Jorge Cueva, Founder and Owner

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King and Queen Cantina brings a Latin flavor to San Diego’s Little Italy. Our colorful skull décor makes for a Dia de Los Muertos theme all year long. Prepare to “fiesta like there’s no mañana” while you pull up a leather bar stool to the natural wood downstairs bar accessorized with flat-screen TVs for your viewing pleasure. Then, strut across the checkered tile to upstairs where you’re transported to mood lighting and an essentially outdoor bar. Take in the San Diego skyline as you sip hand-crafted cocktails at this modern Mexican cantina.


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(310) 857-1364

1401 Ocean Ave Ste 104,
Santa Monica, CA, 90401,
United States

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Happy hour 7 days a week


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Weekend brunch 10am-2pm

In Mexico, ‘cantinas’ are next level; you dress in your best, and you prepare to spend a pretty penny. But creative owner and founder Jorge Cueva wanted to bring this concept to the US with a twist. The award-winning restaurateur created an atmosphere that was like a party, out of the box, but more casual—high-tempo music booming in the background, glasses clinking, and has energy but still allows for intimacy.

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Wine Wednesday! Glass of wine or Sangria $5

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

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Little Italy, San Diego

Call us at (619)-756-7864 or book a table through Open Table:

Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada

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