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Roadside Ahi Tuna Tostada

Guacamole / ponzu / fresh crema / tender greens / mild habanero salsa / extra virgin olive oil

Calamari Fritti

Piquillo aioli / tomato sauce

Penne All' Arrabiatta

Spicy vodka tomato sauce / mascarpone & romano cheese / basil


Ground sirloin / spinach / ricotta & mozzarella cheese / rustic tomato sauce / white mushrooms


Shrimp / clams / mussles / calamari / chicken / pork short rib / spanish chorizo / saffron

Greek Salad

Romaine and iceberg lettuce / tomato / feta cheese / kalamata olives / red onion / cucumber / oregano / vinaigrette

Classic Fettuccine Alfredo

House Guacamole

Crispy bean chicharron / heirloom tomatoes / ashes & tortilla chips

Filet Mignon

Pan seared filet mignon / marsala-tamarind sauce / sautéed white mushrooms

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With Mediterranean Accents

With Mediterranean Accents
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 décor 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.” Salud!

Best Tapas Bar

Best Tapas Bar
Nestled between San Diego and Chula Vista, right in the heart of Bonita, sits the city’s hottest tapas bar. In Romesco, Mexican cuisine and Mediterranean techniques come together to create something as delicious as it is special. Romesco is a place of mouthwatering contrast and imaginative fusions; an upscale dining experience that mixes the tastefulness of a bistro with the laid-back atmosphere of a tapas bar.

Romesco’s unique personality isn’t restricted to its cuisine either: The restaurant is split into two different areas, both boasting the restaurant’s distinctive flavor in two completely different ways. The main dining room, designed to resemble a traditional Mediterranean bistro, offers a more upscale yet still relaxed experience that describes itself as upscale dining without pretentiousness.

Romesco, A Top Chula Vista Bar

Romesco, A Top Chula Vista Bar
Chula Vista is home to eclectic bars and innovative restaurants eager to bring delicious food and new ideas to the city. One of such restaurants? Romesco, a self-declared. Mexiterranean bistro that brings together Mexican cuisine with the Mediterranean spirit to delight your palate and offers a unique atmosphere that’s sure to impress.

Romesco’s exotic blend of two worlds isn’t limited to its kitchen either, as the restaurant mixes the tastefulness of a bistro with the laid-back atmosphere of a tapas bar, resulting in a venue that can be visited at night or day, both for upscale meals and fun nights out. Romesco’s main dining area, designed to resemble the traditional Mediterranean bistro, offers the perfect setting for a relaxed yet classy lunch, or an upscale dinner without the pretentiousness.

Here, you can discover the flavors and textures that make Romesco a top Chula Vista bar and restaurant. You can also try Romesco’s mouthwatering tapas, which are, hands down, some of the best in the city. If you’re looking for a fun night out, you can visit Romesco’s very own Spanish barroom, a must-visit if you’re looking for a unique bar-hopping experience.

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About Us

About Us
At Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro, we pride ourselves on offering a unique and unforgettable dining experience. Our journey began with a passion for bringing together the best of both worlds, creating a fusion that is both familiar and exciting for our guests. The name "Romesco" pays homage to the classic Spanish sauce, while "Mexiterranean" reflects the fusion of Mexican and Mediterranean influences that define our culinary identity.

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Excellent Mediterranean and Mexican food. My husband and I shared 4 tapas: guacamole, calamari, gambas al ajillo and meatballs. All were delicious as well as the bread for dipping in sauce. They had a good selection of craft beers. It was Mexican Mother's day so they were very busy, but the service was impeccable. We will definitely be back.

Maria P.

Maria P.

Went to Romesco’s for an early dinner with my wife and 1 year old daughter. The staff was friendly and attentive. Our server Moses was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He walked us through the menu and made some recommendations. We ordered a bunch of tapas and some drinks. We will definitely be back because everything was delicious. The Caesar salad was amazing as well as the octopus and mushrooms in garlic butter. I highly recommend Kid-friendliness: Servers and host were friendly and engaging with my 1 year old daughter. Thank you

Danny H.

Danny H.

Always delicious, I have been here several times and will keep coming back. The food is great, the staff is attentive and the prices are at the top end of affordable.

Chris J.

Chris J.

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