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What to Eat at San Diego's Petco Park, Home of the Padres

The existing food lineup adds sausage sandwiches, Mexican street corn, and more

Inside Petco Park.
Inside Petco Park.
Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres

Rejoice, Friar Faithful; baseball is on its way back to San Diego. Our Padres are set to open the 2023 season at home, playing the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, March 30 at 1:10 p.m.

Petco Park is not just one of the best places in the country to watch a baseball game, it’s also become known for its seriously impressive food and drink offerings. From Seaside Market’s iconic tri-tip nachos to Hodad’s famous burgers and the finest San Diego-made beer, the ballpark’s concessionaires and sit-down restaurants are a winning reflection of the local culinary scene.

Fans can expect to see many of their food favorites again this year. While the 2023 lineup doesn’t have a ton of new additions or changes, there are some exciting new dishes available throughout the park as well as a couple of rebranded spaces.

Check out what’s new on the roster:

Alpine Beer Company has taken over the former Wonderland Ocean Pub space in Section 309 on the Upper Level. The expansive rooftop bar and patio, which features a rotating selection of Alpine as well as Green Flash beers on tap, is also where park guests will be able to find housemade sausage sandwiches from San Diego’s own Grand Ole BBQ y Asado, another popular park vendor.

There will be a Texas hot link sandwich, served on a warm bolillo roll with slaw and barbecue sauce, along with choripan, a traditional Argentinian sandwich that features Grand Ole’s chorizo and homemade chimichurri.

Grand Ole BBQ owner Andy Harris tells Eater that the sandwiches will also be available at the restaurant’s stand at Gallagher Square (Park at the Park).

Choripan with chimichurri.
Choripan with chimichurri.
Grand Ole BBQ

The Bud Patio in Section 227 is now called the Kona Big Wave Patio, a new home for Kona Brewing Co,’s beers and an island-inspired menu created in partnership with Southern California’s Brandt Beef that includes a Hawaiian beef bowl with marinated short rib over steamed rice with green onions, pickled daikon and carrot, furikake, and Big Wave sauce.

Hawaiian short rib rice bowl.
Hawaiian short rib bowl.
Delaware North

On the Main Concourse in Section 100, a Mexican street corn cart will dish up two styles of elote either on or off the cob. The Elote Classico tops the grilled corn with fuego sauce, lime crema, cotija cheese, Tajin, and cilantro while the Elote Especial adds on Tajin Pop Rocks and a chicharron-crusted, carnitas-stuffed jalapeno popper.

One of last year’s best-selling new items was the Hot Hen, a spicy chicken sandwich. This year, the Draft By Ballast Point in Section 105 will be cooking up Hot Hen fries, which are seasoned fries crowned with honey agave-dipped breaded chicken, Hot Hen spice, Fresno chile coleslaw, bread and butter pickles, and fuego hot sauce. There will also be Baja fish tacos, garnished with shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, and chipotle sauce.

Two Nashville-style hot chicken sandwiches.
The Hot Hen
Delaware North

With notable additions from last year including Negihama Sushi, Holy Paleta, and Cucina Stella, the newest food offerings join existing favorites and local standouts like Puesto, Pizza Port, Blue Water Grill, Barrio Dog, Board & Brew, and Din Tai Fung.

Petco Park

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