Dine Out for the Cure: Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Café Serves Up Soul

At the corner of Redwood and Spruce in Banker’s Hill, you’ll find a true neighborhood institution that actually delivers on its motto “To serve food for the soul”:  Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Café and Bar.

And now – Jimmy Carter (not the former President!) is giving back even more by signing on to be a Dine Out for the Cure restaurant at the top 25% giving level.  That means that 25% of sales for the day will go right back into the community – to fund breast health services and support locally – that Jimmy Carter’s has been serving since 1972.

Together with Chef Dulce Huicochea running the kitchen, Jimmy Carter’s offers all manner of truly authentic and delicious regional cuisine.   On Dine Out Day October 12, or any day, look for specials featured on a colorful chalkboard near the front door.

“If you are a foody, go for the specials,” says Jimmy.  “One day might be seared salmon soft tacos with a creamy white sauce and shredded cabbage or chicken enchiladas with green pipián sauce and the next eggplant relleno stuffed with a zesty poblano chili,” said Jimmy.  “Whatever the special – or the regular menu item – everything is locally sourced and made to fill you up and not empty your wallet. “

The environment is calm and inviting — you can have conversations without shouting, and the wait staff remembers who you are. Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Café breakfasts (both American and Mexican-style) shouldn’t be missed, and the restaurant has a full bar that serves solid margaritas, local microbrews, and Kenwood wines.

Location:  3172 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Hours:  8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
Phone:  (619) 295-2070