Los Angeles-Based Acapela Modern Mexican To Open First San Diego Location

September 16, 2022

Dubbed as a "San Diego-style" taco shop when it opened in Los Angeles last year, Acapela Modern Mexican will unveil its first San Diego location this fall. 

Las year,  Jessica and Cesar De Santiago opened the first branch of Acapela Mexican restaurant in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles. Hailing from San Diego, the De Santiago's are part of the family that runs the Tacos el Paisa brand of taco shops, which started in San Diego's Lincoln Park neighborhood in 1999.  Since then, members of the family have opened several other El Paisa locations around San Diego County. Cesar has actually been working for the company since he was 14 years old. Earlier this year, brother the De Santiago's took over the sprawling space previously occupied by Mariscos El Pulpo within Mercado Del Barrio in San Diego's Barrio Logan for the opening of a new fine dining concept dubbed La Divina

The second location of Acapela Mexican Eats is expected to open soon in the space that last housed P.G. King Chinese Cuisine in San Diego's East County city of La Mesa. Acapela serves a menu of Mexcan comfort foods like quesadillas, burritos, rolled tacos, rice bowls, tacos, salads, and loaded fries including a surf and turf variety with asada and shrimp.

Acapela Modern Mexican is expected to open later this month at 5575 Baltimore Dr, Suite 105A, in San Diego's La Mesa. For more information, visit eatacapela.com and check out the menu below.