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  • Writer's pictureJarnard Sutton

Medina - Moroccan Baja Kitchen will bring North African and Mexican-inspired eats to North Park

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Medina - Moroccan Baja Kitchen, a stylish and refined fast-casual eatery and lively beer and wine bar will softly open starting February 13 with a grand opening slated for March 1. Owned and created by innovative chef Alia Jaziri, Medina’s menu is rooted in bringing together traditional North African dishes that she grew up cooking alongside her father with the quintessential flavors and ingredients from Baja California.

Courtesy Photo / Founder of Medina, Alia Jaziri

“In creating Medina, I envisioned bringing people together in a warm and welcoming space where they could feel comfortable yet also thrilled to experience something novel,” said Alia Jaziri, founder of Medina. “Medina is a reflection of me and my unique cultural upbringing. There’s nothing that excites me more than sharing a part of who I am with others, in hopes of spreading the passion that I have for these bold flavors and cultural traditions.”

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Medina began as a food truck concept in San Francisco and later evolved and expanded to farmers markets and pop-ups in San Diego. Now, with its first permanent location in San Diego’s North Park neighborhood, Medina is a refined, fast-casual restaurant and beer & wine bar that specializes in fresh Moroccan food with Baja California-inspired flavors and ingredients.

Medina’s casual atmosphere, as well as its modern, clean, and colorful design, is inspired by the energy of the medinas and souks found in Morocco and Tunisia with an ode to the taquerias of Southern California and Baja. The outdoor seating and soothing azure blue and white tiles will give diners a feeling of lounging by the Mediterranean Sea.

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Medina is located at 2850 El Cajon Blvd Suite #4, North Park, CA 92014 and will be open 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday — Sunday for its soft opening hours beginning February 13. Beginning in March, normal hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. seven days a week. For more information about Medina, visit

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