Magic Is On The Menu At San Diego's Incoming Mystique Dining

May 4, 2021

Moving into the space that last housed Masala Street in San Diego's La Jolla is Mystique Dining, a decades-old culinary concept that offers decadent multi-course meals paired with a magic show.

Terry Commons started Mystique in 1990 as a haunted mansion magic performance meant to take place solely during the Halloween season, but due to the success of the project, he launched the first Mystique Dining experience in Pocatello, Idaho, in 1997. Commons, who is trained as a magician, eventually launched outposts in Boise, Salt Lake City, and Folsom, CA. His next location will sit in the heart of La Jolla. 

Mystique Dining will transform the former Masala Street location to have a Victorian decor where guests will enjoy a five-course dinner served via maid and butler before participating in an evening of magic by a world-class magician. The La Jolla venue will be able to seat 30 for dinner with capacity for 20 more at the bar. Patrons will choose a main dish with selections like prime rib, Cornish game hen, vegetarian lasagna, and macaroni and cheese, then they will witness a 45-minute magic show by a Master of Magic following dessert. The experience lasts approximately 2.5 hours in total. 

Admission prices for a Mystique Dining dinner and performance range from $125-$150, depending on proximity to the performer, and there are many menu and dietary upgrades available for an additional charge. Reservation costs do not include upgrades, gratuity, applicable sales tax or service charges. Water and sodas are included with admission, but Martinelli's Sparkling Ciders, hot drinks, beer and wine are an additional charge.

Mystique Dining is expected to unveil by mid-to-late summer at 915 Pearl Street in La Jolla. For more information, visit