City Tacos To Open Pierside Location In San Diego's Pacific Beach

April 22, 2019

San Diego's popular City Tacos fast-casual chain of Mexican eateries will soon bring delicious designer tacos to Pacific Beach, taking over the space adjacent to Crystal Pier previously occupied by Izakaya Pacific Beach.

Gerry Torres and chef/partner Eduardo Baeza opened the flagship City Tacos in North Park in 2014 and IB Street Tacos in Imperial Beach in 2015. Building on the success of the first City Tacos restaurant, they opened a second location in La Mesa in late 2017. The duo also launched Mexican eatery and tortilla shop Tortilla N' Taco Factory in El Cajon in 2018 and will be opening a City Tacos locationn at 1031 S Coast Hwy 101 in Encinitas at some point in the near future with more outposts planned for other local neighborhoods, including a branch opening later this year in Sorrento Valley. The City Tacos team also launched Tostadas in North Park in summer 2015, which closed last year and was rebranded into Baja-style bar & restaurant, La Catrina Tapas & Cantina, in partnership with MX-native Roger Canez. Most recently, City Tacos opened a beachside branch in Imperial Beach as part of a Mike Hess Brewing Tasting Room. The company is also rumored to be converting the now-defunct IB Street Tacos into a new Mexican burger concept dubbed IB Burgers.

Moving into the prime unit left dormant by last year's departure of Izakaya Pacific Beach, which teased a Mission Beach revival, the new City Tacos hopes to open by this summer to take advantage of the busy beach season. The PB branch will serve an expanded menu of seafood, meat, vegetarian and vegan tacos, as well as desserts, Micheladas, and Mexican & craft beers.

For more information on City Tacos, visit and check out the menu below.