Old Town San Diego is often referred to as the “birthplace of San Diego”. Today, Fiesta De Reyes continues to celebrate this rich culture and history. You’ll find shops and restaurants inspired by 19thcentury pueblo life, an ongoing fiesta of live entertainment, and myriad opportunities for visitors and locals alike. Come taste the essence of life in San Diego during its infancy from 1821 to 1872.
THE COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT
There is no other building in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park that more clearly symbolizes the transition of San Diego from a Mexican pueblo into an American city. The lower floor of The Cosmopolitan was built of adobe by Juan Bandini, a wealthy Californio, in 1827 as a family home. The building has been meticulously restored to its original 1870’s glory. It is once again, home to a boutique hotel and a lively restaurant. Dine outdoors on the orchard patio or indoors in the Grand Sala!
Casa de Reyes Restaurant is in the very heart of Fiesta De Reyes. Enjoy the thriving garden of exotic succulents and tropicals. With fare tending toward traditional Mexican comfort food, they also have a flair that elevates each dish above the usual Mexican restaurant offerings.
Barra Barra Saloon’s menu is centered on Californio Mex fare with dishes from rich seafood, mouthwatering Mexican barbecues to Indian flatbread tacos. Kids eat free every day of the week with an adult! (10 years old and under)
Fiesta De Reyes is home to 19 unique specialty shops. From hot sauces, silver jewelry, olive oil, as well as toys, unique garden items, and original artwork. All of the shops in Fiesta de Reyes are locally owned and independently operated.
The stage in Fiesta De Reyes provides free daily live musical entertainment. Every weekend Old Town’s favorite mariachi bands and musical acts, as well as beautiful Folklorico dancers make for an unforgettable experience. Check website for the full schedule.