Señor Mango's To Double Down In San Diego's North Park

May 18, 2021

San Diego's nearly two-decades-old Señor Mango's fruteria is doubling down in North Park with plans to open a second location within the community in the space that last housed The Classic Rock Sandwich Shoppe. 

Señor Mango's was opened in 2002 by brothers Jaime and Armando Leon while they were both students at San Diego State University. The small eatery on the corner of 30th Street and Madison Avenue is popular for its menu of customizable, fresh made smoothies, juices, acai bowls, shakes, salads, wraps and tortas. The brothers also operated neighboring Leon Produce.
"The idea for a fruteria came from the fact that our dad, along with the help of the rest of the family, had opened a small produce store in the building next to Señor Mango's back in 1995," explained co-owner Jaime Leon. "In fact, I started working at Leon Produce while I was still in high school. However, our family’s 'relationship' with fruit/produce goes way back to my parents and older siblings working in the fields throughout Mexico and California. As kids, we often helped our dad sell fruit 'out of the back of the truck' in Mexico but also here in San Diego in the late 80s. I guess it just made sense that somehow we would continue to work with fruit, even after we both graduated from SDSU. Our little juice shop/fruteria has been around almost 20 years and we hope to continue serving San Diego for many more years."

Señor Mango's has leased the space at 3042 North Park Way that was last occupied by The Classic Rock Sandwich Shoppe for 10 years. The second Señor Mango's location will open this summer with the same menu as the original. 

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