Arterra Restaurant Goes Global

New Executive Chef Evan Cruz Shares Flavors of His World Travels in A Seasonally-Driven Small Plates Menu

Arterra Restaurant Goes Global
Grilled Spanish Octopus (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Arterra Restaurant and Outdoor Lounge, which specializes in contemporary, seasonal cuisine and blending the best flavors from around the world, is putting itself back on the map with a new innovative menu, exciting events and plenty of music.

Executive Chef Evan Cruz offers a new menu influenced by his travels around the world, spanning Europe and Asia. The San Diego born and raised chef worked side by side with Roy Yamaguchi exploring Asia and Hawaii and directing the creative operations. Locally, he’s worked behind the stoves of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club with Bernard Guilles and as sous chef at L’Auberge Del Mar.

Arterra Restaurant Goes Global
Market Strawberry Salad (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

“Our reimagined menu has so much more to offer than ever before,” said Chef Cruz. “We’re aiming to send our diners on a journey without ever leaving San Diego and that’s where our experience-oriented dishes really shine. Most of them are perfect for sharing, which allow for conversations to flow, and all of them are presented as individual pieces of art to satisfy all of the senses.”

At Arterra, guests can expect high flavor shareable plates such as a salad composed of ripe and juicy strawberries, creamy Verde Capra cheese and candied pistachio crumble; smoky Padron peppers served with black garlic, pork belly and chives; and savory Short Rib Bulgogi with kim chee and toasted rice piled high on a mung bean cake, all of which feature locally grown ingredients. Behind the sushi bar, Chef Andrew Hoh will continue to create signature rolls such as his fresh Albino Roll and decadent Scrumptious Roll which combine the eclectic flavors of Southern California, a technique he is known for, while inventing new rolls on the spot to diners’ delight.

Short Rib Bulgogi (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

In addition to their new menus, Arterra is rolling out a new craft cocktail program starting with a new bourbon menu featuring a selection of 15 premium, handcrafted bourbons, two bourbon infused cocktails and bourbon flights of small batch, single barrel, grain, age and distillery bourbons.  A new wine list and cocktail program for the outdoor lounge are also in the works and will debut in time for the summer season.

Chocolate Pot de Crème (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

About Arterra Restaurant and Outdoor Lounge

Arterra Restaurant and Outdoor Lounge at 11966 El Camino Real in San Diego, CA is just minutes from Torrey Pines and downtown San Diego with easy access to popular attractions including Qualcomm Stadium, Old Town, Mission Bay and SeaWorld San Diego. Guests can dine indoors, al fresco fireside at our Outdoor Lounge or pull up a seat at the bar to sample some of the best sushi around. Arterra offers an array of culinary experiences to appeal to every palate with inventive global dishes created from fresh, local ingredients. PRChemistry

To make a reservation, call 858-369-6032 or visit