La Divina Cocina & Cantina Restaurant Brings Upscale Mexican Seafood To San Diego's Barrio Logan

December 2, 2022

The family behind Tacos El Paisa has  grand opened La Divina Cocina & Cantina, an upscale Mexican seafood restaurant and bar sited in the space that last housed Mariscos El Pulpo in San Diego's Barrio Logan.

In 1999, the De Santiago family opened their first Tacos El Paisa taqueria on the corner of 47th & Logan Avenue in San Diego's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Since then, members of the family have opened several other El Paisa locations around San Diego County.

Earlier this year, brother and sister Guillermo & Jacqueline De Santiago took over the sprawling space previously occupied by Mariscos El Pulpo within Mercado Del Barrio in Barrio Logan for the opening of a new fine dining concept dubbed La Divina. Spanish for "the divine female", La Divina pays homage to women with decorations highlighting influential females and the female form. The 240 seat eatery offers a menu centered around Mexican seafood, specifically Mazatlan-style seafood dishes with tropical flavors like shrimp aguachile, Sinaloan-style ceviche, seafood tostadas, pescado zarandeado grilled fish, and even Mexican-style sushi dishes. There are also plenty of options outside of seafood, including tacos, burritos, salads, burgers, and more. The space also boasts also a full bar and a back bar area for sports watching, including international soccer games and boxing matches. 

La Divina is now open at 1900 Main Street, Suite 101, in San Diego's historic Barrio Logan community. For more information, visit