The Patricios Ready To Fuse Irish & Mexican In San Diego's Gaslamp

October 31, 2021

The owner of downtown's historic Dobson's Bar & Restaurant is nearly ready to unveil The Patricios, an Irish-Mexican fusion restaurant, cantina and pub opening this week in the longtime The Dubliner space in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter.

The Dubliner shuttered in summer 2020 after nearly two decades serving San Diego's Gaslamp, although at the time, the Irish Pub promised it would return in a new location. The longtime partner of Dobson's Bar & Restaurant, Marcos Luciano, took over the expansive space to bring a fresh concept to downtown.

Dubbed The Patricios, named in honor of the Los Patricios (St. Patrick's) battalion of Irish immigrants that fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican–American War, the new bar & restaurant melds a Mexican cantina with an Irish pub. The menu was created with the help of Dobson's Executive Chef Martin San Roman, a Mexico City-native that was classically trained in Paris and has cooked all over the world. Expect items like grilled bone marrow and braised octopus with garlic sauce; shrimp & ribeye tacos; tempura oysters with chipotle tartar sauce, Irish lamb stew; and much more. There is also a full bar with Irish, Mexican and craft beer, as well as cocktails and wine.

The Patricios opens on Friday, November 5, at 554 Fourth Avenue in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.