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Polanco Kitchen & Bar
Mexican Restaurants in Mission Valley

Open Daily 6am - 11pm // Reservations: 619-767-5555

One of the Best Mexican Restaurants in Mission Valley

Introducing Latin-style cuisine with a twist of Baja flavor, Polanco Kitchen & Bar offers Mexican-infused dishes as well as authentic 100% blue agave margaritas. Other bars in Mission Valley cannot compete with our selection of local craft beers, hand-selected Spanish and California wines and specialty Blanco tequila cocktails complement Chef’s zesty dishes. From fresh tortillas and house-made guacamole to delicious plates like the tajin-crusted salmon, Polanco Kitchen & Bar combines both Baja flair and casual sophistication at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley. Polanco Kitchen & Bar is one of the best Mexican restaurants Mission Valley has to offer, and the widest menu of Baja inspired Mexican food Mission Valley has seen. Keep on smiling at the best happy hour of all bars in Mission Valley. $5 Ballast Point Sculpin IPA and house-infused Pina Parilla Pineapple Margaritas during happy hour every day from 5 pm to 7 pm. Polanco Kitchen & Bar happy hour deals, great food, and premium craft beers are why we are the local's spot in Mission Valley.

Polanco Hours & Services

  • Open Daily - 6am to 11pm
  • Room Service

Polanco Kitchen & Bar Menus

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Meet the Chef

Executive Chef Neil Dandekar was born and raised outside of Los Angeles and was exposed to a variety of cultures and foods from a young age. After graduating in 2002 from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Neil went on to work at various restaurants and resorts in Los Angeles and Orange County. In 2005, Neil helped open a small restaurant in Riverside, CA called Restaurant Omakase. In 2007, Neil joined the culinary team for the Resort at Pelican Hill as Sous Chef for the Pelican Grill. From there Neil moved to The Grand Del Mar working as Senior Sous Chef in both the restaurant Amaya and Banquets. In 2016, Neil transitioned to work for Evolution Hospitality and became the Executive Chef of Hilton San Diego Mission Valley. In Neil’s own words, “I am most passionate about local foods and working with the best product available at the time, and being in San Diego you are lucky to have so much available at your fingertips.”