City Tacos to open 10,000-square-foot ‘OB Playground’ concept in Ocean Beach in July
The restaurant also will feature a coffee shop, a flower shop, a courtyard area with fire pits and a shaded space, a gated dog park, giant-size games, live music and more.
City Tacos plans to open a 10,000-square-foot concept called “OB Playground” in Ocean Beach in July that will feature not only the Mexican restaurant’s seventh San Diego County location but also a coffee shop, flower shop, courtyard area, dog park, games and more.
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The establishment at 4896 Voltaire St., at Cable Street, will have 10 taps for beer from local craft breweries, plus Mexican beers, wine and seltzers. Later in the year, food trucks will rotate into the space, and craft fairs and other small festivals are planned as well, the company said.
Sevahna Anderson, an Ocean Beach native and founder of OB’s Voltaire Art & Makers Walk, is coordinating with a dozen local artists to paint murals on the perimeter fencing, according to City Tacos.
The courtyard area will have picnic tables, lounge seating around fire pits and a shaded space. The gated dog park will have tables lining the fence so guests can eat while watching their pets. There also will be giant-size games such as checkers, chess, Connect 4 and Jenga, as well as cornhole, bocce ball and foosball. Acoustic guitar players and other musicians will perform regularly.
“It has been a dream of mine for quite some time to create an all-ages community hub like this for one of the vibrant areas of our city — a place where people can play, enjoy and relax,” City Tacos founder Gerry Torres said in a statement. “I love the OB community and I can’t wait to hang out and eat tacos with everyone.”
The City Tacos menu features traditional tacos (pollo asado, carnitas, carne asada), caseros “homestyle” tacos (pulled pork with Mayan achiote sauce, beef shank, mahi mahi), and several other meat, seafood and vegetarian options.
City Tacos, which started in 2014, also has local locations in San Diego’s East Village, Pacific Beach, North Park, Sorrento Valley, Encinitas and La Mesa. There also is a location at The Village at USC in Los Angeles.