Libertad – Tacos a la Brasa opens sometime in April.
Hillcrest will be the site of another San Diego first, a non-profit restaurant that will give 100-percent of its profits to a different local charity every month.
Libertad – Tacos a la Brasa is a fast serve eatery that is moving into the spot formerly occupied by 100 Wines on University Avenue.
Intrepid chef and restaurateur, Phillip Beltran, designed the concept and will be the shop’s managing partner according to The Eater.
An adjoining door inside Libertad will lead into a speakeasy, patterned after a French saloon.
The dining house will have a late-night walk-up window, and will serve gourmet tacos on homemade tortillas, with quesadillas and a variety of meats cooked over a custom wood fired grill.
David and Lesley Cohn, founders of the Cohn Restaurant Group are also philanthropists and will use Libertad to give back to the community.
David Cohn says the inspiration to have Libertad become a charitable restaurant came from The Oregon Public House in Portland.
The Cohns will pay their staff, but donate the rest to local charities.
Libertad – Tacos a la Brasa is scheduled to open in April, 2017.