Our story

Welcome to 228 Cocina, a hidden gem where the vibrant flavors of San Diego meet the soulful warmth of the Gulf Coast. Our journey began amidst the sunny beaches and diverse culinary tapestry of San Diego, where our passion for authentic Mexican cuisine was ignited.

However, upon relocating to the coast of Mississippi, we found ourselves longing for the familiar tastes of home. Despite the richness of Gulf Coast cuisine, there was an unmistakable void – the absence of San Diego-style Mexican fare. Determined to fill this gap, we embarked on a mission fueled by nostalgia and a deep-rooted love for our culinary heritage.

Inspired by a shared vision and a hunger for authenticity, we reached out to our family members with an audacious proposition: why not bring a taste of San Diego to the Mississippi Gulf Coast? And thus, 228 Cocina was born – the first of its kind, bringing the vibrant flavors of San Diego-style Mexican cuisine to the Gulf Coast.

At 228 Cocina, we pride ourselves on being more than just a food truck; we’re a haven for flavor-seekers and food enthusiasts alike. Our menu is a testament to our commitment to authenticity, featuring a fusion of traditional recipes and innovative twists that capture the essence of San Diego.

From our mouthwatering rolled tacos to our signature burritos bursting with flavor, each bite is a tribute to our roots and a celebration of culinary diversity. Unlike any other Mexican restaurant on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, 228 Cocina invites you to savor the flavors of San Diego, right here on the Gulf Coast.

Join us as we redefine the boundaries of Mexican cuisine, one delicious dish at a time. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or simply seeking a taste of home, come experience the magic of 228 Cocina – where every meal is a fiesta and every bite tells a story.

Bienvenidos a 228 Cocina – where the spirit of San Diego meets the warmth of the Gulf Coast.


9480 HWY 49
Gulfport, MS 39503

(Hidden between the service drive and pre-owned building at Gulfport Nissan)


(228) 346-7228


(228) 222-8696