• Beef Filet Mignon Carpaccio, closeup
  • Paella Tapita, top view
  • Slow Cooked Beef Short Rib, served


About us

Romesco is a hidden culinary gem tucked away in beautiful Bonita California nestled between the cities of Chula Vista and San Diego. Mediterranean techniques and authentic Mexican recipes result in a rustic forward-thinking cuisine reflecting a unique menu that creates a flare with both locals and out-of-town visitors gaining recognition as San Diego’s Best Mexican Restaurant for three years in a row by San Diego Magazine.

Far from complexities or presumptions, Romesco is a simple but elegant bistro dedicated to serving harmonic courses and diverse tapas based on color, taste, texture and aromas. If you want to enjoy a more relaxed-formal experience our main dining room was designed to evoke a touch of Mediterranean flair like a classic European Bistro should. If you would like a more lively experience, Inside the Restaurant but in a separate room is a Spanish Tapas Bar.

This space reflects and inspires a Spanish barroom with surroundings of bullfight paintings and warm dark wood decor that will make you want to stay long into the night and enjoy an extensive happy hour menu that includes tapas and house specialty drinks like the acclaimed tamarindo martini. Make sure to sip on one of our specialty cocktails, Baja California wines or regional craft beer from one of San Diego's or Baja's most acclaimed Microbreweries.

Zagat describes Romesco as "fabulous, imaginative and upscale Mexican cuisine with Mediterranean accents."