Our History
 

Historic and humble beginnings of this rustic paradise we call EN FUEGO. La Tienda (circa 1930), Del Mar’s original restaurant, hosted race track elites and Hollywood movie stars such as Bing Crosby and Pat O’Brien. El Pescador, with its famous chowder and fish sandwiches, was a Del Mar landmark throughout the 70’s and Baja Grill continued that popularity, which we still enjoy today. John Wingate opened En Fuego in July 1995, on Opening Day of the Race Track thus making the most popular day in our village, our anniversary! This locale has long been known for serving fresh traditional Mexican dishes and seafood. Our menu exemplifies the flavors of the Mexican Riviera in the hands of our Chef Alfredo Soto Mariscal and staff (some of whom have been here since the beginning). While visiting, please stroll around the restaurant and our wine bar next door, to see how we have helped to preserve some of D el Mar’s history while expanding to meet our clients needs. Thank you for coming and we hope you enjoy your stay.

For you Gringos... EN FUEGO loosely translated means ON FIRE... The postcard above is a gentle reminder of the historic yet humble beginnings of this rustic paradise we call EN FUEGO. Del Mar’s original restaurant, La Tienda (circa 1930), hosted Del Mar race track elites and Hollywood movie stars such as Bing Crosby and Pat O’Brien. El Pescador, with its famous chowder and fish sandwiches, was a Del Mar landmark throughout the 70’s and Baja Grill continued that popularity we still enjoy today. John Wingate opened the doors of En Fuego in July 1995, appropriately enough... on Opening Day of the race track. Thusly making the most popular day of the year in Del Mar our proud Anniversary. This restaurant locale has long been known for serving traditional Mexican dishes and fresh seafood. With the help of our Chef Alfredo Soto Mariscal and staff, some of who have been here since the beginning, we have been able to add to that legacy... our menu exemplifies the flavors of the Mexican Riviera.

Before you leave, please take a stroll around the restaurant, you’ll see we’ve done a lot to preserve some of Del Mar’s history while expanding to meet your demands for the future . We hope you enjoy your stay.

Looking for a unique, fun place to have your next event? Let us help you plan your next party!

If you have a need for festive banquet facilities with an authentic Mexican flair, contact us for more information.

We can accommodate parties from 20 to 200 with reasonable advance notice.

Whether it's a birthday party, anniversary, wedding rehearsal dinner or reception — or any other celebration — En Fuego will handle all your needs!

(An 18% gratuity will be added to all buffets to cover service and setup)

Feel free to inquire with Tanya Obermark at (858) 792-6551 for pricing
or send us an inquiry below.

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