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Eater San Diego


Date: May 2, 2024

Industry vets Dan Valerino and Joe Bower have realized their thoroughly Californian version of a lively Spanish tapas bar with this friendly North Park restaurant.
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Wine Spectator

Turning Tables: Finca Wine Opens in San Diego

Date: March 21, 2024

“Depending on how you look at it, Finca is either an exciting new wine bar and restaurant (with the perk of having a retail space) or it is a neighborhood wine shop that happens to offer food. Either way, it is a wine- and community-focused establishment serving tapas and a diverse range of affordable bottles.” – Aaron Romano, Wine Spectator
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The San Diego Union-Tribune

North Park’s new Finca tapas restaurant and bottle shop is changing the game

Date: March 8, 2024

Open just a month, the Spanish-inspired California shared plates restaurant is reviving some pre-pandemic dining traditions.
“North Park’s new Finca tapas restaurant and bottle shop is changing the game” – Pam Kragen, San Diego Union Tribune
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The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Dish: Finca, Lala debuts lead five new San Diego restaurant/bar openings

Date: February 23, 2024

Located on the ground floor of a new condominium complex across the street from Tribute Pizza, the 3,000-square-foot restaurant has an open kitchen, 14-seat bar and 16-seat patio. A bottle shop will also open soon at the location.
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San Diego Magazine

First Look: Finca

Date: February 8, 2024

The new wine shop and tapas-style restaurant opens in North Park featuring Spanish and California small-grower selections.
“Sometimes, a restaurant opens and you don’t even need to experience it to know you’re going to love it.” – Jackie Bryant, San Diego Magazine
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Eater San Diego

Spain and California Converge at North Park’s Lively New Tapas and Wine Bar

Date: February 7, 2024

“From a shared climate to a similarly convivial style of dining, parallels between Spain and California are the through-line that informs Finca right down to Bower’s dishes which are the chef’s answer to classic tapas using SoCal produce, a global pantry, and a bit of whimsy.” – Candice Woo, Eater SD
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