El Cruce+241 debuts in Chula Vista

Ceviche campechano at El Cruce+241 in Chula Vista.
Ceviche campechano, a mixed seafood ceviche, is on the menu at newly opened El Cruce+241 in Chula Vista.
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El Cruce+241, a new Baja-inspired restaurant and bar, has opened at 241 Third Ave. in Chula Vista.

It occupies the newly remodeled two-story space that was formerly Harper’s Music Store in the Third Avenue Village shopping center.

El Cruce — Spanish for “the crossing” — serves a traditional coastal Baja menu focused on ceviche and other raw seafood items, fish tacos and plated entrees, including carne asada, fish machaca and torta de chilaquiles. There are also a few Americanized dishes, such as lamb burger and shrimp pasta.

The bar sells exclusively Baja products, including wines from the Valle de Guadalupe and Mexican craft beers.

It is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Visit

Pam Kragen writes about San Diego restaurants and new food products for The San Diego Union-Tribune. Email her at