Hugo’s in Ocean Beach Is Not Closing

by on February 17, 2022 · 7 comments

in Ocean Beach

By Judi Curry

HUGO’S IS NOT CLOSING!  It is opening up under new management effective immediately.  And the menu is basically the same – vegan, vegetarian and traditional Mexican food.  There are Appetizers, Tortas,

Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Tacos, Tamales, Burritos, Special Combo Plates, Vegan Special Options, plus Sides and Extras, Breakfasts, Salads, Soups, and even a Kids Menu.

So who are the new owners?

Two women whose history goes back to when the restaurant was Rancho’s.

They are both single mothers; both love to cook; both love to meet new people, and both  have a delightful sense of humor.  Let me introduce you to Erika Leyva and Georgina Ballesteros.

They both worked at Rancho’s when Marco owned it and have an affinity for the place.  They feel that by opening up the restaurant that they are honoring Rancho’s, and are thrilled with that prospect.  In addition they both talked about how much they like the Ocean Beach community and the people that live here.  They are hoping that people from other communities will stop by and congratulate them on their new endeavor as well.

For the time being they will open at 11:00am every day, and breakfast will be served all day.  Eventually they hope to be open for breakfast as well.

I, for one, am excited to see that the restaurant is not closing. It has long been one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the area. And the nicest thing is that I can go there with people that are vegan and/or vegetarian and can enjoy a meal together.  They are located at 1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. in Ocean Beach 92107. The phone number is 619-892-7882.

You can now eat in the restaurant, both in their outside and/or inside dining area; you can pick up your order and eat it at home, or through the app you can have it delivered.  Let’s give our support to these two enterprising young women!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris February 17, 2022 at 9:21 am

Great news!!


Vern February 17, 2022 at 9:46 am

Really great news!


judith curry February 17, 2022 at 9:58 am

Had salsa and chips and iced tea while waiting to interview them. Even those were delicious!


Frank J February 17, 2022 at 4:16 pm

Glad to hear this for sure. For some reason the article made me think of an old fav place that has been closed for some time now… Newport Pizza & Alehouse. Does anyone have any news?


Jana February 17, 2022 at 2:17 pm

The food is delicious but the service has been atrocious!
Sure hope these ladies can do something about it!


Loran February 17, 2022 at 5:06 pm

Nice! Thankful they are keeping the same vegan menu!


Judy Collier February 18, 2022 at 6:13 am

What excellent good news! Thank you, Judi, for this helpful, hopeful update. Yippee!!!


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