR
Dined 1 day ago
Perfect restaurant to go to for family dinner or even date night. Food was great, everyone enjoyed their dishes. I would go again. Shout out to our sweet server Lydia :)
A photo of Casa Gabriela restaurant
4.6
4.6 (601)
$30 and under
Mexican
La Mesa
About the restaurant
Chef Gabriela Lopez brings her elevated Mexican cuisine to Downtown La Mesa. Using her grandmother's recipes from Guadalajara crossed with her cosmopolitan upbringing in Tijuana, Chef Gabriela's menu features authentic hand-crafted dishes and imaginative takes on classic dishes. All of Baja California is represented along with influences from other regions in Mexico.

The spacious outdoor garden, cozy loft, and private dining areas are the perfect places to enjoy tequila and mezcal based cocktails, family celebrations, or brunch with friends.

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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Crispy carnitas was the best we have ever had and the ambience and authentic music was great!
A photo of Tortilla Mia restaurant
4.0
4 (9)
$30 and under
Mexican
Carlsbad
About the restaurant
Tortillas made from scratch. Fried Ice Cream is the best! Tio Ernie floating around daily!
One block to the sandy Carlsbad Beach.
For groups of 8 or more, please call the restaurant directly at 760.434.5850

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JONFvip
Dined on 21 Sept 2023
Drew was our waiter. We enjoyed his style.
A photo of Jibaritos De Isla restaurant
1.0
1 (1)
$31 to $50
Caribbean
Chula Vista / Bonita
About the restaurant
San Diego’s ONLY Puerto Rican and Dominican Restaurant! Serving the best Caribbean food on the West Coast! Our signature dishes include Jibaritos (plantain sandwiches), slow roasted pork, fried snapper fish and Mofongo! We also offer a variety of appetizers such as sweet plantain, yuca, tostones, Spanish rice, beans and more!

Book tables and bottles for the nightclub Fridays & Saturdays 9pm-2am call 619-850-3159 for more details!

A photo of Adriana’s Cocina restaurant
5.0
5 (51)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Temecula
About the restaurant
Indulge in the authentic flavors of Jalisco-style Mexican cuisine with creative fusion twists at our family-style dining restaurant. Our goal is to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience that will leave your taste buds dancing.

Led by renowned Chef Adriana Dominguez, our restaurant is dedicated to delivering fresh, flavor-packed dishes that are both inventive and nutrition-conscious. Chef Adriana is best known for her five-star full-service catering business, and now she's thrilled to invite you to our restaurant!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Delicious ! Great ambience, exceptional service! Adriana’a does not disappoint.
A photo of CIELO ROOFTOP LOUNGE restaurant
3.4
3.4 (41)
$30 and under
Hibachi
Downtown / Gaslamp
About the restaurant
CEILO ROOFTOP LOUNGE is the newest hottest addition to Gaslamp San Diego Rooftops. Located on the 5th floor of Mr.Tempo’s at 701 6th ave (pink entrance) San Diego ca 92101. This 5,000 square foot speakeasy rooftop lounge & bar will feature Latin and Asian seafood tapas along with a craft beverage bar program. Tequila Del Cielo, a rooftop bar and restaurant featuring skyline views of downtown San Diego and the Coronado Bridge. The open air bar offers many Instagram able moments from our jungle disco entrance to our Tulum handmade swing there’s many photos and memories to be made. Tequila Del Cielo accommodates 200 guests for any occasion from bridal showers to venue buy outs for holiday parties. Tequila Del Cielo is open Thursday to Saturday from 5pm-12am and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 May 2024
My favvv place to goooooooo The hibachi food is amazing
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