• World famous crispy fish taco
  • Cheese enchilada
  • Mexican candy margarita


About us

Welcome to Johnny Manana's, a family-owned restaurant serving authentic Mexican food since 1989. Our restaurant has been a staple in the Downtown Oceanside community for decades, and we are thrilled to now be expanding to multiple locations throughout San Diego, allowing us to continue sharing our passion for delicious food and excellent service with even more customers.

Located just a stone's throw from the beach, our coastal location embodies the laid-back, welcoming spirit of Southern California. Our colorful decor, lively atmosphere, and friendly staff create an inviting atmosphere that feels like home. Whether you're grabbing a quick bite or settling in for a leisurely meal, we aim to provide an unforgettable dining experience.

Our menu features a variety of flavorful dishes made with high-quality ingredients, including angus steak, wild-caught mahi-mahi, sustainable shrimp, and natural chicken. Our savory, chef-inspired dishes are made from scratch, ensuring the freshest and most delicious dining experience possible. We're especially proud of our World-Famous Crispy Fish Taco, a must-try dish for anyone visiting Johnny Manana's! Our commitment to using only the freshest ingredients and traditional Mexican recipes has made us a beloved destination for locals and visitors alike.

Our fresh salsa bar and hand-crafted cocktails are the perfect complement to our delicious food. We also offer a wide selection of draft beer to pair with your meal, making Johnny Manana's the perfect destination for a night out with friends or family. We take pride in offering giant portions that are perfect for sharing, so you can enjoy a taste of everything our menu has to offer. Our coastal location provides the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience, with a laid-back vibe that embodies the spirit of Southern California.

Come visit us and experience the Johnny Manana's difference for yourself—we look forward to serving you soon!