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New Years Eve is going to be a lot more flavorful and colorful this year! Skip the filet and come in for the mole and mezcal cart👊🏽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽 make your reservations soon! RESERVE BUTTON ON BIO OR THROUGH TOCK*** . . . . . #eljardinsandiego #newyearseve #reservations #sandiego #specialtyproduce #libertystation #topchef #chef

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Excited to have our first New Years dinner!! Lots of fun surprises throughout the meal, custom wine/cocktails/ agua fresca pairings. Get your reservations in! Through website/ calling in🍾 #newyearseve #eljardinsandiego #topchef #mexico #nuevoaño #sandiego #libertystation #fiesta #purapinchiparty #opentable #tock #eatersd

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Now this is a story all about how My life got flipped turned upside down And I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there I'll tell you how I became the Chef of the Year. This journey has not been a solo one, so many characters have always filled my life and been an inspiration to me creatively. The women that share my dna and across my beautiful country of Mexico are the lighthouse I need when I feel tired.I know what we’re doing is different and in San Diego different doesn’t have longevity but I believe wholeheartedly in this restaurant and in constant evolutionary growth. I am a professional student at life and take every criticism and grow from it, even inviting if most times. I wouldn’t be where I am if I didn’t have the proverbial shin bruising that life’s given me. These last two years have been amazing, I don’t think of @eljardin.sd as a business 100% of the time, It is a living organism and it has to be taken care of as such, business is black and white mostly, people aren’t. It’s not an easy math equation but one day I hope to master it. Thank you to @eater And everyone that thinks we’re doing something worthy of note. Thank you to my incredibly patient family, to my tirelessly devoted restaurant family and my @becca_pr Team, thank you to my partner @johansadventures. For the mamás out there, keep hustling without looking up and around until the work is done, one day you’ll be living the life you once wished of.

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I’m excited for the ones that don’t make the QC cut😻 email your order today! * Let us do the work for all of your holiday parties! We won’t tell if you say you even made them yourself 😉 Email: tamales@eljardinrestaurantbar.com (or click on email link on bio) to place your order of tamales. The flavors are out of this world and we have something for everyone. Sorry for our out of town friends, no shipping available but petitioning for smell-o-vision app! . . . . . . . #sandiegofood #buzzfeedfood #sandiegoeats #huffposttaste #buzzfeast #eatsandiego #foodielife #bestfoodsandiego #youstayhungrysd #foodadventures #f52grams #food52 #eljardinsandiego #topchef #chef #chefclaudette #libertystation #specialtyproduce #pointloma

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Such a great dinner last night @beasttoronto with the Man, the Myth, the Legend @scottvivian🙌🏼 I (And Nate!) love Canada and they loveeee Mexican food so it was awesome to do the same food we do @eljardin.sd without holding back on acid/salt/fire and it was my first time in Toronto so I can now check off another Canadian city I’ve cooked in🤙🏽 felt great to have @paolaitzel here too and showing her a bit of Canada and it’s awesome people. Now back to regularly scheduled programming, time to make Winter menu changes.

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These perfect imperfections make me smile. Some days we grind yellow corn and some days we grind blue or pink or white. It’s like answering who’s my favorite kid. Every corn has it’s complexities and how it reacts to environmental changes, I love learning what those are and sharing with our customers that we buy non gmo corn straight from the growers in Mexico thanks to @tamoamx Tamoa gives us the genetic makeup of each corn variety and what moisture and Cal is necessary for it to be perfect for tortillas. Alongside the growers name and location, for each bag ! Each bite of these tortillas ( and cookies/atoles) is centuries of history and I’m so proud to push to bring our MVP grinder and this beautiful ingredient to San Diego.

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Crazy to think we’re coming up on our 6th month open! Every service still gives me butterflies. Thank you to @foodandwine 🙏🏽 we’re in some seriously amazing company and we will continue to do exactly what we set out to do from day one, be different. Thank you to San Diego, everybody who choses us as the restaurant to dine at for special occasion, you guys make us incredibly happy to have you in our home. Thank you for everyone that walks through our doors with an open mind and a willingness to try a different fare, we strive to be the epitome of Mexico’s history with diversity, creativeness, innovation and comfort. 2019 is going to be an exciting year of creative growth, discovery and progress. See you on the pass🤙🏽

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For every bad there’s a good.. this customer took the time to handwrite a thank you for how we made her feel. #peaksandvalleys

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The woman, the myth, the legend @paolaitzel aka #wondersous aka #millenialunicorn aka #bambam proudly holding Camote de Cerro (thanks @specialtyproduce !!) She’s got my back like a bra strap❤️🇲🇽 more on the marvelous ingredient later🤙🏽🤙🏽

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Very excited to host this amazing group @futureofwomen head over to their bio to rsvp! We’ll be hooking breakfast up for everyone and tasty beverages from @healthade and @shreebscoffee ❤️ along with great conversation to get the week started off right.

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Flashback to 2016 when El Jardín was just in it’s infancy phase for @johansadventures then I came along to stir it up with my dream of giving people of San Diego a different piece of Mexico. Mind you not everyone gets it, a lot of people don’t in fact. But I will continue to push forward with my team because we owe it to our families that sacrificed so much to get us here and to have the ability to chase our dreams. This is our dream, when people ask “How do you do it?”, my answer is always, I was not given another option and the one constant in my life has been feeding people. I don’t come from a family of means, the only tangible good I have for exchange is food. See you on the pass🇲🇽🙏🏽 @thegordinier Con todo mi ser, Gracias🙏🏽

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Excited to be back in Canada cooking, this time in Toronto with @scottvivian !! Bringing @eljardin.sd to the Great White North And we’ll be pairing the food with hand picked brews by @ladiesdrinkbeer #Repost @scottvivian ・・・ Super stoked to be in the kitchen w/ chef @claudettezepedawilkins on Monday December 3rd @beasttoronto! @ladiesdrinkbeer will be providing some sick beer pairings from @hendersonbrewing + @beausallnatural. Still a couple of seats available. For reservations please call us at 647.352.6000. #beastandfriends

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To my Lucky 7, Happy Birthday James❤️ 15 years ago today at 3:20am you changed my life. #quinceañero

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Feliz cumpleaños Friducha🖤

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Roasted bone marrow with crispy octopus topped with an avocado-crema, molcajete salsa and a black bean pure. What a plate! Only @eljardin.sd #mexicanfood #libertystation #eljardinrestaurant #foodlover #foodphotography #foodporn #bonemarrow #foodie

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We are finally open! Come join us tonight at @eljardin.sd at #libertystation. Our doors open from 5pm -10pm. Don’t forget to make your reservations at @opentable_restaurants . See you tonight!

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What a wild ride this last year and a half it’s been. But honestly even through the painful news of delays and uncontrollable variables I’m looking forward to planting our roots in @libertystation then we’ll see the next challenge @johansadventures @leftylangley and I can dream up, right guys?! 🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽 thank you @eatercandice @eater !! Every lesson has lead to this moment and lucky to have the partnership and support within Rise & Shine, @johansadventures And my amazing @eljardin.sd Team @flea_emp @_leo_g_ @paolaitzel @tommytom26 @barwethereyet @daskid Everyone has worked til they honestly couldn’t, Goonies never say die though🤷🏻‍♀️. See you soon San Diego, no frills, just killer drinks with some beef chicharrón en salsa verde #paqueamarre #libertystation #foodie #chef #topchef #instagood #instafood #sandiego #lifeandthyme #wcr #mentor #listenandgrow #thegrowthhappenswhenyoufallappart #cocinerastradicionales #cocinadeabue #grandmachic

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Pies para que los quiero si tengo alas para volar- Friducha❤️ Feet, why do I need them if I have wings to fly-1953 Frida Kahlo It all started with a vision, a speck in the distance of an eventuality. Next week, it’s time to do work as a team and do nothing but consistently thoughtful Mexican food. Here’s to constantly beating statistics, on paper this was not in the cards. A first gen Mexican 18/21yr old mom that once sat in front of a government aid counter who refuses to settle. If that’s you, keep your head down, turn the volume up on your dreams and grind. #itwasallidream #notdoneyet #chef #eljardinsandiego #chef #wcr #iknowican #agaves #hechoenmexico #desdetijuanaparaelmundo #corazondetapatia #libertystation #topchef #foodie #instagood #fridakahlo #frida #jefa #ladoña @whensherises

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Obsessed with bees and love that the garden is full of them!! Here is a piece of Melipona honeycomb from Yucatán, featured on @eljardin.sd opening cheese plate. Paired with @lacavademarcelo cheeses. I cannot describe how insane this honey is besides “electric” When I made a Beecheii flan with cheese crisps my mind was literally blow with full of possibilities. In the Yucatan Peninsula, stingless bee culture dates from pre-Hispanic times. At the height of the Mayan civilization, cultivation of stingless bees reached a level of sophistication comparable to the cultivation of Apis mellifera in Europe at the same time. Honey extracted from hives was used in religious ceremonies, as food and medicine. Many of the healing properties attributed to honey are the basis for some treatments of traditional medicine around the world, reaching used in the treatment of open wounds, in the treatment of ulcers and sores on the skin also the ancient Maya used Melipona beecheii honey to accelerate the healing of wounds and burns. Today Mayan communities use M. beecheii honey for the treatment of diseases like as laryngitis, sinusitis, typhoid, bronchitis, cough and bacterial infections. #mexicoistheshit #yucatan #merida #mayan #melipona #beecheii #honey #lovebees #savethebees #topchef #sandiego #mexicanfood #chef #buzzfeedfood #instafood #foodandwine

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It’s a beautiful thing to be Mexican❤️❤️ we always show up. Today, Mexico wins the interwebs😂😂😂 #puropincheparty #vivamexico🇲🇽 #germex #worldcup2018 #mexicoistheshit #mexico

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In case you were wondering 😂 #nimadres #mexicoistheshit #vivamexico #germex #thankyoutwitter #yesiknowitsanoldpic

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#Repost @gloriamuriel (@get_repost) ・・・ Coming soon.... @eljardin.sd 💛 - - - #gloriamuriel #eljardinsd #pointloma #urbanart #mothernature #agave #girasol #sunflower #artichoke #corn #abundance #foodporn #art #openingsoon #glow #yoni #bluesky

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Fortunate to be able to enlist the help of experts throughout the last year and a half of planning. The beverages were no different. @barwethereyet and I had a lot of fun developing what is now @eljardin.sd small and mighty wine list with some of my favorite Mexican wines. @vinoslechuza @bici @adobeguadalupewinery @monte_xanic @lomitamx - El desarrollo de la carta de vinos fue una de las mejores tareas que e tenido en el último año y medio del desarrollo. @barwethereyet y yo escogimos lo mejor de lo mejor, con unos de mis vinos favoritos de Mexico @vinoslechuza con su chardonnay, @adobeguadalupewinery con su vino Jardín secreto, @monte_xanic con su vino Viña Kristel, @lomitamx con su vino Cursi, muy pronto podrán deleitar su paladar con esta carta de vinos😋❤️ #ElJardinSanDiego #CocinaMexicana #ValleDeGuadalupe #wine #vino #mexicanfood #sandiego #libertystation