El Vitral Restaurant Brings a New Culinary Meaning to Traditional Mexican Food in Downtown San Diego

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El Vitral Restaurant introduces a Green Concept to Traditional Mexican food by using no lard, no pesticides, grass-fed meats and organic ingredients for those who demand a healthier way of eating.

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El Vitral Restaurant is a culinary dream to people who love Mexican food but want to forego the lard, hormone injected meats and vegetables that have pesticides. El Vitral celebrated its Grand Opening on June 15th with the who's who in attendance including the Mexican Consulate. The restaurant is located in the trendy neighborhood of East Village, beside the Padres Ballpark at 815 J Street in the historical Schiefer and Sons landmark building.

"El Vitral is an upscale Mexican restaurant with a menu that is made with organic and natural quality ingredients. We wanted to stay away from the heavy ingredients such as lard that you typically find in Mexican foods. Our menu incorporates a Healthy and Organic culinary experience that has robust flavors. It was also important to have an upscale décor to set the tone of a sophisticated ambiance where people can enjoy a variety of tequilas and cocktails with a comfortable lounge feel. We offer more than 250 types of tequilas and our cocktails are made with fresh squeezed juices such as grapefruit, orange and limes, said Pablo Becker, owner of El Vitral."

"Being involved with one of the first Mexican restaurant in downtown San Diego with a menu designed to be organic, pesticide free, grass-fed, no lard was the reason I wanted to be a part of El Vitral. I designed the menu to be simple but yet upscale, flavorful and healthy. I'm a native of Tijuana, Mexico and I'm passionate about traditional Mexican flavors and have incorporated only the best organic ingredients into the menu to include mole poblano, ravioles en nogade, and duck enchilada, said Norma Martinez, Chef da Cuisine.

"Our design goal was to capture traditional Mexican décor in an elegant contemporary setting," states Art Castro, Tucker Sadler Architects. "El Vitral translates to 'stained glass,' so we used elements of colorful glass and mosaic tile that capture the nature light and distribute color throughout the space. Bold splashes of color and rustic metals are displayed using streamlined spatial elements and geometric lines to create a sophisticated, yet welcoming atmosphere. It was a pleasure working with our client the Becker's and bringing their vision to reality."

Public Relations Contact:
Kimberly Monday
Monday & Associates
Tel: 619-813-6019

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