Don Chido (translation: "Mr. Cool") is an authentic, stylish Mexican eatery in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. Our menu showcases regionally influenced, handcrafted Mexican cooking that features locally sourced and quality fresh ingredients. Start your meal with a flight of our signature salsas and warm tortilla chips. Don Chido serves a lunch, dinner, and late-night menu.
We’re no ordinary Mexican food!
Browse our "drink bible" for a guide through our extensive list of tequila and regional mezcals as well as our specialty cocktails, spirits, infusions, and craft beers.
Our restaurant features the only tortilleria in the Gaslamp where our tortillas are made fresh, daily, right in front of your eyes.
With food this good, you'll want to know our Executive Chef Andre Alto!
A local rising Chef, Andre has been in the food & beverage industry since his early days at his father’s establishments.
During his training, Andre worked for the high profile luxury Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming, won a ACF Chefs challenge in Las Vegas, and worked as Sous Chef at The 5 Diamond Grand Del Mar. Andre is of Mexican and Native American descent and puts his history into his food.
Don Chido is also available for private events and off-site catering.
If you're looking for the most chido place in the Gaslamp to host your happy hour, group dinner, or company event, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
WE’LL BE BACK!
Being Chido isn’t easy
and we’re beyond grateful for each and everyone of you who have supported us throughout the years. This isn’t goodbye…this is “hasta luego” because we’ll be back in early 2018 with a cooler
elevated kind of vibe.
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