With a vibrant arts scene, diverse eating and drinking options and proximity to both downtown and Coronado, Barrio Logan offers a rich experience in San Diego’s urban culture.
Barrio Logan is an artistic area with strong Mexican roots so deep, the neighborhood is designated as one of 14 California Cultural Districts. To explore Barrio Logan, start off with coffee at sleek, modern Café Moto, the only brick-and-morter café of one of San Diego’s most beloved roasters.
Spend a few hours wandering through Chicano Park, a historic site home to the nation’s largest collection of outdoor murals depicting the past and present struggles of the Mexican and Chicano communities. Snag a spot in line (which usually stretches around the block) at Las Cuatro Milpas for a satisfying, authentic Mexican lunch. Locals and visitors find the tacos are worth the wait. Nearby, ¡Salud! also serves up top notch tacos, from vegetarian varieties with mushrooms and soyrizo to traditional carne asada and birra (shredded pork). The newly opened Ciccia Osteria, is quickly becoming a local’s favorite. The Italian restaurant provides a more upscale dining experience serving hand-crafted pasta and traditional recipes but always based on what fresh ingredients are available.
Border X Brewing offers a taste of Mexican craft beers like Abuelitas made with Mexican hot chocolate, and Thorn Brewing showcases a 30-barrel brew house with plenty to try including some exciting collaborations with well-known San Diego breweries.
Any trip through Barrio Logan isn’t complete without a visit to one if it’s many artistic spaces. Pop by The Church, an art collective housing a record label and a clothing company also acts as a public venue for community events like the Barrio Art Crawl, or grab a custom-made piñata and other Mexican favors and candies at Rainbow Supplies.
Explore Barrio Logan by foot and take full advantage of the art and cultural experiences when in San Diego.