El Jardin Cantina arrives at Liberty Station

Michelin-honored restaurant El Jardin reopened with a new name, El Jardin Cantina.
(Sara Butler)

The Rise & Shine Restaurant Group has opened El Jardin Cantina in Liberty Station.

Housed in the group’s shuttered El Jardin, the revamped concept features a bright canopy of colorful umbrellas and lush greenery on an expansive outdoor patio space. The interior is designed with a living plant wall, deep blue-velvet booths and an open-air kitchen.

The menu offers signature margaritas, tequila-infused cocktails, wine from Valle de Guadalupe, and dishes like lamb barbacoa, pollo en mole and specialty tacos. Open for dinner and weekend brunch.

2885 Perry Road, San Diego. (619) 795-2322.


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