Juan Chou

San Diego

From an entrepreneurial Chula Vista fam who, not to brag, also owns a liquor store and a print shop (this is bragging: they're responsible for the awesome menus!), JC's a cozy non-fusion Mexican/Japanese spot spawned from a brother and sister's divergent appetites and set up in the former El Camino South Park spot they remodeled in "one sleepless month" which, if spent in Seattle, would've involved a hell of a lot more Ross Malinger.