After 13 Year Tenure, Pacific Beach's Latin Chef Peruvian-Brazilian Restaurant Ousted From Its Space By New Landlord

January 13, 2019

Another longtime local spot will be ousted from their home by an apathetic landlord. Pacific Beach's thirteen-year-old, family-run Latin Chef Peruvian Brazilian restaurant will close for business at the end of the month after being served with a 30-day notice by the building's new owner.

Since 2006, Latin Chef Peruvian-Brazilian restaurant has been a fixture on Garnet Avenue in the heart of San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood. Operated by chef and owner Fredy Palma, his wife Sara, and partner Tony Kinishiro, Latin Chef will shutter by January 31 after being served a notice to vacate by the building's new owner, who allegedly intends on installing a tattoo parlor in the space. The Palma family were also asked to move from their adjacent apartment.

"We are happy to have been in the Pacific Beach neighborhood for the past 13 years and appreciate our loyal area customers," explained Fredy and Sara Palma. "Because it is our only income, we need to find a new place to start back up quickly. We have a daughter in her last year of medical school and if we can't help pay tuition, she could be forced to drop out.”

Fredy Palma was born in Cusco, Peru and lived in Tokyo for 10 years where he ran a popular Peruvian restaurant. In 1998, he and his family migrated to San Diego. The Palmas aim to find a new restaurant space in order to reopen Latin Chef in the coming months.

Get a last taste of Latin Chef Peruvian-Brazilian restaurant at 1142 Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach before it closes by month's end. For more information, visit