|Chef Norma Martinez|
October 27, 2012
Recognizing a lack of dining and bar options in Cortez Hill, Chef Norma Martinez and restaurateur Edwin Seymour set out to make Chaplos the social hub for locals, food, wine and cocktail aficionados looking for a new culinary experience. Formally of El Vitral, Chef Martinez's brings her International flair to Chaplos' traditional American menu. A Tijuana native, Martinez refined her culinary skills in Belguim and moved to France where she worked in a French kitchen workshop at St. Paul Augier School.
Committed to serving locals and dining enthusiasts with an unparallel experience at a reasonable price, Chaplos’ menu celebrates a simpler time when food was prepared with honest, fresh and local ingredients and superior service was demanded. Vintage jewel-toned Tiffany lamps, a 1920's antique bar and a family heritage wall are offset by wine on stainless steel tap, bold patterns and contemporary finishes.
Global flavor influences the lunch menu as well with items like spinach and mushroom filled Empanadas dipped in chimichurri sauce and Ceviche made with fresh seasonal fish, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, cucumber, avocado, tostadas, and chile oil.
Created with a design aesthetic reminiscent of the Prohibition era, the décor of Chaplos is an eclectic balance of classic and contemporary styling. Modernized fabric walls and plush seating neutralizes the vintage accents of authentic Tiffany lamps, a dark mahogany bar from the 1920's and a family heritage wall. A wine cellar wall provides a charming transition between modern kitchen and vintage bar dining room.
A throwback to the 1920's, a time when exotic culinary experimentation was introduced among classic American food and drinks, Chaplos brings an unparallel fusion of past and present.
For more information on the grand opening of Chaplos, visit chaplos.com and follow on Facebook.
Open Monday 11AM-2PM
Open Tuesday-Friday at 11AM-11PM
Happy Hour Open Tuesday-Friday 4-7 PM
Closed Monday evenings
925 B Street (Between 10th and 9th)
San Diego, CA 92101