Currently scheduled for a spring debut, The Sky Deck is bringing 20,000 additional square feet of dining to Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Part of the complex’s $120 million expansion, the project is modeled after grand food emporiums including Barcelona’s El Nacional.
Situated above Jimbo’s market, the food collective will hold a variety of stand-alone eateries, ranging from 500 to 3,000-square-feet, that will each offer distinct seating areas. There will also be a central cocktail bar along with a mezzanine-level beer garden shared by Northern Pine Brewing, Boochcraft Kombucha, and Rough Draft Brewing.
Joining previously announced eateries including Ambrogio15, Thai Extraordinary, Le Parfait Paris, and J, a modern Mediterranean restaurant run by Beeside Balcony in Del Mar are three new tenants including Ziziki’s, another concept from the Beeside Balcony team that will serve a Greek street food menu of skewered meats, salads, and dips as well as beer and wine. The Sky Deck has also added Urbana Mexican Gastronomy to the mix, which will be designed with custom murals and Dia de los Muertos decor that reflects owner Javier Cuadra’s upbringing in Michoacan, Mexico. Its menu includes al pastor nachos, shrimp ceviche, squid ink risotto, mole enchiladas, and tacos filled with smoked marlin, cauliflower, carnitas, and more with drinks ranging from micheladas and margaritas to specialty cocktails made with tequila and mezcal. And Lobster West, which operates seafood spots in Encinitas, Coronado, and Carlsbad’s Windmill Food Hall, will open a fourth location here.