Fred’s Mexican Cafe Owners Target Former Claire De Lune Space For New Concept | Tamarindo Is Coming To North Park

July 5, 2016

Moose Restaurant Group, known for its restaurants Fred Mexican Cafe in San Diego and Moose’s Pub & Cafe in Hawaii, has taken over the 2,500 square foot space previously occupied by Claire de Lune Coffee Lounge in North Park for the opening of a new Mexican grill concept called Tamarindo.

Claire de Lune Coffee Lounge sat at the corner of 2906 University Avenue and Kansas Street in North Park for nearly two decades before closing earlier this year. The historic building, owned by former Claire de Lune owner Claire Magner, was first built to be a department store in 1930. Moose Restaurant Group intends to embrace the architectural accents of the space into its redesign.

Tamarindo will be a Baja-style, seafood-centric Mexican grill that serves fresh fish, reimagined classics and organic margaritas in a fast-casual environment. Moose Restaurant Group recently closed its Fred Mexican Cafe locations in downtown San Diego and Pacific Beach and hopes to reinvigorate it's Mexican cuisine offerings with the launch of Tamarindo. The group currently owns and operates Fred Mexican Cafe locations in Old Town & Huntington Beach, California, another in Kihei, Hawaii, as well as two Moose’s Pub & Cafés in Hawaii.

Tamarindo will offer lunch and dinner upon opening by the end of the year and will launch a breakfast and brunch menu for the weekends. For more information, visit