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Camino Riviera Makes Landing in Little Italy

The revamped restaurant is the latest from the owners of Kettner Exchange and The Grass Skirt

Take refuge from the summer heat inside Camino Riviera, which brings a sultry slice of Mexico’s Riviera Maya to the northern end of Little Italy. A revamp of India Street fixture El Camino by SDCM (Waverly, Kettner Exchange), the space has been reconfigured for a renewed focus on dining. With 80 seats indoors and out, with lounge seating and a VIP dining cabana out on the patio, the restaurant and bar is currently open at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday but it’s planning to expand its days of operation and extend to brunch service soon.

SDCM corporate executive chef Brian Redzikowski is using an outdoor wood-burning grill to cook most of the proteins and vegetables on the menu, which spans the Carribean coastline and includes a chicken mole verde, lamb shoulder barbacoa, and ribeye steak with Yucatecan peanut sauce. With fresh agave-focused cocktails from the group’s beverage directors Eric Johnson and Leigh Lecap that range from the El Gordo with green pepper tequila, celery spice, genepy, and lime to the Motorolo Old Fashioned that mixes rum and mescal with nocino, cafe liqueur, and orange bitters, the bar is bringing back regular live entertainment that will revolve around Afro-Latin music.

Salmon Tataki | Avocado, Two Fork Farms Tomato, Zhug
Salmon Tataki | Avocado, Two Fork Farms Tomato, Zhoug
Soft Shell Crab | Girl & Dug Crispy Potato, Brussel Leaves, Macha Vinaigrette
Soft Shell Crab | Girl & Dug Crispy Potato, Brussel Leaves, Macha Vinaigrette
Oak-roasted choi sum
Oak-roasted choi sum
Corn ice cream from Camino Riviera
Corn ice cream
Buchona cocktail
Buchona cocktail
8th Wonder cocktail
8th Wonder cocktail

Camino Riviera Menu

Camino Riviera

2400 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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