Maggie's Cafe To Open Barrio Logan Location This Spring

February 22, 2019

Maggie’s Café has been serving up Mex-American-style breakfast, lunch and dinner in San Diego's Serra Mesa community since 2014, but this spring the restaurant will launch a new location in Barrio Logan.

Husband-and-wife David and Argelia Granda have both been working in the food industry since they were teenagers. In 2010, the couple decided it was time to follow their dreams of opening their own eatery and started a small deli on Friars Road in Grantville. After four years, they sold the deli and Maggie’s Café was born in November 2014.

"Maggie’s is named after David's mother," explained Argelia Granda. "She is a person that loves the kitchen and everything she prepares tastes like heaven. She is the kind of person that will show her love through her food. Maggie’s dream was always to have her own restaurant. She stared selling tamales through the streets of Barrio Logan and outside the store fronts of some local markets. Over the years she attempted to open a small fondita, but life did not favor her. When the opportunity was presented to us to have our own restaurant, we decided to name it after her to honor her hard work and dedication to her family and food. We also wanted Maggie’s Café to reflect her personality of welcoming, family and good food."

The second location of Maggie's Cafe will open within the Mercado del Barrio mixed-use center space that last housed Fathom Crossfit. The restaurant will offer 3,000 square-feet of indoor dining space with an 800 square-foot outdoor patio overlooking the Coronado Bridge. The restaurant will offer a family-friendly atmosphere with plenty of televisions and an all-day menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Guest favorites include the South of the Border Benedict (an English muffin topped with a chorizo patty, avocado, poached egg, and a Chipotle hollandaise sauce, served with Maggie’s potatoes and fruit), the Chile Verde Omelet (carne asada, onions, and cilantro omelet, smothered in homemade green salsa, and served with Maggie’s potatoes, beans, and choice of bread or tortillas), and a variety of certified Angus beef burgers. The restaurant will also serve mimosas, margaritas, micheladas, and lots of local beers.

"We want to thank Mercado del Barrio owners Shea Properties for believing in us and supporting us on opening our doors in Barrio Logan," continued Argelia Granda. "We could not be more proud, excited and blessed to be part of this great community. We are really looking forward to many great moments and we hope that the community enjoys our food, hospitality, and drinks!"

Maggie's Cafe is expected to open at 1985 National Avenue, Suite 1129, in San Diego's historic Barrio Logan community in May 2019. For more information, visit and stop by the original location at 3232 Greyling Drive in Serra Mesa.