Pancho villas in the heart of San Diego’s upscale Pancho neighborhood have a new lease on life.
The eatery chain is set to open a location in a former gas station and grocery store at the intersection of Mission Street and Main Street.
According to the restaurant’s website, Pancho is a Mexican-inspired Mexican food restaurant that celebrates its Mexican heritage with traditional ingredients and an eye toward sustainability.
The restaurant is also known for its creative menu of dishes that feature seasonal ingredients like mushrooms, green peppers and guacamole.
Pancho has been in the works for about six years.
The company originally opened in 2007 and was founded by Michael Villanueva.
He is a former chef at a Mexican restaurant chain and is also a former manager of a local Mexican restaurant, and his wife, Teresa, is the co-owner of a restaurant in the area.
She has a restaurant license in San Francisco and has opened a couple of restaurants in San Jose.
The Villanues are also investors in several restaurants and have made a few other investments in San Diegans businesses.