Guadalajaran-Style Carne Asada Eatery Set To Debut In Downtown San Diego | Pipirins To Open January 21

January 19, 2016

A fast-casual restaurant specializing in carne asada cooked over the open flame, Pipirins will host its grand opening on January 21. Emphasizing fresh ingredients and dishes made-to-order and cooked in front of patrons, Pipirins has taken over the space at 531 Broadway St., Space B, adjacent to the newly opened Ramen Yamadaya and Biga, making this corner a new dining destination in downtown San Diego.

Pirpirins’ owners were inspired to open a restaurant that served carne asada and pollo asado like they did back at their home in Guadalajara, Mexico.

“We grew up enjoying juicy carne asada with that campfire flavor you can only get by cooking the meat over a fire,” explained Jerry Orozco, a co-owner of Pipirins. “All the ingredients and side dishes are fresh and simple and so delicious. It’s delivered quickly but this isn’t ‘fast food’.”

Pipirins’ carne asada plates will be served with side dishes that include beans, salsa, fresh tortillas and grilled onions. Homemade desserts are made at the restaurant. Beverages include beer, in addition to traditional drinks, such as horchata, and soft drinks.

Menu offerings include carne asada Pipirins style with thinly-sliced tender beef charbroiled for that great campfire flavor; strip loin asado - bone-in beef with marbling for a rich, savory flavor; a variety of skewers including carne asada, pollo asado or a mix, prepared with grilled onions and chile morron; chorizo asado - charbroiled pork chorizo full of flavor; queso fundido - smooth and creamy melted cheese; daily house made flan and chocolate cake; and a variety homemade salsas.

Pipirins will be open for dine-in or take-out Sunday through Thursday from 11:30am to 10:30pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30am. For more information, visit and check out the photos below.
Carne Asada plate
Chocolate cake
Pollo asado plate
Queso Fundido
Pollo asado skewers