Shops & Restaurants

In addition to museums operated by California State Parks, there are a variety of businesses that support the cultural preservation and interpretation efforts through concession contracts. While in the park, enjoy shopping, dining, and exploring these unique store, restaurants, and museums.

Cousin's Candy 
- Old Fashioned Candy, Handmade Taffy and Fudge

El Centro Artesano
- Hand Crafted Pottery, Giftware & Chimes, Artisan on-site making pottery, every Sunday 11am-4pm

Fiesta de Reyes

Specialty Shops ~ Artists & Craftsmen
  • CAS Photography - Souvenir portrait photography using a historic tintype process.
  • Castillo de Plata - Handmade silver jewelry and gift items from Mexico's world-renowned Taxco region.
  • The Crazy Pepper - Hot sauces and condiments
  • Del Cobre Copper Shop - Fine handmade Mexican copperware
  • Fiesta Cocina - Mexican vanilla, kitchen supplies, decorative wares, cooking & baking necessities
  • La Flor de Mexico - Colorful, distinctive indoor and outdoor garden decor. 
  • Geppetto's A Child's Fantasy - Toys, games, and crafts for children of all ages
  • Javier's Handcrafts- Celebrating the beauty of Mexico, featuring a variety of handmade utilitarian items. 
  • El Mercadito - Mexican baked goods, snacks, and beverages.
  • Nibbles Chocolate- Handcrafted treats and drinks from from a local San Diego chocolatier using ingredients from organic small sustainable farms. 
  • Old Town Gift Co. - History books, stationary, novelty cards, unique gifts.
  • Old Town Jerky & Root Beer - A wide and unique variety of jerky meats, and up to 50 types of root beer, sarsaparillas, and old style sodas
  • Old Town Roasted Nuts - Roasted and sugar glazed nuts on-site sold to go
  • Old Town's Most Haunted Ghost Tours - Park's only authorized ghost tour concessionaire; evening walking tours. The Ghost Hunter Michael Brown, 619-972-3900
  • Rose's Tasting Room - Local wines, microbrews, and unique gifts.
  • Sol y Quito - Products from Peru and Ecuador—celebrating early trading partners of San Diego
  • Temecula Olive Oil Company - Organic, hand-pressed, sustainable products, as well as olive oil tastings.
  • Tienda de Reyes - Old Town souvenirs, Mexican arts and crafts, and "Day of the Dead" merchandise
  • The Tile Shop - Tiles, murals, hand-crafted Mexican tiles, house numbers
  • Treasures of Mexico - Mexican and domestic goods.

First San Diego Courthouse Museum - Reconstruction of San Diego's first fired-brick structure in Old Town from 1847.

Gum Saan
- Fine Chinese Imports

Kosay Kumeyaay Market - Traditional Kumeyaay crafts

Johnson House - specializing in Millinery, Reproduction & Vintage Jewelry

Miner's Gems and Minerals
- Custom Jewelry, Beadwork, Minerals & Fossils

Old Town Theatre
- Commercial theatrical productions

Racine & Laramie™ Tobacconist - Cigars, tobacco, and stationary, as it was in 1869

Rust General Store
- An American 1860s-inspired general store. The products reflect the history and culture of people living in, and the places trading with, San Diego during the American/Transitional time period form 1846 through 1872

Toby's Candle Company
- celebrating the tallow trade, this store specializes in custom candles for every occasion, wax sculpting, and soaps

Toler's Leather Depot
- Belts, Wallets, Hats, Minnetonka Moccasins, Custom Leather Work on Premises, and More

Wallach & Goldman Square Specialty Shops

Casa de Maria Restaurant - Authentic Mexican food with great service and generous portions.
Old Town Ice Cream
Blue Lotus handcrafts 

Updated 12/12/22