Pacific-Mexican (Pac-Mex) Cuisine
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Pac-Mex Cuisine

Pac-Mex Cuisine

platter of beef and black beans on a flaming bbq with rice and charged peppers

What is Pac-Mex?

Pacific-Mexican Cuisine fuses Mexican culinary traditions with Pacific Rim inspirations.

The authentic Mexican cuisine served by Tio Carlos since 1986 are the “roots” and foundation for Tio Chino’s menu. The “Classic Carlos” menu features traditional favorites like our “from-scratch” Carnitas, Chile Verde and Carne Asada.

Spanish colonization of the Mariana Islands brought many of these similar traditions to the islands, and modern Chamorro cuisine is a melting pot with roots traceable to indigenous Chamorro, Spanish, Japanese, German, and surrounding Micronesian cultures. Both Chamorro food and Mexican food can trace gastronomic heritage back to Spain; the use of Achiote, or Annato, is one example of a commonly used spice in Chamorro and Mexican cultures.

California cuisine has always been ahead of the curve with its integration and interpretation of food cultures, as it reflects the melting pot of people that is Southern California. The modern mix of Japanese and other Asian flavor profiles create Tio Chino dishes, which is a blend of old and new, familiar and unique and the past and present.

We aspire to bring Pac-Mex cuisine to Point Loma and the greater San Diego area by creating a unique dining experience for all ages to enjoy.

Mexican and Pacific-Mexican (Pac-Mex) cuisine food menu

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Address

Tio Chino Restaurant
3334 Rosecrans Street
San Diego
CA 92110
USA
Phone: 619-223-2100/ 619-223-2109

Hours of Operation:
CLOSED ON MONDAYS

TUESDAY to THURSDAY: 11AM to 9PM

FRIDAY to SUNDAY: 11AM to 10PM

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