Edit ModuleShow Tags

What Local Hispanics Love Most about San Diego

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. We thought we asked the locals what they love about this city.


Published:

 

“The proximity to so many places—beaches, mountains, Los Angeles,” says 36-year-old Hector Gastelum from Eastlake. That, and being so close to Mexico, although we agree we need a shorter border wait. That doesn’t stop Tony Barragan, 44, from Chula Vista from enjoying the best of both worlds in one day: “On a typical Saturday, I end my day having a glass of wine in Valle de Guadalupe with a fantastic view.” Thirty-seven-year-old Alex Montoya from Paradise Hills says he doesn’t need to drive 80 miles to feel like he is in Mexico: “Las Cuatro Milpas has the most authentic food in Barrio Logan.” It’s impossible not to run into the richness of multiple cultures. “On a Saturday morning you can go to Aquí es Texcoco for the best birria,” says 39-year-old Nora Vargas from Chula Vista, but if you could start your day with the taste from the two countries, 25-year-old Melyna Martinez from Mission Valley would be a happy gal: “The one thing we need in San Diego is a traditional panaderia next to every Starbucks!” As for music, “I wish we had a Mariachi music venue in the Gaslamp” says 49-year-old Lidia S. Martinez from San Diego. If you could have a cafe de la olla at 3 a.m., even better. “We need an area where restaurants and coffee shops stay open all night long,” says Maria Villalobos, 51, from Coronado.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Win Tickets to Kaaboo

Two Friday passes get you access to music, comedy, cuisine, and more

5 Places to Watch the Solar Eclipse in San Diego

But safety first — don’t forget your eclipse viewing glasses!

Stone Brewing Releases Collaboration Beer with NOFX

The Punk in Drublic lager celebrates the band’s newly announced craft beer and music festival
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. San Diego Fourth of July Guide 2017
    Celebrate Independence Day all weekend long with fireworks, festivals, parades, drink specials, and more
  2. The Oceanside Revolution
    The North County city has gone from an all-but annexed coastal town by Camp Pendelton to a thriving bed of culinary and artistic success.
  3. The Best of San Diego 2017
    Tacos, pasta, cocktails, spa treatments, and cool craft workshops—we’ve got 99 of the top picks in food, drink, fitness, beauty, and more
  4. 5 Places to Watch the Solar Eclipse in San Diego
    But safety first — don’t forget your eclipse viewing glasses!
  5. Will Weed Smoke Out Restaurants?
    New investment trends are creating challenges for local restaurateurs — for now
  6. The Ultimate San Diego Summer Guide 2017
    Take this season to the next level with our annual roundup of the top beach barbecues, pool parties, concerts, outdoor movies, and more
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

9 Reasons You Need a Better Barber

Get the look and service you deserve at this East Village salon

Enter a Drawing You Could Actually Win

There are more than 1,700 prizes in the Dream House Raffle
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags