The concept of “El Capitan Cocina” began with friends Nicole and Ruben wanting to offer San Diego a better option for So-Cal Mexican Food. A place where the service is awesome and the vibe is welcoming everyday. Nicole has years of experience in the quick service restaurant industry in all aspects, from the front line to a managerial stand point. Ruben comes from a background of great attention to detail in the Aviation Industry. Both having great pride in their work and love for food they began to craft a menu that is now El Capitan. Every item no matter how simple it may seem is crafted with the highest standard. At El Capitan Cocina we have embedded into our structure and who we are, to ALWAYS have the same quality food, flavor, and service.

El Capitan Cocina is ready to exceed your expectations.


Born in the South Bay, Chula Vista