Crack Taco Shop Brings Famous "Cardiff Crack" To San Diego's Seaport Village

September 30, 2023

After more than two years in development, the second area location of Crack Taco Shop has opened in San Diego's bayfront Seaport Village.

In 2019, part of the crew behind North County San Diego's popular Seaside Market, which is famous for its "Cardiff Crack" smoked burgundy pepper tri-tip, launched modern taqueria Crack Taco in Mission Valley. Owned by Ron Abbo, his brother Steve, and Pete Najjar, who co-owns Seaside Market, Crack Taco serves a variety of tacos and burritos made with high-quality ingredients and fresh pressed tortillas, as well as offers a list of beer, specialty Micheladas, wine and sangria. Earlier this year, the Crack Taco team took over a space close to its original location within Valley Del Rio Shopping Center in Mission Valley to open new concept Hot Chickz, a Louisiana-style, fast-casual hot chicken eatery.

In summer 2021, as part of the Port of San Diego’s continued successful revitalization of Seaport Village, the Board of Port Commissioners approved a lease for Crack Taco Shop to open along the promenade in Seaport Village’s Lighthouse District near Spill the Beans. After a long delay, Crack Taco has finally opened its Seaport Village location with a menu of tacos, burritos, breakfast, bowls, quesadillas, smothered nachos and fries, salads, and desserts. 

Crack Taco Shop is now open at 817 West Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego. For more information about Crack Taco, visit