Tamarindo Latin Kitchen & Bar Ends Run In San Diego's North Park

May 11, 2020

Tamarindo Latin Kitchen & Bar has seemingly ended its run in San Diego's North Park neighborhood, which could spell trouble for the company's second location that was scheduled to open this year in Del Mar Plaza.

It appears that North Park's Tamarindo Latin Kitchen + Bar has permanently shuttered in North Park, as all the furnishings have been removed from the restaurant. Owned by Moose Restaurant Group - which currently operates Fred Mexican Cafe locations in Old Town, Huntington Beach, Kihei HI and two Moose’s Pub & Caf├ęs in Hawaii - Tamarindo Latin Kitchen + Bar opened in summer 2017 within the 2,500 square-foot former Claire de Lune Coffee Lounge space in the heart of San Diego's North  Park community. The full service bar and restaurant became a neighborhood hotspot due to its expansive Latin-fusion menu and an agave-heavy bar program from San Diego native Mark Broadfood, who also developed the cocktail list for La Jolla's Galaxy Taco.

Last year, Moose Restaurant Group took over the 4,000 square-feet of ground-level space in Del Mar Plaza for a second location, but that outpost may be dead on arrival, or not. A tipster has informed us that ownership removed equipment this week in order to transport it to Del Mar. Moose Restaurant Group was founded in 1980 with the opening of Moose McGillicuddy’s in Waikiki. The company is led by president Lee DeShong, who we contacted for comment but did not receive a response by the time of publishing. 

For more information, visit tamarindonp.com and mooserestaurantgroup.com.