City Tacos Unveils New Locations In Sorrento Valley & Pacific Beach With More On The Way

January 31, 2020

San Diego's popular City Tacos fast-casual chain of Mexican eateries recently opened a new location within an office park in Sorrento Valley and has a pierside outpost debuting today in 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 opened a beachside City Tacos branch in Imperial Beach as part of a Mike Hess Brewing Tasting Room. 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, but Gerry Torres reports he no longer has anything to do with that restaurant. Most recently, City Tacos opened a branch at 1031 S Coast Hwy 101 in Encinitas last November. An Ocean Beach location was in the works for the space that house The Village Kitchen for more than 30 years, but that deal fell through.

City Tacos is in the process of an aggressive expansion for 2020. Earlier this month, the craft taqueria opened an eatery in the office complex that houses General Atomics near the Sorrento Valley train station. Today marks the opening of a new City Tacos in the space adjacent to Crystal Pier previously occupied by Izakaya Pacific Beach. To celebrate their first day open in PB, each customer will receive one free taco with each purchase. Also in the works are restaurants in the Petco Park sited space previously occupied by Larry’s Deli at 323 Seventh Avenue in the East Village and an eatery/tasting room heading to Seaport Village in partnership with Mike Hess Brewing

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