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El Jardin To Shutter for Total Revamp in Liberty Station

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_0jhMYtqmu3l22lbpI3RtdYGP_U=/750x0:5251x3376/1310x983/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/64880901/el_jardin.0.0.jpg"> <small>Haley Hill Photography</small> Johan Engman of <a href="https://riseandshinerg.com/">Rise & Shine Hospitality Group</a>, which owns and operates El Jardín as well as the Breakfast Republic brand of eateries, declined to share the specifics behind the swap. Eater has reached out to Zepeda for comment on her next move. The eatery will be shuttered for four weeks for a redo into a more casual space with <strong>plans to reopen on Wednesday, August 28</strong>. <a href="https://www.eater.com/2018/6/29/17505874/claudette-zepeda-wilkins-el-jardin-san-diego-top-chef-restaurant-opening-photos">Zepeda’s “grandma-chic” regional Mexican menu </a>will be changed out for a lineup of Mexican classics, from tacos to plates of carne asada and barbacoa; the bar will focus on margaritas. El Jardin Cantina will offer dinner, happy hour, and weekend brunch. <a title="View El Jardin Cantina Menu on Scribd" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=66960X1516589&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.scribd.com%2Fdocument%2F420271873%2FEl-Jardin-Cantina-Menu%23from_embed" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">El Jardin Cantina Menu</a> by <a title="View EaterSD's profile on Scribd" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=66960X1516589&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.scribd.com%2Fuser%2F189245035%2FEaterSD%23from_embed" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">EaterSD</a> on Scribd In a jaw-dropping development, one of San Diego most noteworthy restaurants will close today to undergo a total transformation into a new concept that does not include its high-profile executive chef. <a href="https://eljardinrestaurantbar.com/"><strong>El Jardin</strong></a>, which has garnered critical acclaim since its June 2018 opening including<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/dining/el-jardin-restaurant-review.html"> </a><a href="https://sandiego.eater.com/2019/3/11/18260523/el-jardin-claudette-zepeda-wilkins-new-york-times">a review in The New York Times</a> and <a href="https://sandiego.eater.com/2019/5/28/18642977/san-diego-michelin-bib-gourmand-restaurants">Michelin Bib Gourmand status</a>, is majorly switching gears. Now dubbed <strong>El Jardin Cantina</strong>, it will continue on without its lauded head chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins, <a href="https://sandiego.eater.com/2019/2/27/18243043/el-jardin-claudette-zepeda-wilkins-james-beard-awards-semifinalist">who earned a James Beard Awards semifinalist nod </a>during her tenure at the Liberty Station restaurant. <div> The major changes include a split with chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins </div>

Haley Hill Photography The major changes include a split with chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins The eatery will be shuttered for four weeks for a redo into a more casual space with plans to reopen on Wednesday, August 28. Zepeda’s “grandma-chic” regional Mexican menu will be changed out for a lineup of Mexican classics, from tacos to plates of carne asada and barbacoa; the bar will focus on margaritas. El Jardin Cantina will offer dinner, happy hour, and weekend brunch.
Johan Engman of Rise & Shine Hospitality Group, which owns and operates El Jardín as well as the Breakfast Republic brand of eateries, declined to share the specifics behind the swap. Eater has reached out to Zepeda for comment on her next move.
El Jardin Cantina Menu by EaterSD on Scribd

In a jaw-dropping development, one of San Diego most noteworthy restaurants will close today to undergo a total transformation into a new concept that does not include its high-profile executive chef. El Jardin, which has garnered critical acclaim since its June 2018 opening including a review in The New York Times and Michelin Bib Gourmand status, is majorly switching gears. Now dubbed El Jardin Cantina, it will continue on without its lauded head chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins, who earned a James Beard Awards semifinalist nod during her tenure at the Liberty Station restaurant.