Mexican & Japanese Hybrid Chain Culichi Town Unveils In San Diego's South County

December 11, 2021

Specializing in combining Mexican mariscos and Japanese sushi flavors, budding restaurant chain Culichi Town has unveiled its second San Diego location in the 7,800 square-foot space that last housed Fuddruckers in downtown Chula Vista.
Culichi Town restaurant was founded in 2010 in Chef Misael Guerro's garage in Fontana, CA, where he started selling sushi and seafood dishes inspired by the taste of the food consumed in his hometown city of Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Historically, the blend of Mexican and Japanese styles came to Culiacán as local cooks returned to the coastal city after working in Japanese restaurants in the United States. This resulted in Japanese sushi recipes and techniques being incorporated in the style of the Culichi people. Culichi Town restaurant now has nearly 20 locations around California, Illinois and the Southwest.

Following a location that opened in Vista in summer 2019, San Diego's second Culichi Town has opened in the huge 3rd Avenue space that last housed Fuddruckers in the heart of Chula Vista. The all-day menu features Mexican breakfast dishes, seafood platters, tacos, tostadas, burgers, wings, vegan dishes, and sushi rolls that incorporate Mexican staples like grilled octopus, fried fish and marinated grilled beef. The also serves beer and wine. 

Culichi Town founder Chef Misael Guerrero's Los Angeles-based Emme Group is also in the process of opening two of his other restaurant concepts in downtown San Diego. In addition to opening the elegant, Latin-American fusion eatery La Conde in the former Donovan's space, Emme Group has also taken over the nearly 8,000 square-foot space long occupied by BiCE Ristorante in the Gaslamp for the opening of another of its restaurant concepts dubbed Mamá Por Dios.

Culichi Town is now open at 340 3rd Avenue in San Diego's South County city of Chula Vista. For more information, visit