Cocina Doña Tina

  • 1950 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113 | Directions
  • 619-237-8022

Cocina Doña Tina sits on the corner where the food section of the Northgate Gonzalez supermarket (an LA-based chain — this is its 31st store) is at 1950 Main Street, but you can access it off César Chavez too.
It has a nice patio in a plaza with fountains and trees, right under the bridge. Inside, it’s kind of like an eatery you’d find in, say, K-Mart...until you get close up and personal with the food. It goes on forever, steaming chafing dishes with everything from ceviche to chicharron to pork stews, full of rich Mexican food tradition.

Prices: Adobada taco, $1.99; combo deal: two meats or veggies plus frijoles or rice, $5.99; barbecued goat meat, $6.99/lb; pork chop and mushrooms, $6.99/lb; 16-ounce pot of caldo de camarón (shrimp soup), $4.99; horchata (rice drink), $1.99

Hours: 6:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. daily

Buses: 11, 901, 929

Nearest Bus Stops: 11, Logan Avenue at César Chávez Parkway; 901, César Chávez Parkway and National; 929, Main Street at César Chávez Parkway

Trolley: Blue Line

Nearest trolley stop: Barrio Logan, at Harbor Drive and César Chávez Parkway


Day Hours
Sunday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Restaurant Details

Detail Status
Cuisine Mexican
Price range of entrées $2 - $8
Delivery No
Outdoor seating Yes
Party room No
Reservations accepted No
Kids menu No
Occasional live music No
Payment Options Unknown

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