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San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Barrio Logan

Where to eat, shop, and play in this buzzing and artistic community
Courtesy of California Cultural Districts

Barrio Logan This Month

June 8
Barrio Art Crawl

June 8 & 22
Del Barrio Market

Mercado del Barrio

The mixed-use apartment and retail complex spans two blocks by the Coronado Bridge. Grab Baja-fresh ingredients at Northgate Gonzalez Market and order the house special shrimp at Mariscos el Pulpo, plus pizza by the slice at Dough Nations and ales from Attitude Brewing Company. Spring Valley’s Liberty Call Distilling plans to open a distillery and restaurant here soon.

Simón Limón

Find hand-painted ceramics, whimsical cards, paintings, and pop art made by artists from both sides of the border at this pint-size boutique. Owner Alexandra Perez Demma has a working studio on site where she makes jewelry. shopsimonlimon

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Barrio Logan

barrio logan neighborhood guide

Simón Limón

Las Cuatro Milpas

The beloved Mexican restaurant turns 86 this year, and it’s still run by the Estudillo family. Get in line early for the tamales, handmade tortillas, rice and beans, and crunchy tacos—they close up at 3 p.m.—and bring cash.

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Barrio Logan

Barrio Logan neighborhood guide

Las Cuatro Milpas

Border X Brewing

Sip a Horchata Golden Stout or a Blood Saison, made from jamaica and agave, at San Diego’s first Latino-owned brewery, which just expanded to a second location in Los Angeles. borderxbrewing

Chicano Park

The urban park beneath the Coronado Bridge holds the largest collection of outdoor murals in the country. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 2017 and will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year.

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Barrio Logan

Barrio Logan neighborhood guide Chicano Park

Chicano Park


The barrio is a hub of creativity, with several art galleries to prove it. Along Logan Avenue, La Bodega Gallery hosts art classes for kids and offers free admission to most exhibits, and Chicano Art Gallery regularly exhibits work by local artists. Then on Julian Avenue in the century-old former Weber’s bakery building, Bread & Salt houses galleries, events, and studio spaces, and the new Alta Brewing.

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Barrio Logan

Barrio Logan neighborhood guide La Bodega gallery

La Bodega Gallery

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles

You won’t have to sit in traffic anymore to dine at this LA institution. After years of delay, they’re slated to open their first San Diego location in Barrio Logan by the end of the year. roscoesofficial

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Barrio Logan

Cesar E. Chavez Parkway

By William Riddell

Will Riddell is an editorial intern at San Diego Magazine. He is currently studying multimedia journalism at Taylor University, and he is planning on graduating this fall. Will has served as both a staff writer and an editor at his school's newspaper, The Echo.

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