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El Peladito is not your typical Mexican seafood restaurant

This Mexican seafood restaurant located in Chula Vista is transforming into the complete package for a fun local experience

El Peladito is here to become San Diego’s finest destination for seafood and atmosphere 

In Otay Ranch you can find El Peladito serving Sinaloan-style seafood, bringing a high-quality authentic style of Mexican dishes to Chula Vista locals. 

El Peladito already had 6 different locations open in Mexico City, before management thought it was time to expand the business across the border and open this new location in early 2020. 

However, El Peladito manager Lalo Ibarra says they are not done expanding their business throughout the state of California. 

“We want to open more restaurants, such as La Jolla, Santa Monica, we are looking at more locations,” Ibarra said. 

Aside from being a Sinaloan-style seafood location, El Peladito is a sports-theme bar where locals can watch their favorite teams while enjoying a variety of high quality meals and beverages. 

Although El Peladito’s menu is mostly based on seafood dishes, the restaurant is exploring their versatility by now serving a variety of sushi rolls, hamburgers, rib-eye and tomahawk steaks, and plenty of other options for customers craving non-seafood meals. 

The master behind the scenes is Executive Chef Dany Gaxiola, who previously worked at King and Queen cantina in Ensenada, Baja California, before taking his talents to El Peladito. 

The restaurant’s flexible menu is what El Peladito’s management believes separates the restaurant from all other seafood places in San Diego. 

Manager Lalo Ibarra says their restaurant is a complete package for locals to visit and get the ambiance they need to have a vibrant experience. 

“You can find every craving you need all in this place. You want Mexican seafood? We have it, along with hamburgers, steaks, brunch on weekends, mimosas, karaoke nights, rock en español nights, mariachi on Sundays, quality service and flexible menu, we have it all.” Ibarra said.